6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sapele Top, Back, and Sides; and Fishman Sonitone Pickup - Natural
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Weight: 5lbs 3oz
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Working Guitarist's MartinWhen Martin sets their sights on crafting an affordable dreadnought, you know you're getting a quality instrument. Long a pioneer in using sustainable materials in their guitars, Martin continues this tradition with the DRS1. With its distinctive solid sapele (a close relative of mahogany) top, back, and sides, the DRS1 gives you bright, clear trebles, and warm midrange. The DRS1's punchy lows (more like a D18 than a D28) make it an excellent choice for miked recording when you've got thicker tracks to work with.
A member of Martin's Road series, the DRS1 gives you amazing sound and snappy good looks in a roadworthy instrument. Top, back and sides are braced for resonance and projection, and the DRS1's smooth-playing modified low oval neck is built with multilaminate Stratabond for extra rigidity and durability. The belly bridge and fingerboard are made of Black Richlite, which has a similar look and feel to ebony. The DRS1 is equipped with the Fishman Sonitone pickup system, which gives you great-sounding plug-and-play output, onstage and in the studio. The DRS1 is an incredible value - Martin even includes a hardshell case to protect your guitar.
If you're in the market for a great-sounding, affordable dreadnought, why settle - when you could have a Martin?
Martin DRS1 Acoustic Guitar Features at a Glance:
An affordable, solid-wood Martin Dreadnought: The DRS1!
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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 11 reviews
by from Nashville, TNI love this guitar and use it everyday. It has such a full bodied sound. I am sure there are better sounding guitars, but for the price you can't beat the DRS1.
February 28, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
Best in the market
by winston from new brunswick canadaJust bought this guitar one month ago. Play it every day. The sound is like a dream come true. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
October 29, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
by Brent R. from St. Paul, Minnesota USALove this guitar! I don't think there is a equivalent quality guitar for the price. The sound is rich and deep. I think the Sapele body is beautiful, with a lusterous grain that looks better than mo... read more [+]st Mahogany. close [-]
August 27, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
An OUTSTANDING bargain at this price!
by James Bracht from Crescent City, CAThis guitar just rings like a bell! I am very happy with the beautiful look of the sapele wood, and I really like the satin finish on the Martin, rather than the gloss finish of other brands. The nec... read more [+]k is so easy to play, and I like the look of the Stratabond, as opposed to just a solid piece of wood.
August 21, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist, struggling musician, dreamer
I'm extremely pleased with my instrument, and I am so glad that I took the chance on Sweetwater! close [-]
by David Emswiler from Bellville, TXI am a 35+ year player; now 51. This guitar is one of the best acoustics I have ever played. It is the traditional 14th fret - meets - body style. What the buyer needs to know is for the player, this ... read more [+]is the guitar to buy unless money is not an issue. If money is no issue, of course, buy a $2,500 to $4,500 Adirondack Mahogany from the hills of my home state. Otherwise, if your intention is to satisfy the player, (your not a collector, right), then this Sapele wood (from Africa, a species commonly associated with the trees in Pennsylvania) Martin with the play neck and (I believe) man-made material top of neck, is a great, great option. By the way, I did not know the top of the neck was man made material (or maybe it is a processed type of wood based material) until I read that somewhere. When I played this guitar I was not in the market , but I simply HAD to buy one, with extended pay option, thank you, and I only have three words for it: FAB U LOUS! Incredible feel, nice looker (esp. the body). I am unable to fine a flaw for the price and the deal they gave me. Recording this guitar with microphone is fabulous. As good as any CD. Using a Behringer acoustic mic processing through some very light affects in my Tascam 2400 (very little compression) and I just can't describe how pristine it is. I also play it at church, using the on board electric pickup. Great sound. I will probably lower the action during my first string change, by trimming the saddle, a little. My first high end acoustic was not a high end price and it sounds BIG and crystal clear, like a John Denver sound or something. DID I saw that, too? close [-]
February 23, 2012
Music Background: Recording; live bands (reggae, rock, jazz, contemporary Christian, yo momma's music, too)
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