The Road Series is the next step up from the X Series, and features real wood back and sides rather than the HPL that is used for the X Series. Not content with just solid Sapele back and sides, the DRS1 also has a solid Sapele top which creates a unique tone as well as being a striking looking instrument.
The DRS1's neck is constructed from a multi-laminate named Stratabond. Stratabond is produced from white birch, which is dyed and laminated into large blocks before being carved into shape.
Purists will not like the look of this type of neck but from a construction point of view the Stratabond neck is super strong which is crucial for a guitar.