Battle Royale: Comparing the Epiphone DR-100 to the Yamaha FG800

In today's comparison we invite you to see how the Epiphone DR-100 stacks up against the Yamaha FG800. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.

Let's get started by taking a close look at the Epiphone DR-100.

Now we will have look at an alternative, the Yamaha FG800.


Epiphone DR-100

Yamaha FG800


+ Cheap
+ Well made
+ 45-degree head-stock
+ Solid spruce top

+ Great value for money
+ Solid top
+ Scalloped bracing
+ Great projection


We loved the tone that this instrument offered. It performs particularly well at the high end, so if you like crisp trebles , then we think you'll like it. The price is hard to argue with too. A solid investment for an adult beginner, we think.

Yamaha make outstanding affordable products that are aimed at beginners and hobbyists and this is one of them. The full sound it offers is difficult to beat. We were also impressed by the quality of the extras that come as part of the bundle. The hard case is a superb product. Overall, there's little to fault this superb product from Yamaha.

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Also see Music Critic's article 7 Best Cheap Acoustic Guitars in 2021 which includes even more information.

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