Martin’s new affordable dreadnought includes Fishman electronics with a USB port.
by Teja Gerken
September 14, 2014
New for 2014, Martin’s DRSGT combines elements of traditional design and high-tech electronics. Part of the company’s affordable Road Series, the guitar uses a dreadnought body and is constructed with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides. The DRSGT uses Martin’s A-frame X-bracing pattern and features typical dreadnought neck dimensions with—a 1 11/16-inch nut width and 25.4-inch scale. The guitar’s Fishman Sonitone USB electronics include an undersaddle pickup and a control unit for volume and tone inside the sound hole. Standard ¼-inch output can be used for interfacing with amps, PAs, or effects, while the system’s USB output offers a simple solution for recording directly to a computer.
SPECS: Dreadnought body with 14-fret neck. Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid sapele back and sides. Sipo neck with mortise/tenon joint. Richlite fingerboard and bridge. 25.4-inch scale. 1 11/16-inch nut width. Tusq nut and saddle. Enclosed chrome tuning machines. Polished gloss top finish; satin back and sides finish. Fishman Sonitone USA electronics. Made in Mexico. $1,299 list with hardshell case. martinguitar.com
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