Review: Martin's new DJr-10E Dreadnought Junior is the perfect acoustic for just about anyone

Martin DJr-10E acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Martin)

Right now, next to me, I’ve had the Martin DJr-10E Dreadnought Junior as my desk guitar for the last few months. Keep in mind, the new Martin Dreadnought Junior is not as diminutive as the LX Little Martin or Baby Taylor and is nowhere near a full-sized Martin Dreadnought, so its body size almost kind of exists in a dubious “Goldilocksuniverse. All of which has me mulling over how I feel about this mid-sized Martin acoustic guitar, and the answer is simple: I can’t put it down. The Martin Dreadnought Junior is an acoustic that ticks all the boxes for comfort, feel, playability and portability, but most importantly, sound. Not as thin as most travel-sized guitars, nor as boomy as its Pennsylvanian big brothers, the Martin Dreadnought Junior possesses a pleasing and uniquely voiced acoustic tone.

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.