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Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Fashioned for player comfort, clear powerful tone and easy action, the DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar is reduced to approximately 1...Click To Read More About This Product

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Slightly smaller dreadnought body with a more expressive scale lengh and Fishman Sonitone electronics.

Fashioned for player comfort, clear powerful tone and easy action, the DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar is reduced to approximately 15/16 in. of the full Martin 14-fret Dreadnought dimension (14-1/4 in. width at the lower bout) with an expressive 24 in. scale length. A solid Sitka spruce top features scalloped 1/4 in. high performance X-bracing with a single asymmetrical tone bar. The back and sides are bookmatched from solid sapele, and Richlite, an ebony alternative with similar hardness and appearance, is chosen for the fingerboard and bridge. The DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar (aka "D Jr") comes factory-equipped with Fishman's Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: Dreadnought Junior - 14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: 2 Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Dreadnought Junior
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4"
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron - Top Only
  • Top Inlay Style: Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Dreadnought Junior Profile
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Dreadnought Junior Taper
  • Headplate: HPL East Indian Rosewood with Pad Printed Gold Logo
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 24''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - White Boltaron Dots
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Finish Top: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Finish Neck: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Junior Style Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan 80/20 Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP6200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Interior Label: Paper Label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone

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MartinDJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What can I say .....WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

Where do I start to describe this "KILLER GUITAR ! ? Let me start off saying that I'm a working musician with no connection to the Martin Co. Played a Martin Dred...Read complete review

Where do I start to describe this "KILLER GUITAR ! ? Let me start off saying that I'm a working musician with no connection to the Martin Co. Played a Martin Dred Jr. at a local store for at least a half hour. I was very impressed with the rich sound, playability , construction and looks of this guitar. Always like the Dred , however as a petite gal , found the standard size dred guitar uncomfortable to play . Then C.F Martin came out with this gem that includes a gig bag. It's considered a "travel size guitar"...... I'd say it's more like a 00 size guitar, which is "not too small"....."not too big"......"just Right " !

Went back to the store a few days later with the intention of purchasing this guitar. Well... "snooze I loose" ....it was SOLD ! I took a chance buying one online from Musicians Friend ( I like to physically try it before buying . IMO, no two sound alike when it comes to guitars) Musicians Friend had an "open box" at a discounted price stating it was "mint" condition. Gave it a shot & bought it. Received the guitar in perfect condition. Set up was perfect right out of the box, electronics worked fine....YAY !!

Gig bag is just "ok". If you plan on traveling a lot with it , you may want to get something more protective.

The Guitar itself plays as nice as the one I tried at the local store ,.... however the one from Musicians Friend was less $$, no tax, no shipping. Huge savings, especially for working musicians. So...."Thank You" C.F Martin co. for making fine guitars and "Thank You" Musicians Friend for being a "musicians friend" :-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice LITTLE Guitar

This is a Nice Little Guitar. It has a Nice Rich Sound. However, like the description says. "it's Little". Its hard for me to fit my fingers in the frets...Read complete review

This is a Nice Little Guitar. It has a Nice Rich Sound. However, like the description says. "it's Little". Its hard for me to fit my fingers in the frets for chords. The craftsmanship is wonderful and what you'd expect from Martin. However I feel this guitar should come with a disclaimer. It does give the specs, however it's hard to imagine how much tighter the fretboard gets after shrinking it by a half inch. I couldn't gig this guitar comfortably. I'll use it for an around the house strummer. It would be Fantastic for a kid that has already progressed in playing and skill enough to warrant a nice Martin.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy!

By LadyHawk

from Iowa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great price on an all solid wood Martin. I enjoy the small size but nice sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet purchase

      By Puddlejumper

      from Ky

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      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Smaller size is very comfortable
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have had several guitars from martin and other manufactures. These two mexico martins I have bought are in every way built as good as them..martin drs2 and the martin Jr.the martin Jr sounds fantastic,I was so close to buying A different travel guitar that had laminated back and sides but had trouble doing it..so glad martin came out with solid wood guitar.has a very robust sound that is definitely martin..not quite as loud as full size dreadnought, easy playability with short scale length.. It has an OK gig bag..I am very pleased..

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Martin Dreadnought Junior is a must have, period.

        By Dave

        from Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        As far as smaller sized travel acoustic guitars go, I've had, and have been playing a Taylor GS Mini for quite some time and although I like the Taylor very much the Martin Dreadnought Junior is a great small scale acoustic guitar. I have a couple Martin acoustic guitars and this acoustic has that un-describable Martin play-ability and feel. It has a little wider neck than the Taylor GS Mini which (at least for me) allows me to play certain chords and hammer on's a bit cleaner with less fat fingering or dead notes. Again, as far as smaller, to scale acoustic guitars go, this is a must have for any guitar player. There's still nothing like a Martin and this new dreadnought junior fits right in.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice LITTLE Guitar

        By Jamie Rickenbaugh

        from Union Kentucky

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is a Nice Little Guitar. It has a Nice Rich Sound. However, like the description says. "it's Little". Its hard for me to fit my fingers in the frets for chords. The craftsmanship is wonderful and what you'd expect from Martin. However I feel this guitar should come with a disclaimer. It does give the specs, however it's hard to imagine how much tighter the fretboard gets after shrinking it by a half inch. I couldn't gig this guitar comfortably. I'll use it for an around the house strummer. It would be Fantastic for a kid that has already progressed in playing and skill enough to warrant a nice Martin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Really Fine Guitar

          By Richard

          from Florida

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          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Let me say first of all I own 3 top-of-the-line Martins and 3 top-of-the-line Taylors. I can not believe the deep rich Martin sound of this little dreadnought. It is richer than my 00028 Aura Martin. I bought it to take to open mics and travel, but it is becoming the first guitar I pick up. This is an amazing instrument. The neck is comfortable. But the sound is unbelievable. I don't know how they did it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What can I say .....WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

            By Stringbabe

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Where do I start to describe this "KILLER GUITAR ! ? Let me start off saying that I'm a working musician with no connection to the Martin Co. Played a Martin Dred Jr. at a local store for at least a half hour. I was very impressed with the rich sound, playability , construction and looks of this guitar. Always like the Dred , however as a petite gal , found the standard size dred guitar uncomfortable to play . Then C.F Martin came out with this gem that includes a gig bag. It's considered a "travel size guitar"...... I'd say it's more like a 00 size guitar, which is "not too small"....."not too big"......"just Right " !

              Went back to the store a few days later with the intention of purchasing this guitar. Well... "snooze I loose" ....it was SOLD ! I took a chance buying one online from Musicians Friend ( I like to physically try it before buying . IMO, no two sound alike when it comes to guitars) Musicians Friend had an "open box" at a discounted price stating it was "mint" condition. Gave it a shot & bought it. Received the guitar in perfect condition. Set up was perfect right out of the box, electronics worked fine....YAY !!

              Gig bag is just "ok". If you plan on traveling a lot with it , you may want to get something more protective.

              The Guitar itself plays as nice as the one I tried at the local store ,.... however the one from Musicians Friend was less $$, no tax, no shipping. Huge savings, especially for working musicians. So...."Thank You" C.F Martin co. for making fine guitars and "Thank You" Musicians Friend for being a "musicians friend" :-)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super nice guitar

              By TJ4

              from Mississippi

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Completely satisfied with this purchase. Musicians Friend did not have a hard case in stock so I had to source elsewhere. Martin makes a nice case for this guitar which I purchased.

                   
                  4.0

                  We are not all bluegrass pickers!

                  By Cactusax

                  from DFW metro

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

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                  Pros

                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming

                    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    THis guitar has so much potential but I am growing tired of ALWAYS having to lower the action on Martins! As it comes it is a beast for power and projection but only down to about the 5th fret. My hand was exhausted playing down the neck- again if I was doing bluegrass power picking over the first 5 frets it is a power house but I also like moving all over the fretboard and the action needs to be radically lowered to do that without my hand becoming exhausted! Again a "finger picking saddle" included would be a solution but to get the action right -a compensated saddle would likely barely clear the bridge! Again if licks down to 14 th fret is not a requirement then it might be fine. Taylor's Mini plays well but it's plywood construction is not even close in pwr!

                     
                    4.0

                    Good little git box

                    By sgtbluegrass

                    from Reseda CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I'm relatively new to guitar playing, but am an avid researcher of products. I own one other acoustic dreadnought which is an Ibanez AW54CE. I'm very happy with this purchase having bought into the Martin guitar mistique and I see, feel, and hear the difference. My Ibanez is a solid top full size dread and the only way I can describe the difference is that a Martin sounds like butter, or honey, or smoke (if you can turn that into sound). Now I know what they mean by "rich" sounding. Sonically louder does not necessarily make a better sound. Martin is fuller, like a loud higher watt audio speaker vs. a fine tuned multichannel sound system. Martin is amazing. Why the 4 star review, and why am I comparing it to an Ibanez? Because my Ibanez was cheaper, and quality control was better. I don't know what richlite is, but it stinks, like literally. Some weird synthetic chemical smell kind of like raid bug spray. That's what my fretboard is made of and it makes my fingers stink. And I have a bent low e tuning peg that wobbles when I rotate it. Stays in tune despite. Other than that I love my git box.

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice piece

                      By Stanko

                      from Chicago il

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Bought level 1 came with neck tweaked. Sent back resent a level 2 cheaper guitar mint condition. So far so good. Upgraded ebony pins huge improvement didn't sound bad with plastic but definitely worth the 25 but upgrade

                         
                        5.0

                        Great palying little guitar

                        By P M S player

                        from Florida

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Decent Gig Bag
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Looks
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                        • No hard case
                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This is a great guitar . The price is a little steep, but it sounds like a Marint and is better set up than most Martins I have played

                         
                        5.0

                        Brilliant piece of solid woods!!

                        By Chileanbacker

                        from Santiago Chile

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          I play it loud, change tunings (I play mostly Joni Mitchell cover and folk music), It have the great ability to change the tunings in a fast and precise way, and stay in tune for days!. The sound is deep woody complex loud and articulate. The accion is great. This is a real Martin, with all the dreadnouth heveven inside of it. Well done Martin!

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Experience With Musicians Friend

                          By Craig

                          from Kerrville, TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            Very happy with everything

                             
                            5.0

                            Great little guitar

                            By Vincent

                            from undisclosed

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Electric Guitar:

                            I find myself going back to it over and over. Love the sound and playability.

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome new model from Martin!

                            By Dave

                            from western Pa

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Martin got it right with this one. Good quality, great tone with reasonable volume, and the feel of a real, full-sized model, especially on the left hand, with nice neck profile and 1.75" nut. I have several Nazareth martins, and this one seems to have the same high quality construction and attention to details. Kudos to the Mexican luthiers! Very happy with my new Dred Jr!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice size , sound & value !!

                                By Stringbabe

                                from Boston, MA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Rich Sound
                                • Stays In Tune

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Rock Concerts
                                  • School Bands
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  This is a very nice guitar . Always like the dreadnought , however found the size not comfortable for me. The Martin Dreadnought Jr. is perfect in size & sound. All wood , with electronics & comes with a gig bag. It's "gig ready" for the pro & a terrific guitar for the young student as well. Purchased the guitar from MF a few weeks ago at a discount price (open box/blemished) however I can't find a thing wrong with it so I'm very happy. Thank you C.F. Martin Co. & MF !!

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