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

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

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

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

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

DST-100 Standard Series

Donner DST-100

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

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

Price-wise, you can get your hands on the DST-100 Standard Series for $169.99, and it'll 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 DST-200 Designer Series is made for playing a multitude of genres, from pop to metal.

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

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

DST-152 Seeker Series

Donner 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 enable players to break through the “creative bottleneck”.

Build-wise, it features a solid poplar body, Canadian maple neck, Indian laurel/maple fingerboard, vintage tuning machine and a six-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo.

Electronics come by way of an HSS pickup configuration with, like the DST-200 Designer Series, a coil-splittable humbucker.

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

DST-400 Seeker Series

Donner 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.

Touted as 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, vintage-style tuning machines, a two-point tremolo bridge with a cold-rolled steel block for added sustain and playability, and an HSS pickup configuration with a coil-splittable humbucker.

This guitar's available finished in either Green or Black, and retails at $169.99.

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

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.