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Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar  (Open Box)
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Sweet looks and sound with a price to match!

The Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar is a nicely crafted acoustic guitar that sports a select spruce top and mahogany body and neck. This guitar epitomizes Epiphone's focus on affordable quality. Epiphone builds the DR-100 Acoustic Guitar with chrome hardware, precision construction, and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Select spruce top
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
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EpiphoneDR-100 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 238 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (176)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (70)
  • Fun to play (62)
  • Stays in tune (59)
  • Good audio (55)
  • Consistent (48)

Cons

  • Flat sound (6)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Requires constant tuning (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (67)
  • Jamming (47)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Recording (14)
  • School bands (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (49), Novice (24), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding Deal !

I'm 56 years old and after playing in bands for over 35 years, I got tired of dealing with drama and egos and decided this year to just play Acoustic . I own 2...Read complete review

I'm 56 years old and after playing in bands for over 35 years, I got tired of dealing with drama and egos and decided this year to just play Acoustic . I own 2 Fenders, a Mitchell , and now this very, under rated beauty . I'll be very honest here and that is, I used to think that this model was junk but now, the newer models that Epiphone is knocking out of the park from their factory in China , are really well made guitars . I have a Vintage Sunburst model that I got just a couple of days ago and I am totally amazed at both the build quality, and sound of this instrument . The only things that I did upon receiving it were to adjust the truss rod a bit , clean the fretboard with some Lemon Oil, and put on a set of Elixirs. This is a player which has a very nice, bright, tone to it, which you can use for sing a longs, trips to the beach, cookouts, etc. Plus the tuners that are now on it, are die cast thus allowing tuning stability which is something that the older models lacked IMO. This is one heck of a great bargain for either a beginner or the musician on a budget. I highly recommend this guitar !!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality Acoustic for first time owner.

Quality Acoustic for first time owner. I've owned nothing but nylon and electric guitars up until this purchase. Although I've been playing 15+ years and can afford a Martin I thought it was...Read complete review

Quality Acoustic for first time owner. I've owned nothing but nylon and electric guitars up until this purchase. Although I've been playing 15+ years and can afford a Martin I thought it was more practical to start with a beginner steel string. Also knowing that I can take this camping and not worry about a case or wear & tear is a positive quality for me, since a future purchase will remain in the case when not played.

Ordered the guitar on a friday, received it on a tuesday. Needed new strings-I chose Martin. The Neck needed adjusting but I didn't want to take it in for adjusting, so based off a youtube tutorial I loosened the trust rod myself and it fixed the dead notes on the 3rd and 10th fret in a matter of 30 minutes. I also was brave enough to peel off the cheap black pickboard, the sunburst design looks a bit classier now. This guitar is perfect for learning new songs and practicing covers & originals. A fun guitar but nothing more.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DR - 100 Epiphone

By Frank Charles

from San Antonio, Texas

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Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

Just do it. Go online, order and then enjoy.
This guitar is fantastic. I just got rid of an Ovation Balladeer because it refused to stay in tune. I have no problems at all with this instrument. The finish is great, the strings good quality and the tuners, well, no complaints.I have owned(until I retired at the age of 62) an Alvarez lawsuit guitar, a 1964 Gibson ES-330, a 1974 Gibson ES-175D, a 1995 Gibson Dove, an ESP, a 1968 Fender Strat and a group of cheaper Guitars from a Hondo to the Ovation. This guitar plays as good as it gets for a fraction of the price.
Excellent construction. Great quality woods are used and the playability is awesome. This is a guitar worth a lot more than they charge for it. At least an 8 on a ten scale
For ANYONE, this is a great buy. For a starter guitar, for a practice instrument, for just fun, this is a great choice.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice

By Carla Borgaila

from Iowa

Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

The guitar arrived three days after I ordered it packaged like I was receiving the crown jewels. A friend of mine had referred me to the site because of it's quality, value and reliability. It held true to his recommendations.
Nice weight and feel
unbelievably good quality.
Incredible value for the quality.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds good, looks good

By Roy Handy

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

I am happy that my child wants to learn to play an instrument. I am happy and surprised that I was able to get a quality instrument for less than $100. I'm sure I'll be paying much more for future upgrades, but I'm okay with that. This Epiphone is the right instrument at the right price and at the right time. I also bought my child a Snark SN-2 tuner to go with this. It is a good tuner.
Look. I know next to nothing about guitars. I bought this for my 14 year old child who is learning to play. This guitar has six strings, a neck, a body, and some tuning knobs. They all appear to work just fine. When my child strums the strings while changing finger positions on the neck this guitar makes pleasant sounds. (Sometimes the sounds are not so pleasant but I imagine this has more to do with my child than the guitar.)
I know there are car reviewers who check the entire paint job on the vehicles they review to ensure that there are no runs in the paint. Well, I have given this instrument a really good inspection and I can't see any obvious defects. The wood is beautifully finished. All the places where two things are joined together appear to be nice and tight.
$99. Can't beat that for something that hopefully will give my child years and years of enjoyment, discovery, and a good dose of self-esteem to boot.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value

By Bruce

from Morehead, KY

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Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

    A great guitar for the money. I have about 46 guitars, everything from a First Act to a Martin, and this one gets a lot of playing time.

    It's a workhorse. It's Simple, can take a beating, and cheap. It's a great backup guitar or great for gigs where alcohol and campfires could be involved - the kind places the Martin doesn't need to go to.

    That said, I find myself using it as a number 1 guitar most of the time (except for recording.)

    It sounds good through a Duncan Woody pop-in pickup too.

    The sunburst (on mine, anyway) is A LOT darker than the picture. It's even darker than the traditional burst Gibson uses on a lot of guitars (J-45, etc.)

    Keep the strings fresh. Once the strings go, the sound goes completely. Just a fact with laminate guitars. On the plus side, it won't warp or bow and it's virtually impossible to damage.

    I don't really consider it a "beginner" instrument as some have said. It's really more of built-for-travel, take-a-beating, budget minded guitar.

    P.S. as with all Epiphones, I love the old-school "e" logo on the pickguard. Timeless.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone DR-100

    By Scott Coker

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

    Bought this guitar to get back to playing after a thirty year absence. While I don't play that well, I can still recognize quality when I see and hear it. The quality sound didn't come from fingers, but my brothers who has been playing for about 47 years. He was amazed at the sound, craftsmanship, ease of play, and looks of this instrument. He immediately offered to refund my money in exchange for the guitar. To me, this spoke volumes about this piece. While others are not familiar with my sibling, this is the best review I could have received. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or long time player, you won't be disappointed with this purchase.............By the way, I refused my brothers offer.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding Deal !

    By Jeffo

    from Woonsocket, R.I.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

      I'm 56 years old and after playing in bands for over 35 years, I got tired of dealing with drama and egos and decided this year to just play Acoustic . I own 2 Fenders, a Mitchell , and now this very, under rated beauty . I'll be very honest here and that is, I used to think that this model was junk but now, the newer models that Epiphone is knocking out of the park from their factory in China , are really well made guitars . I have a Vintage Sunburst model that I got just a couple of days ago and I am totally amazed at both the build quality, and sound of this instrument . The only things that I did upon receiving it were to adjust the truss rod a bit , clean the fretboard with some Lemon Oil, and put on a set of Elixirs. This is a player which has a very nice, bright, tone to it, which you can use for sing a longs, trips to the beach, cookouts, etc. Plus the tuners that are now on it, are die cast thus allowing tuning stability which is something that the older models lacked IMO. This is one heck of a great bargain for either a beginner or the musician on a budget. I highly recommend this guitar !!!!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Guitar

      By AtomicPunk99

      from TN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        It's a nice guitar. Go to YouTube and watch several different videos on how to setup a guitar. Then change strings, adjust bridge and truss Rod as necessary. Wait a few days to do the setup this allows the guitar to settle in to its new environment. You'll be much happier.

        There are no flaws on the guitar. I got the black one. I'm happy with it- I wanted a cheap acoustic that I wouldn't care to take outside or throw in the car. It's actually nice enough where I can't really do that. Now I don't want to scratch it or get it banged up.

        This is the only acoustic I own. I have several electrics and have played on and off since 1983. I'm not a performer just an at home player and sometimes w friends.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well worth the money

        By Mike

        from Springfield,IL

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Its Not A Martin

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        The overall construction and the fitment and finish of the DR-100 are outstanding. The sound is quite good, as is the playability. I've spent hundreds more for guitars that weren't half as good as this one. I don't understand how Epiphone (Gibson) makes a profit on these guitars, they are indeed that good.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bang for your buck in a beater guitar

        By kevin fletcher

        from Florida

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this guitar to have a beater that I can take on camping trips and the beach. I've got some real nice (expensive) solid wood acoustics that I just can't stand the thought of taking out in the weather like that, so I started looking on craigslist for a cheap acoustic. Majority were around a this price, and so I saw this on Musician's Friend, read all the reviews, and figured, "What the heck..." I honestly could not be happier. Was originally intending to change the strings right out of the box, but it sounded pretty good , so I left them for a week of solid playing, then changed to the Elixir Custom Lights. Now this cheap little baby just sings. Great tone, great harmonics, great sound. I haven't pulled any of my other guitars out of their cases for two weeks now. Admittedly, the solid woods sound a little better, but you're going to spend a lot more to get it.
        If you want a great sounding, good looking guitar for next to nothing, go ahead and order this one now. You won't be disappointed.
        Tuners feel a bit cheap, but it stays in tune, so I have no complaints there. Replaced original strings with Elixir nano-web phospor bronze custom lights and couldn't be happier.
        Overall this is a nice little cheap guitar. There are a few minor craftsmanship issues when you look close, but from 10 feet away, nobody will ever catch them. A few small spots of glue on the fret board (came off with 0000 steel wool and a nice oiling during string change). Body binding has a small spot that wasn't sanded even with the rest. Pickguard isn't stuck down very well, will probably have to re-glue in the future. Minor stuff. Guitar is beautiful from 10 feet...
        Been playing this thing for two weeks solid now, and everybody that hears it can't believe it's price. Sounds fantastic and the Vintage Sunburst is gorgeous. Played it at a big cookout this weekend, and think I've sold at least three of them for you...

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stunning Guitar

        By Countrygirl

        from Newport, VA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Free Shipping
        • Great Price
        • It Sounds Great
        • Looks Beautiful - Amazing
        • Packaged Well And Set Up
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Cheap Strings

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased this as a gift for my nephew. When I opened it I was amazed at it's beauty and sound. This is by far the best purchase I have made this year in music instruments. I have eight guitars. They are all name brand but for the price this makes a great gift to anyone who likes to play guitar.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        RKB

        By robert boyd

        from Ga

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        Change the strings first thing, order with the guitar... Put em on and youll love it
        Out of the box the guitar was in tune. Its set up pretty good as well, yet I tweekeked the neck just a tad. Do yourself a favor and change the strings... The ones that shipped on it are not the best, but what can you expect for the price. After putting on the D Addario EJ17 Phosphor Bronse strings it sounds like a different guitar... crisp and melow tones.... Really a great sounding instrument.
        Had a few minor paint issues on the neck and body
        what can I say for the price

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        DR-100

        By Andrew Gadisch

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        I picked it up because I was lacking a 6 string acoustic and it is the best money I've spent. I put some new strings on and it played really nice. My big thing was bar chords. On the cheaper guitars, it's fairly difficult to do bar chords. With this, it was just as easy as my electric. The fretboard was a little rough though. I had to sand it down with 1000 grit sandpaper and now it's nice and smooth. Overall, a great guitar for its price.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What an Amazing Value!

        By Richard Law

        from Washington

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        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        I own an early 70's Gibson Dove that is the "other woman" in my life. A true joy to play. I was looking for a travel guitar and I bought this on the advice of one of the customer service reps at Musician's Friend. I am so happy with this guitar! The volume, tone and playability of this guitar absoulutely blow me away for a guitar at this price! I have been playing accousitcs for over 20 years and I have played hundreds of guitars in shops wherever I travel and I can say without a doubt that this is the best guitar I have ever played in this price range! In fact, this guitar out plays many guitars that cost many times more! My only concern is the tuners are low end (understandable at this price), but they can be replaced later if they give up. I am so glad I was steered to this by your helpful staff!
        Finish is pleasing. A few waves in the finish, but looks good for the money. Hardware is adequate. It is nice that it comes with the strap buttons in place.
        Fit and finish are wonderful. I don't know how they do it for this price. The edge bindings are clean. Set up is great! Easy to play right out of the box.
        Absolutely the best guitar at this price that I have ever played! Great volume and tone! A joy to play!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Epiphone DR-100 acoustic guitar

        By Nancy Reisert

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        The guitar is well made and sounds better then most beginner guitars
        The guitar is well worth the money spent for beginner guitar lessons. My only complaint is that I noticed the guitar strings looked a bit worn. I will most likely upgrade the strings in the near future.
        I like the sound of this guitar as for beginning lessons. I haven't really played the most expensive guitars to be a critic. This guitar has a very decent sound quality.
        No complaints

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value

        By G

        from Ft. Myers, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this used from another seller. I wanted an art project guitar -- something to custom paint and hang on the wall for decoration.

        It was described as having a bad neck set, and I paid half of the price of a new one. However, I was surprised at how minor the issue is. The neck is slightly warped, but this only affects notes on two frets of the high E string. Otherwise, it plays very well. The bridge is solid. There is low action right out of the box.

        Yes, the strings are cheap, and yes, the sound is flat. Yes, the tuners are on the cheap end -- but you can't expect anything more from a guitar at this price. It feels and plays well, stays in tune, and the sound is better than most guitars in this price range. For the money, it's a good value for a beginner, or as a second guitar to take to the beach or play around the campfire.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Beginner Guitar

        By Blue

        from Rhode Island

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Fragile

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        Bought this guitar a few years back for playing around the house. It sounds great, and considering it's relatively inexpensive price tag I think this is a great guitar to start on. One of my tuning heads eventually fell off because the screws didn't hold. And one small fall and the neck cracked, ruining the action. If you're a serious player, I'd spend a little more and get something else.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By Kontum

        from Sugar Land, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

          Good product. My daughter is happy with her gift.

          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Please reconsider this guitar

          By matt_d77

          from wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

          Bought as a Xmas gift for son in early December and it was in a box until the end of the month making most of the musicians friend warranty used up by the time it was ever played. After a couple if weeks the body cracked where the neck attaches making it unplayable. M.f. Wouldn't stand behind their product and in so many words told me its nit their problem. I got Gibson to issue a RMA but the Cost of packing and shipping was ninty percent of the cost of the guitar new. I read the reviews before purchasing and figured I'd take a chance at purchasing the cheap guitar and it would be good enough for my ten year old son but a broke cheap guitar is much worse than a slightly more expensive one that will provide ore than three weeks of use. Please by a different brand from a different company.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good solid product for the money

          By Sam Sixty

          from Way down south, in Mississippi

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

            I have been playing the guitar for eight years, and I am entirely self taught. I am a married guy with little kids, and I can't justify spending tons of money on an acoustic guitar. This Epiphone DR-100 is a terrific value. It has a nice rich sound, the action is pretty good right from the factory, and it has a nice look to it (I recommend the black one). It also has one terrific bonus that so many guitar companies don't include on their lower priced guitars; it has two strap buttons! I do need to tune it before each practice session, but it's not that big a deal. I really believe that you can't go wrong with this guitar. Helpful tip to you guys who mostly play electric guitar, as I do. Put #10 size electric guitar strings on this thing, and it will be at least 30% easier to play than if you put acoustic strings on it. Enjoy!

            (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            TOTAL PIECE OF JUNK!!!

            By Sgt. Fuzzy Boots

            from Anonymous

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            Pros

            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Action Decreases Overtime

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar:

            I got this guitar for Christmas one year, and it was pretty good, until not even a year later, it just gave out. I know you read other reviews that say it's awesome, but it's really not. I wouldn't waste my money on it if I were you. The action decreased over time, so it sounded very very junk. I don't think anyone should buy it.

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