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Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst

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A popular dreadnought upgraded with electronics.

Fender's CD60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is based on their popular dreadnought, while the Fender FTE-3TN preamp with 3-band EQ and tuner expands its capabilities for amplified gigs.With an articulate-sounding spruce top featuring scalloped bracing, round-toned mahogany body, and a 20-fret sonokeling (Indian rosewood) fingerboard, chrome hardware, sonokeling bridge with compensated saddle, and die-cast chrome tuners this is a great value.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Fender Style Dreadnought
  • Colors
  • (206) Black,
  • (221) Natural,
  • (232) Sunburst,
  • (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Finish: Gloss (Polyurethane)
  • Top: Laminated Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Sonokeling (Indian rosewood)
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Sonokeling with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Chrome, (Die-Cast)
  • Electronics: Fender FTE3-TN Active On-Board Preamp which features:
  • Built In Chromatic Tuner, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.94" to 4.92"
  • Width at Nut: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2.24" (57mm)
  • Headstock Inlay: Stylized Abalone and Pearl "TC"
  • Rosette: Mulit-ABS Inlays
  • Bracing :Scalloped X
  • Position Inlays: Dots
  • Saddle: Compensated Urea
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Body and Neck Binding: Black
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Strings: Fender 60L Phosphor Bronze, p/n 0730060003, Gauges .012 to .053
  • Includes hardshell case
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FenderClassic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

you pay for what you get

this would be guitar #28 I've owned and really it deserves its high rating. Some people expect perfect frets and all for under 300$ come on 300$ isn't what it used to be...Read complete review

this would be guitar #28 I've owned and really it deserves its high rating. Some people expect perfect frets and all for under 300$ come on 300$ isn't what it used to be in the 90s or whatever.

The tuners I'd switch to Grovers 18:1 or whatever you've had a great experience with and maybe a new set of bridge pins but besides that you get a very solid guitar. To polish the frets a little bit of micro mesh or steel wool and you're set it shouldn't be that big of a concern especially if it's your first name brand guitar.

Nato is a nice wood for tone , it's mahogany grown in the middle east so it shares a lot of the same characteristics in tone. The spruce top may be laminate but big deal. The feel matches this 1200$ BC Rich Warbeast I had it's amazing what a little bit of glossy polyurethane can do. When I saw a fishman preamp and pickup system on this I was happy because even though Fender slapped their name on it anyone even a hardcore electric guitar player knows fishman.

so this has room to grow on and has potential to be a professional guitar don't let the marketing get in the way. I mean for this price you're not getting a Taylor , Martin , Rainsong or high end Ovation that is common sense but it's 60% the player anyways. But around this price range also check out Ovation a plastic bowled one sounded as nice as 1000$+ acoustics I played in various shops and models.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

BEWARE IT'S CHEAP

My advise would be to save your money for something of higher quality.
First of all the frets are not polished, which in turn when you bend a string, it makes a...Read complete review

My advise would be to save your money for something of higher quality.
First of all the frets are not polished, which in turn when you bend a string, it makes a harsh grainy sound. Second the pick up system was terrible on the one I recieved, 6th string was loud, 5th half the volume was gone, 4th and 3rd was silent, 2nd and 1st was three quarter of what the 5th was. The only good thing I can say is that it chorded about 98% true up and down the neck. Tuning keys were OK, so do not expect Grovers tuners. The hard shell case was the best thing about this package, however no one should buy a guitar for the case.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality guitar at a bargain price

By John1688

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

A good looking accoustic with beautiful finish. The guitar has a mellow resonance to it; fret action is ok; stays in tune after long play. It even comes with a hard shell case, what a bang for the buck!

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar for the price

By River Horse

from Beckley, WV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Excellent guitar for the price..the tuner works good..also sounds great when plugged into a Fender frontman amp..it chords very easy..tuners are okay but if you're looking for high quality tuners like on a Martin, then you need to buy a Martin and pony up about $2500..I'm very pleased with the guitar and would encourage anyone looking for a great guitar at a great price, this is definitely the right choice.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a very good guitar

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Came with good strings but have since changed to Elixir's
I love this guitar, An acurate oboard tuner. A fast narrow neck. Don't let the price fool you. I have the black and it is awesome. Comes with a real nince case too! What a bargain
Very well made guitar
can't get a better guitar for this price,

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar!!!

By Josh Bb

from PA

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Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great Guitar!
This is an amazing guitar!!! The sound is clear, the pickup is great, and the tuner works well.
This guitar will show cracks if dropped along the two upper corners of the tuners.
Great value for the price!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal, Beautiful guitar

By Jacob Ware

from Houston

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Playing this guitar day and night it stays in tune for very long periods of time, beatiful finish, great case this guitar is taking the place of my strat right now. crazy. No problem with the action as others have stated the actions is literallly lower than my strat and still no buzz. New best friend for anyone
Fishman system works good, tuner works but is a little annoying. The case fits so perfectly they were made for each other. Change the strings though.
Good tone no hums or buzzes or anything like that. I love this guitar really. Only issue is with finish on the fingerboard(extremely bad) it looks like streaks of stain or something. But Musicians friends is making it up to me in discounts. They offered to take it back but i think it gives it character. The sunburst is perfect and the back and neck are gorgeous. The case of the finger board is an isolated incident for me with MF. Smooth through fender frontman amp.
Probably one of the best deals out there. I would recommend it to anyone, and musicians friend will do whatever it takes to make you happy. The case is awesome, great guitar under the fender name, fishman electronics. This price cannot be beat.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you pay for what you get

By RonJeremyIsGod

from anywhere

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Pros

  • A High End Feel
  • Easy to play
  • Name Brand Pickup System
  • Real Woods For Bodyneck
  • Thin Neck

Cons

  • Cheap Tuners

Best Uses

  • Backup guitar
  • Beginners
  • Practice

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this would be guitar #28 I've owned and really it deserves its high rating. Some people expect perfect frets and all for under 300$ come on 300$ isn't what it used to be in the 90s or whatever.

The tuners I'd switch to Grovers 18:1 or whatever you've had a great experience with and maybe a new set of bridge pins but besides that you get a very solid guitar. To polish the frets a little bit of micro mesh or steel wool and you're set it shouldn't be that big of a concern especially if it's your first name brand guitar.

Nato is a nice wood for tone , it's mahogany grown in the middle east so it shares a lot of the same characteristics in tone. The spruce top may be laminate but big deal. The feel matches this 1200$ BC Rich Warbeast I had it's amazing what a little bit of glossy polyurethane can do. When I saw a fishman preamp and pickup system on this I was happy because even though Fender slapped their name on it anyone even a hardcore electric guitar player knows fishman.

so this has room to grow on and has potential to be a professional guitar don't let the marketing get in the way. I mean for this price you're not getting a Taylor , Martin , Rainsong or high end Ovation that is common sense but it's 60% the player anyways. But around this price range also check out Ovation a plastic bowled one sounded as nice as 1000$+ acoustics I played in various shops and models.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great value I think. It sounds great and the fingerboard has a good feel to it.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AAAMMMMAAZZZIINNNGGG!

By dismyjam!

from illionis

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i love this guitar so much. its great because it has a bulit in tuner and electic feature. it makes a great srating guitar of if youre an expert. enjoy! p.s it looks amazing in sunburst

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By Michael Newton

from ny

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

the fender cd60ce is a great guitar for all experience levels. the on board tuner is a blessing in disguise. for people who are begginers this is a great feature to have, helps you stay in tune when your not sure of the sounds the strings are supposed to make. The sound that comes out of this guitar are awesome. People cant believe it when i tell them how much i paid for it, they think it costs in the 4-5 hundred range. the action is also nice. this guitar stays in tune forlong periods of playing time. overall i dont think you can buy a nicer guitar for the money you pay for it. actually thinking about buying the acoustic model for my son.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar

By Classicryker91

from Honolulu Hawaii

Pros

  • Affordable Good Value

Cons

  • Black Is Hard To Clean

Best Uses

  • General Jamming
  • Learning
  • Small Shows

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar in 2007, Its a fantastic first guitar, good enough that it was never a struggle to play, cheap enough to not be a huge investment. My dad is a veteran guitar player of almost 30 years and he helped me pick it out, much better than most similarly priced guitars.

I still have and love this guitar, If it ever broke to the point where it was unrepairable i would buy another one.

Mine is black, If i could go back i would get a different finish as it is a pain to keep it clean and finger print clean, still sounds and plays like a champ though.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Was too wide - uncomfortable for me .

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

A great guitar but it was to wide for my short arms. Sent it back for another type. No complaints re: the guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Blake Burton

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I bought it for my son's 17th birthday and he absolutely loves it! We did have to have it adjusted and get new strings before it could be used, so just know that after you receive the guitar, you still have a little work to do.
Except for the strings, its awesome! When we tuned it, the strings broke. We replaced them and adjusted it. It plays and sounds great.
Excellent value.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Rear strap button

By Tony

from Lake City, FL

Pros

  • I Love The Sound And Feel

Cons

  • I Hate The Rear Button

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love the sound and feel, but I hate the rear strap button. The button is plastic with a nail in the center. I had a lot of trouble putting a strap lock on it. I probably will not buy another Fender acoustic because of this.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Andrew

    from North Dakota

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I had no experience with a guitar. i decided to buy this one and i am so glad i did. very easy to learn on. sounds amazing great price.

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    BEWARE IT'S CHEAP

    By john green

    from Lake Lure, NC

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    My advise would be to save your money for something of higher quality.
    First of all the frets are not polished, which in turn when you bend a string, it makes a harsh grainy sound. Second the pick up system was terrible on the one I recieved, 6th string was loud, 5th half the volume was gone, 4th and 3rd was silent, 2nd and 1st was three quarter of what the 5th was. The only good thing I can say is that it chorded about 98% true up and down the neck. Tuning keys were OK, so do not expect Grovers tuners. The hard shell case was the best thing about this package, however no one should buy a guitar for the case.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Review of CD60CE Acustic/Elec Guitar

    By Stan the Iowa Cowboy.

    from Mount Pleasant, Iowa 56241

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I plan to keep the guitar as I do many gigs at rest homes,etc. It does not fret quite like my Martin and I would not expect it to for the price I paid for it [$]. I would suggest modification of the battery connection to allow the wires to snap onto the connectors of the 9volt battery. It is a very nice looking guitar for the money.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mr.

    By Gene Darlak

    from Nothern Michigan

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    -2 for mising loop on case.
    I just got this guitar and the tuner works great. The case is Excellent, although it's missing a loop on one of the buckles. The sounds great amplified, not hollow like some with the pickup in between the frets. By it's self, it sounds a little tinny, but that's to be expected with a new guitar, and new strings though. It takes some time to mellow out, like my Gretsch Les Paul.
    The case has a missing loop on one of the buckles.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fender Review

    By Steve Curtin

    from Boise

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    See above.
    I am a guitar player about 45 years. This is an excellent, well made guitar that sounds great. It did need some work however; I took it to my luthier who balanced bridge height, truss rod etc.so it sounded in tune in every key. Also the action was a little high, especially up on the neck, and had to be adjusted. Also it came with squeaky, tinny strings which were just terrible. The price was a bargain as it came with a hard case and free shipping. The electronics work great and the built in tuner is very convenient and works well. I am very happy with this purchase.
    Great value.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender

    By Christian Catedral

    from Philippines

    Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great tone.Good action. I'm having these thought to replace the string to D'addario EXP16 to improve the quality and sound. This is my first signature guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A WORKHORSE of a Guitar!!!

    By Decker

    from Massachusetts

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Classic Design Series CD-60CE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Excellent guitar...I've owned a lot of acoustic guitars over the years ranging in price and this is just simply a great guitar...excellent sound, almost never goes out of tune...sounds better plugged in than not, but still a great sound unplugged. and what a Bargain...a great guitar for little money ...period.

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