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Martin Road Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $759.0
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Built on traditional styling and legendary Martin tone, the DRS1 acoustic-electric is one of the most affordable solid wood models they offer. Constr...Click To Read More About This Product

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The beauty of an all-sepele body with Fishman electronics to properly capture its solid tone.

Built on traditional styling and legendary Martin tone, the DRS1 acoustic-electric is one of the most affordable solid wood models they offer. Constructed with sapele top, back and sides for a very mahogany-like warmth most acoustic players crave with a bit more love on the high end. The modified, low-oval neck profile, paired with the hand-applied natural oil finish, make it a smooth transition along the black Richlite fingerboard. Other appointments include a black boltaron endpiece, white bridge and end pins with black dots, black pickguard, single ring rosette and a Fishman Sonitone undersaddle pickup. While the DRS1 doesn't have a ton of aesthetic extras, it's a solidly built dreadnought that is sure to make you happy to call your own for years.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: D-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sapele 
  • Back & sides: Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: A-Frame
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • 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: Mexico

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MartinRoad Series DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The sound is superb.

By Martyhaha

from Paris

About Me Professional Musician

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 DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've had this for almost 4 years and the guitar is used almost daily. The sound is rich. The battery life is long-lasting. It sounds good acoustically and plugged. The sapele wood smells so good.

    Only con is that it is a pain to change the battery when the time comes because you have to undo your strings but, I'm planning on installing an exterior-access battery box. The other only con is that the bolt at the bottom comes undone but, it usually needs tightening by the time you have to change the battery so, two birds with one stone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By Good music lover

    from Norfolk

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I love this guitar its got a great sound and holds its tune very well.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't buy this guitar!

      By Mike

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

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

        Except for my home and car I never spent as much money on anything as I did on this guitar. After a little over a year the body cracked while it was just hanging on my wall. Other guitars - Fenders and Gibsons - have hung on that wall for decades but this is not a sturdy instrument. And the "lifetime warranty?" Good luck with that. The only authorized Martin repair center in NYC charges hundreds to fix it. The customer service from Martin is awful. I recommend spending your hard-earned cash elsewhere.

         
        5.0

        Solid Performer

        By jbf16falcon

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          I've had this guitar for 4 or more years and find I practice with it more than I do with guitars costing 4 or 5 times as much. It's comfortable, sounding richer all the time. It stays in tune and Very few broken strings under stressful strumming. I own 7 acoustic guitars (Taylor's and Martins) and this is the cheapest cost wise but my best buy for the money. I did lower the action quite a bit. A good starting guitar that is holding up like a boss.

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