The Martin Dreadnought Jr, Now Better Than Ever!


The truth is we all need a small guitar in our lives. They are easy to travel with, great for a living room jam and perfect for campouts or bonfires. Having a mini guitar hanging in your living room will mean you will pick it up more and it may even become your go-to guitar. 

If you are a Martin fan, ready to add a mini or Jr guitar to your collection, you are going to love the revised for 2019 Martin Dreadnought Jr-10. These mini-dreadnoughts have the heart and soul of a Martin in a compact size available in three different flavors. 


All Martin Dreadnought Jr-10 Guitars are built with solid tops, either Sitka Spruce or Sapele and all have solid Sapele back and sides. That's right, the Martin Dreadnought Jr-10 is a solid wood guitar! The all Sapele model comes in a natural satin finish while the spruce top models offer either a natural or sunburst finish. 

In comparison to the previous Martin Jr models, the New Jr-10 has a slightly thinner body, a high-performance neck taper and a softer back edge to provide hours of comfortable playing. When we said this guitar had the heart and soul of a Martin, we weren't kidding. 

Additionally, if you are one of those players who like to gig with smaller guitars (Ed Sheeran anyone?) the Martin Dreanought Jr-10 has an optional Fishman Sonitone pickup that makes plugging into your local PA system a piece of cake. The Sonitone not only sounds great but has easy access soundhole controls for tone and volume. 


Mini and Jr guitars are gaining more and more popularity, and with the versatility, they offer it makes sense. While great mini guitars are being made from Taylor, Guild and almost every other manufacturer, the Martin Dreadnought Jr-10 is truly a Martin through and through. Its deep tone matched with a Martin high-performance taper neck and solid wood construction, make this a must-have for any Martin fan or anyone starting to play guitar that lokes the look, feel, tone or nostalgia that only a Martin can provide. 

1 comment

  • Patricia A. Mulligan

    Re-beginner. i have small hands. epiphone hummingbird pro fits my needs. but like the sound of martin dreadnaught jr. Is the neck SAME as a hummingbird? and is the martin fretboard harder for a small hand than a taylor gs mini? Please ask a player with small hands these ?s

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