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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 wi...
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.
FEATURES 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
This guitar likes to be beaten to death. To really get the top moving you have to punch it a bit but I'm kind of a rough player and most of what I do is country-punk/blues-doom so I need an acoustic that can take a beating. Heavy bottom. Beautiful tone unplugged with a nice rich sound when amplified through the Fishman pick-up. I hate the battery holder being stuck with a piece of velcro inside the sound hole, though. That thing is a major pain in the ass to change with the strings on.