Martin DRS-1 Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • Sapele top, back and sides, all satin finished
  • Select hardwood neck with modified low oval profile
  • Modified low oval stratabond neck
  • Black richlite fingerboard and bridge
  • 20 frets with white ABS Style 28 dot position inlays
  • 16 inch radius, compensated white tusq saddle and white corian nut
  • Chrome enclosed tuners with small buttons
  • A-frame bracing pattern with 5/16 inch solid Sitka spruce braces
  • Includes Martin hardcase to keep your guitar in pristine condition
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Offering traditional styling and sought-after Martin tone, the Martin DRS-1 is their most affordable solid body electro acoustic, encompassing a solid sapele top, back & sides, alongside Fishman Sonitone electronics.


Similar to mahogany in both sound and appearance, the solid sapele used in the construction of the Martin DRS1 Electro Acoustic Guitar’s top, back & sides is actually denser than genuine mahogany, to give a hard, lively, and very bright sound, with crystal clear trebles.

Though already made from a tough wood, the top of the Martin DRS-1 has been further strengthened by an A-Frame bracing pattern with 5/16'' solid sitka spruce braces. Top, back & sides are all satin finished, letting the texture of the wood really stand out, and the aesthetics are finished with a sing ring rosette and a black pickguard.


Connected to the body of the Martin DRS-1 Electro Acoustic by a Mortise/Tenon Joint is a rust stratabond neck, carved to a modified low oval profile. Topping this is a 20-fret black richlite fingerboard with a nut measurement of 1-11/16'', widening to 2-1/8'' at the twelfth fret, and adorned with 1/8'' white ABS dot inlays.

Along with the fingerboard, the 25.4'' scale length of the Martin DRS-1 consists of a white Corian nut and a black richlite bridge with a compensated white Tusq saddle.

At the top of the neck is a solid, standard taper headstock with an Indian rosewood pattern HPL (high-pressure laminate) headplate and a set of chrome enclosed tuners with small buttons.


Consisting of a Sonicore pickup, onboard preamp, and a combination battery box/output jack, the Fishman Sonitone preamp system equipped on the Martin DRS-1 Electro Acoustic Guitar gives you the essentials for plugged-in sound. The soundhole-mounted preamp is discreet but gives you control over volume and tone, while the combination battery box/output jack is situated at the bottom of the body.

ModelDRS-1 Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialSapele
Back & Side MaterialSapele
Neck MaterialRust Stratabond
Fingerboard MaterialRichlite
Body ShapeDreadnought
PickupsFishman F1 Aura Plus
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
TunersChrome Enclosed with Large Buttons
Scale Length25-1/4"
BindingWhite Plastic
BridgeBlack Richlite
Nut & SaddleWhite Corian
RosetteTwo Ring
PickguardDelmar Tortoise Colour
BracingHybrid ''X'' Scalloped
Included Accessories345 Hardcase
Posted on 02/06/2017 by Martin has really put some thought into a solid body guitar that sounds great acoustically and electrified.

Well done Martin you finally got the access to the battery correct - at the base of the guitar and easy to exchange.

I play Western guitar, e.g. Gene Autry etc., and this guitar I have already named Champion.

If you are thinking of purchasing a slightly cheaper veneered body guitar, save the extra, and get one from the Martin solid road series - you won't be sorry!

By the way, thank you Dawsons for good delivery, and the up-to-date model that you shipped. Fab!!!

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