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Fashioned for player comfort, clear powerful tone and easy action, the DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar is reduced to approximately 15/16 in. of the full Martin 14-fret Dreadnought dimension (14-1/4 in. width at the lower bout) with an expressive 24 in. scale length. A solid Sitka spruce top features scalloped 1/4 in. high performan...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Fashioned for player comfort, clear powerful tone and easy action, the DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar is reduced to approximately 15/16 in. of the full Martin 14-fret Dreadnought dimension (14-1/4 in. width at the lower bout) with an expressive 24 in. scale length. A solid Sitka spruce top features scalloped 1/4 in. high performance X-bracing with a single asymmetrical tone bar. The back and sides are bookmatched from solid sapele, and Richlite, an ebony alternative with similar hardness and appearance, is chosen for the fingerboard and bridge. The DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar (aka "D Jr") comes factory-equipped with Fishman's Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag.

Features

  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: Dreadnought Junior - 14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: 2 Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Dreadnought Junior
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4"
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron - Top Only
  • Top Inlay Style: Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Dreadnought Junior Profile
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Dreadnought Junior Taper
  • Headplate: HPL East Indian Rosewood with Pad Printed Gold Logo
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 24''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - White Boltaron Dots
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Finish Top: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Finish Neck: Hand Applied Natural Oil Finish
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Junior Style Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan 80/20 Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP6200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Interior Label: Paper Label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
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MartinDJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Stays in tune (18)
  • Consistent (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (11)
  • Small venues (10)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Biggest sounding little guitar I've ever played!

I wanted a travel sized guitar that didn't sound wimpy. I've got a Felix Little Martin, and a Baby Taylor. They're both great guitars for what they are, but they have obvious...Read complete review

I wanted a travel sized guitar that didn't sound wimpy. I've got a Felix Little Martin, and a Baby Taylor. They're both great guitars for what they are, but they have obvious limitations. Let's face it. This guitar is small enough to easily travel with, but also big enough to not wish I had brought one of the big boys. All solid woods, 1 3/4 nut width (which I can't seem to do without anymore), great construction, stays in tune, and awesome tone for what it is. The built in pickup is an added plus. Sounds great plugged in. Great for playin' on the couch or out by the campfire. No worries about ruining your beautiful lacquer finish either. If you're smaller in size, or not quite ready for a full size guitar, check out the Martin D-Jr. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I sure was.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Keeps breaking

I'm so frustrated with this guitar!! For some reason it keeps breaking. The sound at the store was amazing but when I brought it home, after a few days it broke down....Read complete review

I'm so frustrated with this guitar!! For some reason it keeps breaking. The sound at the store was amazing but when I brought it home, after a few days it broke down. It sounds like there's a key chain stuck to it. Not sure why this keeps happening, I mean this is the second one I exchanged. I really don't have the time to be traveling to the store to exchange or fix it so I'm very disappointed. Considering the price and the brand, I thought the construction would be of better quality. I had a Ibanez for 10 years and never had a problem, but I wanted to "upgrade" to something better. I don't know what to do anymore.

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(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin Dread Jr

By HolyGuitarMan

from Reading, PA

Pros

  • Amazing Tone
  • Perfect size
  • Top quality look and feel

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Anywhere
  • CHURCH
  • Worship

Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

As a worship leader, I was a 614 Taylor man since 2006. Always wanted a 3/4 size acoustic -- thanks Ed Sheeran. Just purchased the Martin Dread Jr over the Taylor Junior because of the amazing tone that I heard in the store - gotta love those acoustic rooms! The price of the Martin was a little better too! Looking forward to playing my Jr more and more. Can't wait to worship with it live!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Biggest sounding little guitar I've ever played!

By JD

from Home of The 'Mats

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I wanted a travel sized guitar that didn't sound wimpy. I've got a Felix Little Martin, and a Baby Taylor. They're both great guitars for what they are, but they have obvious limitations. Let's face it. This guitar is small enough to easily travel with, but also big enough to not wish I had brought one of the big boys. All solid woods, 1 3/4 nut width (which I can't seem to do without anymore), great construction, stays in tune, and awesome tone for what it is. The built in pickup is an added plus. Sounds great plugged in. Great for playin' on the couch or out by the campfire. No worries about ruining your beautiful lacquer finish either. If you're smaller in size, or not quite ready for a full size guitar, check out the Martin D-Jr. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I sure was.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin Dreadnought Jr All Wood

    By Big Dave / Jazz Man

    from Richmond ,VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Best Travel Guitar Ever
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great Neck
    • Great playability
    • Incredible Tone
    • Perfect Build
    • Rich Sound
    • Sounds Like A Full Size Dread
    • Stage Ready
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Use
      • Holds Its Own vs Larger Dreads
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Travel

      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Hard to believe the tone and bass sounds in a small travel guitar ,that the Jr delivers !!! Sounds like a full size dread. All wood and a great acoustic pickup by Fishman. Gig Bag included ,also Martin does make a hard case, but is expensive. This little guitar thinks it is a large dreadnought and sounds better than a lot of more expensive larger guitars and brand names on the market.Absolutely BLOWS AWAY the Taylor GS Minis. Has the Martin Tone through and through.Larger than most travel size guitars, but still small and in the travel class.Will hold it own with most dreads, Not as full sounding as a regular Martin dread,but not that far off. Perfect for recording and very stage ready. Martin has done a tremendous job on this one and it is made in MEXICO, hard to digest, but REAL .

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!

      By Tallahassee_guy

      from Tallahassee, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • 24 Inch Scale Great
      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Tone Great Solid Wood

      Cons

      • Neck Out Of Alignment
      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Guitar center straightened neck for me. All of a sudden became a great instrument.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go Get One!

      By Dir

      from Belmont, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Bought this fantastic Martin Dreadnought Junior E for my wife as a birthday present along with a Fishman small amp to play through. We have only played it at home so far but it feels and sounds great even though neither of us are great players at all. It makes a nice pairing with my HD28v.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful guitar

        By Doc Savage

        from San Francisco

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • entertaining grand kids
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great value and quality construction. My Yamaha is retired.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Chris

          from Fl

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Awesome Guutar!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar for the price

              By Ed

              from Syracuse NY

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I traded my LX1 in on the D Jr. I was looking for more of a Martin sound and I wasn't disappointed. I love that it's all wood and has that rich tone you would expect from a Martin. I did need to have the neck tweaked a little by a friend and I did change the strings to Accustic custom lights and now it sings! If your looking for an all wood guitar that won't break the bank this is the perfect guitar for you.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AMAZING

                By Joey Denor

                from Largo FL

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  The best smaller body guitar on the market. The Taylor gs mini doesn't sound nearly as good

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great purchase of a new Martin model!

                  By Al, the Axe Man.

                  from Aptos, CA.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I have 10 guitars, including 5 Martin's. This guitar is presently my favorite. Very comfortable to play, both in acoustic and electronic form. Great in both modes! As a result, my other Martin's feel neglected.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Guitar I've Ever Owned

                    By Rockme Allnight

                    from Gainesville, Fl

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I bought this guitar at a local GC. I was looking for a guitar that I could strap to my back while riding a motorcycle. Maybe something inexpensive made with plastic... like a used Applause. Well, no used Applauses were available but this little jewel was. I was instantly intrigued by how comfortable it was to play and its fine tone. I told myself it was out of my price range and too fragile... then walked away. The next day I was back and when the GC opened I made my offer. The manager was a class act and made it happen. I've played this guitar at several gigs now and it continues to grow on me. Its become my most favorite guitar ever. Finger picking with all metal picks, thumb included, really makes this Martin sing. Now I don't think I could own any other brand or model. Its just that good.

                       
                      5.0

                      Better than expected.

                      By M

                      from Texas

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Better than the GS mini. I used to be a GS mini man. Iv'e owned them all. They are all phenomenal instruments. But this Dreadnought JR is a notch above. Same price as GS mini too. Get this one.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Purchase

                        By HWR

                        from Louisville, CO

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          Shoulder issue required a smaller guitar to practice with. Loved the Martin over the Taylor. IMO, a better, richer sound. Plays well and is perfect as a practice guitar.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best value out there

                          By Geezlet

                          from Mountain Home, Ark.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere
                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Rock Concerts
                            • School Bands
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            I play in a couple of different groups, one more country/bluegrass and the other more folk/easy
                            Listening. I feel like I have the best of both worlds with this guitar whether I'm strumming with a pick or finger picking. The electronics on it are simple but sound great and add to the versatility. Plus, it is very comfortable to play. I did have it set up. I highly recommend this guitar.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Purchase

                            By HWR

                            from Louisville, CO

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Rich Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              i needed a smaller guitar due to a shoulder issue which hindered my being able to play my dreadnaught. This guitar is perfect size. Compared to Taylor Mini, i liked the sound of the Martin (deeper, richer tone).

                               
                              5.0

                              Yes

                              By Travler

                              from Tx

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing
                                • Recording
                                • School Bands
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Really good twang, ,for a downsized dred,hope my son in law likes it

                                 
                                5.0

                                Martin = Perfection

                                By Mick

                                from Buckeye Nation

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Feel
                                • Stays In Tune

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                    Absolutely a Martin.....nuff said..

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Keeps breaking

                                    By AnaSilvia

                                    from NY, New York

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Fun To Play
                                    • Good Feel
                                    • Rich Sound

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Construction
                                    • Requires Constant Tuning

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                    I'm so frustrated with this guitar!! For some reason it keeps breaking. The sound at the store was amazing but when I brought it home, after a few days it broke down. It sounds like there's a key chain stuck to it. Not sure why this keeps happening, I mean this is the second one I exchanged. I really don't have the time to be traveling to the store to exchange or fix it so I'm very disappointed. Considering the price and the brand, I thought the construction would be of better quality. I had a Ibanez for 10 years and never had a problem, but I wanted to "upgrade" to something better. I don't know what to do anymore.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Possesses the Intangible

                                    By Journeyman

                                    from Olympia, Washington

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Feel
                                    • Handmade quality
                                    • Rich Sound
                                    • Stays In Tune

                                    Cons

                                    • Lacks sturdy case

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing
                                    • Recording
                                    • Small Venues
                                    • Travel size

                                    Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                    I spent over a year doing the due diligence studying and comparing alot of acoustic guitars. I am primarily an electric guitar player, however my hiatus from playing has allowed me to time to reason where it is I want to go with serious study. I could have bought any guitar GC has to offer, but realistically I wanted a guitar that was comensurate with my skill level. I chose the Martin jr, because it suited me. It had the sound, feel, and portable size I was looking for. Yes, there are many popular options out there in the guitar world which stand on their own merit, but to each their own. Now that I have made the purchase I have spent a few hours in solitude with the instument. It delivers. The nuanced tones are prevalent, it literally chimes. The construction is excellent. I will admit a luthier's visit is in order to make a few minor adjustments, but for the price its a lot of guitar for the money.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Pleasantly Surprised

                                    By Helivesinme.com

                                    from Emmett, Idaho

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy Travel
                                    • Rich Sound
                                    • Right Size
                                    • Tunes Perfectly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming
                                      • Practicing
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Martin DJRE Dreadnought Junior Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                      Went to GC to play the Taylor GS Minis and select one for my 9 year old son's first guitar. We also wanted a small, transportable guitar to take along when we travel. I have two Taylor guitars that I've had for years and really love. I was playing the GS Minis and trying to select the best one for our application. I almost didn't even try the Martn, but something told me to pick it up. I am so glad I did, because Martin really stands out with this little powerhouse. It doesn't sound as nice as a full size guitar, and I wouldn't expect it to. However, this guitar sounds amazing considering the size. I strung it with light gauge Elixer Polyweb strings, shined it up a bit, and presented it to my son. He was totally excited to have his own guitar and wanted me to hook him up with an amp right away. We plugged it in to a Mackie powered monitor with no processing gear whatsoever. Bonus! The pickup is fantastic and produces a warm, realistic sound. If you are searching for a great sounding guitar in a small package, look no further. Martin really has created a winner here, and the price is more than fair considering what you get for your investment.

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