Donner DAG-1CE Acoustic Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 300+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$145
Donner DAG-1CE Acoustic Electric Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 300+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Donner DAG-1CE is a straightforward acoustic-electric guitar in the familiar dreadnought shape, only this one has a cut-away body and comes with some nice freebies.

It features standard wood configuration, which includes spruce for the top and mahogany for the back and sides.

The neck has a slim C" shape profile for comfortable playability and it comes with a built-in active preamp with EQ controls for adjusting treble, bass and mids.

Finally, this guitar comes bundled with extras that include a guitar strap, a capo, a pickguard, an extra set of guitar strings and a bundle of guitar picks, all of which add to the already good value you are getting out of this guitar.

Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought with Cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: African Mahogany back & sides
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: Not Specified
  • Nut Width: Not Specified
  • Electronics: Built-in Pickup and Preamp with 3-Band EQ
  • Pickup Type: Active

Pros
The Donner DAG-1CE gets a lot of compliments for its value for money, with many describing it as a great beginner guitar. It's acoustic and amplified sound are also well received by many users. Build quality is also well received, especially when considering the price.

Cons
Unfortunately, it is not without issues, as there are reports of improperly filed frets, and string height inconsistencies, the usual issues found in cheap mass produced guitars. Thankfully, these are issues that can be fixed with some work.

Overall
If you are looking for a good value full-size acoustic electric guitar, then the Donner DAG-1CE will meet your expectations.

Unfortunately this is no longer available however you can find highly rated alternatives in our guide to The Best Cheap Acoustic Electric Guitars Under $200.

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.