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Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural  (Open Box)
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The Martin DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar marks the return of Martin's Road Series, which was originally introduced in 2001, designed for working and traveling guitarists on a modest budget, who require their instrument to be durable without giving up the quality of its sound.

The top, back and sides are crafted of solid sapele and braced for resonance and projection. The DRS1 neck is built with solid mahogany for extra rigidity and durability, and the belly bridge and fingerboard are made of Richlite that achieves a similar look to ebony.

This DRS1 comes equipped with the Fishman Sonitone sound reinforcement system, which has a preamp mounted in the soundhole with rotary controls for volume and tone. The Sonitone is powered by a 9-volt battery and has an endpin jack. Includes case.

Designed for working and traveling guitarists on a modest budget.

  • Body size: D-14 fret
  • Top: Solid sapele
  • Rosette: Single ring
  • Back material: Solid sapele
  • Side material: Solid sapele
  • Binding: None
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval
  • Headstock: Solid/standard taper
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: 1/8'' dots - one @3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, two @ 12th, one @ 15th and 17th frets
  • Bridge material: Black richlite
  • Bridge style: Belly
  • Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed with small button
  • Pickguard: black
  • Case: 345 hardshell
  • Interior label: Paper label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone

Order this fine Martin hybrid today!


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MartinRoad Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Great guitar for smaller hands!


from Nashville

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    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is a nice full sound. My only problem w/it and all new Martins is the neck which is aparantly a great neck if you have small hands..I don't! Big hands need more meat to grab hold of and these electric style necks cause hand cramps and wrist discomfort for bigger hands. It would be nice if Martin would put vintage style necks on a couple of their lower priced guitars. This guitar as all Martin guitars sounds great,looks great but playability for me doesn't work. The ones w/a thicker neck are 2k or more..more than I want to spend. Those vintage style necks worked for a long would be nice to have that option.✌

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