NAMM 2022: Donner expands DST electric guitar family with three new ultra-affordable six-strings


NAM 2022: Donner has had a great showing at this year’s NAMM so far. Highlights of its product offerings include the Rising-G Pro carbon fiber acoustic, the ultra-portable, headless Hush-I Silent guitar, and the entry-level DMI Smart Guitar, which aims to help players beginners with Berklee-approved courses.

Now, with the further expansion of its DST electric guitar line, the company shows no signs of slowing down.

New to the DST family – in addition to the DST-400, which arrived earlier this year, there are three new models, the DST-100 Standard series, the DST-200 Designer series and the DST-152 Seeker series.

Let’s dive into each of the models specs below.

DST-100 standard series

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Described by Donner as “perfect for young learners and beginning musicians”, the DST-100 Standard Series features a full-size basswood body, Canadian maple neck, non-locking chrome tuners, six-saddle-style synchronized tremolo vintage. and an HSS mic setup.

This guitar is available in six colors: Sunburst, Black, Red, Sapphire Blue, Lake Blue and Yellow.

In terms of price, you can get your hands on the standard DST-100 series for $169.99, and it will also come with an amp, tuner, capo and more.

DST-200 Designer Series

Donner DST-200 Designer Series

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Designed with “versatility” in mind, the Designer DST-200 Series is designed to play a multitude of genres, from pop to metal.

It features a solid poplar body, C-shaped Canadian maple neck, chrome tuners, vintage-style six-saddle synchronized tremolo, and HSS pickup configuration with the option of separate the humbucker from the bridge.

Only two color options are available for the Designer DST-200 series: black and pink. It comes with a price tag of $199.99.

DST-152 Seeker Series

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Available in Ice Blue, Polar White, Sunburst, and Black colorways, the DST-152 Seeker series aims to bring “perfect tone” and allow gamers to break through the “creative bottleneck”.

Construction-wise, it features a solid poplar body, Canadian maple neck, Indian laurel/maple fingerboard, vintage tuner, and six-piece synchronized tremolo vintage style saddles.

The electronics run through an HSS pickup configuration with, like the Designer DST-200 series, a coil-separable humbucker.

This guitar retails for $219.99 for a beginner’s starter pack, which also includes an amp, tuner, capo and more.

DST-400 Seeker Series

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While the DST-400 Seeker series actually dropped earlier this year, it’s part of the DST family, so let’s take a minute to refresh ourselves on its specs.

Considered the “most important member of the DST family”, the DST-400 Seeker series features a premium alder body for “classic tones”, C-shaped AAA Canadian maple neck, style tuners vintage, a two-point tremolo bridge with a cold-rolled steel block for added sustain and playability, and an HSS pickup setup with a split-coil humbucker.

This guitar is available in green or black and retails for $169.99.

Be sure to head over to our dedicated NAMM 2022 hub for all the latest news, rumors and predictions from this year’s show.


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