This Martin DRS2 Acoustic Guitar is Martin's most affordable solid wood guitar. This guitar was built with Sapele back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top gives you a big warm tone with lots of volume and definition. Lows are loud and bold but not over-bearring. Mids are crisp and balanced. Highs are bright and defined without being brittle or abrasive.
The DRS2 is great for all playing dynamics, whether you play finger-style with a light touch or heavy-handed strumming, this guitar will be able to accordingly give you the rich acoustic sound you're searching for with a price that is still under $1000.
The high-performance neck taper is a very easy to play. Just the right shape for hours of comfort. Frets have been Plek'ed making the level and crown nearing perfection and intonation is spot on.
The Fishman Sonitone is a great onboard preamp system that comes installed in the DRS2. This preamp system does a good job replicating the sound of this guitar without influencing the tonal range that this instrument has acoustically. The perfect guitar to take with for gigs that require console monitoring or any DI mix in general.
Great sound and features at a low price make this Martin DRS2 Acoustic Guitar one of the best for it's value.
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Satin
Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
Back & Side Finish: Satin
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape: Performing Artist
Back Material: Sapele
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: Sapele
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: N/A
Bridge Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
Top Detail: N/A
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16"
Body Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Color: Cherry
Brace Size: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
Back Detail: N/A
Back Purfling/Strip: N/A
Back Inlay Material: N/A
Side Detail: N/A
Side Inlay Material: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: N/A
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: N/A
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: White Plastic
Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: White
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)