Great for relaxing on the couch and plucking away, the DJr-10E StreetMaster features a distressed finish and sapele top, back, and sides.
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Submitted December 8, 2023 by Edward Petersen in Lehighton, PA
"Martin DJr-10E StreetMaster Acoustic"
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This guitar is surprisingly wonderful. Yes, it's a bit smaller, but has more low end than a couple of my full sized acoustics. I like an all Mahogany tone; top, back and sides, and although this is all solid Sapele, it amounts to the same thing, the wood species being similar and almost indistinguishable. The shorter scale, 24" is comfortable, but not too short. There is enough string tension to work as normal. The 1/4" bracing allows for a responsive sound with remarkable sustain. Most Martin's, even their high end joints have 5/16" bracing. The fretboard and bridge are Richlite which is a substance manufactured from cellulose sheets (think paper) and resins. It's hard and stable and you will never have problems with fret sprout although it certainly does not have the elan nor aesthetic of ebony or rosewood. Comes with a nice gig bag. As for the StreetMaster finish, you either like it or you don't. I kind-of like it. Having said all this, the Fishman Sonitone pick-up is not up to the task. IMHO. I could not get a usable tone through my Fishman Loudbox, despite it being active. If you just want to be louder, it's fine, I guess, but if you want a reasonably faithful reproduction of the great guitar tone, this does not do it for me. I find it quacky and harsh. I plan to remove the Sonitone and replace it with a K&K or a Journey bridge-plate passive pickup which I have found do a better jobs of reproducing an acoustic guitar sound. Of course, nothing beats a good microphone.
50 years playing fretted instruments and gigging out.
I love all musical styles. Good music is good music, of course bad music is bad music as well.
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