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Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Solid wood construction
  • Extra rigid Stratabond neck
  • Fishman® Sonitone electronics
Description & Specs
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    $1,099.00
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    - $300.00
  • Your Price:
    $79900
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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 Stratabond 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

  • Solid wood construction
  • Extra rigid Stratabond neck
  • Fishman® Sonitone electronics
  • Hardshell case included

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Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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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MartinRoad Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for the price!

        By Bob

        from Safford, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Tone Is True Martin

        Cons

        • Poor battery access

        Best Uses

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

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

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Durability without lacking sound!

          By Kingsly Bend

          from Indiana

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Electronics
          • Quality
          • Sound
          • Sustain

          Cons

          • Balance
          • Volume

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin 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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            (2 of 3 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 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 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT GUITAR as are all MARTINS

              By GDTNOVA

              from Lake Conroe Texas northwest of Houston

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                    Comments about Martin 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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                    (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Outstanding!

                    By Ed Burns

                    from Reno, NV

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

                    I don't have a lot of cash to spend on a "higher end" Martin, but I love Martins and play this one proudly. The best doesn't have to be reserved for those with a lot of money. This one will give you all the playability and quality you expect from Martin at a price point that is really attractive, and well within reach for most. I comes with a nice Martin case, and is ready for the stage, street, or where ever you perform. Add a humidification device and you are ready to roll. I couldn't be happier.
                    Basic solid wood Martin dreadnaught with Richlite fingerboard and bridge Stratobond neck and pickup factory installed. A strap button is factory installed so no need to drill holes in an expensive instrument. I hated that in previous Martin's I've owned. The DRS2 is a rock solid guitar that will last for a lifetime and plays like butter. Bends are extremely smooth with the the Richlite fretboard. Stratobond has been used for many years as rifle and gunstocks. It is a little heavier than solid wood Martin necks, but probably ten times stronger. No neck warping here!
                    Incredible! The solid spruce top on my DRS2 has some uneven grain, but it gives the guitar a unique look. I've played and owned many Martins that cost much more, and the DRS2 plays and sounds right up with the best. Hecho en Mexico at Martin's Navajoa factory in Sonora, the DRS2 is a guitar that is an incredibly well made instrument with all the quality expected with Martin's reputation. If it has Chris Martin's name on it, he stands behind it. Thats good enough for me!
                    Any worries? Lifetime warranty to the original owner. I'm looking forward to watching this guitar age. This is a high end Mexican made guitar well worth the cash, and should outlast me. If it doesn't, I'll send it back and they will fix it. That is, if it is a quality issue and not my fault.

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                    (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent guitar, great sound, solid and for the price very hard to beat

                    By BlessedJohn

                    from New York state

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

                    11
                    Looked for two months before I found this gem ) You can not go wrong with the Fishman Sonitone pickup system includes undersaddle transducer with soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls. Good enough to take to the studio or touring on the road
                    Solid Sapele sides & back, solid Sitka spruce top - Excellent value in a solid wood guitar
                    Hard to beat this Martin for the price with Fishman pick up and case included

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