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Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar Natural Chrome Hardware

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The DR-212 is a true 12-string acoustic guitar with the big sound and fine engineering you expect from Epiphone. The DR-212 is not just a dreadnought...Read More

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Big-toned, super-playable, and remarkably priced.

The DR-212 is a true 12-string acoustic guitar with the big sound and fine engineering you expect from Epiphone. The DR-212 is not just a dreadnought with 6 extra strings. We designed the DR-212 to take the stress of extra strings and not just support the Spruce top but provide the proper bracing so what you hear is a balanced, cutting, and attention-getting tone. The 12-string dreadnought has often been thought of as the classic-go to guitar for blues, folk, rock, country, and everything in-between.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Select spruce top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • 25.5" scale
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EpiphoneDR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (45)
  • Good audio (45)
  • Good feel (45)
  • Stays in tune (42)
  • Consistent (32)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Not consistent (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (47)
  • Jamming (45)
  • Small venues (26)
  • Recording (22)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), Professional musician (8), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sounds Great

It's a great value for the money.

I got this about 2 weeks ago and it's been a real joy having a 12 string guitar to play. The action is acceptable...Read complete review

It's a great value for the money.

I got this about 2 weeks ago and it's been a real joy having a 12 string guitar to play. The action is acceptable (not high, but not too low). The spacing on the strings is a touch on the wide side, but I think it'll just take a little getting used to.

My only complaints are, firstly, about the strings. I've heard that these are shipped with D'addario standard PB light-gauge strings. Now, I've never been a huge fan of D'addario strings; their sound is average/acceptable, but every set I've ever had (and I've had quite a few sets over the last decade) turns my fingers and picks a nasty greenish-black color. My belief is that it has something to do with the composition and quality of the strings and the materials used to make them. I've used D'addario's on all of my electrics and acoustics with the same results; average sound and tone and green-black residue on my fingers. That can be fixed easily with a new set of different strings.

My second complaint is that after having the guitar for about a week it's developed what looks like and hopefully is ONLY a finish crack in the back near the bottom. I'm assuming it has something to do with the elevated, but proper humidity level I'm keeping it in. It's kept and played in a room that is constantly around 40-45% humidity, like all of the rest of my many stringed instruments.

I don't know whether it's even worth the hassle of shipping it back to Musician's friend to exchange it. I know that there is a 45 day return policy, but I've been playing it and it definitely looks like it's been played. If the crack gets worse my concern is that it's not just a finish crack and I'm curious about how good Gibson/Epiphone's lifetime warranty is.

With all that being said it's a pretty good guitar and has thoroughly scratched my 12 string itch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sounding 12 string for a song

You can't beat this guitar for the price. The nut was a little sharp on one end, but an emery board took care of that problem. It has stayed in tune for a...Read complete review

You can't beat this guitar for the price. The nut was a little sharp on one end, but an emery board took care of that problem. It has stayed in tune for a long time. When I needed to retune due to the cooler temperature, one of the strings broke.

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5.0

Epiphone DR 212 12- string guitar

By Gene, Sr.

from South Carolina

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

Wonderful guitar. Not my first one owned one back in the 1970's and this one is just as good. Great sound and the quality seems to be the best. I would compete with any guitarist with this instrument.

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5.0

TLDR? - I _really_ like this guitar

By Deeve

from Ballard

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    TLDR? - the short version is: I _really_ like this guitar...
    A little more detail? see below...
    Yes, I am an owner - see order #104498349
    Before talking about the instrument - a little bit about the GC store and staff, sometimes the butt of jokes (whether the guys have earned that reputation is not for me to say).
    Several guys named Mike @ the Westlake GC location (store 231), and each one I met was unfailingly courteous and customer-friendly.
    Acoustic section Mike let me know I could ask him questions and was otherwise non-intrusive.
    I watched him assist several others with their selections and come back to ask if I needed anything.
    When I did, and he was busy, he let me know there was another Mike in the electric guitar section who could complete the order.

    Electric Mike (receipt calls him associate 061185) was equally helpful and gave me an accurate estimate of arrival time as well as a good strategy for cases - wait til it arrives in the store to see what's in stock (and special order only if nothing in stock is a good fit).
    I'll be happy to do business with them again and have recommended this guitar to two friends so far.

    Instrument - Item ID 100291504
    The +
    The frets are level and properly trimmed (no jagged ends poking thru the plastic binding) but not polished.
    Compensated bridge looks/sounds right on cowboy chords and when touching 12th fret harmonics.
    "1.6 in " nut measurement spec on GC website is not not correct (fortunately).
    It's closer to 1.75 in and feels right.
    Sounds good right out of the box.
    Tuners (twelve of 'em) work okay.

    The -
    Nut (plastic - not bone) arrived out of position, slightly off center - adjusted by the shop after a brief exchange of emails.
    The model DR212 I received has a "Made in Indonesia" sticker (placed over scarf joint on the back of headstock).
    The GC website specifies China as "Country of origin" - this is what I expected/hoped for instead.
    Although this instrument never spent a day on the sales-floor, the original strings were surprisingly dirty, leaving corrosion marks on my fingers and black residue on my pick. (see pics)
    Minor back-of-neck discolorations in the thick poly finish - I've applied Meguiar's fine-cut #2 w/ elbow grease and the marks remain, but it doesn't affect sound.

    The ???
    The cute little E logo falls off the pickguard in less than 24 hrs of at-home-play.
    Honestly, I'd expected that to be riveted through the select spruce top and impossible to remove - shrug.
    Peace - Deeve
    cust #8790892

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    5.0

    Great for the price

    By Josh0151

    from Lincolnton,NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      This a great guitar for a great price for anyone looking into a 12 string

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      4.0

      Great for price

      By Votelesscomic

      from Ma

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

        Great guitar for the price, sound good and stays in tune. The only con I ran into was a slight warp from the bridge pulling on the body which 12 strings are prone to. The warp is no deeper than 1 mm. I am reluctant to leave this guitar in standard tuning but most songs I will be playing with this are open c, relieving much stress on the guitar. Haven't been able to put it down. Stock strings are just awful.

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        4.0

        Value for the buck

        By Coach Dave

        from Denton Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

        Bought this as a beater, it had a few Burrs on the tuners, one was a real mess, got it fixed and played it pretty much daily for 16-17 months, the real bad turner finally had had enough of this life and committed suicide and no longer exists..lol. I still would recommend this guitar to someone who can work a small file to clean up the edges. tone is a little sharp but for the price its a steal. about to buy another cheap 12 string may get the Ibby this time to compare, or may just grab another one of these. with the right strings its not a bad 12 string a lot better then any no name products I have played. I also have a Breedlove and I also prefer this neck for relaxing and just playing so ya take a chance on this one. its not all that bad with a bit of work.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW!!!

        By Muse Of Love

        from Cumberland City, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

          Was concerned about quality at this price, was delighted with this baby. Local music store said they couldn't come close to the price I paid, and I bought a separate hard case with it, for less than they wanted for just the guitar. Ordered just before Christmas and got it almost too fast. Husband wouldn't wait to open it, but on the plus side he was all warmed up for the Christmas sing along. If your thinking of getting this..DO IT. You are only reading this to make sure it's an ok deal...read no further. ps..Customer service at Musician's Friend so far is wonderful.

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          5.0

          Great guitar, price is hard to believe

          By Mattjack

          from Babson Park Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

            Looks great, sounds great!

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            4.0

            Great for the price.

            By coach61

            from Denton Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • A Little Light On Tone

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought this guitar about 18 months ago, I play it at least 5 times a week. I love the play-ability of it, I find it lacks a bit of bass tone to it. I broke a tuner this morning and it did have a few burrs on the tunners. But I will replace it and I am sure will last me many more years. can not beat the price I also own a Breadlove 12 Like its sound better but I do like playing this one better, smaller neck lighter.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            unbelievable

            By wardicus

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                I love this guitar. The one I got was set up perfect right out of the box. The fit and finish is excellent, and the tone is very nice. I waited a few weeks to leave this review because some reviewers said the guitar did not stay in tune. I don't have this problem. The one I got stays in tune very well, especially for a 12-string. This guitar for the price Musician's Friend is offering it is a steal. It could easily be sold for hundreds more, and it would still be a great deal. You won't be sorry for purchasing this 12-string.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love to play dr-212 12-string acoustic

                By rollingsound

                from converse tx.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone DR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                  I play a lot of the eagles/zeppelin/ect. and it sounds great.

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