Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Value Pack question
Hey guys and gals,
I'm going to purchase this for my brother for Christmas, its a Fender dreadnought starter guitar if you will. The only concern I have is he's left handed and the guitar is setup for right-handed players. Does anyone know what needs to be done to make the switch and if I could easily do it?
Not that hard to do, but will cost money. Probably not cost effective on a beginner guitar. Basically, the change needed is the nut needs to be replaced, since the grooves for the strings will be upside down for a lefty. This is best left to a luthier unless you know something about guitar maintenance. Probably will cost at least $30-40 to get done. So, as I said, might not be worthwhile if the guitar only costs $150. Not being a lefty, I don't know what beginner acoustic guitars are out there. Search around and you may find a beginner guitar that is already set up for a lefty.
Here's one for $199:
I think you are looking at this for your brother:
Same price, but the Ibanez is already a lefty. Although the Fender comes with a bag and some extras, get him a lefty-made guitar - much easier!
MF has a fender lefty at that price.
This is just personal opinion, and being a hard core Telecaster player I have no axes to grind with Fender(Pun intended). That being said, I would steer clear of fender acoustics. The sound is mediocre at best, the quality control is inconsistent, and for $200 you can do a heck of a lot better. Ibanez, Samick Greg Bennett series, Alvarez, Takamine and Yamaha all make much better acoustics than Fender.
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Good find Lefty! Looks like either the Fender or Ibanez lefty is the way to go for Lunarist.
That being said, I would steer clear of fender acoustics. The sound is mediocre at best, the quality control is inconsistent, and for $200 you can do a heck of a lot better.
I must've just been very lucky with mine. Perhaps it was missed during quality control. ;)
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heed what the telemaestro says, Fender acoustics deserved a bad rap for poor quality control.
i would steer clear of any models over a few years old because i have heard that from several people i trust over the years.
i think they have turned things around tho because most of the ones i've looked at over the last year and a half have been passable to pretty nice on avg.
i was in the market for a lower end acoustic a while back and found a few that were really nice, but unfortunatly they sold out before i could get the money together.
I believe Nick used to suggest the model i was after to his students and owned one as well. sorry i can't remember the model
Thanks fellas. I will probably go the route of the $200 lefty guitar and buy him the bag, tuner, strap and strings separately.