I'm in a band, r. guitar and singer. I've been playing guitar for several months, by I've had lessons, so I'm pretty good.
I had gotten an Ibanez Gio (electric) a while back, and since I write my own music I needed an acoustic to get the sound I wanted. I couldn't find the right sound at Guitar Center, so I went to EZPawn. Yes, a pawn shop. There were two Fender DG 7's, one in good condition and one with some superficial scratches and a big dent in the body. I bought the injured one, because it felt right and it cost $64.00. The dent doesn't even hurt the sound.
The neck is sooo smooth... It plays like a dream, plus it builds callouses faster because the strings are a little further from the neck than usual. Chords sound great!
Not a single con.
It's actually really well built, but what else can you expect from Fender?
Being a beginner, it works great for me - and my uncle, who has played guitar for thirty years and still plays live, says it's just awesome.
I've been a professional bassist in my earlier career, and I currently write and record from my modest home studio. Mostly Country music and Praise music.
I picked this up about 7 years ago. Paid about $125 if memmory serves. Got it at an acoustic music store.
I love this guitar. It has stood the test of time. After about 6 years, it was feeling and sounding a little neglected, so I took it to a reputable luthier. $100 later, I had a guitar that feels and sounds like a million bucks. With that little bit of setup it has a great action. The sound is amazing. Honestly. It feels light, so that gets associated with cheap, but it sure doesnt sound like it. A friend has a Takamine, and when they are both unplugged my DG7 actually has a better acoustic sound. Honestly. In a hardshell case this unit holds a tune like crazy, even after 7 yrs. I hate when people call something a "beginner model", or say "great for beginners". Hey...if you wanna spend as lot more for a guitar that feels heavier around your neck, go ahead. But this guitar has absolutely EVERYTHING you could realistically want in a basic acoustic 67 string, reagrdless of your skill level. Honestly. Purchase this guitar or $150,...then put $75-100 into getting it set up....and you will have an instrument that sounds and feels much better than an average $250 acoustic.
The only thing I dont like is the "beginner model" reputation.
Good quality machine heads. Hold a tune really well in a hardshell case. I lived in Colorado, and after 6 yrs in that bone-dry climate, I had to have a couple of the inner supports reattached, but that was no surprise. Keep it well humidified and it will treat you right.
Man, just get it. For the price you can afford to be wrong. And as long as you're willing to keep it humidified, and get it set up right, you will love it. I'm wanting to be able to plug in, and planning to pay to put electronics in this guitar rather than buying a "better" acoustic/electric. So take that for what its worth.
Paid: $240 cnd
Bought at local music shop, I boutht this guitar because i started a guitar class in school. This was the first guitar i picked up in the store, a played many others but this was the one for my alternative playing.
The sound would have to be the best part of it, it has more deep end than anything but that makes the highs flow with the rest of it. Its a strong durable guitar, it handles walkin with me to schoool everyday and it almost always keeps its tune the the gig bag.
Theres nothin i dont like yet exept that my truss rod is gettin loose so its getting little cracks between the body and the neck.
Thats only because its pretty loose and its been hit pretty good a few times, but im surprized the crack is only a hair big.
The constuction of this guitar is awsome as far as i can say, the looks, the quality, the sound, and the feel is all perfect just like any other fender.
This guitar is great for anyone beginners to experts is guitar wont let you down. The price was amazing for the quality of it, if your lookin for an acoustic thats good for everything go try out a DG-7.
My nephew suddenly became interested in learing how to play guitar.
This was great news to me as I have always been a guitar fan even though
not a very good player. Just love the sound and enjoy playing. Anyway,
my nephew ( Amish) was exposed to the acoustic guitar sound and
was smitten by the guitar bug.
I thought what would be the best Christmas Gift to give him this year -
guess what -an Acoustic Guitar and some lessons by you know who -
the Old Uncle.
Looked around at the music stores but didn't like the cost and some
of the don't touch looks. I remembered a couple of purchases made
from Musicians Friend several years ago and decided to look on the
Net for a good deal. Man - I found a good one and purchased a Fender
DG7 with a "Free Gig Bag" for $119.00 - Can't be that.
The Guitar arrived safe and sound in time for Christmas. It is just the
right kind of instrument for a starter and great day not so hard on the
fingers or pocket book. I would recommend the instrument without
hesitation and would give it a 4 out of 5 rating.
Needless to say my nephew ( Josh) is enjoying and learning how to
play the guitar.