Submitted February 15, 2012 by danny morris in henderson, TN
"$99.00 for this? WOW!!!"
let me start by saying,I have been playing guitar for 20 years now. I've had very bad guitars, and very good guitars. Over the last 9 or 10 years all I have had for the most part have been "high end" guitars. Although I have kept an Epiphone Les paul that i got in the early 90's which I still play and love. Anyway... I was playing the Epi LP one night recently and fell in love with it all over again. Awesome guitar! No, it is NOT a Gibson. I will admit that. But, it has it's own peronality. And it's has always been a favorite of mine through the years. Although sometimes over looked because of the "real" les pauls I have. Anyway.. one night I was playing it and fell in love with it all over again. And for some reason I was just browsing around and made my way over to Zzounds web site. I was looking through the Epi's and saw the DR-100. I thought well.. I could use a beater acoustic, because I plan on doing alot of outdoor activities with the fam this coming summer and I though well it would be nice to get a cheapo acoustic to play around with at pick-nics, and family reunions and such. So I ordered it, not expecting much. I expected many flaws, and expected to have to do some work to it to make it even "playable". boy was I WRONG!!! I got this thing, opened the box not expecting much. I was VERY surprised!!! First thing I noticed out of the box was that it was only slightly out of tune. I thought hmm, that's strange. I tuned it up real quick, which didn't take much. I picked around just a bit. and was very pleasantly surprised with what I heard! i then began to inspect the guitar. I spent a good 30 mins going over it. And just so you know, I am VERY anal about my guitars. i spot flaws like nobody's business. Having OCD I just tend to be like that. But man... I was almost jsut confused by this guitar. As I could not find any flaws with it. The action was absolutely perfect! Neck was perfectly straight! frets were immaculate! I did not have to do one thing to this guitar! I even had all my tools out waiting the arrival of this guitar to get it "playable". Didn't have to touch a thing. Even the stock strings sound good on it. I have yet to change them, and have had the guitar for 2 weeks now. i expect to be even more amazed when I do change them. I swear, the only "flaw" I could find with this thing was that the inner sticker showing the model/serial number was crooked! As for sound, it is VERY well balnced, and just "in your face"!!! I own a gibson hummingbird, a gibson songwriter, a Taylor 110, a Taylor 310, and a couple of guilds, and a lower end Breedlove. And this thing stands up to all of them!! NO BS!!! Maybe I just got lucky and got a one in a million Epi here, but I am still sooooo amazed with this thing!! I haven't picked up any of my other acoustics since getting this one. So much for a beater!!! I will NOT be taking this outdoors. Better start looking again. If you are looking at this guitar and thinking about getting it. I saw go ahead and pull the trigger on it! I do not think you will be dissapointed AT ALL!!
Playing guitar for 20 years
rock, metal, blues, country
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