Fender CD-60CE - Sunburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Nato Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Sunburst
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Fender CD-60CE - Sunburst
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Stage-ready Guitar, Nice Price!

The "CD" in CD-60CE stands for Classic Design. And with Fender's Classic Design guitars, you really get just that: classic acoustic guitar designs with a number of Fender-enhanced features to get you a lot of guitar at a nice price. The CD60CE combines a laminated spruce top with laminated nato back and sides for a full, powerful sound. Ands to make the CD-60CE perfect for performing onstage, it sports a comfortable cutaway (that lets you play all the way up the neck) plus a high-quality Fishman pickup system to make your guitar sound incredible when it's pumping through the PA. Fender even includes a hardshell case with the CD-60CE. That's a deal!

Fender Classic Design CD60CE Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Body Finish: Natural
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Body Back: Laminated Nato Back
  • Body Sides: Laminated Nato Sides
  • Body Top: Laminated Spruce Top
  • Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Position Inlays: Dot Position Inlays
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Neck Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Scale Length: 25.3"
  • Truss Rods: Dual-action Truss Rod
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
  • Controls: Built-in Chromatic Tuner, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Die-cast Tuners
  • String Nut: Ivoroid
  • Hardshell Case Included

The Fender Classic Design CD60CE is a lot of guitar for the money!
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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Sunburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Laminated Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Laminated Nato
Body Bracing Scalloped X bracing
Neck Wood Nato, set
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.3"
Tuning Machines Die-cast tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood, compensated saddle
Nut/Saddle Material Ivoroid
Nut Width 1.69"
Body Depth 3.94" to 4.92"
Electronics Fishman Isys III system
Strings Fender Dura-Tone 80/20 Phosphor Bronze, (.012-.052)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0961536232

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
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4.5/5

Action

I really have been looking for an acoustic that had great action and fun to play. This guitar really makes playing fun and easy to tune as well. Thank you Fender and Sweetwater for this great guitar.
Music background: Hobbyist
2.5/5

Decent, for the price.

I'm not giving this guitar a three star rating, because I wouldn't describe this guitar as "really good." However, this guitar was pretty much what I expected for the price, so I am not at all disappointed. This guitar also came with a quality, attractive, hard-shell case, which was a big bonus for me. This guitar is also an acoustic-electric with a cut-away and a built in tuner. The guitar ships with an installed battery, so if one was so inclined, one could plug it in out of the box and play it through an amplifier right away. I haven't plugged this guitar into an amplifier yet, but I would expect it to have a bright, fender sort of sound if I did. This guitar is also fairly attractive, which never hurts. The low price, the cutaway, the free case, and the acoustic electric feature pretty much cinched the deal for me. However, there are a few issues which are worth mentioning. There are a couple issues which I expected. The action on this guitar is a little high, which is especially noticeable at the high end of the fret-board. This could be fixed with a an approximately $50 set-up, which I would strongly recommend. A set-up is pretty much standard for any guitar, so no real issue there I suppose. I was worried when I tried to play the factory strings, because those strings sounded flat and just had no sparkle. This is also not really a a surprise. Factory strings never sound that good. I replaced the factory strings with GHS phosphor bronze, extra light, bright bronze and I'm very pleased with the sound and tone. My biggest complaint would be that I think the bridge is flawed (at least on my guitar). Maybe it's just operator error, but the holes that the pegs go into seem much too large. The pegs don't fit snugly into the holes. The only thing holding the pegs in place is the pressure of the strings. If the strings weren't in place, the pegs would simply fall out of the holes. The pegs should at least have a little bit of a snug fit, even before the strings are installed. The bridge just seemed off to me and didn't feel right compared to other acoustic guitars that I've had in the past. This could be an issue for some people if they find later on that the bridge needs to be replaced, which is more trouble than I would put into a guitar at this price range. The last issue is a small one, but the sticker on the pic-guard is really a hassle to get off. It would take some patience to remove it without scratching the pic guard. So, overall, considering the low price and some of the built-in features, I would say this is a good guitar for beginners, or for seasoned players to travel with and bang around a little. For beginners, I would recommend finding an experienced person to help with replacing the strings.
Music background: Hobbyist, Guitarist
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Fender, Fender 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Fender Acoustic / Electric Guitars