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Fender CD-60CE Dreadnought Cutaway Electric Acoustic Guitar Review

The Good: Warm and rich sound, full mahogany design, reasonable price, and great quality are what this guitar brings to the table. 

The Bad: While its functionality and overall design are more than great, it's a very basic looking model. 

The Verdict: Definitely a good guitar for casual or professional use that offers numerous benefits at an affordable price. 

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When someone like Fender decides to build an affordable acoustic electric guitar, you know it's going go above and beyond any expectations. That is exactly the case with Fender CD-60CE. No matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced player, this guitar will surprise you with its performance. Like most things Fender, it is very versatile and can be used to play just about any kind of music. It's more than well priced, as it absolutely delivers more than you would expect. 


Fender CD-60CE sports a dreadnought cutaway design that is completely built from mahogany. The guitar is rather basic which is best noticed on the simple rosewood fretboard and bridge. There are no binding or similar details. The electronics that come with the CD-60CE belong to the Fishman Isys III system that features an active on board preamp and tuner. With this setup it can easily be used as a stage instrument. CD-60CE comes in several textures, including the full mahogany, sunburst, redburst, natural and black. 


Fender really delivered when it comes to quality of CD-60CE. The guitar is solid in all aspects imaginable, and simply feels good in your hands. You won't find a component that is sub-par compared to the rest of the build quality. The mahogany gives it a very warm and rich sound that is rarely seen in this price range. CD-60CE easily holds a tuning for a long duration of time, no matter how frequently you play or tune the guitar. 


  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Laminated Spruce Top, laminated Nato back and sides
  • Fishman Isys III system 
  • Scalloped X Bracing


Fender CD-60CE is an all around great instrument especially considering its price. It's well made, sports a basic layout, and produces sound that makes it a genuinely great choice if you are looking to buy an affordable acoustic electric guitar. You can hardly go wrong the Fender CD-60CE.

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