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      Martin X Series DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar (430673)
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The bold sound of a koa body and Sitka spruce top paired with cutting-edge Fishman electronics.

Martin combines 180-years of old-world craftsmanship, with new technologies, to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and your ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The DX1KAE has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

Martin X Series DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron with Red Fiber
    Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X-1''
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Back Purfling: none
    Side Material: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: none
    Top Inlay Style: none
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Natural Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
    Headplate: Koa Wood 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: none
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: none
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Urethane
    Finish Neck: none
    Bridge Material: Black Richlite
    Bridge Style: Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Chrome with Small Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
    Pickguard: Tortoise Color
    Case: Available as an option
    Interior Label: Black Foil Label
    Electronics: Fishman Sonitone




Martin X Series DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Amazing Guitar!!

    As reviewed by Jeff Perro on 11/18/2010

    I bought this guitar 2 weeks ago and it's amazing. Sound is so pure and very easy to play. Would never realize it's an acoustic-electric and it looks amazing. I love how the electrics are inside rather then outside, extremely neat. I would definitely recommend this guitar to everyone!!!

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  • Nice ringing sound; great guitar

    As reviewed by Lynn Maxwell on 4/12/2014

    This guitar was picked as a birthday present, and all of us involved in choosing, receiving and playing it have been delighted. This guitar has a nice matte finish, a clean look, a good, low action and easy playing. The best thing about this specific guitar is the strong response of the bass range, and the fact that ALL the strings resonate well, giving the guitar a ringing, clear tone. We have heard a LOT of guitars over the years, and for the money, this is a great pick for someone who desires a crisp-sounding guitar in a medium price range. This is a good "move up" guitar for a person who has some practice and wants to jump from the beginner guitars to a better sound. Definitely a nice mid-range guitar that sounds better than some of the more expensive guitars. Martin deserves its good reputation!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Next-Step Guitar

    As reviewed by Lauren on 8/11/2011

    I just went from an Ibanez starter guitar to my first Martin and I have to say, I'm in love with this guitar. I usually prefer something with a slightly darker tone, but this one is practically perfect balanced: not to bright and not too dark. It does not have the hardware necessary to EQ from the stage, it just has a preamp, which I was disappointed by at first, but it actually adds to the quality of sound, so I'm really satisfied with it. It has a very rich sound and as a vocalist, it's key for me to find a guitar that complements my voice. The playability is great, too. The action on the neck is very good. In general, it was a great guitar for me to help me go to the next level of skill on guitar. This guitar is so great, it makes me want to actually spend time practicing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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