Fender DG100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The Fender DG100 is a big, warm-sounding acoustic with a solid Englemann spruce top, mahogany back and sides, dot position inlays, a tortoise shell pickguard, and abalone rosette.

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The Fender DG100 is a big, warm-sounding acoustic with a solid Englemann spruce top, mahogany back and sides, dot position inlays, a tortoise shell pickguard, and abalone rosette.

Features
  • Solid Englemann spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Dot position inlays
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
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4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Keep Going Back To It

I'm a beginner. My focus was simple - I wanted an acoustic that was comfortable and sounded good. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about guitars and how they're built, so feel...Read complete review

I'm a beginner. My focus was simple - I wanted an acoustic that was comfortable and sounded good. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about guitars and how they're built, so feel and sound was all I had to go on. I knew Fender from electrics - didn't even know they made acoustics. Now I know more about guitars, and what to look for, and at the end of the day, I'm really proud of the choice I made when I knew nothing! This guitar sounds AMAZING!!! I've now played Taylors and Martins and everything else I can get my hands on. And while I understand the higher price for some of these other guitars, I keep going back to my Fender and I'm happy. If aesthetics matter to you, this is a BEAUTIFUL guitar. It just can't be beat for the price. It's solid, sturdy, gorgeous and it sounds amazing (the sound is what always, ultimately gets me! It's unbelievable. Rich, full, loud if you want it to be, no buzz.) I've since changed the strings but it really is good to play out of the box. I waited a good, long time before I changed the strings. Definitely consider this guitar - I don't think you'll be sorry.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little less action...

After playing this guitar for four years now I can say that in beginners hind sight I would recommend any novice to spend a bit more money and purchase a different guitar; a Takamine...Read complete review

After playing this guitar for four years now I can say that in beginners hind sight I would recommend any novice to spend a bit more money and purchase a different guitar; a Takamine EG360SC to be exact. Although I agree with other experienced players that say the DG100 has a warm and earthy tone, it lacks in early learning playability due to it's large amount of action at the fret board. Once I learned of what "action" was due to having difficulty with added hand fatigue due to the [extra unnecessary] force needed to press those strings down. After playing other guitars with better action did I realize that some extra work was needed to achieve better sensitivity while working the board. The truss rod in the neck needed slacking, and the saddle was ground down to get those strings closer the fret borad. And still I'm not very happy with the results. The craftsmanship compliments the sound, and the grover hardware is a nice added touch. Do not let a higher price tag intimidate you because you lack experience. When you find a good working guitar off the start, you will really enjoy learning the art, and when you develop your playing skills through learning, you will have a better playing experience with a nicer guitar that aligns with that experience.

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(57 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Incredible Body with poor strings

By Happy Strummer

from Hamilton MA

This guitar is awesome right off the shelf! It has excellent tone and nice looking abalone trim This only problem with it is the mediocre strings it comes with. Just get some nice Elixirs or D'Addarios and you've got one nice guitar that sounds like a much more expensive Martin.

(37 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Keep Going Back To It

By SemperFi

from Jersey

I'm a beginner. My focus was simple - I wanted an acoustic that was comfortable and sounded good. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about guitars and how they're built, so feel and sound was all I had to go on. I knew Fender from electrics - didn't even know they made acoustics. Now I know more about guitars, and what to look for, and at the end of the day, I'm really proud of the choice I made when I knew nothing! This guitar sounds AMAZING!!! I've now played Taylors and Martins and everything else I can get my hands on. And while I understand the higher price for some of these other guitars, I keep going back to my Fender and I'm happy. If aesthetics matter to you, this is a BEAUTIFUL guitar. It just can't be beat for the price. It's solid, sturdy, gorgeous and it sounds amazing (the sound is what always, ultimately gets me! It's unbelievable. Rich, full, loud if you want it to be, no buzz.) I've since changed the strings but it really is good to play out of the box. I waited a good, long time before I changed the strings. Definitely consider this guitar - I don't think you'll be sorry.

(22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well made guitar!

By sold you guitar

from Sutton, MA

I was looking for a guitar to get for my birthday. My price range was up to about 600 bucks. But when i played this guitar i fell in love with it. It has such a great warming sound to it. I was playing Martins in the store and to be honest, I couldnt tell the difference between this guitar and a Martin. Its a great guitar for under 500 bucks and really is worth every penny. Ive played it everywhere from small concerts to playing around the campfire and it sounds better and better everytime...It dosent come with the best strings, but just put some D'Addario's on it and your all set. Bottom line, if you want a guitar for under 500 bucks, this guitar is just for you..It sounds, looks, and feels great..

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my new guitar!

By Christy

from Austin, Texas

It's a gorgeous guitar with a solid front making it more than worth the money. The sound is fantastic... as good as more expensive guitars without the price tag. And, let's fact it, it's really beautiful. The photos do not do it justice!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Power and Beauty

By Parker Lee

from Packwaukee, Wisconsin

I walked into Guitar Center the other day, looking for a new acoustic. As I browsed the acoustic coral, a couple Martin's and a Taylor caught my eye but as I was about to pick one up the DG 100 caught my eye. The pure beauty of this guitar star-struck me, so I snatched it up, pick in hand and played. Once I got past the visual appeal of the gold hardware and the abalone inlays I was still in pure awe. The projection of this guitar was amazing. As I played chords I was overjoyed by this guitars warm tone. Not only did it handle chords, finger-picking, and flat-picking, but when I went to play a couple arpeggios the action again amazed me I was able to fly over the fret board. There was no buzz when I went past the 12th fret and onward. To be fair I tried the Martin's, the Taylor and even a couple Gibson's. But the DG 100 shot each of them down. As soon as I got home I took it out to play recorded a song and surprised again but the sound quality was so rich. I am re-recording all of my songs using the DG 100. If you are still skeptical I dare you to take this guitar up to any guitars in its class and even attempt to find so much quality for this price. Positives - Visually Appealing - Powerful - Strap nut (so you don�ۡ���t have to tie your strap on by the head) - Sturdy bridge - Light-weight Negatives - Awkward at first headstock - Can�ۡ���t put it down

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A little less action...

By Obsidian 3

from Cleveland, Ohio

After playing this guitar for four years now I can say that in beginners hind sight I would recommend any novice to spend a bit more money and purchase a different guitar; a Takamine EG360SC to be exact. Although I agree with other experienced players that say the DG100 has a warm and earthy tone, it lacks in early learning playability due to it's large amount of action at the fret board. Once I learned of what "action" was due to having difficulty with added hand fatigue due to the [extra unnecessary] force needed to press those strings down. After playing other guitars with better action did I realize that some extra work was needed to achieve better sensitivity while working the board. The truss rod in the neck needed slacking, and the saddle was ground down to get those strings closer the fret borad. And still I'm not very happy with the results. The craftsmanship compliments the sound, and the grover hardware is a nice added touch. Do not let a higher price tag intimidate you because you lack experience. When you find a good working guitar off the start, you will really enjoy learning the art, and when you develop your playing skills through learning, you will have a better playing experience with a nicer guitar that aligns with that experience.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar at a awesome price!

By DnG

from CA

This is by far one of the best acoustic guitars on the market for the price. The finish on the guitar is just absolutely beautiful and plays like a dream. The price tag is very affordable and well worth it. The only downfall I can find is the fact it is not electric capable. A must have!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great intermediate guitar

By KateDS

from New York, NY

Great guitar with a great sound. I tried it out along with a couple others in this price range (Yamaha, Ibanez, Epiphone, etc.), but there was no contest. The fullness of the sound and the easy action on the fretboard were exactly what I wanted. You get a guitar that's worth twice what you pay for it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Ucode

from Cleveland, Ohio

Great guitar overall. First off its a very pretty guitar, it looks great and is very comfortable. It has a nice warm and full sound and is easy to play. For the price to performance ratio, I feel that this guitar was a steal. I highly reccomend this guitar to anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By GuitarGal

from Chicago

I love this guitar and the other customer was right, the picture does not do it justice. It's a beautiful guitar and the sound is out of this world. However, I am a petite woman and it's definitely a bit too big for my frame. So women I would consider the GDC 200 for a more comfortable fit- that's what I traded mine in for.

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