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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

An incredibly affordable way to add 12-string jangle to your tone arsenal. Order now.

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EpiphoneDR-212 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (44)
  • Fun to play (43)
  • Good feel (43)
  • Stays in tune (41)
  • Consistent (30)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (46)
  • Jamming (43)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Recording (21)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (44), Professional musician (8), Novice (5)

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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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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              5.0

              Excellent instrument at a great price!

              By Doc

              from McDonough , Ga

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I thought I was going to get a budget guitar with budget craftsmanship, rough edges, etc. that I could sit around the house and jam on. This turned out to be a beautiful instrument. Once tuned up, it played beautifully. The set up & action were right on, no adjustments needed. Stays in tune for the most part. Strings are good but will enjoy an upgrade in the not too distant future. Maybe I just "lucked out", but the Gibson/Epiphone folks can be proud of this one...I was enthusiastically surprised!

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                5.0

                exceptional value

                By SteveS.

                from Toledo, Oh.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

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

                  Very surprised by quality, sound,and feel. Stay's in tune pretty well,at the price I almost want to buy a few more and flip 'em for extra cash!

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                  5.0

                  NO BRAINER

                  By Gibowski

                  from Mt. Pleasant, SC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Action Out Of Box
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Workmanship
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Cheap Strings Duh

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

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

                  I'd been scouring the websites looking for a used 12 string for a long time and got this one for really really cheap! Has a cut/gash in the side but not into the binding. I feel like I got away w/ murder! The quality out of the box and the sound is incredible. The strings are not great, but what would you expect. I'll be impressed even more once I restring it. Get this guitar if you don't want to spend alot on a 12 string! You will be blown away. I got lucky getting a used one, but it's worth a couple hundred, easy.

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