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Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
- The fingerboard of the DR-100 is constructed from rosewood
- It has a select spruce top
- It features a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut
- Finishes available in ebony, natural and vintage sunburst
- Mahogany body
- Select Spruce top
- 25.5 Scale
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|Back Material Type||Mahogany||Agathis||Agathis||Mahogany||Agathis||Catalpa|
|Body Material Type||Mahogany||laminated-wood||laminated-wood||laminated-wood||Spruce;agathis||—|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||—||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Hand Orientation||Ambidextrous||Right Handed||Ambidextrous||Right Handed||Ambidextrous||Right Handed|
|Item Dimensions||18.5 x 42 x 5.5 in||6 x 45.79 x 17.8 in||7 x 43 x 17 in||4.5 x 19 x 44 in||45 x 18 x 7 in||6 x 43 x 17 in|
|Neck Material Type||Mahogany||Agathis||Agathis||Mahogany||Agathis||Agathis|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
|Top Material Type||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce||Spruce|
The DR-100 features a Select Spruce top; Mahogany back and sides; and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
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Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar
Epiphone's Most Popular and Affordable Acoustic
The DR-100 has long been Epiphone's best selling acoustic guitar with the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to find when they pick up an Epiphone. The dreadnought is considered the classic go-to shape for bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and everything in-between. The dreadnought sound is commanding when required, but its balanced sound means that at any volume, you can be heard and hear yourself well, too.
Select Spruce Tonewood
The DR-100 features a Select Spruce top. Spruce is a rich and complex tonewood that begins to breath and improve with age the more its played. So play the DR-100 as much as you can! The DR-100 body is made from mahogany and the bridge is made from carved rosewood. Guitars endure great stress between the nut and bridge and rosewood has proven to be both long lasting and a perfect compliment to a Select Spruce Top. The classic black vintage style pickguard is easy to spot on stage or across the room and has the iconic "Epiphone" E.
The DR-100 mahogany neck is glued-in at the 14th fret and features a 25.5" scale, a SlimTaper shape and a rosewood fingerboard with dot fret markers. Epiphone's iconic Sloped Dovewing headstock completes the look with die-cast premium tuners and is available in Ebony, Natural, and Vintage Sunburst finishes.
Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. From swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n' roll. From the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic name to a new generation.
DR-100 Acoustic at a Glance
- Select Spruce top
- Premium machine heads
- Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
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Alright, full story/review:
So, when I was a kid up until my early teens my (insanely talented and self-taught) older brother helped me learn how to play guitar. I got pretty decent but somewhere along the way I stopped and I've regretted it basically every day ever since then. Recently, I decided to stop internally griping about it and realized I should actually DO something about it. So, here I am.
Having previously lived in a house with multiple guitarists, I have heard the sounds of expensive guitars and I have heard the sounds of the cheapest guitars (like a typical beginner's First Act). I knew there was a middle ground and I was determined to find it. I got way more than I bargained for.
I began my quest knowing that my funds were limited. There was no way I could afford to dive right in and buy a high end, top of the line Fender or Martin like I had had the benefit of learning on back in the day. I knew I had to go cheap, at least for now. I began scouring the internet in search of the best rated budget guitars. After an exhaustive amount of research, I chose this one due to the positive reviews and because all of the demos I'd pulled up on YouTube were excellent. Plus, Epiphone has a pretty good reputation in general.
Despite the positive reviews, I was still a bit leery; buying instruments without actually handling them first is always a bit of a gamble. Even if it sounds nice and plays well, sometimes a perfectly solid, functional instrument just doesn't FEEL right. As I went through the checkout I silently reminded myself that I could send it back for any reason. I went into this fully knowing that there was a good possibility I'd just have to bite the bullet and buy something better, even if costlier.
Well, it arrived earlier this week and I am not disappointed. I certainly didn't expect perfection and I was convinced that I would find some kind of error, if only cosmetic, with such a cheap guitar. I am here to tell you that I have not found anything wrong with it. Even if I had (unless it drastically affected the sound/playability of the instrument), it would still be worth the price.
Along with the guitar I bought some new strings (Martins) because 9/10 times the stock strings that come on instruments are awful. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stock strings are more than usable. I see that some of the other reviewers disagree. Maybe their strings were older or maybe it's just preference, I don't know. All I can say is that the stock strings on my guitar were not at all corroded/old. Shockingly enough, the guitar was pretty close to being in tune right out of the box! It doesn't seem to have any trouble staying in tune, either. All of that being said, it wouldn't hurt to pick up a pack of strings just to be safe. I mean, I'm sure that when I do finally put the Martins on I'll be even more mind-blown than I already am with the way it sounds.
This guitar has a full, rich sound, plays comfortably (the low action helps!), and has zero issues with buzzing or dead frets. Oh, and contrary to what other reviews have said - YES, it DOES have a truss rod. While we're talking about its positives, let's not ignore the fact that it's also super attractive with its shiny black finish. There isn't much about it that would give away its price. No, it's not a $1000 guitar but it certainly doesn't play like a $100 guitar either! I don't regret this purchase at all. Even in the future when I progress and upgrade I will definitely be keeping this lovely gem!
If you're still unsure, do what I did and listen to some demos on YouTube. I doubt you'll be disappointed. (Pay no mind to the reviews the guy on the GearWire YouTube channel did. He clearly doesn't know what he's talking about and I, as well as everyone else in the comments section, was sure to express my feelings about that, haha! One user even claimed Epiphone should sue him!) Check out the video reviews by the users/companies GoldHat3, SamAshMusic, GigGear, and ShadowFW.
My only complaint about this guitar is that I didn't buy it sooner!
Good luck on your search, I hope this review has helped!
So if your skeptical about buying this, I would consider the fact that it is a $100 dollars and you get what you pay for (even though I think it's basically a steal for 100)
If your a beginner or an intermediate I think you'd fall in love with this instrument easy.
If your on a budget! I know when I looked at it in person I would never think it was a $100 guitar.
I hope my review helps! (:
The coolest thing is that the sunburst color really pops. Epiphone did a great job on the paint. The sides and back are just medium stained while the front is black with the orange burst. There is trim around the body pieces. The pick guard needs a good heavy wipe since the plastic sticker leaves residue. The Epiphone E is proudly displayed.
Guitar stays in tune. Comes pre-strung with decent strings. I prefer a slightly lighter gauge, so these will be changed as soon as these start wearing.
Includes a truss rod which you should NEVER use. I don't know why they included it. You can literally snap the neck if you don't know what you are doing. On a guitar this affordable, I just play with the factory setting. But if you want to raise the neck (to make the strings closer to the fretboard) then please have someone do it who is experienced with this process. Otherwise it's a $120 mistake.
Came packed tightly in a good box, wrapped in protective covering and padded with much bubble wrap. Does not include any picks or capo or extra strings. No case. No strap. So basically it is the guitar as is. No frills. Which is good, because I hate paying for cheap accessories that I won't end up using or just replacing anyway.
If this if your FIRST guitar (congratulation on getting a terrific guitar from an amazing brand!) I recommend getting picks if you so desire (I use Fender medium gauge celluloid). Also a strap if you want. A capo is important for many songs, so make sure to get one soon. And a tuner - mainly I use it when re-stringing (make sure it can tune both electric and acoustic - you set it against the guitar for acoustic and plug in for electric). Avoid a lot of the lumped together bargain deals on Amazon, these are usually lower quality. And a stand and case are also nice. Make sure to stow the guitar away from traffic areas since acoustics are much touchier than electrics (mostly), knocking it down can do irreparable damage if it dings the body, especially the back.
Bottom line: don't get one of those off brand sub $100 guitars. I have read too many horror stories. Epiphone crafts good guitars and I have played many of their instruments over the years. My favorite guitar is the Epiphone Les Paul Classic (in black!). And since I don't want to spend $2500 for the Gibson version, Epiphone is just fine.
Until you hit about $350, this is arguably one of the better guitars out there. At $350 you can get some amazing Yamaha acoustics and can even select your body material (love the mahogany). But sub $300, there are a couple of Fenders and a couple of Ovations that are good, but this is a solid choice.
My one negative is that this is made in China and then inspected in the US. But for this price I guess you can't get an American or Japanese made guitar. Sadly those are going to start at about $500 for most quality brands.
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