Martin DRS-1 Electro Acoustic Guitar £829 w/ Case
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 single 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.