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Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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An all-sapele guitar with Fishman electronics for exceptional tonal results.

Part of Martin's successful Road Series, the 000RS1A is a great solid-wood Martin at an affordable price. Constructed with sapele and equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics, this stage-ready Auditorium model produces the perfect blend of volume and balance. Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: 000-14 Fret 
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sapele
  • Back & sides: Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: A-Frame "X-1"
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Black Richlite
  • Neck wood: Select Hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood Pattern HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with small buttons
  • Bridge: Black Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: White Coriian Compnensated/White Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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MartinRoad Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Stays in tune (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Jamming (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really an awesome guitar

I bought this from a local music store. There have been some weary comments most recently about build quality - I'm guessing I just got one of the better builds. Perfectly set-up, played...Read complete review

I bought this from a local music store. There have been some weary comments most recently about build quality - I'm guessing I just got one of the better builds. Perfectly set-up, played immediately next to guitars costing 2-3x as much money and has slightly less volume but equal sustain and quality of sound. Intonation is great throughout the neck. For the size, the sound is much larger than expected. I didn't want to like this guitar but ended up leaving with it and feeling good about it. FYI, I am upgrading from a seagull s6 which I had for 10 years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Martin quality is going downhill

I just ordered one of these, and I was shocked at how poorly these are made. They do have a "toy like" feel to them, they are poorly constructed, and...Read complete review

I just ordered one of these, and I was shocked at how poorly these are made. They do have a "toy like" feel to them, they are poorly constructed, and the setup was absolutely terrible. I have an Ibanez that I paid 199 for, and it has a better sound than this guitar.

I have always loved Martin guitars, but I have tried several of these lower priced Martins in stores as well, and it really seems that the quality control of the Mexican guitars is really suffering.

I went to 2 different GC stores near me, and in both locations the guitars were of similar quality.

Buyer beware - these are not anywhere near "ready to play" out of the box.

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(12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Overpriced and Poor Quality

By Disappointed

from Selden, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The "Select Hardwood" neck gives this guitar a toy-like texture. It is an embarrassment to call this a Martin and the higher pricing of these instruments in general are very discouraging

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Martin quality is going downhill

    By Jeff

    from Brewerton, NY

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Construction
      • Terrible Setup

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I just ordered one of these, and I was shocked at how poorly these are made. They do have a "toy like" feel to them, they are poorly constructed, and the setup was absolutely terrible. I have an Ibanez that I paid 199 for, and it has a better sound than this guitar.

        I have always loved Martin guitars, but I have tried several of these lower priced Martins in stores as well, and it really seems that the quality control of the Mexican guitars is really suffering.

        I went to 2 different GC stores near me, and in both locations the guitars were of similar quality.

        Buyer beware - these are not anywhere near "ready to play" out of the box.

        (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Love this Guitar

        By Jamie Rickenbaugh

        from Union Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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 Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great Guitar. I was reluctant to but a Mexican Martin but the American made Martins were over budget for me. So I gave this a try and I'm so glad I did. This is a Great Guitar. Keeps perfect tune for days. The action is low smooth and easy. The sound is great. It plays, sounds, and looks Beutiful. The build quality is superb. Comes with a real nice hard shell case. And it's got a pick up in it. I can't say enough how pleased I am with this guitar. I play it everyday for several hours. I'm definitely a Martin fan now. I'll probably pick up an American Martin someday but for now I'm completely happy with this guitar.

          (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beyond expectations!

          By mrmusa

          from upstate NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • This guitar can be played anywhere.

            Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            From America to Zeppelin, and anything acoustic between, this guitar will do it. Nice, nice, nice! Fit, finish, and feel are excellent. Amplified or not, the balance and tone is superior to many guitars selling for hundreds more. I opened the hardshell case, tuned it and played it. Stayed in tune, fretting was easy, sound is deep and natural. I can find no faults. The hardshell case that comes with this guitar at this price point is a bonus. I highly recommend for any and all guitar players.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really an awesome guitar

            By Jerrod

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I bought this from a local music store. There have been some weary comments most recently about build quality - I'm guessing I just got one of the better builds. Perfectly set-up, played immediately next to guitars costing 2-3x as much money and has slightly less volume but equal sustain and quality of sound. Intonation is great throughout the neck. For the size, the sound is much larger than expected. I didn't want to like this guitar but ended up leaving with it and feeling good about it. FYI, I am upgrading from a seagull s6 which I had for 10 years.

              (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect right out of the box.

              By Dawsonbass

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • House Concerts
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I finally bought myself a Martin. I'm really a bass player by trade, so I never spent any real money on An acoustic guitar. Then I saw this. My wife said to buy it is an early Christmas present… And I did! This is the finest acoustic guitar I have ever played. It's been used for recording and for live outdoor performance, as well as for intimate house concerts. Perfect for all. Oh sure, I've played Taylor's, and I've played Ovations,, and I've played a bunch of other Martin's. This is the one. It's like it was made for me right out of the box. I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. It makes me sound like I know what I'm doing. Do yourself a favor … Buy this guitar!

                (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Value

                By CB

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Focused sound, especially midrange and highs. First class workmanship. My only small beef is that Martin does not include the long allen wrench that is required to adjust the truss rod.

                  (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  000RS1

                  By Gachiman

                  from NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Balanced Tone
                  • Consistent
                  • Easy to Play
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Perfect Intonation
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues
                    • Writing

                    Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This is an amazing guitar for the price. The craftsmanship is flawless. It plays just like the higher end american made guitars. The action is low, the tone is sweet and the intonation is perfect. It's very easy to play. Try one if you don't believe me, you'll end up taking it home.

                    (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Feels like an old friend

                    By Dawsonbass

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • House Concerts
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      The only reason I didn't give 5-stars is because I feel the Fishman pickup is a bit "edgy"...not warm like the sound of the wood on this guitar. You can always EQ an amp/direct line, but when recording its apparent the pick up isn't perfect.
                      Love the guitar. Martin nailed it...again!

                      (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Sound

                      By Tom

                      from Carbondale, IL

                      Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      This is a great value. This guitar sounds like a $2000.00 instrument.

                      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WOW

                      By Whit

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Rich Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Martin Road Series 000RS1 Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Been playing for many years. Taylor 700 series, but this Martin shines. It is such a good instrument for such a good price. You cannot go wrong with this guitar, the sound is full and rich.

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