Guitar! Acoustic Guitar Review!
The Martin DR is very similar to the Martin DM, with a few improvements.
Both guitars are very affordable, but the DR is a little bit more expensive because it is made of higher quality materials.
The back, sides and fret board of the DR are made of rosewood apposed to mahogany, and the top of the guitar is made of spruce.
The guitar has the same size and shape as the D-35, D-28, and D-18, and it has a tortoise pickguard.
It is not fair for any guitar to have to be called a martin, and be made for affordability. Martin is known for its high quality, high dollar guitars, and in order to be significantly less expensive, The DR is not as classy as some of the other Martin Guitars.
If you do not have a large sum of money to spend on a guitar, but you would still love to purchase a Martin, than a DR is a great option.
A little bit higher quality than the DM, it has a nice sound.
The action is good, and it has above average tone.
One great quality of the Martin DR is its lightweight.
Give your shoulders a break, you could play this guitar for hours and hardly know you were wearing it.
It is a part of Martin’s Road series, and it is great for travel.
You can leave your heavy, more expensive guitars at home, and bring your DR all over the place without being too concerned.
Also, this guitar has lots of volume.
As with all guitars, it has its downsides.
The Martin DR guitars do not have a gloss finish, so they are not nearly as glamorous as Martins more expensive guitars.
They are very plain, and if you are someone who is very concerned with the outer appearance of your instrument you might have to pass on this one.
Also, because of the cheap finish on this guitar, its durability is questionable.
If you play with any level of aggression you may find scratches on the guitar.
I don’t think that this could ever affect the sound of the guitar, but it could eventually need repair.
Another con to purchasing this acoustic is its electrical incapability’s.
There is no pickup installed in this guitar initially, so if you want to play a gig or just plug in to jam with some effects, you will have to get a pickup installed.
This is a nice, affordable guitar, and if you are set on purchasing a martin, this is a good option.
If you are not determined to get a Martin, you might be able to find a better sounding guitar for the same price.
Perhaps try an Alvarez or a Taylor 310.
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