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Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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The latest of Martin's hard-working, great sounding solid wood Road Series guitars, the Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers a u...Read More

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A working musician's Martin with a solid Sitke spruce top and Fishman Sonitone electronics.

The latest of Martin's hard-working, great sounding solid wood Road Series guitars, the Martin DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers a unique blend of durability and concert-quality sound and projection. Constructed with solid sapele back and sides and Sitka spruce top, the DRS2 is a serious working musician's guitar built with an extra rigid solid mahogany neck to withstand the rigors of touring. A Fishman Sonitone sound reinforcement system completes this very road- and stage-worthy Martin. The Fishman Sonitone Onboard Preamp System features a soundhole mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone.

Includes a hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joinnt
  • Body size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Rosette: Single ring
  • Top bracing pattern: A-Frame ''X-1''
  • Top braces: Solid Sitka spruce - 5/16''
  • Back material: Solid sapele
  • Back purfling: None
  • Side material: Solid sapele
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top inlay style: None
  • Side inlay: None
  • Back inlay: none
  • Neck material: Solid mahogany
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval
  • Nut material: White corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Standard taper
  • Headplate: Indian rosewood pattern HPL
  • Heelcap: None
  • Fingerboard material: Black Richlite
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Number of frets clear: 14
  • Number of frets total: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: 1/8"
  • Fingerboard binding: None
  • Finish back and sides: None
  • Finish top: Satin
  • Finish neck: Satin
  • Bridge material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge style: Belly
  • Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' radius/compensated/white tusq
  • Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed with small buttons
  • Recommended strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge and End Pins: White with black dots
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: 345 Hardshell
  • Interior label: Paper label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone

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SPECIFICATIONS

2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Model: DRS2
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Single Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X-1''
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: none
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
  • Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern HPL
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: 1/8
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: none
  • Finish Top: Satin
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: 345 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: Paper Label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone

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4.8

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great solid wood guitar dont break bank

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from Birmingham Alabama

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Pros

  • Price for Sound Quality

Cons

  • Carrier Left Item At My D
  • Item Was Left At My Door

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    Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar about 30years off and on. I dont claim myself guitar experts. After few months of looking at various options in the price range and visit stores trying them out, i purchased this from musician's friend.
    The site probably has the best deal. I received the item within 4days from my order. action is just right with Martin life span strings. I already have 30years old vintage all solid guitar 1500dollars back in late 70's with great sound but this sounds as good as the others with 700dollars range.
    I am happy with my purchase.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't be beat for the price

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    from Missouri

    Pros

    • Great tone
    • Plenty of volume
    • Very Playable

    Cons

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        Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar for over 50 years. The first time I heard a Martin Dreadnought I wanted one, but could never justify the expense as my electric guitars were making me money and the acoustic was just for fun. I don't play for money any more and decided if I was ever to own a Martin, now was the time. I got a great buy on the DRS2 from Musician's Friend. Now to the guitar. The sapele has a sound very similar to mahogany (they are in the same family). It has a beautiful (Martinish) tone and a lot of volume. If you are afraid of the stratabond neck, don't be, it does not hurt the tone and has the advantage of lots of strength ( it is stiff as a stove poker) and is not nearly as effected by temperature and humidity. The 'manmade' finger board and bridge don't hurt a thing either. The fretwork is excellent. I like the action pretty low and the frets have to be perfect or I will get buz - there is none. This is a very high quality instrument - a real Martin. In short I love it and would recomend it to any serious guitar player.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By 

        from Pitts. Pa. Go steelers

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              Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              It's hard put down. Very easy to play. It's very well built the case is a plus. Martin is right on with this one.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

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              from New York

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                    Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Martin Road Series Acoustic is very exciting I really like this guitar my most affordable guitar that I own I use the word affordable because this is anything but a cheap guitar this guitar sounds very good plays very well and is super fun to play. A joy to see from across the room a lovely appointed guitar with many features Basic yet blooming with awesome. Literally have not put this guitar down since it came earlier today.Took the time this evening to write this review yet I feel like I should be playing the guitar you really should just go try one for yourself you will not regret it I should mention that this guitar does not sound like my other Martin guitar it has a unique voice more modern very nice addition to any guitar collection. just a lovely guitar to play can't wait to bring this out to rehearsal, because she's so hot this guitar also sounds really good with my normal guitar amp which I usually play a Les Paul through I think this is an awesome thing this guitar actually sounds good through a guitar amp.I challenge you to plug in most acoustic electrics into a guitar amp and see what you get,or should I say hear .A fantastic guitar, I can't say enough good things about it, you should really get yourself one. Happy picking remember it's all about the experience.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works Like A Dream

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                    from North Myrtle Beach, SC

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                          Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          This instrument is amazing! I attached it to a Samson 6-channel 400 watt powered mixer, a floor monitor (Kustom 15 inch), and a Kustom 15 inch PA
                          speaker. Wow, I sounded better than I actually am. We do venues from anywhere from 30 to 3000. This guitar delivers and the preamp system indicates Fishman quality. I believe you will really be pleased with this axe.

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                          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Real Martin, Very Good Price

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                          from Toronto Canada

                          Pros

                          • Case Included
                          • Sound
                          • Value for

                          Cons

                          • Factory Setup
                          • Volume

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            I ended up with this Guitar after I had issues with a different model of Martin with composite back, sides and neck.
                            It wasn't that I disliked the first one, but the bridge started warping as soon as I got it and within a month it was buzzing badly. Humidity was probably a factor, but this was beyond small issues like that.
                            Then when I got the DRS2, I instantly loved the sound and feel, and snapped it up. The fact that it came with a Martin Hard Shell Case didn't play into the decision since I was unaware of that little bonus until I hit the checkout.
                            Once I had some time to settle into the guitar a couple of issues came up for me.
                            One was that the grooves in the nut machined in at the factory for the strings may have been too tight, I was having problems tuning when the string would snap into a new tuning all of a sudden when working the machine heads.
                            The second issue was with the neck setup.
                            I had already noticed that the composite neck on the previous model (see above) felt very rough, and that was explained to me as the factory missing the last sanding run on it, and the DRS2 also had a slightly rough (to my sense of feel anyway) texture to it, And in addition, the neck setup was not brilliant, the action a bit higher than it could have been.
                            Both issues were solved by a quick visit to my local Luthier, who did a setup and expanded the string guide holes in the Nut for me. Cheap fix.
                            Money well spent.
                            I just got it back on the weekend (it took me 3 months after I bought it to bring myself to part with it for a week) and now it's the real deal.
                            Plays beautifully and intonation is spot on.
                            The fretboard (being composite) feels great, nice action and my only complaint now has more to do with the finish on the guitar than anything else.
                            These class of Martin all have a satin finish, and apart from the fact that I don't much like the look, it seems to make the guitar less loud as well. But I am planning to try a few different sets of strings to see if that can be made better, and the next step will be a bone bridge and nut, but at this point these are nit-picking criticisms. If you are looking for a good guitar that will not break the bank but still be worthy to keep and pass down to the kids, grab one of these. It's purely a personal decision as to if you think a neck setup is worthwhile, but rest assured, either way, you got a darn good instrument. Cheers.

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great guitar for the price!

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                            from Safford, AZ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Tone Is True Martin

                            Cons

                            • Poor battery access

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                              Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              I love this guitar. For the price I couldn't have done better.

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                              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Durability without lacking sound!

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                              from Indiana

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Electronics
                              • Quality
                              • Sound
                              • Sustain

                              Cons

                              • Balance
                              • Volume

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Well I've had this guitar since about January, I cought the Martin fever and had to get a durable one since I was traveling. I went to a local shop and they had this and the DRS1 played both a lot but ended up setting on the DRS2.

                                It's very well put together. No mess ups on the finish at all, everything you would expect from a quality company such as Martin. Since the neck is a lamenate and the body is pretty light it does have some balanceing issues strapped on. The neck is DURABLE, same stuff they've used on rifles in the past. Finish is a matt and is starting to get a pollished look from wear. It's taken a few knocks and absolutely no dents have shown.

                                The sound a great but a bone saddle made it just a little better in my opinion. It increased the sustain and it's easier to play harmonics with.(for me at least)

                                The Fishman electronics sound great, no fancy bells or whistles just straight volume and tone. Everything is extremely clean, I mean most people don't know it's an electric acoustic until I show them.

                                For the money it's a great guitar if you're doing small shows, hanging with friends and family.

                                So if you get one of these plan on getting a bone saddle.

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                                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                GREAT VALUE

                                Pros

                                • All Solid Wood Body
                                • Great volume
                                • Includes Martin Case
                                • made in north america
                                • simple electronics
                                • SMOOTH NECK

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Personel Enjoyment
                                  • Worship Team

                                  Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  Own a similar Taylor at same price point. I believe the Martin has a better sound. The Taylor is intonated and plays well but the Martin sounds better.

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                                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  GREAT GUITAR as are all MARTINS

                                  By 

                                  from Lake Conroe Texas northwest of Houston

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                                        Comments about Martin 2014 Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                        Just bought one and very happy. Own 2 other Martins but loved the deal on this oine for one of my sons. sounds so good. you will never regret owning a Martin.

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