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Indian rosewood laminate body, Sitka spruce top, Fishman electronics.

X Series Guitars feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitars, that are environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The X Series affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option to players dedicated to live performance.

The 6-string Martin DX1RAE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform, a dreadnought body design producing big, round sound. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the Indian rosewood-pattern HPL back and sides, the DX1RAE guitar belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. The mortise and tennon neck joint ensures solid construction of the guitar, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.

The Martin guitar's stratabond neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The modified low oval neck shape, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

This X Series Martin acoustic guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.

Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, this guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

The Martin DX1RAE guitar arrives stage ready—just plug them in and play. All X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, it's committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. The X Series more than meets both of these criteria.

Case sold separately

Martin X Series DX1RAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Full dreadnought
    Rosewood body
    Spruce top
    Fishman electronics
    Case sold separately



Martin X Series DX1RAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Model: DX1RAE
    Neck construction: mortise and tenon neck joint
    Body type: 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: Indian rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Side material: Indian rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Neck material: Natural Stratabond
    Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
    Headplate: Indian rosewood Pattern HPL
    Fingerboard material: Black Richlite
    Scale length: 25.4''
    # of frets clear: 14
    # of frets total: 20
    Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
    Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
    Finish top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    Bridge material: Black Richlite
    Bridge style: Belly
    Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with small buttons
    Recommended strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor bronze (msp4100)
    Bridge & end pins: White with black dots
    Pickguard: Tortoise Color
    Case: Sold separately
    Interior label: Foil Label
    Electronics: Fishman Sonitone



Martin X Series DX1RAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Amazing for the price

    As reviewed by Jamie Stoike on 12/6/2010

    I've been playing strictly electrics for about 4 years now, and was looking to get a guitar in the $350-$500 price range. The Martin stood head and shoulders above the various Epiphones, Fenders, Ibanezes, and Alvarezes that I tried. The sound is simply extraordinary! Take a strum of an E chord and you'll hear that this sounds like a $1500 guitar. Don't be turned off by some of the weird building materials: they don't affect the sound, and actually make the guitar sound better than others in its class. The only negative comments I have are that the $350-$500 Alvarezes and Fenders look nicer, as the Martin is pretty basic looking. That would be fine, but this means the top is left unfinished, leaving it prone to nics and dents. I've had mine only a few days now and already put a tiny waffle-patterned dent in the top when I accidentally banged it with a microphone. Be really careful around this guitar; I'd suggest getting a hard case immediately and leaving it in the case whenever you aren't using it.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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  • best sound and qulity for your money

    As reviewed by Paul on 10/5/2010

    when i started to shop for a inexpensive Acoustic-Electric Guitar i was looking at epiphone,yamaha, fender, for around the $300 mark but when i tried out this martin it was over. the quality of this guitar for the money is the best i have seen anywhere. from the materials and workmanship to the fisher pickup this guitar is a winner. The only thing i had done in the store was have the tech adjust the neck for better action which he did for free. Good job Martin and guitar center!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Full body sound

    As reviewed by Larry Geibel on 12/23/2010

    I just had to get this Martin DX1AE in September of 2010 after playing one that a friend had just baught. ( a student of 1 year) The sound was full, round and rich. I've been playing off and on for over 40 years and the best thing I could say about this guitar is that a blind man would have no trouble picking this out of several other higher priced guitars for its quality of sound. Others I have talked to agree. Just one strum of an E chord will convince anyone who values the sound over fringe that this is a real value. The action is good enough but could be improved with small adjustments. When playing through an amp the acoustic quality holds very well. It has a clean low sheen finish that compliments the acoustic style. It makes playing a lot of fun again.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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