Fender CD-60 V3 6-String Acoustic Guitar


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Fender CD-60 V3 - Sunburst

Gearank Recommendation

The Fender CD-60 V3 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $200 from August 2021 until March 2022 when in was out-ranked by the Yamaha F325D.


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.


  • 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"
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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