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Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack  Natural 

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Fender has made the top-selling DG8S Acoustic Pack even better by upgrading its full-sounding, easy-playing dreadnought guitar with even finer featur...Read More

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Everything you need to start playing now.

Fender has made the top-selling DG8S Acoustic Pack even better by upgrading its full-sounding, easy-playing dreadnought guitar with even finer features. These include a slightly re-shaped pickguard and rosewood bridge that give a nod to the Fender acoustics of the 1970s, new 3mm dot markers that lend an elegant touch to the fretboard, and a simple-but-striking mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette.

Other features include a solid spruce top with scalloped and quartersawn "X" bracing for balanced tone, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with 20-fret rosewood fretboard, neck and body binding, and Graph Tech Nubone nut and compensated bridge saddle. Pack includes everything needed to start playing, with gig bag, chromatic electronic tuner, strings, picks and strap. Comes with a free download of Rock Prodigy software that you can download to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

FEATURES
  • Easy-playing dreadnought
  • Solid spruce top with scalloped
  • Quartersawn "X" bracing
  • Re-shaped pickguard and rosewood bridge
  • 3mm dot fingerboard markers
  • Mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with 20-fret rosewood fretboard
  • Neck and body binding
  • Graphtech Nubone nut and compensated bridge saddle
  • Includes gig bag, chromatic electronic tuner, strings, picks and strap and free download of Rock Prodigy software

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SPECIFICATIONS

DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack

  • Body
    Body Shape: Dreadnought
    Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
    Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
    Rosette: Mother-Of-Pearl
    Body Depth: 3.94" (100mm) to 4.92" (125mm)
    Width at Heel: 2.25" (57mm)
    Body Binding: Multiple
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 20
    Position Inlays: Dot
    Fretboard Radius: 11.81" (300mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Nut Width: 1.69" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.3" (64.3cm)
    Neck Binding: Black
    Truss Rods: Dual-Action
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: "Viking"-Style Rosewood with Graph Tech Nubone Compensated Saddle
    Bridge Pins: Black Bridge Pins with White Dots
    String Nut: Graphtech NuBone
    Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Tuners
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
    Unique Features: 3mm dot position inlays, Mother-of-Pearl acrylic rosette, gold Fender headstock logo, gloss finish, chrome hardware, Fender headstock shape, and Quartersawn scalloped "X" bracing
    Accessories
    Gig Bag, Instructional Material, Strings, Strap Tuner, Picks
    Picks: Includes Starter Pick Pack
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FenderDG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

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    (123)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Teacher Recommended

I am a music teacher. I recommend this guitar pack for all my students to get started. They have all been very happy with it and I also bought it for my son for...Read complete review

I am a music teacher. I recommend this guitar pack for all my students to get started. They have all been very happy with it and I also bought it for my son for his Birthday. The reasons are:
1. You get solid spruce top in this price range! That makes the guitar sound so much better and is very unusual at this price point. Usually you get all laminate wood at this price. The sides and back are still laminate, but the solid top sold me on this guitar.

2. The guitar is set up well and holds a tune. I have all my students switch to Elixir Nanoweb custom light 11 gauge strings. After that is done, this guitar plays easily and that makes all the difference between someone getting frustrated and quitting versus someone loving guitar because their instrument sounds good and plays well.

3. It is very beautiful. The guitar is impressive looking. I am only familiar with the natural wood version and it is shiny and beautiful with a binding around the body and a mother of Pearl Rosette. These are luxuries not usually found at this price point.

4. It is a Fender. A well-respected brand that has been around a long time! I also own a Fender Stratocaster and a Fender tube amp and love them too.

5. The pack also provides a tuner, strap and a nice gig bag to safely transport the guitar. The value is exceptional here!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay, but not great

For a first guitar, It's great. Don't get me wrong, has everything the starting guitarist needs (bag, picks, tuner, strings...). So it's definitely a good value. Once you...Read complete review

For a first guitar, It's great. Don't get me wrong, has everything the starting guitarist needs (bag, picks, tuner, strings...). So it's definitely a good value. Once you start to get better, or at least halfway decent, you start to notice the imperfections. First off, It's made in China. Not that it means much but it kind of explains why it's so cheaply made. The frets buzz horribly, the tuners don't stay in tune very well, and it scratches extremely easily. That's okay if you want the seasoned look, but if you don't, it sucks. So depending on your skill and experience, you should consider what you pay for

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4.0

A great intermediate guitar

By jazzalta

from Alberta Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

    I bought this guitar and a hard shell case second hand the other day. I was looking for a "couch" guitar or one that I could take camping, etc. The solid top really sold me, especially at the price I got it for. I've had Martins and Larrivees in the past and while you can't really compare to those manufacturers you can certainly enjoy what it has to offer. Mine is not overly loud. It sounds quite mellow and rich actually. I discovered a few wolf tones and dead spots, but mostly in the higher registers. Mind you I haven't changed the strings yet so those issues might resolve themselves. The neck is quite fast and easy to play. It's really a great guitar for the novice or experienced player such as myself. Highly recommend.

     
    5.0

    Fender DG8S Acoustic Guitar

    By Slowpoke

    from Mandurah, Western Australia.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

        I've owned this guitar for nearly 24 hours and so far I've straightened the neck and re-strung it. I will be taking some meat off the bottom of the saddle to lower the action, tho' it's not that high its just I like a low action and this guitar will take that with no problem. I will be fitting a Fishman Presys Pre-amp and it will be used fairly regularly on gigs. I bought it 2nd hand and there's no marks on it, no chips, in fact it looks like brand new. It will join my Maton Performer, Ovation Custom Balladeer and Epiphone EJ200SCE in my roster of working guitars. For a cheaper guitar it is certainly a good class instrument.. Al

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Teacher Recommended

        By JP Morris

        from Denver, CO

        Pros

        • Very nice for the price

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

            I am a music teacher. I recommend this guitar pack for all my students to get started. They have all been very happy with it and I also bought it for my son for his Birthday. The reasons are:
            1. You get solid spruce top in this price range! That makes the guitar sound so much better and is very unusual at this price point. Usually you get all laminate wood at this price. The sides and back are still laminate, but the solid top sold me on this guitar.

            2. The guitar is set up well and holds a tune. I have all my students switch to Elixir Nanoweb custom light 11 gauge strings. After that is done, this guitar plays easily and that makes all the difference between someone getting frustrated and quitting versus someone loving guitar because their instrument sounds good and plays well.

            3. It is very beautiful. The guitar is impressive looking. I am only familiar with the natural wood version and it is shiny and beautiful with a binding around the body and a mother of Pearl Rosette. These are luxuries not usually found at this price point.

            4. It is a Fender. A well-respected brand that has been around a long time! I also own a Fender Stratocaster and a Fender tube amp and love them too.

            5. The pack also provides a tuner, strap and a nice gig bag to safely transport the guitar. The value is exceptional here!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            More Than Satisfied

            By Jeane

            from Georgia

            Pros

            • Great condition
            • Great quality
            • Packed Well
            • Shipped ahead of schedule
            • Will definitely buy again

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                We were in the market for an acoustic guitar for my 20 year old son. A friend told me about Musician's Friend and their experiences. Found what we were looking for AND got a great deal. Had problems getting a coupon code to work so I got on their online chat. Got excellent help from a customer service rep. and a new coupon code that worked! I chose regular shipping since it was free. It was close to Christmas and the guitar was delivered in TWO DAYS! We were pleasantly surprised! Will definitely return for more items.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's Awesome!!!

                By Athena

                from Kermit, TX

                Pros

                • Everythings Good

                Cons

                • None to add

                Best Uses

                • Practice

                Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                My son loved it and is enjoying practicing and learning how to play.Thank you so much!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Guitar

                By Santi3512

                from New York City

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Shopping

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                    Great guitar, hassle free shopping experience ,fast delivery. Would highly recommend

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Pleasantly surprised

                    By lisarich6

                    from Memphis, TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                    This seems to be a quality instrument with a VERY nice sound - particularly for the price....It was purchased for my daughter for Christmas and I wasn't sure how interested she'd be about learning guitar. (she plays piano/keybord) I DO however have two sons that play guitar who have instruments in the 800-1200$ range, so I do know a quality instrument when I see/hear one! I was quite pleased!

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good starter kit

                    By Hodenkat

                    from New Jersey

                    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                    After you learn your open chords on this guitar you may find yourself struggling to play anything else. The action is just a bit too high and with no truss rod it's just a matter of time before this guitar ends up at a yard sale. It's really a shame since it carries the Fender name. That being said, it does have a nice tone and looks great, but as a long term buy it just doesn't seem to have the kind of playability that I feel is needed to keep me interested for years to come.
                    I'm a new guitar player so I don't have a lot of experience with various brands. That's why I chose Fender. After reading a few reviews online I went with this one based on price and brand. The tone is great, and it stays in tune very well. Intonation seems good but I've only been playing it for two weeks.
                    The finish and hardware are very nice for the money. If I had to look for an accoustic guitar again I would go to my local guitar shop though. I see other reviews that say better playing guitars are out there for the same money.
                    At the end of the day, it comes down to how does this guitar feels and sounds. It looks like a more expensive model but plays like a $200 guitar. Remember, I'm a beginner and haven't had much experience with accoustic instruments!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Guitar

                    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                    Good
                    7 is kind of high but you have to take into consideration the price
                    Some plastic parts but otherwise constructed well. It's held up to 3 years of playing.
                    I couldn't find a new guitar that sounded as well for the money

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    My first guitar

                    By Whatshisface1911

                    from Salisbury, MD

                    Comments about Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack:

                    This was my first guitar. I have loved it and as a beginner I found the guitar tuner to be very helpful. If you are only interested in the guitar itself, I have been much more impressed with Rogue guitars for the price range, but this guitar is not at all a bad buy.

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