Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Natural
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- Mahogany body
- Select Spruce top
- 25.5 scale
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The DR-100 features a Select Spruce top; Mahogany back and sides; and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
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I was really worried about how the condition of the Guitar before Delivery, but when it arrived, I was fully Impressed!!! The Guitar came with a Soft Case already provided by the Seller, which is a really nice & sturdy case with heavy duty stiching although the Foam padding used inside could be a lot thicker compared to the other case I bought from Furtados. The seller were kind enough to also provided a set of 6 Picks in one of it's Pockets
Inside the Case, the Guitar was perfectly wrapped in light foam cushion. The Guitar itself was in mighty fine condition👌. Fully Gloss Finish with No signs of Damage or scratches to it other than few minor scratches on the Pickguard which is fine suggesting it was played by the seller for demo or testing purposes.
The Guitar itself Sounds Amazing than my Friend's Fender CD-60. Since being a Dreadnought, it has excellent bass and resonates more because of the High Quality wood used in this Guitar. The front is Laminated Spruce Top Wood, but the Sides & Rear are Solid Mahogany wood, & the Fretboard & Bridge is made of Roosewood. It sounds really Amazing with just stock strings alone, & I still haven't tried it without D'Addario EJ16 0.12-0.53 Gauge Phospher Bronze strings. If you want the best sound from this Guitar then I highly recommend using D'Addario strings of 0.12-0.53 gauge, Light or Medium light strings for more Volume.
The Guitar Alone leaves behind every other Cheap Guitar under 10,000 INR & Even 15,000 INR as it sounds Superior to all of them when I took it to my Guitar classes. Everyone kept asking me about this Guitar as they never heard about Epiphone brand other than the usual Fenders, Corts & Gibsons.
In my Honest Opinion this Guitar sounds as good as my Teacher's 40,000 INR Gibson which has Solid Top Spruce Wood. If you're a Beginner or even an Amateur & looking for a decent budget Guitar, I highly Recommend this Guitar, as I assure you wouldn't be disappointed by it.
P.s. It's a long review, so please take out sometime to read it. It'll be worth it.
So, I'll be a little critic regarding the "quality" of this particular guitar. Epiphone is the subsidiary of Gibson USA, and they do a fine job with all the Les Pauls, SGs and mid to high end Acoustic stuff. But when a person purchases a really cheap, basic, entry-level Epiphone guitar, they would still somewhere expect that guitar to have the same "quality" of Gibson. Now I don't mean that Epiphone should replicate every single stuff of Gibson and just rebrand it. What I do mean is that the quality and the quality check of even the cheapest guitars crafted by Epiphone should be at par with their mid to high-end range, their counterparts from other brands like Yamaha, Fender, etc. and much more better than the Chinese knockoffs. I will definitely, at any time, recommend Epiphone over any other brand, but only for thier mid to high end stuff. For a cheap, beginner's, "backup" kinda entry-level guitar, I would definitely recommed Yamaha, they do make some decent stuff. That's the opinion part.
Now towards the review: First and foremost, this is a decent, what you pay for is what you get kinda entry-level guitar (perhaps, the only entry-level guitar from Epiphone), made out of mahogany body, select spruce top (laminate spruce), mahogany neck, rosewood bridge and fretboard, but without any kind of pickup system being installed and without any kind of fancy stuff (with fretboard bindings available only on the black model). I had thought of manually installing a Cherub C-6 pickup system on to this guitar.
When I got this particular guitar (04/06/2018), I was so happy that there was not even a single bend or dent on the packaging box. It was as intact as if it's been deliverd to me by the company itself. But as I was carrying the package, I could hear few strange noises from within the box. When we unboxed it, everything was looking in place within the box - the guitar body covered with bubble wrap, it's neck resting on a polystyrene piece, the gig bag nicely bundled and kept aside, an alen key and some plectrums (the seller did send me few plectrums but I didn't find the belt though, might have been bundled with the gigbag). But the moment we took out the guitar, there was something inside the guitar itself that was knocking against its body. We took a peek inside the soundhole and there it was! A big chunk from the last ladder of the back bracing, lying in a corner inside the guitar!
Now, I'm a bit sceptical about that piece being broken during the transit as there were just NO dents or any sign of physical abuse on the guitar body, neck or headstock. Even the outer packaging box was intact, let alone the inner one. Now that makes me question the quality check guys at the China facility of Epiphone as it clearly says "MADE IN CHINA" on a printed paper slip glued at the back of the guitar headstock.
After evaluation, considerable theory says that the ladder piece was already cracked crucially and the quality control people didn't pay much attention to it. And during the process, it's import to India and it's way to the seller, the piece completely broke off but somehow it was being held in its place.
It is also quite strange that the importers didn't notice it as every renound import/export music shop have their own quality check team who's duty is to check and examin each and every instrument to find if there is any flaw in it, and then report it to their senior, if there is any.
But even if they skipped it, the seller (or whoever had put those plectrums inside the box) should had himself taken an inspection to make sure everything was right and in place before packing the guitar.
Now, the bummer was not this physical damage, but fret buzzes coming out from this guitar, specially a very cheeky sound emitting from the 12th and the 13th fret of 1st string. That means the guys at the Epiphone China facility didn't even setup the intonation of this guitar. Had it not been this flaw, I was on the "It's ok, I'll keep it" side even after that ladder piece being broken. The major reason for me not being satisfied with this guitar was the improper intonation. Even the strings seemed to be some kinda Chinese knockoffs instead of the proper USA made D'addarios, the ones that can be found on every Epiphone.
I was well aware of what I was buying. I'm very much familiar with Epiphone and absolutely enjoy their high end range. I knew what I had purchased was an entry-level guitar without pickups (since Pro-1 and Dove were out of stock everywhere) but I still bought it as I mainly needed it as a backup acoustic, along with some double tracking requirements on my recordings and also for the "icing on the cake", the fretboard! CITES regulations have restricted the use of Indian and Brazilian rosewood (actually any kind of rosewood) enforcing from 2nd Jan 2017. This was the only guitar available with Brazilian rosewood fretboard and bridge.
As for now, I've applied for a replacement model and will definitely update once the replacement arrives and I've tested it. Till then, look out for a Yamaha, they won't disappoint you!
So we received the parcel yesterday. The guitar was intact and it's in a fine condition. The intonation is good but the action is quiet high, not a big deal as we'll set it up during restringing process. Also the seller (musiclife) sent some plectrums and a gigbag with it. Haven't yet unwrapped the gigbag but it seems durable. Also don't know whether there's a strap inside or not. Overall it's a good replacement. Previously I'd given it 1 star but now I'll be increasing it to 3.
2. Finishing is good.
3. Always check your guitar thoroughly for any faults. Mine was a faulty neck. It has a forward bend and so fret buzz. I adjusted the truss rod and could fix only 95%. It was my fault i kept it unplayed after unpacking. I only checked for any physical defects. I provided the picture of the faulty neck.
4. Bag is not a padded one..but its fine.
5. Provided 3 guitar picks of 0.71mm fender.
6. The guitar don't comes adjusted. So you may need to fix the guitar action or what we say string height by adjusting the truss rod, fixing the saddle or nut.
Rest the guitar is very good. The delivery is quick.
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