When it comes to making high-quality guitars at extremely affordable prices, Epiphone is one of the kings. The Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar is a good example of that. For around $100 you get a guitar that rivals much more expensive models, even those made by Epiphone itself.
The DR part of the DR-100 stands for the dreadnought. You may have heard of Martin acoustic guitars: They are considered to be the finest acoustic guitars in the world. Martins’s style of guitar is called the dreadnought body.
It is larger than a traditional guitar body and thus produces a bigger, richer sound. You will find that same body on the Epiphone: This guitar is a class act, and it belongs in your hands.
The body is made from mahogany. Mahogany is a good wood for guitars because it has fine, resonant quality. That means the guitar is going to have a full-bodied sound, not one that is tinny and tiny.
The top of the acoustic is made from spruce, which helps with the projection and warmth of the tone, making the sound even bigger, yet. The highs are crisp and yet the lows are full and rich.
The Epiphone DR-100 is a good choice for you or a youngster who is considering learning to play the guitar. Sometimes people get stoked about the idea and layout too much money not even knowing if they will take to and stick with the learning process.
Then, all of that money is wasted. That will not happen with this extremely affordable guitar. The layout is so low, you probably won’t even mind if you never play the guitar, but leave it around for friends to see and play instead.
For the price — retail around $200, on sale around $100. If this guitar was made by a company that didn’t have a well-known name like Epiphone, it would be tempting to think it wasn’t a very good one.
Everyone likes to say that you get what you pay for, meaning that if you skimp, you’ll end up with poor quality merchandise. That is not the case with the Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar. In fact, you might feel guilty for paying so little for it.
If you are even thinking about buying a new acoustic guitar, $100 is essentially nothing to spend on an instrument, so it is for that reason that I highly recommend this guitar.
- Spruce Top
- Meranti Back & Sides
- Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
- Natural Finish