Epiphone DR-100 6 String Acoustic Guitar
Epiphone says that the DR-100 has long been their top selling acoustic guitar and based on what we gleaned from our research this could well be the highest selling acoustic in its class.
For many years the DR-100 has been the choice of many as a student guitar and a low cost 'campfire' option - that's a term used to describe guitars you can take on camping trips without having to worry too much about getting it damaged as you would with an expensive guitar.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Select Spruce (laminated)
- Body: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss - Natural, also comes in Ebony and Vintage Sunburst
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: Not specified
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Nut Width: 1.69”
Customer reviews were consistent in saying that the build quality, sound quality and playability of the DR-100 are on par with guitars in the next couple of price brackets above. Positive reviews came from students, guitar teachers, and experienced guitarists who used it for practice.
There were a number of reports from people who live in dry climates that the neck dried out and warped in under a year. There were also some owners who complained about their DR-100 developing fret buzz over time.
In November 2016 we determined that this was the highest rated Dreadnought selling for under $150 and we continue to recommend it as an excellent beginner guitar.