Donner Electric Guitar Kit Review. Donner DST-1S Solid Full-Size 39 Inch Electric Guitar Kit Sunburst or Black Package. This is the first electric guitar from Donner and is available in Black or Sunburst. This strat style guitar is a Full-size 39″ Electric Guitar.

Perfect for beginner and intermediate players. Also makes a great mod project guitar.

The Kit comes with a 3 Watt MINI electric guitar amplifier. This is an awesome apartment/practice guitar amp. I did a full review of this amp here: Donner Mini Guitar Amp Review.

Other accessories inclued a gig bag, guitar strap, guitar capo, extra set of guitar strings, a digital clip-on tuner and 4 guitar picks.

I own a lot of Donner products from pedals to amps and many other music-related gadgets. Here are some other Donner products I reviewed recently Donner Bass Amp Review – Donner DEA-1 Amp Review 10 Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier – Donner DIA-1 Guitar Interface Review For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac and Android 

These Donner Pre Amp Pedals Series pedals are cool aswell. Check them out here:  Best Guitar Amp Modeling Pedals 


In this demo video, I go through the features and the accessories of the Donner guitar kit, plus play the guitar with backing tracks. 

I also use the Donner DAG-1CE Electric Acoustic Guitar recorded with a FIFINE USB Mic. A review of both the mic and Donner acoustic guitar can be found here:  Cool Gadgets And Gifts For Musicians.

All guitars were recorded into Logic Pro X. 

Video Outline:

  • 0:00 Intro – with some photos
  • 0:40 Jam with both the Donner Acoustic & Electric Guitars
  • 1:48 Jam with just the DST-1S plus visual overview of accessories
  • 3:34 Overview of Guitar
  • 6:07 A look under the pickguard. Will it fit a humbucker sized pick in the neck position?
  • 6:31 Overview of accessories.
  • 7:50 A brief look at the mini amp (no playing)
  • 9:58 Outro Jam

Donner DST-1S Electric Guitar Specs 

  • Solid basswood body
  • Canadian maple neck with ebony Fingerboard
  • S-S-H pickups. Single coil neck, signle coil middle and humbuker in the bridge
  • One-way tremolo
  • 5 way pickup switch
  • 1 Master volume & 2 tone controls – one tone control for the neck pickup and one for the middle pickup. No tone control for the humbucker.
  • Position Inlays: Dots Inlays
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Steel

Guitar Kit Accessories

The Donner DST-1S Electric Guitar Kit comes with a gig bag (not shown), a 10-foot cable, guitar strap, capo, extra guitar strings, a digital clip-on tuner, and four guitar picks.

My favorite accessory in the pack is definitely the 3W MINI Electric Guitar Amplifier. I did a full review of this amp here: Donner Mini Guitar Amp Review.

In short, the three watt mini amplifier is a great little amp for practicing at home or on the go. It’s portable and has a rechargeable battery via an USB cable .it also includes an auxiliary in for when you want to add some backing track music or use as a speaker for your phone, tablet, laptop or other device.

30 Days Unconditional Money Back Guarantee

Donner Offers a 30 Days Unconditional Money Back Guarantee Backed and Customer Support, so you can rest assured to buy their products. The Donner DST-1S Electric Guitar Kit comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.


Overall of this is a great bang for the buck beginner guitar package right in time for the holidays. Also great for a guitar mod project. 

The accessories package makes it a great bang for the buck. The mini amp, clip-on tuner and capo being my favorite products of the pack.

The gig bag and the strap are what you’d expect from a guitar in this price range, they are nothing to write home about but will get the job done.

Out of the box the term system is a little tight for my liking.

Where To Buy

For more info, current price and to Buy The Donner Electric Guitar Kit.

The review above and rating system below is based on this being a beginner to intermediate player guitar. Donner provided me this guitar for review.

Donner DST-1S Electric Guitar Kit


Setup out of the box


Built Quality






Sound Quality



  • Perfect for beginner and intermediate players
  • Makes a great mod project guitar
  • Great bang for the buck package
  • Mini Amp and capo are awesome
  • 30 Day money back guarantee


  • Only available in sunburst and black
  • The term bar is a little tight
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