Gearhead Article December 2011

Gearheads Article

Fender DG-8S Premium Acoustic Guitar Packagedg8s

Smart shoppers are always looking for quality goods at a great price, and I thought I’d focus this Gearheads article on one of the best deals at Jim’s Music now, the Fender DG-8S Acoustic Pack.  This is Fender’s most popular acoustic guitar package, and it’s no wonder.  It’s aimed at beginning guitarists because of the low pricetag (these are in the $200 range), but they are great sounding guitars with a lot of extras, and that means exceptional value for you.

First off and most importantly, the guitar: The DG-8S is a fine looking and sounding instrument, sporting a solid spruce top.  Anyone experienced with acoustic guitars will tell you that a solid wood top (as opposed to laminate construction) is essential for great tone on an acoustic guitar.  You’ll get more volume, more bass and an overall more balanced tone with a solid top instrument, and spruce by far the most common top tonewood for acoustic steel string guitars.  The DG-8S has the familiar dreadnaught shape, and its back and sides are a beautifully finished mahogany.

The guitar alone is worth two C-notes, but Fender also throws in a nice gigbag for easy carrying of your new guitar, a chromatic tuner, strap, picks, instructional DVD, and an extra set of strings.  So you get everything you’ll need to get going on the guitar, all in a sweet package for a sweet price.

Finally there’s the name: Fender is a name you can trust for fine quality guitars (and basses, amps, etc.)--they’re simply the best name in the business, and have been for over half a century.  The Fender DG-8S is the best bang for the buck in lower priced acoustic guitars—a quality acoustic package you’d expect to spend a lot more for.  Try one out for yourself today at your local Jim’s Music.