One of our best-selling acoustic-electrics is now available with the sweet mellow tone of an all-mahogany body. Recently upgraded features include a new black pickguard, mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette design, new compensated bridge design, white bridge pins with black dots and smaller (3mm) dot fingerboard inlays. Other features include scalloped X bracing, black body binding, 20-fret fingerboard, dual-action truss rod, die-cast tuners, and Fishman Electronics. Hard-shell case included (North America only).
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I own the 2012 CD-60 cutaway model. It delivers a beautiful tone plugged and unplugged (though plugged is the way to go with this guitar). Everything is carefully made except for the frets and hardware (i would highlight the good job with the neck).
As the title says, is the best sound you can get at an amazing and rather odd cheap value.
This model was a FSR (Fender Special Run) model for the year 2011, so it's bitter-sweet to see it back because it now makes my 2011 model not so unique. But luckily, Fender knows a winner when they build one, and this guitar delivers! Playability is silky smooth, this is a very easy to play acoustic thanks to that nice neck. The fretwork is good, and action was a bit high, but that was easily fixed. The guitar is also a looker, with that nice dark mahogany grain, she looks and feels like a much more expensive instrument. Now to the tone, she sounds beautiful, and packs some volume too! I haven't plugged her in a good acoustic amp, so can't say much about that, but the tuner is a very nice feature! Easy to read, and it also bypasses the pre-amp when you use it which should be very useful in a live performance situation.
Only flaws are the obviously cheap hardware, and my frets are already showing signs of wear after about a year of use. There's some dimples on the first three frets because I do a lot of open chord strumming with this guitar, but I do play her a whole lot.
Yes it has a laminated top, and many get all hung up about that, but this is after all a $300 (or less!) acoustic-electric guitar that includes a HARD CASE! So, laminated top or not, this guitar sounds, and plays great. Nothing comes close at this price. Nothing.
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|Model Name:||CD-60CE All Mahogany, Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural|
|Body Material:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Rosette:||Fender® Mother-of-Pearl Acrylic Design|
|Body Back:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Top:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Scale Length:||25.3" (643 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||11.81" (300 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Controls:||Built-In Chromatic Tuner, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble|
|Special Electronics:||Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner|
|Bridge:||Rosewood with Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle|
|Strings:||Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)|
|Unique Features:||Dual Action Truss Rod, Black Pickguard, Scalloped X Bracing, 3mm Dot Position Inlays, Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle, Gold Silkscreened Fender Logo, Black Body and Neck Binding, and Fishman Electronics|
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