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Fender GDS 500 SE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Fender GDS 500 SE is an acoustic-electric guitar with classic vibe, thanks to its lovely slope-shoulder dreadnought body, all-solid construction ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An all-solid wood Fender dread with integrated electronics.

The Fender GDS 500 SE is an acoustic-electric guitar with classic vibe, thanks to its lovely slope-shoulder dreadnought body, all-solid construction (spruce top, mahogany back and sides) and Fishman Classic IV T electronics with built-in tuner.

  • Model Name: GDS 500S
  • Model Number: 095-8100
  • Series: Global Design Series
  • Body Style: Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Finish: Gloss (Polyurethane)
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Chrome, (Die-Cast)
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Body Depth: 3.37" (Front), 4.75" (Rear)
  • Width at Nut: 1.69" (48mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2.24" (57mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlay: "F" inlay at the 12th Fret with Dot Side Position Markers
  • Nut and Saddle: Urea
  • Bridge Pins: Cream w/Black Dots
  • Strings: Fender 60 Phosphor Bronze, p/n 0730060003, Gauges, .012 to .052
  • Introduced: 1/2006
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Great Guitar

By chandler185

from Florida

I just purchased this great guitar. i started doing more live performances and needed something to plug in and be reliable. its got a great pickup system and the on board tuner really comes in handy on stage! great buy for the price! even came with a nice hard case for free!


Great sound quality

By Belluco

from Belleville, NJ

Before I bought this guitar I read lots of reviews which were very helpful, then I went to check if the reviews about the Fender acoustic were true and I was astonished at the quality of this Fender, and once plugged in the sound is so crisp and sharp, it's amazing; I couldn't wait to buy it. The price is really good. The guitar has solid wood top back and sides and for that price, this is a bargain. It gets pretty close to a Taylor.


A good value for the money

By Scarhead

from Akron, Ohio based

The intonation, harmonics, and overall setup is very good, right out of the box. The action is light and clean and sound is bright and clear. I use on old (1969) Vox Berkline bass amp and it sounds great. The built in tuner and Grover keys make sure it stays in tune, even after a good long session. I previously owned a Seagull S6+ and the workmanship and overall quality of this instrument surpasses the Seagull. I haven't used it onstage yet ( I just got it) but I'm looking forward to it - I think it will work out great.



By Stars13x

from The Mississippi Delta

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I am so glad that I made the decision to buy this guitar! Musicians Friend had these on sale when every other site had them a lot higher priced. The quality of this guitar is excellent, the finish is beautiful and it comes ready to play right out of the box. The Fishman pick-up is killer as usual. This is the guitar I have been searching for! This guitar plays like it had been set up by a guitar tech, low action easy on the fingers, comes with D'Addario EXP coated strings, wonder why Fender didn't use their own strings. Better get one while they are on sale or you will be sorry. My new number 1 guitar!! BUY ONE NOW!!!


Very Nice

By Bassman-ohhWG

from Northern California

Had to sell my Taylor 415CE and tried to find something all solid wood and with a fishmen pre-amp. Not an easy task! Then one day I was looking "as usual" online and low and behold... I saw what looked like it could be the answer to my dreams.It is! Came with a nice case, plays great sounds even better than it looks and the fishmen works great an has a built in tuner.It's not a Taylor... but it's the nicest guitar Iv ever owned for twice the bucks it cost. And Iv owned a lot of guitars!Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!


It's A Steal!!!

By AcousticAlways93

from Chicago, IL

I had an issue with my #1 cracked and I had to send it in to get repaired. I started looking for something to fill in while it's gone.I stumbled upon this guitar and I was skeptical because it was so cheap. But this is a great built guitar with awesome electronics and hardware and the tone is phenomenal.Highly reccomend this guitar as a backup...I know this won't replace my other acoustic (too much sentimental value) or as your primary guitar



By Midnightrider31

from Idaho

This guitar has a very beautiful finish and the picture does not do it justice. However, it has a strong glue smell and the bridge pins weren?t in all the way or strait for that matter. Furthermore, there was a buzz that was consistent with the way the bridge pins were put in. The buzz should go away once I put my extra light strings on and adjust the bridge pins. Nevertheless, the sound is pretty good but it needs to age a little. My guitar was put together in the states but made in Indonesia, for what ever that is worth. I really like the look but haven?t played it very much amd am in the process of working with it more and I think it will be just fine, after some minor adjustments.

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