The CD-140S dreadnought offers full, resonant sound and great value, with a natural-finish mahogany top, back and sides. Upgrades include a new tortoise shell pickguard and mother-of-pearl rosette des... Read More
The CD-140S dreadnought offers full, resonant sound and great value, with a natural-finish mahogany top, back and sides. Upgrades include a new tortoise shell pickguard and mother-of-pearl rosette design, rosewood bridge with compensated Graph Tech NuBone saddle, aged bridge pins with black dots, mother-of-pearl Fender logo headstock inlay, and smaller (3 mm) dot fingerboard inlays. It features scalloped X-bracing, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, dual-action truss rod, and die-cast tuners. Case sold separately.
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THE GOOD: 1. Beautiful. The most beautiful guitar you'll find under $200 2. Sound. An amazing, loud, bright, and crystal clear sound--almost glass-like 3. Playability. The action was decent straight out of the box 4. Construction. No major flaws on the one I picked out, aside from a tiny gouge in the headstock finish, but see below. THE BAD: 1. A tiny gouge on the headstock; a couple tiny specs sealed into the lacquer throughout 2. I WENT THROUGH TWO OF THESE GUITARS IN THE STORE BEFORE I FOUND ONE WITH A BRIDGE THAT WASNT LIFTING OFF THE TOP. INSPECT CAREFULLY!! 3. One of the guitars I rejected also had a split brace on the underside of the top--not cracked, but split right in two. THE VERDICT: I liked this guitar well enough to buy it anyway--the sound and appearance are simply that good. However, I went to the register with my confidence in Fender shaken, so I sprung for the $28 two-year Pro Coverage, and I would recommend that for anyone else considering this guitar. Customer service was first-rate, however, and the they even threw in a few goodies for the hassle of finding an unblemished guitar. I'm cautiously happy overall. We'll see how she holds up.
All Mahogany with a solid top. The solid top is what attracted me to this guitar - in a few years it should improve in sound. It has a darker look with black binding & a nice rosette. The finish on the body is nice with few flaws. Gloss top looks good, again very nice with the exception of the grain not matching well - 1/2 of the top has a darker different grain... I think they could have matched it up better. Given the price tag I accepted this plus the store I stopped into only had 1 in stock! The neck is a satin finish, feels great playing it. What matters to me is the play-ability and sound - this is a backup/2nd guitar to my Martin. I was surprised how well it plays - great action, really good sound. Good contrast to my spruce topped Martin. I picked up a couple other $300 guitars in the sound room and this thing just sounded better. I've played it a couple days with only minor tuning - so it has been pretty good so far. If you want something that is easy to play and gives you a smooth sound this is the guitar for you.
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