Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Product Review

There are a lot of guitar enthusiasts who were astonished that Fender got into the more affordable guitar segment. Fender has been known for top-notch guitars that are on the high price range. Finally, this brand produced its own set of guitars under the affordable range. For the lower-priced segment, here is their first offering, the Fender CD-60SCE.

First thing you will notice is that the guitar is versatile as you can use it to play it with different acoustic styles. With the brand’s trusted name for quality, you would surely be intrigued with their affordable entry level version of acoustic electric guitar.

Its responsiveness also makes it a great option for beginners and intermediate players. Plus, the overall value it gives is impressive, considering its price point.

Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar -...
  • A Venetian-cutaway body for easy upper-fret access
  • Solid spruce top with scalloped "X"-bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides

Steady Frequency Range

For an acoustic-electric guitar, the Fender CD-60SCE produces a great tone both when played acoustically and plugged in. The tones it produces have a balanced color, with enough projection and warmth.

This is where the Fender CD-60SCE‘s three-band EQ comes in. The Fender CD-60SCE has the Fishman Isys III system, which comes with a tuner and a board active preamp.This gives the unit enough power even before you plug it in an amplifier. The system configuration used for this acoustic electric guitar also produces different tonal qualities once amplified.

Fender CD-60SCE also has a perfect retention for intonation and tuning as you play, thus giving you a steady frequency range. More so, the scalloped x-bracing on its solid spruce stop allows for an extra projection and resonance.

Overall Built

Fender is known to produce such great guitar models and this is carried on to the CD-60SCE. The tone wood on the body and neck is laminated mahogany. Despite being laminated, you can see that it is well made to compensate the laminated quality.

Furthermore, the neck is made of rosewood fretboard and compensated saddle, and its body and neck binding comes in black and white with natural finish. The dreadnought cutaway style of the body is great as it provides easy access to the lower frets.

Package Bundle

Fender CD-60SCE comes in a great package deal. You can absolutely save more with the all-in-one package. This is made up of the guitar itself, a hardshell guitar case, instrument cable, digital clip-on tuner, guitar strings, string winder, instructional DVD, polishing cloth, guitar picks, and guitar strap.

The package bundle is indeed a great deal for the entire quality of the guitar with those accessories included.


Fender is known to produce high end guitars with up market values, but the affordability of this acoustic electric guitar from Fender makes it appealing at an instance.

Although a bit pricey than other entry –level acoustic guitars, you are assured that the CD-60SCE carries Fender’s trademark of using high-grade materials, rich sound and playability.

The acoustic-electric guitar goes for $300.00. But it’s better to take the extreme package deal so you will have all the accessories and feel more comfortable in taking up your first guitar lessons.

In fact, most buyers were very glad of their purchase of this guitar because the package bundle comes with both quality and complete set of accessories.

Features and Specs

  • Its solid spruce stop comes with scalloped X-bracing
  • It has easy-to-play neck with its rolled fretboard edges
  • Its Venetian-cutaway body provides an easy upper-fret access
  • It comes with a digital chromatic clip-on that keeps your guitar in tune
  • It comes with a hardshell guitar case that can ensure safety when stored and transported
  • It is priced at around $300.00
  • Warranty is included
  • All-in-one package bundle is available
  • Comes with free shipping


The Fender CD-60SCE achieved a 4.7 rating out of 5 out from the buyers. Top attributes are its playability, affordability, the package bundle it offers and other features.

Customers also praised its standard set-up that makes it easy to hold. Plus, it can be played and sounded good even without the aid of an amplifier.

Things to Improve

Fender CD 60SCE is almost close to perfection for an entry level acoustic electric guitar. However, like any other guitars, there are also few things to improve. One area that can be improved is the bridges’ ability to cause string vibrations. Once you start using this guitar, you need to adjust the bridges to avoid vibrations in the string.

Moreover, the size may not suit all women and children, because they may not be able to stretch their fingers to form a C-chord. Therefore, you need to assess its size first when considering this as a purchase.


With Fender instruments known for superb sound quality, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to try the Fender CD-60SCE.  It sounds great when played out of the box,  provides a steady frequency range, and gives good value for money.

Indeed, this acoustic-electric guitar with an almost ready configuration is a must-have!

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