Fender CD-60 V3 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 1000+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$230
Fender CD-60 V3 - Sunburst

The CD-60 V3 is the third iteration of Fender's popular entry-level acoustic guitar, carrying over much of the same features that made it popular, while introducing some design improvements.

This latest version features scalloped "X"-bracing support and Graph Tech Nubone nut and saddle.

Given its affordable price, it comes with specs that you expect from entry-level acoustics, having a laminate spruce top, and laminate mahogany for the back and sides. Thankfully, this configuration is enhanced by the scalloped X bracing which improves resonance.

Other features include having a C-shape mahogany neck and 20-fret walnut fingerboard that follows conventional dreadnought specs.

Finally, it ships with a hard case, which many owners appreciate.

Features:

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Finish: Black, Natural or Sunburst Gloss Finish
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: "C" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Fingerboard Radius: 11.8"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.3”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"

Pros

Most reviewers are pleased with what they got for the money, describing the Fender CD-60 V3 as a great buy, and a great beginner to intermediate guitar. There are also plenty of commendations pointing to its tone, although most of them do come from beginners and their parents. Still there are experienced players who find this to be a good grab-and-go beater alternative to their more expensive instruments. The included guitar case also gets a lot of thumbs up.

Cons

There are a few who report string action setup related issues, while some are not too happy with how the tuners hold their tuning.

Overall

With its affordable price tag and bundled guitar case, the Fender CD-60 V3 is a nice full-size starter acoustic guitar that should be looked at by those with limited budget.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available, such as the Yamaha FS800 in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.

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I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.