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Old 05-04-2018, 01:54 PM
HodgdonExtreme HodgdonExtreme is online now
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The Road Series Martins do a great job of capturing the famous Martin tone for not a lot of money. The trade off, of course, is embellishments and Mexican manufacture.

Personally, I find the tone of the DRS1 to be too earthy and dry - but I've only ever played them in the store with whatever strings Martin installs, which seem to be the ones that almost feel sticky.

I recently played a used DRS2 that sounded better than any other Martin I've ever had the pleasure to try out! I even went back to demo it again. If it weren't for the 1 11/16" nut, it would have come home with me.

Congrats on the new guitar!! Play it in good health!
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