#1
I'm a total beginner and i'm thinking of buying the epiphone DR-100 acoustic. I know it's not the best but is it o.k. for learning. Does it stay in tune ect. I don't want to spend alot in case i find i'm totally tone deaf or something. If i get good later i'll buy something better. So if you have this guitar or know something about it give me your opinion, thanks.
#2
If you're a beginner it's worth getting a guitar like that, and that's not a bad starter guitar, but look into some Yamaha's if you want something that you would play when you get technical, too.
#3
I started playing about a month ago, and I bought an Epiphone DR-100. The only other guitar I've played is my friends Yamaha FG730S, and I have to say it's easier to play, sounds better and stays in tune longer, but it's also more than double the price of my guitar.

I really am enjoying learning to play, and so part of me does wish I picked up the Seagull S6 I was looking at, but at the same time if I decide I don't want to play anymore in a month or two, I won't feel bad about letting the Epiphone sit in my basement.

Bottom line: if you're just trying out learning the guitar as a hobby to see if you like it, get the Epiphone. If you're serious about learning to play, spend a bit more money now and get something that will last you longer.
#5
all yamahas are good beginner guitars. they're easy to play and usually sound ok.
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#6
i had a yamaha c40 few years back

its a good guitar, easy to learn on, doesnt get out of tune , body is perfect till now
good resonance and smooth playing without buzzing

most importantly try your guitar before buying it

look for the buzz-free guitars and the rest is usually OK,maybe you could try playing any guitar and see whether you like it before spending actual cash on a guitar
it'd be a waste if you dont like it but you already bought it
#7
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all yamahas are good beginner guitars. they're easy to play and usually sound ok.

sound ok to you sound GREATTTTT to me
#9
I have the Epiphone DR-100, and I love it! I received it a year ago for Christmas as my first acoustic guitar, and for the price, it is a very solid guitar.

One thing about the DR-100 compared to some other acoustics in the similar price range is that it's somewhat more "harder" to play. Kinda hard to explain, but I also have a Yamaha FG700S that I received as a B-day gift a few months ago, and it is much easier to play compared to the Epi. So that may or may not be a good thing, it was kinda good for me since it really helped me build strength, and when I play my Yamaha or my friend's Fender acoustic, things are so much easier.

And I actually prefer the sound in my DR-100 over the FG700S, as it produces a more rich and full bassy sound.

Both guitars you're looking at are solid choices. Try to play them both at a guitar store or something, but if you can't, just choose the one that you think will suit you better.
#10
Are the upgraded Yamaha fg series worth paying the extra money?
How much of a difference is there between a FG700s and the FG750?
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#11
Not too much.

The main differences are the side/back material(which is laminated anyway... so whatever.)
The other difference is the visual appointments.
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- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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