Epiphone Songmaker DR-212 12-String Guitar - Natural

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Songmaker DR-212 12-String Guitar - Natural
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Classic 12-String with Mahogany Neck


The Songmaker DR-212 is a true 12-string acoustic guitar with the big sound and fine engineering you expect from Epiphone. The Songmaker DR-212 features a Select Spruce top with scalloped bracing, Mahogany back, sides and neck.

The Songmaker DR-212 was designed to take the stress of extra strings and not just support the spruce top but provide the proper bracing so what you hear is a balanced, cutting, and attention-getting tone. The 12-string dreadnought has often been thought of as the classic-go to guitar for blues, folk, rock, country, and everything in-between. (Previously called DR-212)

Details
Body Shape: Square Shoulder Dreadnought
Top: Select Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Scale Length: 25.5" / 647.7mm
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: PVC; nut width 1.75" / 44.45mm
Hardware finish: Nickel
Bridge: Pau Ferro
Tuning Machines: Epiphone Deluxe

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DR-212 Pleasantly surprised 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Henderson), Manitoba
I am a lifelong Gibson and Epiphone player but went in to shop for a twelve string completely unbiased. I ended up purchasing this model after researching and testing several higher end Taylors, Martins, Ovations, and Taks in my local L&M store. I kept coming back to this model as the resonance and sustain seemed to be the same or better in comparison to the other brands mentioned without the need for a pickup or electronics. The price ultimately was the deciding factor as the value for the quality is unbeatable. The neck plays smoothly, it sounds fantastic, chimey and alive, its well balanced, it tunes and holds tune well, and it has a fairly good finish for this price point. I have been playing it constantly since getting it home and wish I would have purchased this years ago. If you want a really good acoustic 12 and are budget minded, this might also be the one for you. I didn't give five stars as it's still a fresh purchase, and another month or two of playing it will dictate how it's held up to longer term usage and acclimation.
Posted by Teemo on Dec 30, 2023
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Exactly as described! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Henderson), Manitoba
Wonderful full sound and beautifully crafted high quality instrument!
Posted by Nick on Feb 20, 2021
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Satisfied. 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
Bright, good outdoors. Instant Stairway LOL.
Posted by Anders Calrissian on Jan 17, 2020
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Awesome guitar 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London South, Ontario
I got this used for a great deal and it was totally worth it. Great tone and nice looking thing too!
Posted by Sawyer on Jul 25, 2019
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DR-212 12 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
I got this guitar as a birthday present when they first came out in late 2012 early 2013, and it has been a wicked twelver to play and like $180 at the time! That was the cheapest 12 string I had ever seen!!! Having learned on a 12 it was hard to pick a guitar but I have known Epiphone to have the occasional Diamond in the ruff....This guitar is great, just make sure you try it out a fair bit before you buy it, my Epiphone DR-212 for wont be the same as yours for instance my pickgaurd is black where as most of the new ones have tortoise shell. The only downfall I have found is the Nut corners are sharp and you can hurt yourself pretty bad if you are sliding up the neck quickly.
Posted by Jay on Jun 13, 2017
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great value 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saint John, New Brunswick
love guitar well made good job epiphone
Posted by epiphone fan on Apr 6, 2016
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Dr12 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Love it!!!
Posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2014
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N/A 12 of 13 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Bedford, Nova Scotia
Owned this guitar for just over 3 years. Nice player, which is why I chose it over other models. At the 3 year mark, just after I decided that extending the warranty was no longer necessary, the sound board warped, the bridge lifted and the finish on the soundboard cracked. On inspection determined that the bridge block (only 1/32 inch ply) let go. When I was able to remove it, there were only 5 small drops of glue used to hold it in. POOR manufacturing technique. Fortunately I was able to build a sturdier block and with proper glue and clamping I have a usable guitar again, with no loss of sound.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2014
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Great guitar 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Lethbridge, Alberta
I just got this guitar 1 month ago and it has been a great 12 string. After i got this guitar i went back to the guitar store and compered my 12 string vs a 1000$ 12 string and they played the same to me.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2013
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Epiphone DR-212 12 String Guitar 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
Great Value at $180! Sounds Great, haven't had any issues with mine except it doesn't hold it's tuning very long. Other than that, a great bang for your buck.
Posted by Dylan on Jan 24, 2013
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Exceptional Value 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
Perfect for someone who is looking to add a twelver to their collection. Had to make some minor filing adjustments to some of the high frets to eliminate buzzing (this is easy) but other than that top marks. No pick ups or else it would be full marks!
Posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013
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Great Guitar 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Bedford, Nova Scotia
For the price, you can't beat this guitar. Great sounding 12-string. holds its tuning very well.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2013
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Closest Store   New Minas, Nova Scotia
Posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2012
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Good Value 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
Decent tone, intonation very good, some buzzing here and there. Haven't strung it up with heavier strings yet, but should be manageable. Feels solid and doesn't feel like the top will sink or the neck will break. I would prefer it a little wider at the nut, but that's a matter of taste. Not a stage instrument, but for most people who just want a 12 string in their collection this is good value.
Posted by Brendan on Oct 22, 2012
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Great guitar!! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Bedford, Nova Scotia
Great sound and quality for such a bargain price.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012
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Epiphone 12 string 2 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
It's not the store's fault, but this is probably one of the worst guitars I have ever played. My Low E is constantly snapping on me, I get shoulder pains from playing it too long, and it doesn't shape a woman's body properly. Next time I'll shell out for a better brand.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012
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Closest Store   New Minas, Nova Scotia
Posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012
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