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      Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H80798)
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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.

Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

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


Martin 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


Martin Road Series DRS2 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Love the sound!

    As reviewed by karen on 6/11/2012

    I was not looking for a Martin or a dread but I was looking for a great feeling neck and a deep, projecting bass. When the sales person at GC put this Martin in my hands I was immediately taken by the sound. The bass notes rang easily but didn't overwhelm. The strummed sound was full and rich. The fingerboard and neck feel so natural...just right for me. This guitar has a satin finish and I am not crazy about satin finishes but...it is really growing on me. The guitar is beautifully made...no flaws I can find yet anyway. The Fishman pre amp does not have EQ...it is volume and bass/treble. As I rarely use it that is fine for me. I might upgrade to another Fishman at some point but not yet. Anyway, I am falling for this guitar more and more as I play it. It is light, comfortable and I just love the sound. It comes with a great hard case with a soft plush lining. All in all...I think it is a great ax!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great guitar!

    As reviewed by Ashish Dhal on 8/13/2012

    I love this guitar, I tried a couple of other Martins under a grand, but this definitely stood out. To move along the neck is very smooth. It has a very rich sound. I have had no issues with it quality wise, although I have owned it for 4 months or so. Looks really great and plays better.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Excellent sound

    As reviewed by JON NONES on 1/2/2014

    Bought this guitar today and love the sound. I've been playing for 20 years, and been using a 20-year old Fender for that long. I got lucky with fantastic projection and bass with the Fender, so I was looking for something to have those two qualities. This Martin has those and more. The tone is so well blended unplugged, and it sounds fantastic when plugged in--more bass. I might even raise the action a little to get more projection. For someone that plays live at bars and wineries about once a month, it's a very solid buy for under $1000.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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