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      Martin X Series OMCX1KE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (518161)
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A versatile and affordable Martin loaded with modern elements.

The OMCX1KE Martin guitar features a solid spruce top and a rounded Venetian cutaway. The back, sides and headplate are crafted from Hawaiian koa wood-grained laminate (HPL), yielding an attractive honey-toned coloration. Equipped with Fishman Classic 4T electronics with onboard tuner, this guitar is an affordable and warmly toned musical instrument that excels equally on stage of in the studio. Case not included.

Martin X Series OMCX1KE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Model: OMCX1KE
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: 000-14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sitka spruce
    Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron With Red Fiber
    Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X''
    Top Braces: Solid 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/Square Taper
    Headplate: Koa Wood Pattern HPL
    Heelcap: None
    Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    # Of Frets Clear: 14
    # Of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: None
    Finish Back & Sides: None
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    Finish Neck: None
    Bridge Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Bridge Style: Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/ White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Chrome With Small Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (Msp4100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White W/ Black Dots
    Case: Not Included
    Interior Label: Foil Label
    Electronics: Fishman Classic 4t (w/Chromatic Tuner)




Martin X Series OMCX1KE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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  • Great Buy

    As reviewed by James Wells on 2/14/2012

    I'm a beginner who has played guitar for one year. I fell in love with an all wood Martin, but family finances didn't justify spending $1K+ on a hobby. I finally purchased a Breedlove on clearance (unplayed on-line)trying to get what I wanted in my 2nd guitar. The Breedlove had issues with it's electronics and while visiting the store, I took the time to play a plethora of guitars, yet again. When I picked up this guitar I was just messing around, I knew it wasn't all solid wood, and I'd been led to believe HPL didn't match up to traditional laminates. Long story short. Fell in love with it and turned the Breedlove back in. I found its tone and sound wasn't matched by anything in its price range (which was gentler on my family budget)at the store that day. Love the Spartan looks and satin finish. Action and set up out of the box has greatly improved my play and is better out of the box than a buddy's Taylor 214 came.Hey, I can play some barre chords now. This Martin may never be an heirloom/auction item, but it plays well, satisfies my hobby interests, sees an occasional use at church, and for strumming around the house or plugged in at church, I've not found it lacking in any capacity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Very Nice Player

    As reviewed by Mark on 4/4/2009

    This is an affordable Martin that is very durable with a great action. I also own several other guitars including a Gibson Songwriter. This Martin is the one I grab to just play. The tone and warmth is great and the 000 body is very easy to hold. I bought this guitar for a traveler, but find myself playing more while at home than than my Gibsons or Fender. If I lost this one, I would run down and get another immediately.

    63 of 66 people found this review helpful.
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  • Unbeatable combination of quality and price!

    As reviewed by Maggie on 9/9/2010

    I don't have words to fully describe how much I love this guitar! I bought mine from Guitar Center almost four years ago after trying out more guitars than I could count in this price range (some more expensive as well). This Martin has exceptional sound quality both plugged in and acoustic. The tone has far more depth and richness than you'd expect from a smaller body. The small body is my favorite aesthetic aspect of the guitar--especially as a female guitarist. The action and intonation are impeccable, and the price just can't be beat. I didn't have any particular brand loyalty before my test run during the purchasing process, but if you're considering this Martin alongside any other brand in the price range, get this guitar. It definitely won't disappoint!

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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