Martin DRS2 - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid Sapele Back and Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, Black Richlite Fingerboard, and Fishman Sonitone Pickup - Natural
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This Martin is Made to Perform

Long a pioneer in using sustainable materials in their guitars, Martin continues this tradition with the DRS2 acoustic-electric guitar. With its distinctive solid Sitka spruce top, solid sapele (a close relative of mahogany) back and sides, the DRS2 gives you bright, clear trebles and a warm midrange. The DRS2'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. But if you're ready to take it out live, the DRS2's built-in Fishman Sonitone pickup provides great plugged-in tone. No matter how you play it, you'll love the true Martin craftsmanship in the DRS2 acoustic-electric guitar.

Martin DRS2 Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Best-in-class tonewoods
  • True Martin craftsmanship
  • Ready-to-play electronics
Best-in-class tonewoods

The Martin DRS2 uses solid tonewoods that typically aren't found on a guitar this affordable. The top is solid Sitka spruce, a choice wood for organic, well-balanced tones. Back and sides are made from solid sapele, which has the same richness and depth mahogany is used for. It's a recipe for vibrant tone that will age gracefully as the years go by.

True Martin craftsmanship

A member of Martin's Road series, the DRS2 gives you amazing sound and snappy good looks in a roadworthy instrument. Top, back and sides are braced for maximum resonance and projection, and the DRS2's smooth-playing, modified low oval neck is built with select hardwood for extra rigidity and durability. The belly bridge and fingerboard are made of Black Richlite, which has a similar look and feel to ebony. But you've only got to strum it once to know that you're holding a Martin.

Ready-to-play electronics

The DRS2 is equipped with the Fishman Sonitone pickup system, which gives you great-sounding plug-and-play output, onstage and in the studio. The Sonitone system puts volume and tone controls directly in the soundhole for easy access.

Martin DRS2 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An attractive, solid-wood dreadnought with Martin quality throughout
  • Solid Sitka spruce top, and solid sapele back and sides give you distinctive looks, warm resonance, and good projection
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup gives you great-sounding, no-fuss sound reinforcement
  • Top, back, and side bracing for optimum resonance, balance, and projection
  • Hardshell case included
The all-solid-wood Martin DRS2 sets a new standard for affordable acoustic-electric guitars!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Satin
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Sapele
Body Bracing A-frame
Binding Black Boltaron
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
Fingerboard Material Black Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome Tuners
Bridge Material Black Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian/White Tusq
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.6"
Body Depth 4.8"
Overall Length 40.5"
Electronics Fishman Sonitone System
Strings Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10DRS2

Customer Reviews

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Great price for a all wood guitar.Action was good right out of the box,and the case it came with was much better than expected.You won't be disappointed if you purchase this guitar.

Well worth the bucks

I purchased a DRS2 a month ago and for the money you can't do better. I picked it up the other day to just work on a couple of songs and when i next looked at the clock I had been playing for 7 hours and didn't even realize it. The sound and action is in comparison to a much higher end guitar. The more than fair. Thanks for another job well done.
Music background: Musician for over 45 years.

Great Martin Sound

Received my guitar about a week ago. I decided on this guitar because it's a solid wood Martin for $800 bucks. My 214 Taylor cost me the same amount but is hpl sides and back. The Martin has a much more mellow sound compared to the brighter Taylor. It was perfect right out of the box! Action low and fast. Very easy to play. The medium strings match this guitar well. The case is a quality piece also You will like it! Send it to me if you don't.
Music background: Expert with a comb and waxpaper. So-so with a guitar.

Made the right choice

I am very happy i chose this Martin Guitar. It has such a great sound that anyone would be proud of. It has to sound extra good because my wife ask me every day to get the guitar and play some for her, and i will. It would be nice when buying a guitar that a new set of strings and a couple of picks came with it, Oh well, that's just me, Thats what i would have done. All the same though, i am real happy with a good sounding Martin guitar. I did make the right choice.

Just a real nice gutiar

Booming base, crystal highs and the low profile neck is so easy to play, I think Martin really hit a home run with this one. The Sapele smell and playability make it very addictive; I can hardly wait to get home to play it each night. Probably one of the best bargains I've ever made.
Music background: lifetime guitar hack
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