MARTIN DRSGT FISHMAN

The Martin DRSGT Electro Acoustic Guitar blurs the lines between Martin’s affordable and premium guitars. Usually with affordable guitars the first feature sacrificed is the solid back and sides. Not with the DRSGT! Featuring solid Sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka Spruce top, the DRSGT’s tone will warm and mellow beautifully with age, one of the real long term benefits of solid wood over cheaper laminates. So where did the saving come from? Primarily from a Mortise and Tenon neck join which speeds up production by several weeks. Sure it’s nice to have a Dovetail join but the benefits of it are more to do with the tradition of guitar building than about tone or feel so if you don’t fancy paying an extra £500-£1000 for a Standard Series Martin the DRSGT offers many of the benefits at a fraction of the cost!

Fishman Sonitone

The Fishman Sonitone USB electronics gives you the option to plug straight into your computer via USB and record straight to a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation, like Logic or Pro Tools) and record your DRSGT without even needing a DI box or audio interface! Great for Studio work, Live sessions or home practise this is an incredibly versatile guitar.

Dreadnought body

The Dreadnought body shape gives a wide tonal range with deep lows and crisp highs. The shape tends to compress the sound sound somewhat so they tend to be good for hard strummers!

Here’s what Martin say about the DRSGT

The DRSGT is an affordable 14-fret Dreadnought Road Series guitar with a polished gloss Sitka spruce top. Featuring solid sapele back and sides and a solid sipo neck, the DRSGT emulates the appearance, integrity and tone of the Martin Style 18 Dreadnought. Comes equipped with Fishman sonitone electronics with USB. The USB port allows for easy plug and play with today’s computer based recording packages.

Specifcation

  • Model: DRSGT
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Single Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ”X-1”
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16”
  • Back Material: Solid Sapele
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Sapele
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: none
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Solid Sipo
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
  • Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern HPL
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16”
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8”
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 w/ White ABS Dots
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8”
  • Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: 345 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: Paper Label
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone USB