Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Natural
Epiphone has partnered with some of the guitar greats, especially with Gibson, making licensed copies of these fantastic guitars. Outside of that, though, Epiphone is creating some of their own great guitars, and this beginner guitar is proof of that. This one is high-quality, with a ton of knowledge and research behind it, and still comes in at an affordable price. Let’s take a closer look.
Body & Neck
The DR-100 is one of Epiphone’s best selling acoustic guitars, and there are many good reasons for that. One reason is that the dreadnought body is so well made, giving a fantastic sound.
Spruce has been used for the top while mahogany has been used for the back and sides. The combination looks fantastic on the body, with the two kinds of wood contrasting, and the natural grain of the wood able to show through. The semi-gloss finish accentuates the wood grain of both woods, further showing off its properties. These two kinds of wood are probably the most popular woods to use in acoustic guitars.
The neck is also mahogany, adding more richness to the guitar, and has a slimmer and more tapered profile which Epiphone is famous for. This allows for more speed and better grip and is usually used in their more expensive guitar versions. You get all the bells and whistles for fewer dollars.
When it comes to the hardware, there is not anything which sets this guitar apart from the others. There is a standard rosewood bridge, compensated synthetic saddle, synthetic nut, and die-cast tuners. The tuning pegs may not be the best in the world, but they get the job done and look good while doing it. We like the contrast of the dark wood on the headstock and the shiny tuning pegs. The strings are standard too and will not give you the most professional sound in the world but will get the job done for a beginner.
Epiphone has been crafting Gibson imitations, and they all sound amazing, so we were expecting the sound of this guitar to be great too, and we were not disappointed. This is another acoustic guitar on our list which punches well above its weight.
It is a dreadnought guitar which has a lot of brightness and clarity in the mid and upper ranges. The lows are slightly muddy, but not enough to notice when you are playing. With such a wide range at your disposal, this is an excellent guitar for all styles of music. It is also an acoustic which is perfect for strumming or finger plucking. For the price, this guitar over-performs.
A wonderful guitar crafted from one of the top companies in the acoustic guitar game. It features solid wood, an affordable price tag, and a professional sound. The guitar looks amazing, with the contrast of spruce and mahogany, with the die-cats tuning pegs adding a shiny touch at the headstock. The perfect beginner guitar.