DCE Series Member Review (DCE-1/DCE-3/DCE-5)

Scratch

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How long have you owned the DCE Series Guild (DCE-1/DCE-3/DCE-5):
Year & specific model:
Purchased new or used:
Price paid:

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality
Looks
Projection
Bass
Mids
Highs
Sustain
Playability/comfort
Dependability
Fingerstyle
Flatpick
Strum

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor):

Favorite Strings (one selection only):

Would you buy another if lost/sold:

Overall Assessment:

Most Appreciated Characteristic:
Least Appreciated:
Favorite DCE-1/DCE-3/DCE-5 Story/Moment:

Other observations/comments:
 

Darryl Hattenhauer

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Scratch,

Could you tell me a little about the DCE-1? Is it all solid? What's the going rate on e-swamp?

hf
 

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Looks nice, HF. Congrats and we'll need some pics...
 
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Great guitar!

How long have you owned the DCE Series Guild (DCE-5):
Year & specific model: 1996 DC5E-NT
Purchased new or used: new
Price paid: $1500 w/ hardshell case

Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

Build quality 9
Looks 9
Projection 9
Bass 9
Mids 9
Highs 9
Sustain 9
Playability/comfort 9
Dependability 10
Fingerstyle 7
Flatpick 9
Strum 9

Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Good

Favorite Strings (one selection only): Elixir

Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes

Overall Assessment: Outstanding guitar both in looks and sound. Plays great!

Most Appreciated Characteristic: Ebony fingerboard.
Least Appreciated: A little too deep to be really comfortable.
Favorite DCE-1/DCE-3/DCE-5 Story/Moment: After a couple of years, over the course of a couple of weeks, the spruce top opened up and the sound totally changed. Just blossomed!

Other observations/comments
 

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Favorite DCE-1/DCE-3/DCE-5 Story/Moment: After a couple of years, over the course of a couple of weeks, the spruce top opened up and the sound totally changed. Just blossomed!
Interesting, my 96 D25 with heelblock date of 10/31/96 did the same thing., about a couple of years in, which coincidentally was right about 225-250 hours of playing time, except I noticed it as a
"big moment" all on a warm Saturday morning outdoors.
I'm thinking they had some really good spruce around '96-'97 at least.
 
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