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Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar Natural

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Product Price $499.0
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Martin’s Dreadnought Junior Series features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and lightning-fast playability. The DJR...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great Martin dreadnought sound in a more accessible size for players of all sizes.

Martin’s Dreadnought Junior Series features a blend of the legendary Martin tone with solid-wood construction and lightning-fast playability. The DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar was designed to create an instrument for the player that is searching for a small-bodied guitar that is easy to play and loaded with all the sound and dynamic nuances of a full-sized acoustic instrument.

A recent addition to the Martin family of dreadnought Junior guitars, this DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar has all the bells and whistles of more expensive instruments. Constructed of all solid-woods, it produces a tone that will rival some of the more expensive instruments found on the market today.

For the top, Martin selected solid Sitka spruce as the basis of the tone generator. Sitka is a very expressive tonewood that produces the right amount of tone, volume and dynamics required to play an acoustic guitar. To complement the Sitka top, solid sapele is used to add depth and character to the sound. Unlike laminate or layered woods that are stiff and lack bottom end and resonance, the solid-wood DJR Dreadnought Junior has crystal-clear highs, a punchy bottom end and lots of sustain and tone.

Playability is a must for many of today’s musical styles, and Martin has got you covered. The DJR has a very comfortable neck profile. A 24 in. scale-length adds more power and tone to the sound, while reducing the drag on string tension. The slim neck profile and forest-friendly Solid FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard allows you to glide up and down the fingerboard with ease. You will be able to make a smooth transition from playing your electric guitar to this acoustic instrument.

This guitar has a great sound, fast action and is perfect for the singer songwriter, stage performer, travel musician, session player and aspiring guitar student.

Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200) and gig bag included.

FEATURES
Body			
Body type: Dreadnought
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Sapele
Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
Body finish: Hand-rubbed
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: D Junior
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
Neck wood: Select Hardwood
Scale length: 24 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Brand: Not applicable
Configuration: Not applicable
Preamp EQ: Not applicable
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Other
Headstock overlay: Solid FSC Certified Richlite
Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
Bridge: Solid FSC Certified Richlite
Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq/White Corian
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Easy to play
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Mexico

Make Martin magic wherever you go. Order this Dreadnought Junior today!

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MartinDJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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4.0

Martin Dread Jr.

By Kent

from Indiana

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • The Martin hard case for this is very expensive.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

I am surprised how good the guitar sounds. It is comfortable for me to play and I'm glad I bought it. I would like to find a hard case, but won't pay the $$ for the Martin one.

 
4.0

Not a loud guitar but its real Martin tone at a budget price

By Go Pats

from Boston

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

      Everyone compares this to the GS Mini. The Mini is louder, hands down. On the other hand this guitar is more articulate, it responds to your playing better, and it gives you real Martin tone. What is Martin tone; my opinion is that its a pretty hifi flat response, so you can improve your playing by hearing each note more clearly and more separated. This goes for all wood Martins, i would not even bother with a Martin with laminations. The short scale takes a bit of adjustment but its lower tension may help extend your playing time if muscle strain becomes an issue.

       
      5.0

      new guitar

      By thommy

      from long island, ny

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

        I have been playing a Gibson j-15 for 2 years now but simply love the smaller body and sound of the martin woods. Gibson is an incredible guitar, but I think that this smaller body guitar fits me better. I have to add that I initially owned that Taylor GS mini and sold that for the bigger body guitar which I was initially pleased about. However, as I tweak my guitar needs, this new martin is perfect. I imagine that I might just move into the 000 models of martin guitars eventually as I improve. I am soo happy right now :-).

         
        5.0

        A great feeling & sounding guitar .

        By N/A

        from Zephyrhills,Florida (summer in Maine)

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

          I enjoy playing for my own enjoyment and this guitar adapts well to my aging hands!
          When jamming with friends and at venues it holds it own.

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar for the money!!

          By Tyler Godfrey

          from North Carolina

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought this guitar for the hell of it!! And it's amazing. Great guitar for the money deff not a kids guitar although if a younger person wanted one it'd be a great starter too. I'm a full time solo artist and I wanted this to play in stages bars whatever. I didn't like the pick ups that came in the acoustic electric one. So I did the standard acoustic and I'm putting a Lr baggs vtc in mine much better and cleaner looking for the guitar. And for anyone who says it plays bad it's cause they clearly ain't had their instrument set up. If any guitar plays bad or hurts your fingers most of the time it needs a set up take it to your local music store and have the action set up! Everybody plays different

             
            5.0

            Martin sound, just smaller

            By Bosco

            from Florida Panhandle

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • small home or car
              • Travel

              Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

              Purchased this as an open box, when they ran a 'take an extra 10% off' promotion. When I got it I played it about 15 minutes and decided it really played very poorly. I was really disappointed in my purchase and put it in the closet until I could decide what to do with it. After trying to play it every now and then for 3 or 4 months, I took it down to a local shop and had the neck adjusted and set up correctly. It plays really well now and I am happy with the purchase.
              I had played this guitar in a local store, in the 'e' model and really liked it. I decided that the amplified version was wasted on me and wanted to wait for an acoustic model.
              The guitar has the Martin voice and a great sustain to it. Very easy to play with the 1.5 inch shorter scale. Much easier to make the four fret stretch. Every time I pull it out of the gig bag I think, "it's a toy". After playing it for a while, when I pick up a standard guitar, it takes me a moment to adjust to the larger scale. I'm not sure if I would want to have this as my only guitar.
              The bottom line is: It's a really good guitar, just small, but not kid size small.

               
              5.0

              Martin Djr

              By chuck

              from Sacramento, CA

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin DJR Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Guitar:

                This is a great sounding 3/4 size guitar that is perfect for travel and practicing when you don't want to take your expensive guitar out. I really like the 1 3/4" width of the fingerboard and the classic Martin dreadnaught tone out of a small bodied guitar. The quality of construction is the same as any Martin even though they use less costly materials.

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