Martin DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
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(7 reviews)

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The Martin DRS1 Acoustic Electric Guitar delivers classic Martin tone and quality at an extremely affordable price.

The Martin DRS1 Acoustic Electric Guitar is distinguished by its all-solid sapele construction. The solid sapele top produces a unique, strong tone that is warmer than spruce and is versatile enough to take on different styles of playing. Sapele possesses a similar aesthetic and tone as mahogany; which makes it a natural choice for finger picking, flat picking, or playing bottle-neck country blues. The Martin DRS1 will deliver the tone you are looking for.

The neck is carved from select hardwood into Martin's comfortable Modified Low Oval shape. The belly bridge and fingerboard are made of Richlite that achieves a similar look to ebony. This is an extremely durable material and creates an environmentally sound option.

For live performances, the Martin 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 and its placement does not interfere with the structural integrity of the guitar. The Sonitone is powered by a 9 volt battery and has an end-pin jack. You will be able shape your amplified tone while delivering classic, lush acoustic tones to your audience. A protective Martin hardshell case is included.

Get classic Dreadnought acoustic tone at an affordable price with the Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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MartinDRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
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5.0

Another winner from Martin

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Martin has been known for having some of the best acoustic guitars out there in the market and the DRS1 is a great example that you don't have to spend over $1000 to get a good acoustic. Solid Sapele top, back and sides lends itself to a gorgeous tone for finger picking (especially with the top being Sapele versus the normal Maple that most acoustics use). A nice plus is that this is one of the few guitars under $1000 that comes with a hardshell case. If you can afford it, snag this up quick.

 
5.0

Great value Martin guitar!

By 

from New Brunswick, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fishman pickup
  • Rich Sound
  • Smooth neck
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is a fantastic Martin guitar for anyone who gigs consistently or just wants to jam in the living room. For less than a grand you get a beautiful sounding and looking guitar with an official Martin hardshell case that fits it like a glove. The neck is easy to play and the Fishman pickup sounds incredible, I can't get enough of the tone on this one. It's definitely worth the price by far.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Acoustic/Electric Guitar

    By 

    from Edison, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Electronics Feel/Sound Good
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Starting things off, I love this guitar. The finish has a classy look and the sound is great. It has a rich, warm tone and the sound is consistent from a strictly acoustic setting to an amped up performance. I'm a bit of a larger guy and the guitar sits very comfortably when I play. And the Fishman preamp built into the soundhole works great for on the fly adjusments. A must for anyone looking for an amazing guitar for a reasonable price.

       
      5.0

      Solid, Versatile and under 1K!

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This beautifully designed, visually appealing and distinguished guitar from the Martin company is everything you'd want and expect from one of the most prominent names in guitar manufacturing. The solid top projects sound without the player having to try so hard and evokes a warm, rich tone due to the sapele. This guitar is ultra comfortable to play and comes complete with Fishman technology which is always reliable. This would be a great guitar for any folk, or finger picking aficionado .

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        one serious buy!!!!

        By 

        from san antonio, texas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          purchased from my daughter. this is by far on of the best all wood guitars you can purchase for under thousand dollars. great but, plus it's a martin.........nuff said

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Acoustic But Not A USA Martin

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Made In The Usa

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I really like this guitar. It plays very well. The frets are perfect. The sound is amazing. However, I was very disappointed when I saw that it was not made in the USA. I realize this isn't a $2000+ Martin but it's not peanuts either and it should be labeled!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar!

          By 

          from Sorrento, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin DRS1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar replaced my Gibson Song Maker Acoustic. HAPPY I PULLED THE TRIGGER.
            This guitar comes set-up perfect, and the Sapele sounds very deep and rich. Nicer than many guitars I have owned in the 2 to 3K price range.
            The fit and finish is amazing, and the true surprise comes when you plug it in.
            BUY IT...YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

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            Other Features Black Richlite Fingerboard ,  Fishman Sonitone Electronics
            Model DRS1 ,  DRS1
            Number Of Frets 20
            Scale Length 25.4"
            Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
            Nut Width 1-11/16"
            Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
            Neck Wood Select Hardwood
            Fingerboard Black Richlite
            Body Wood Solid Sapele
            Top Solid Sapele
            Bridge Type Black Richlite Modern Belly
            Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed w/Small Buttons
            Orientation Right-Handed
            Case/Bag Included Yes
            Case Type Hardshell Case
            Series Road Series
            Warranty Info:

            DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.

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