Martin DRS2 Road Series Acoustic Guitar
When you’re following in the long tradition of fantastic Martin guitars, you don’t need to necessarily reinvent the wheel in order to come with a quality product. Martin has taken this philosophy to hear with their DRS2 acoustic-electric guitar, as there aren’t many bells and whistles that necessarily will make it stand out amongst others in its peer group. But on the other hand, a guitar offering a sound and feel like this instantly puts it in the upper echelon of instruments.
Sitka spruce comprises the top of this axe, while the sides and back are made of solid sapele, resulting in a bright, warm, and beautiful acoustic tone that makes this one a winner. The neck on the DRS2 is classified as a modified low oval, which means that it’s extremely unobtrusive as an extension of the guitar. In fact, you’ll hardly notice it’s even there, as you seamlessly hold and play it without even the slightest form of discomfort, even after hours of jamming.
A Fishman Sonitone system is driven by a Sonicore pickup which provides that classic piezo sound when you plug this guitar in. There are two tone control knobs to make adjustments to the EQ of your signal, but with source material that sounds this good, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to do much tone tweaking, anyway.