The Martin DRS1 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar marks the return of Martin's Road Series, which was originally introduced in 2001, designed for working and traveling guitarists on a modest budget, who require their instrument to be durable without giving up the quality of its sound.
The top, back and sides are crafted of solid sapele and braced for resonance and projection. The DRS1 neck is built with multilaminate Stratabond for extra rigidity and durability, and the belly bridge and fingerboard are made of Richlite that achieves a similar look to ebony.
This 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. The Sonitone is powered by a 9 volt battery and has an end-pin jack.
Body size: D-14 fret
Top: solid sapele
Rosette: single ring
Back material: solid sapele
Side material: solid sapele
Neck shape: modified low oval
Headstock :solid/standard taper
Scale length: 25.4''
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard position inlays:
1/8'' dots - one @3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, two @
12th, one @ 15th & 17th frets
Bridge material: black richlite
Bridge style: belly
Tuning machines: chrome enclosed w/ small button
Case: 345 hardshell
Interior label: paper label
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone