DG20CE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar
Review by Jack
Got a used DG20Ce at a pawn shop in Austin,TX. Serial number shows it was a 1997 Korean build. It has a Gibson sound flat bottom sound, and a medium bright top end. I set it up with medium gauge Elixer's .13-.56's. I'm a little disappointed with the strings but not the sound. Next set will be probably Martin Phospher Bronze. It's a damn good every day guitar, and I do play it out and keep it tuned in D.
The build is a better than modern day martin's and Gibbie's these days (in my opinion) It's a lot of guitar for the money I paid.!
On the bottom side it has the Gibbie dreadnaught sound, (which is growing on me), and the top end is a little bright. It still has the stock plastic nut, end pins, & saddle (which I'm changing out). I expect changing to a bone nut & saddle may give it a much brighter top side.
It has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard with and inlaid mother-of-pearl "Fender" on the head. It also has a rosewood veneer on the head well matched to the grain of the fingerboard. The top is a well matched two-piece spruce top. I'm not crazy about the gloss finish (I believe it is polyurethane). I would have preferred a lacquer finish. The binding is well fitted to the top and there are no signs of pulling away from the body.
The urethane finish on the neck can get a little grabby on warmer nights from sweat. I'm removing the finish from the neck for a satin feel like my Taylor.
No problems yet! I will upgrade the tuners but there are no issues keeping the guitar in tune.
Maybe i was in the right place at the right time. This guitar was well cared for, and the wood is really opening up. The Piezo pick up is pretty good and the electronics very adequate.