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D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Gray-Black 

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The Mercer Grand Auditorium (SG-100) boasts the duo of a slim, mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard with block mother-of-pearl inlays, creating s...Read More

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Incredibly playable design with subtle, pleasant appointments.

The Mercer Grand Auditorium (SG-100) boasts the duo of a slim, mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard with block mother-of-pearl inlays, creating subtle elegance and supreme playability. Sapele back and sides work in tandem with a solid Sitka spruce top to give the Mercer its bright clarity. Prepared to project, the Mercer comes with the Fishman INK-4 onboard preamp, pickup system and built-in tuner. Offered at an attractive price, the Mercer will prove itself steadfast to any player.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka
  • Back & sides: Solid sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C shape slim profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: Not specified
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Info not available
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Info not available
  • Preamp EQ: 4-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Other
  • Tuning machines: Grover Super Rotomatic - Gold
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickup System
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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D'AngelicoMercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Stays in tune (14)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Fun to play (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"DiAngelico" A Big Name In Guitars-

The guitar arrived right on time. Beautiful case with the D'Angelico Logo on the case [so a thief will know what's inside]

Have several high-end Acoustic-Electrics.

The...Read complete review

The guitar arrived right on time. Beautiful case with the D'Angelico Logo on the case [so a thief will know what's inside]

Have several high-end Acoustic-Electrics.

The guitar came as 'set-up' by most standards,very playable, don't know the strings. I planed 1/8" off the saddle and 1st string now 3/64th from string and top of 12th fret. That's my target on Strats, etc. I use Darco strings on everything~ mineral oiled the neck and bridge~ nice dark rich almost ebony look.

This is maybe 1 of 3 electric-acoustic guitars that sounds like a powerful Acoustic guitar. The brass bridge pins were new to me.... although I have both nuts and bridges of Brass on several electrics, I'd never seen a Brass string pin. Well I just bought 8 sets. Hit a harmonic on the 12th, it just 'chimes with clarity and tone'. Really great Bass response, deep sound but clear as a bell. Bought a Blackstar 2X10 20W Stereo amp, saw demoed on YouTube. Now that's going to serve the DA, an EPI Ultra III and a Rikki 12.

Fit, finish hardware top-drawer. The 18:1 tuners are a pain when restringing -have to modify a side-winder to fit. But, once its tuned the ratio, size of tuner heads are a blessing. The harmonics dead nutz on, neck straight, frets level and true.

Finally I'll say that this is made in Indonesia. I consider them the best fit and finish way ahead of China, Korea and Japan. [the literature lead me to believe it was Korean, I may have mis-read it]

I bought a Cherry Burst~ beautiful. Get your' now at this sale price~

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sold out?

I bought a right-handed, natural blonde finish version of this guitar at a bargain price. The guitar arrived in excellent condition and has the same fine fit and finish as my D'Angelico EXL-1...Read complete review

I bought a right-handed, natural blonde finish version of this guitar at a bargain price. The guitar arrived in excellent condition and has the same fine fit and finish as my D'Angelico EXL-1 that I bought about three years ago. There were some issues: the neck is ever so slightly dished (concave up) and the truss rod nut is apparently adjusted as far clockwise as it can go - the allen wrench socket in the nut is stripped and the nut cannot be moved with the tool provided; the action was impossibly high but I have been sanding down the saddle and it is approaching a lower, softer and faster string height - more sanding is in order but the guitar should be easier to play, and without any fret buzz; the 9-volt battery supplied for the Fishman pick-up system was dead-on-arrival and you need a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the output jack/strap button cover plate so that you can access the battery cavity ; it took me awhile to get the tuner/equalizer electronics functioning, partly due to lack of any enclosed printed instructions. The electronic pick-up is a piezo strip under the saddle and sounded awful - too much piezo quack and VERY bright through my 50's & 60's small Gibson tube amps; I tried my '70's silverface Fender Princeton Reverb and used the amplifier tone knobs, along with the Fishman tone controls on the guitar to reduce the quack and excessive pick and other percussive noise that was due to too much bass - I was able to eventually get decent tone but I will have to experiment more with the on-board electronics to get consistently pleasant tone. The guitar came with an extra bridge saddle which may be a response to the obviously poor factory string height level set-up. The way I figure it, I got a nice five-latch hardshell case and the onboard electronics for about two hundred retail value - that means the guitar itself is about two hundred and a true bargain. Beautiful AND playable AND nice sounding - but it might be sold out!

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5.0

excellent guitar far better than i expected

By big D

from alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    excellent guitar

     
    5.0

    Great Deal

    By Wayne

    from Southeast PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Best deal I've ever gotten on such a nice instrument

         
        3.0

        Sold out?

        By Doctor Mongo

        from Thermopolis, Wyoming

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful instrument -good fit and finish

        Cons

        • Poor set-up - string height excessive

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought a right-handed, natural blonde finish version of this guitar at a bargain price. The guitar arrived in excellent condition and has the same fine fit and finish as my D'Angelico EXL-1 that I bought about three years ago. There were some issues: the neck is ever so slightly dished (concave up) and the truss rod nut is apparently adjusted as far clockwise as it can go - the allen wrench socket in the nut is stripped and the nut cannot be moved with the tool provided; the action was impossibly high but I have been sanding down the saddle and it is approaching a lower, softer and faster string height - more sanding is in order but the guitar should be easier to play, and without any fret buzz; the 9-volt battery supplied for the Fishman pick-up system was dead-on-arrival and you need a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the output jack/strap button cover plate so that you can access the battery cavity ; it took me awhile to get the tuner/equalizer electronics functioning, partly due to lack of any enclosed printed instructions. The electronic pick-up is a piezo strip under the saddle and sounded awful - too much piezo quack and VERY bright through my 50's & 60's small Gibson tube amps; I tried my '70's silverface Fender Princeton Reverb and used the amplifier tone knobs, along with the Fishman tone controls on the guitar to reduce the quack and excessive pick and other percussive noise that was due to too much bass - I was able to eventually get decent tone but I will have to experiment more with the on-board electronics to get consistently pleasant tone. The guitar came with an extra bridge saddle which may be a response to the obviously poor factory string height level set-up. The way I figure it, I got a nice five-latch hardshell case and the onboard electronics for about two hundred retail value - that means the guitar itself is about two hundred and a true bargain. Beautiful AND playable AND nice sounding - but it might be sold out!

         
        5.0

        Worry Not - Highly recommended

        By MRJ

        from Washington Coast

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've owned this guitar long enough to do an honest review. I bought this Mercer GA to try and save a little travel wear and tear on my higher end acoustics. The sound and playability of this guitar really surprised me in a good way. Unplugged it has a great full sound that I didn't expect in this price range. Plugged in I use a 50 w Marshall acoustic amp (forgot the model #) and lined that out to the board when needed. You can't go wrong with the Fishman EQ pre-amp. In fact I have never had an issue with Fishman. The EQ and phase gives you much control in bringing out a better than average full acoustic sound. The tuner is even spot-on which is rare in my experience. The neck width is a little smaller than I'm used to but I've gotten to know it pretty well. The finish on mine is flawless and the hard shell case is equal to that of my Gibson's and Taylors. I'm normally a made in USA snob but I'm glad I bought this guitar. I have no problem taking it camping or using it live. I mainly use a pick and a little finger style Folk rock & acoustic blues. I'm also using this now for those rare moments of writing new tunes. Unless my Son steals it when I'm not home I expect with the quality of this guitar that I'll take it to the grave.

           
          1.0

          Terrible guitar

          By Johnny

          from Kingsport, Tn.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Received this guitar with the following problems. action was high the saddle needed lowering but saddle was already too low.(neck set wrong?) brass bridge pins were sticking up 1/2 inch out of guitar. holes not reamed properly, also had a lot of relief in the neck, I was supposed to be getting a new guitar but this was an open box guitar, it came with no receipt or paperwork in the box , and theyre probably gonna make me pay for shipping for sending it back !!

             
            5.0

            D'Angelico Mercer SG100 Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic -

            By rbcguitar

            from Boynton Beach, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              The guitar is an aesthetically a beautiful instrument with all the classic appointments you would expect from a D"Angelico. The attention to detail was impeccable and the instruments construction was top quality with a solid and tight feel. My overall impression of the instrument is that it feels and plays like a cross between a folk acoustic and a jazz box, and offers a perfect blend of both styles of instrument. The gloss sunburst finish was beautiful and gave the instrument a rich classic look. The frets were perfectly seated and polished with no sharp edges. The fingerboard was made of a high quality Rosewood that featured a very tight grain. The guitar played beautifully down the length of fretboard with no string buzzing or dead spots anywhere. The Grover Rotomatic tuning keys are top notch and offered accurate and smooth tuning with no string slippage. Acoustically the guitar has a beautiful balanced sound with a nice chime like ring. (Maybe do to the brass bridge pins.) Plugged into my Fishman amp the on board preamp allow plenty versatility and a natural amplified sound.

              The guitar set up out of the box was perfect for most players. I say this because action hight is a personal preference based on the style of music and the touch of the individual musician. In my case I have a very light touch so I did make a slight adjustment of the truss rod and sanded down the saddle to bring the action down to my liking. None of these adjustments affected the clarity or tone of the guitar. (The true sign of a quality instrument.) After these minor adjustments I can honestly say my D'Angelico plays like a dream.
              I have owned and played many high end instruments both electric and acoustic over the past 50 years and the D'Angelico Mercer is definitely one of the best. If your are looking for a high quality acoustic electric guitar that is both solid and versatile I highly recommend it.

               
              5.0

              Awesome guitar!

              By Andrew

              from SC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Great feel, beautiful look, and smooth, rich sound! I'm so happy with the guitar!!

                 
                5.0

                I recommend this guitar

                By none

                from Washington

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Love this guitar.....not only is it beautiful, but the tone is rich with a lot of voluum. I play in a duo with gigs all over town, Elk's, VFW, hotels, fairs and community venues. I've been playing for 60 years and I love a guitar with bling and flair and this guitar fits the bill! Thank you Musicians friend another great product!

                  Carol

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "DiAngelico" A Big Name In Guitars-

                  By builder357

                  from Pinehurst, NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    The guitar arrived right on time. Beautiful case with the D'Angelico Logo on the case [so a thief will know what's inside]

                    Have several high-end Acoustic-Electrics.

                    The guitar came as 'set-up' by most standards,very playable, don't know the strings. I planed 1/8" off the saddle and 1st string now 3/64th from string and top of 12th fret. That's my target on Strats, etc. I use Darco strings on everything~ mineral oiled the neck and bridge~ nice dark rich almost ebony look.

                    This is maybe 1 of 3 electric-acoustic guitars that sounds like a powerful Acoustic guitar. The brass bridge pins were new to me.... although I have both nuts and bridges of Brass on several electrics, I'd never seen a Brass string pin. Well I just bought 8 sets. Hit a harmonic on the 12th, it just 'chimes with clarity and tone'. Really great Bass response, deep sound but clear as a bell. Bought a Blackstar 2X10 20W Stereo amp, saw demoed on YouTube. Now that's going to serve the DA, an EPI Ultra III and a Rikki 12.

                    Fit, finish hardware top-drawer. The 18:1 tuners are a pain when restringing -have to modify a side-winder to fit. But, once its tuned the ratio, size of tuner heads are a blessing. The harmonics dead nutz on, neck straight, frets level and true.

                    Finally I'll say that this is made in Indonesia. I consider them the best fit and finish way ahead of China, Korea and Japan. [the literature lead me to believe it was Korean, I may have mis-read it]

                    I bought a Cherry Burst~ beautiful. Get your' now at this sale price~

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wow what a Beauty..Def woulld buy this guitar again!

                    By Greggreg22

                    from NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about D'Angelico Mercer Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      Solid Sounding instrument and quality craftsmanship.

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