Great guitar! Sounds fantastic! Easy to play neck very comfy...
great to practice
I Have the White DTC And it is an Awesome Guitar! You won't get better sound for the money! Incredible Value& A Quality Guitar!
A wonderful instrument that is a joy to play. I have purchased 3 Donner guitars. I gave one to my grand-niece for a graduation present. I also teach guitar and bass. I recommend Donner products to the parents of all my beginners and they are impressed when I use Donner guitars in church.
Nice Tele knock off a lotta bang for the buck, sounds decent for what I do just hadda lower the action a bit everything else was good to go. Great little starter axe hard to beat for the money.
Fast shipping, well packaged, and the guitar is as-advertised. Highly recommend buying this guitar from Donner.
I honestly love this guitar. If feels great, and is a pleasure to play! The pickups sound nice too, I've already recorded with it and loved how it sounded. The neck is smooth, no sharp frets, nice weighty body, just well-made all around. I also like the gig bag. I highly recommend this guitar.
Amazing guitar!! Plays waaay better than some high end Tele’s. I can’t put this thing down!
They are a gift for my Great Granddaughters
The picture of the guitar shows a strap, cord, and a Hex Key with the guitar. The hex key was not included. The guitar is nice, plays well. I’m trying to get the hex key sent but am having communication problems.
Great guitar, suits my needs perfectly. Also the extras are good quality. Would definitely recommend this to any level of guitarist.
For the price, ya can't beat it. Shipping was fast, and it arrived without a ding on the box
I love it, the tone is comparable to a fender tele. It's amazing and so easy to play. No regrets
This guitar is, so far, my favorite of 5 or so I've owned. It's well made, and the sound seems to be pretty good based on use threw the amp I have. I didn't do any setup on it, and it plays well right out of the box. It was well packaged and thoughtfully so. One gripe I have is that it is too heavy, as other reviewers have mentioned. After playing it a few days, I usually have to take breaks every 30-45 minutes due to it's weight. This isn't a dealbreaker for me, as I'm 240 pounds, and can handle a fairly heavy instrument such as this. However, if you're looking for a guitar for someone small, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Another gripe is the strap. The strap is way, way too small, like not even close to as big as needed. I had a strap from another guitar I'm currently using but seriously, given the price point, Donner might want to include a better, more thought out, strap. I don't know what to do with the strap included: It's basically useless. I may sound negative, but actually this is one of the better guitars I've ever used, probably the best in fact. It's way easier to play than other guitars; strumming upwards is always hard for me for some reason, and this guitar, right out of the box, is better in that regard, though I still find I strum downwards way too much (that's just me though).
The T Style guitar was my first purchase. I am thrilled with the sound and quality of the instrument, especially for the price...I consider it not only a great deal, but a fine instrument. My only suggestions: First, Donner should tout the word "professional" and less "beginner" for many of their products. Also, the packing of the guitar was fairly weak - thin cardboard box with guitar in thin gig bag should have extra padding somewhere. My guitar came with a thin tiny crack in the finish around the neck pocket. The guitar sounds and plays so well, I have decided to keep it.
It's a good beginner guitar which I am going to give to my kids. Better than my first one.
The first thing I'll comment on is the neck. There's no fret sprout or sharp ends that I have to file down. Generally, on a sub $200 guitar you've got to deal with finishing the frets and doing a setup, but not on this one. It arrived ready to go, although I soon changed the strings. I'll probably put locking tuners on it - that's just personal preference. I think it sounds great. It definitely plays great. I'm very happy with this purchase!
Warum in aller Welt ist kein Plektrum dabei? Von einem Gitarrenset erwartet man das ein Plektrum dabei ist, die Liferung ging super schnell, kam 1 Tag früher als erwartet, aber mal ehrlich der Lieferant hätte das Paket mit mehr sachte hochtragen können. In einer Hand hatte der Lieferant sein PDA und in der anderen an Treppen stoßend das Gitarrenpaket, zum Glück war die Gitarre super verpackt und hat keine Kratzer abbekommen. Aber wenn schon auf dem Paket oben "Guitar" steht erwarte Ich mir etwas mehr vorsicht beim transportieren. Zurück zum Thema Plektrum, sind keine dabei. Im Paket sind enthalten: *Gitarrentasche *Gitarre *Gitarrenumhängegurt *2 Imbusschlüssel *1 Verstärkerkabel Und das wars schon, Plektrums sind keine dabei, kann Ich mir jetzt separat dazu kaufen leider.
Well crafted, no sharp fret ends, neck is true to bridge, body is a string thru design and beautiful front to back, individual string saddles, and sounds decent too. With the padded bags and other goodies, it’s a great deal!
My guitar came and i was quite surprised in the quality of it to be so inexpensive. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive guitar from beginner to advanced, cant go wrong. i watched a ton of videos on this brand before deciding to try one.
Ist keine schlechte Gitarre , aber die Oberfläche vom Hals ist nicht ganz glatt und die Bundstäbchen müßten etwas seitlich am Hals abgeschliffen werden . Aber sonst ist sie zu empfehlen und sieht gut aus .
I purchased the Donner DTC-100 sunburst electric guitar and I am very happy with the purchase. Shipping was very fast too. Nice quality gig bag included along with a couple other goodies. Guitar was packed nicely with an outer covering over the box that I guess was for extra protection. No shipping damage at all and it came from NJ to KY. Plastic bag covered the gig bag with the guitar enclosed inside the gig bag. Open the gig bag and the guitar is inside a protective bag. The strings were protected with a paper covering. Adhesive plastic coverings on the pick guard and some chrome parts, don’t forget to peel that off. Guitar is beautiful. I am an adult beginner that things this tele style guitar is a great buy.
Great guitar perfect set up nothing to do Love thr weight,nice and beefy nice thick neck on mine,prob a c shape Great gig bag Very impressed with this guitar Get one I like it more then my cs tele
I bought the Donner DTC-100 (tele style) guitar for fun because of the low price and the reviews I have seen. I was amazed at how well it played straight out of the box. The neck was straight and didn't have any sharp fret ends sticking out. The finish is flawless, and the pickups sound really good. I changed and lowered the strings, they were a bit high, and the only problems I had was that truss rod adjustment was tight and didn't want to turn either way. I squirted some WD-40 on it and let it sit for awhile and was able to adjust the truss rod, although its still tight. There is also some string buzz. Its a fun guitar that is easy to play!
Love the Gitar (but the strap is way way way too short!!!!)
I had to buy another one @Guitar Center and gave the Donner to charity!
I own many "budget" Telecaster style guitars and this Donner is probably the best bang for the buck! Out of the box and padded gig bag it was setup very nice. Fret ends are pretty smooth, I'll adjust the action down a bit, intonation was right on. Fit and finish are great. Thinking about getting the Sunburst next :-)
An immaculate piece of Art, equivalent to, if not better then any other Telecaster style guitar I have played!
Most Impressive, is its immense "Playability" right out of the box! I did not even have to tune mine!!!
This is my twelfth guitar purchase this year and my most satisfying! I play this guitar more then all my other guitars combined, because of its tones are "Hypnotic"!
I intend to purchase two other different models from Donner very soon! I cannot Thank the "hands" that made this Guitar, enough: Than You! Thank You!! Thanx Again!!!
Played pretty decent right out of the box!
First tele style guitar. I’m pleased. Frets are smooth, switch is solid and finish is stellar.
This Tele is an awesome guitar I had a Fender Tele and believe the Donner Tele plays much better. The neck feels amazing.
have already turned on 2 musicians freind salesman to call you and order one of same 140.00 guitar package I bought. I can only say the guitar is Great!!!!! Thanks , John
Best guitar you can get for the price, i added a few touches to make it my own, but it plays great right out of the box. Great feel to the neck, no buzz or hum and i use a wireless system to the amp. Out of the 21 guitars i own i needed a tele style and couldnt pass up the price.
As with most budget friendly guitars the tuners are generic and of low quality and the pickups are mediocre at best. It was playable out of the box. The frets were fine. Overall the guitar is solid and has a good feel to it. I would recommend it to anyone who's only looking to spend 150 bucks. I knew I had nothing to lose since I could return it if I didn't like it.
Came with sharp fret ends, the strings cranked super tight (1 whole step above 440A), but the biggest issue is the neck pickup. It was very quiet. I popped the cover off when I was replacing it, and found WHY it was so quiet. There is a spacer between the cover and the pickup. This will not allow the pickup to be adjust high enough to be useful. I left the cover off, and now it's fine, but looksfunny.
Overall for a budget tele at this price......"C" rating. There are better guitars for a lot less. Indio Retro Tele comes to mind.
Very easy to play but is heavier than expected.
It is exactly what the ad states. It is a nice student guitar. I selected it because of a previous Donner purchase and quality was similar. However, have been adjusting the neck to try to remove any sign of fret buzz.
I needed a tele body to replace a ash body that was too heavy and worn out. You can't purchase a body for the price of this guitar. I was surprised how detailed the neck was finished and the finish on the body. It was a great deal. Thank you Donner
I waited approximately three months for the guitar to come back into stock it was totally worth the wait A beautiful guitar well made and sounds awesome.
I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised at the fit, finish, and sound of the Donner DTC-100S. I had a coupon from a reviewer on YouTube and for $126 shipped with accessories like a decent gig bag, strap, and cable it’s hard to beat the quality for the price. Granted I’m an adult beginner but after a week of practice I really do think I made the best choice of a great guitar on which to learn. Thanks for the great deal on my first guitar Donner!
BRADLEY S BARNETT
I didn’t even want another guitar but at just over one hundred dollars after the sale price discount I could not not buy one. I had some very realistic expectations of this ultra budget friendly instrument, but the guitar I received was far better than it should have been. The neck looks and feels very nice, although the neck did have an issue, which was the only negative I encountered. The ninth fret, directly under the high e string was high so when you fretted high e at the 8th & plucked you just heard a solid thunk. Took me about 10 minutes to knock a bit off that spot, re-crown and then sand the fret. After that it was smooth sailing and happy playing, lol. The pickups sounds reasonably good and the fret ends are impeccable. I’m pretty sure the grain pattern you see under the finish is some kind of image overlay but I could absolutely care less. The guitar body looks very nice, the neck is great, it sounds good and the playability is somewhere between a Squier and a MIM Tele, which is to say, very good. One other nice feature is that the body is made from poplar and not basswood and is a full 1.75" thick as opposed to the slimmed down 1.5" Squier tele bodies. A person could buy this guitar and enjoy it as is for quite a while. I think I’d recommend this to any player up through the intermediate level. If you’re beyond the intermediate level you already know what you want and it probably isn’t a Donner T-style guitar.
Very nice product not just for beginners. I like it
Feels great and plays great. I lowered the action a little for mine. Definitely Chang the strings and oil the fretboard at minimum. Pickups sound a little weaker than I would like. I will probably replace them at some point. Personally, I am more of a Stratocaster guy and was Telecaster curious. Enjoy this good value guitar!
A tremendous beginner guitar if you know how to set it up correctly!
Donner never fails to provide high-quality instruments and accessories. This tele Is awesome! I also have the Donner Alpha-Cruncher pedal, and the delay is great! I've also bought the Moukey Audio Interface, (just perfect for what I need!), Donner monitor speakers, a Donner drum throne and the Moukey tongue drum. I'm recording them all!
Thank you Donner for your incredible sales! Today I purchased the acoustic amplifier for 25% off! Can't wait to get it!
I was nervous about getting this one because of how cheap it was but honestly it's amazing right out of the box!!
Inexpensive but sounds pretty good to me.
Great little guitar. It checks all the T style boxes , it's better than a Squire and rounds off my collection.
got it at an absurd price after seeing many positive review videos. It did need a minor set up, which all of the reviews stated. I did it myself very easily after watching those same vids. Neck relief and intonation were spot on. Pickups needed height adjustment, bridge pickup
was tilted. Very easily remedied. Also lowered the strings. I lowered the bridge pickup even more to compensate for differences in output. Oh!, the "tophat" on the selector switch was pushed too far down and kept the neck pos. from staying engaged. That was the easiest fix! Now the good stuff: It plays like butter-even the fret ends and tops were smooth right out of the box! It sounds great, STAYS IN TUNE, even the strings aren't horrible. An excellent beginner guitar-even looks good. Great all around instrument, can't be touched for price!
This instrument is a thing of beauty, flawless finish as well as good frets and tuners. The sound will help me become a better player. I'm very impressed with Donner products and service.
This guitar is the most bang for your buck guitar! Gladly welcoming it to my collection!
I love my white telecaster and I have waited years for it. I am by no means a great guitar player and do not have a lot of money to spend on my first one but for the price I have a great sounding axe.
This is a fun tele. The electronics are impeccable and the construction is good. My five-stars are for the combination of affordability and playability. Nice job Donner. I’ll add here that I’ve bought several very nice footswitches from Donner all are durable and clean. This company really does a great job making it easy for musicians to get gear, experiment and get better.
I have been wanting an inexpensive T-style guitar for quite some time. After seeing reviews of the Donner on several different YouTube guitar channels, I decided it was worth the money to try one out. Turns out that I love this guitar. It has become my number one practice guitar and I have even gigged with it. I need to do some tweaking, but so far, so good.
It plays great. I love it.
I'm going to be honest with you this is a perfect guitar for a beginner everything on the guitar was set up to play, but I bought it for a special reason I am a retired woodworker guitar enthusiast and amateur guitar Luther which means I work on guitars. The only difference between a $100 guitar and $1,000, I bought this guitar to modify it sharpen my ax they call it so I was prepared to have to do a lot of fret work and Neck work which to be honest with you is not needed, on this particular guitar the fret ends were great the neck came with just enough relief in it which is perfect, truss rod adjustment works really well. Was ready to change out pickups but might leave them in it for a while they sound really good the volume and trouble knob work efficiently good tone on neck pickup, three-way switch a little too flimsy I will definitely replace it and definitely I replace the strings with the strings I prefer to play I like this guitar so much that I actually when I received it ordered two more this time stratocasters super pleased with my purchase,
Thank you Donner
Frankly I bought this guitar to tinker with & practice learning some guitar tech skills, thinking it would eventually be a throw away. NOT! Out of the box the set up & pickups were tolerable for a beginner. With some bridge & neck adjustments I found I like playing this guitar. I’d recommend this guitar for any beginner. However, the quality of the body & neck is good enough for a more experienced player to warrant upgrading the hardware (which I have done on mine). For half the expense, I now have a tele that I would compare with several name brand MIM products that I’ve played.
Nice guitar at an affordable price !
I purchased this guitar a I was needing a “T” style guitar but didn’t have a lot of $$$. I figured I’d roll the dice on this as I am a fan of donner effects pedals and know they pack a lot of punch i to a small inexpensive package. I had a question about my order initially, and the customer service reps handled my request quickly and answered promptly. The guitar arrived well-packed and after unpacking and after making a few adjustments to suit my playing style it was ready to go. The neck is smooth and very comfortable in my hand. The sound of the guitar is classic “T” style. The bridge is very hot with a lot of “twang” while the neck gives a bassy, jazzy feel. The middle position gives a nice mix of the 2 that is good for rhythm with a little bite. For less than 130 dollars, including shipping, this guitar would be a good choice for experienced players who need a backup and are short on cash or beginning/hobbyist players who need a good guitar for not a lot of cash. (Please note that I replaced the original pickguard with a black one. Just personal preference!)
Everything came in a timely fashion with no problems. I need a lot of practice, lol
I must say, this Telecaster blew me away for its affordability and quality. After a quick basic setup right out of the box, I was able to get some nice tones and laying some some hard blues and country riffs. Also, you can get a solid metal sound from that bridge pickup. I'm excited to keep working with this bad boy for years to come.
I bought this as a platform to modify but I like it so much as is I'm not changing a thing.
I am not a beginner guitarist by any stretch (50+ years playing, around 40 yrs professionally) and I couldn’t pass up a deal like this one, I thought I’d pass this along to my grandson who is 11 and just starting out. My impression: Right out of the box, just so-so but the action was pretty high. Also the frets seemed a little rough but with a little bit of play they have become pretty smooth. At some point I’ll take off the string and do a fret polish but for now no complaints. I spent somewhere over an hour setting up the action and intonation and the guitar plays in tune up the neck, notes bend like butter and the pickups seem to capture it all sufficiently. The 1st string (high E) sounds a little muffled but it seems to be on the nut side so I’ll have to tend to that next string change. It’s not as noticeable when plugged in though. I’ll play this enough to break it in then give it to my grandson. This seems to me to be a guitar that a new player could use for a few years and will improve with age and playing time. A stouter gig bag or foam case would be something to consider if the player plays out at all. An excellent value for the money
Out of the box the guitar was a bit of a mess, but the fixes were easy enough that I'm still very happy. The biggest issue I had was that the output jack was not tight enough and the signal would cut in and out. I had to pull out the jack and bend the prong to tighten it so it would make a better connection with the inserted cable. This was a super easy fix, but some people might not be happy making this adjustment on a brand new guitar. The other problems were sort of what I would expect with a guitar in this price range. The neck had no relief so I had to adjust the truss rod, and the string saddles were way too high and I lowered them. Once I made these adjustments, the guitar is very much playable. It's actually in better shape than a Fender I bought that cost 6x as much. I really like the neck and am surprised there's no fret sprout. The tuners aren't bad and it tunes easily. The neck pickups is a bit quiet compared to the bridge pickup, but not a deal breaker. I could nitpick all the little things, but for the price, this thing is fantastic.
John R. Stanley
This is a great guitar for beginners such as myself and an incredible value for the price. I highly recommend this guitar if you are interested in a nice telecaster.
Donner will be going places.
The media could not be loaded. This is an excellent guitar and it came with a pretty good gig bag. The video speaks for itself. This is very much like a vintage telecaster from the pickups to the vintage style frets. I very much enjoyed reviewing it. It's a pleasure to play.
Great guitar especially for a beginner like myself. Can't beat the combined price and quality.
Great beginner guitar! Wish they made beginner guitars like this when I started playing.
White is a really beautiful colour and the guitar itself is really good value for your money.
Got my Tele-style guitar from Donner. Plan to use it a lot on our gigs. Great looking and great sounding at a fraction of the cost. I am a Donner buyer.
I have recently discovered that there are some awesome low-cost guitars out there. After being very pleased with purchases from IYV and Indio, I decided to pull the trigger on a Donner Tele style that kept popping up in my social media pages. Upon receiving the guitar a week later, my first disappointment was that the guitar was black, and not the burst style depicted in the ad. This was probably my fault for not checking my purchase options carefully. Out of the box, this guitar was not nearly as well set up as my other recent low cost purchases. The guitar is currently at my favorite music shop to see if their setup expertise can solve the intonation problems I am having. I'm hoping for good results. On a positive note, I like the looks of the fret board. It is somewhat darker than it appears in my pic. I doubt is it really rosewood or ebony, but it looks like it. I wish Donner would say what it is. It's a bit dry, but I'll fix that when I get the guitar back from the shop. Bottom line, I'm not currently wowed like I was with my prior low cost purchases, but I don't regret taking a 110 buck chance on this thing.
Visually, the guitar is very attractive. The sound in reasonably good -- the front pickup is rather weak in volume and is somewhat dull, but passable; the bridge pickup is significantly louder, brighter though somewhat harsh yet is Tele-like.
The problem with this guitar is the neck angle is too shallow. That is, even with the bridge/saddle adjustments at their lowest the string height off the fretboard is too high. I have to spend another $20 or so to buy neck shims from stewmac to correct the neck angle (make is steeper) so that the string height (aka "action") can be set to the factory specifications for a Tele-like guitar. It is quite a shame to have this structural issue on a new guitar. Other than that it would otherwise have been good purchase.
Love everyone of your products. Great value.
Its an awesome guitar.
Very affordable and craftsmanship is beyond what I expected for what I paid for.
I always loved the Tele style guitars. Being a musician for over 50 years , I am more than please with this purchase.
I have been playing guitar for many years and am very pleased with my purchase. I saw reviews on youtube and took a chance, glad I did. It feels and sounds like a much more expensive guitar. very happy. I own a Les Paul, Fender Strat, 2 PRS's a Fire Fly and now a Donner....
I absolutely love this guitar and I’m looking forward to purchasing my next guitar from donner
This blows my mind fast neck stays in tune beautiful finish would buy again! The black one looks pretty cool also!
Great finish great look
Great guitar would recommend for beginners like myself. It also includes a complete accessory kit and a mini amp! I like the neat craftsmanship & it holds a nice weight to it. The amp is small and easy to move around, has master volume, gain knobs, and tone which was amazing for the price. I would definitely recommend this guitar for anyone who is just starting to learn to play the guitar
Richard J Gagnon
Like it, learning
Got it in the mail took it out and tuned it. Then played it and it sounded great. I may change the strings but it sounds great and feels great. Wish you made an electric acoustic guitar. Probably gonna get a mandolin next
Last month I started practicing guitar, I am a complete beginner. I have an acoustic guitar that was giving to me many years ago. I never played till last month, I was using the yousician app. I decided that I wanted an electric guitar so I can learn to play using the Rocksmith remastered game. I have been enjoying the guitar and the game. My only complaint is the strap is to small for someone my size.
I've had this guitar a while now, and I am impressed. I am a long time causal player, not a beginner by any means. I've always wanted a tele, and I saw the Donner. I took advantage of a special deal and ordered the guitar after looking at many reviews. I am very happy with the guitar, and proudly give it 5 stars based on quality for the price point. It is advertised as a beginner guitar, and I would say that's accurate. There is nothing on this guitar that would impede a beginner from learning. I am not a beginner, and I am really enjoying the guitar! I am amazed at the quality for the price! If you buy this as a beginner or for a beginner, or just don't know how to set up a guitar, take it to a guitar shop for a setup--something you should do with any guitar you purchase. They will adjust the truss rod, string height and intonation, check pick up height and frets--all of which I did on my guitar. After the setup, this guitar plays and sounds great. It stay in tune, the neck\neck and bridge\bridge tones are distinct using the pickup selector, the pots are quiet, frets are dressed well and comfortable, and the tuners are accurate. Hats off to Donner for making an affordable beginner guitar that will enable a beginner to advance, or as in my case, let a long time player enjoy something different at a very affordable price.
I believed I was ordering a Sunburst Tele Style guitar, got a white Tele with a big dent in the upper body.. plays well and sounds okay for the price.. frets need to be dressed and intonation was way off... But after I fixed those issues this guitar is about as perfect as an AMERICAN PLAYER TELE....
For the price, it's an amazing instrument! The fit and finish are all quite good. Out of the box, the setup was pretty good as well. The only flaw that I could find is a loose tone knob.
I'll be doing some work on the guitar in the near future to refine and upgrade a few parts but I don't think it will take a lot to turn this from a good instrument to a great one.
This is well built, the fret ends are really well done, they do need some crown polishing though. They seem level enough to not have a ton of buzz even with a relatively low action.
The finish is really nice, actually better than the Squire Strat I have that's also a burst. I only found one flaw in the finish where the clear coat bubbled a little bit.
The pick-ups with some gain don't sound half bad but I am also using a noise gate. I plan to swap them out later.
The tuners weren't great at all. I'd recommend swapping those out first thing. This pickups could be swapped out as well. This guitar would certainly be worth spending the money on the upgrade.
Depending on preference this could be good or bad but this guitar has some weight to it! Its not neck heavy though. Its about as heavy as the Harley Benton LP that I have.
Not double boxed for shipping.
Based on the photo here you can see I've already done some modifications. That said, this is a perfect guitar for a mod platform! It's certainly not a premium guitar but it is worth the purchase as a first guitar, mod platform, second guitar and with the right setup I can see this being a gigging guitar.
Very Impressive ! Kudos to Donner for being able to create a beautiful quality guitar and selling it at such a great price. The fit and finish is top notch and absolutely beautiful. The hardware is thick and appears very sturdy for longevity. The fingerboard is smooth with no sharp edges on the frets. The tuners are holding tune very well. The pickups sound strong with good tonal qualities. Nice padded bag and cord included. The action was not bad as it came shipped but the intonation was off. I took it into the shop for a setup. They adjusted the intonation and the action to be faster and put new strings of my choice on. Wow, plays super nice with fast action and in tune throughout the fingerboard. Very happy with this purchase !
I have plenty of guitars but always curious about what is out there. Saw the Donner DTC-100S and thought it would be at least something to test modifications plus a white tele could be nice to have. When received it was well packed and looked very elegant - instead of pure white it is sort of a light cream - very nice. tuned it up, made a minor intonation adjustment and really liked how it played. The neck is comfortable and the pickups while not exactly hot have their own clear voice and are keepers. Now if I want to mod I need to get another one. Even my wife likes it.
Excellent products, worth three times their cost. I upgrade the electronics to make mine SIX times the cost !!
Very classy and beautiful Guitar. I played with 20 AMP Amplifier and sounds like a party.!!
I’ve been a beginning acoustic player. I decided to learn electric this summer, and this guitar was one of the best decisions I’ve made this summer. The creamy white color of the body, the sweet strums of the strings — all of it just exudes quality build. There’s only one thing I was a bit surprised by. I found the location of the output jack to be a bit awkward, since it’s on the side of the guitar near the bottom instead of on the larger surface of the body. It makes it a bit difficult to plug in when the guitar is in your lap, but this one aspect is minor in comparison to how well the guitar plays. My son has also been interested in picking up guitar since I got this, and he’s not usually an instrument guy. For a beginner, or even a hobby guitarist, I highly recommend this guitar. It feels so smooth in your hands, it’s nice on the eyes, but most importantly, it’s great to play. For the price, you cannot beat this guitar! Excellent condition!
It arrived early and it is a gem! It has a beautiful look, and the finish is not amateurish at all. The tuners hold up great, and it stays in tune between practice sessions. The satin neck is perfect for moving up and down, and the tone is just what I was hoping for. I have already recommend this incredibly affordable guitar to friends.
I bought the Donner Telecaster in white and I'm really impressed with it. The white color body that I ordered is difficult to find in a reasonably priced guitar so I was really pleased that Donner had this color available. When I unboxed the guitar the finish and build really were very good for a budget guitar. There were no flaws and the guitar itself has a nice neck and body weight. The fret edges were really well dressed with no fret sprout which is common in a lot of other budget guitars but not with this Donner model. I changed the strings and polished the frets and oiled the fretboard and then it was ready to play. The string action is really excellent and I did not have to change the bridge saddles to compensate for the height of the strings nor did I have to adjust the truss rod. This guitar is really ready to play right out of the box! The pickups sound good with a good tonal range between the neck and the bridge. The tuners are better than average. If I would compare this guitar to a Glarry or a Squier Bullet I would say that the Donner is a better guitar in fit, finish, general quality and playability. Overall, I am very impressed with this guitar and may buy the Stratocaster version. Thank you Donner!
Guitar is exacly as expected.
It's a well made guitar and the only thing truly cheap is the price. It has double the value of the price paid easily and with pickups and fret polishing, new strings and intonation, and a bit of fretboard oil, it stands tall with a $400 plus Fender any day. You can save $15-$40 on pickups if you can wax pot yourself. Otherwise, I used a $20 hotrail copy in the bridge and potted the neck and put down some shielding. I'd gig with it. I got white. It was perfectly finished except frets. They needed light polish. Very classic. String through body adds sustain. The pickups are hot enough, but a bit microphonic on the bridge especially. 5 Stars for overall. 3 on pickups. 5 Stars on bridge string thru. Tuners are solid. Nut was cut close to perfect. I honestly can't complain. It surprised me. Truly. 4.5 stars rounded up. I'd have loved a guitar like this as a beginner. And, I like it now as a 28 year veteran. Will buy other models.
Excellent guitar when it is setup. I've always wanted a snow white T style guitar and Donner doesn't disappoint. I've played many Telecaster guitars over the last 45 years. Some great and some not so great that should have for the money. The guitars from Donner are highly regarded on YouTube and the price performance ratio for what you get is as good as or better than a Squire at twice the price. Donner has a good reputation and stands behind their products which is something else I like.
I was impressed by the weight. It's a nice 7-8 lbs, which is about the same as a Fender Telecaster.
No sharp frets at all, so my fingers were safe. This really impressed me as well, as cheap guitars almost always have sharp frets.
Decent nut. No complaints
My one problem though, from the 10th fret onwards, is unplayable if you lower the strings. The frets are uneven, so if you lower the action (which you will have to do for it to be comfortable) you will need to get the frets leveled. Luckily I know how to do that, but it can be very costly to get it done professionally. I'm talking over $100 costly.
Final thoughts: if you are just learning and doing chords, this guitar is great. But if you want it to play as good as a $500+ guitar it's going to need some fret work on the 10th and up.
Sound is great for the price, I recommend raising the pickups a touch to really make it sing. So out of 10, it's an 8/10
I work for a company that decided to do an online giveaway of a electric guitar. I was tasked with finding one and decided on this. I’m very pleased with my choice! It looks great, and more importantly it sounds great! I don’t know a ton about guitars but the guy in the video I posted has been playing for over 25 years and he says this is a great choice for someone new to the instrument . I’m super excited for whoever wins our giveaway because this guitar is great. I’d definitely order this again.