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      Martin X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides (H81745)
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Excellent value with a solid spruce top and Fishman electronics.

Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, 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 you're ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-DE has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

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Martin X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides Features:

  • Solid spruce top
    Mahogany Pattern HPL back and sides
    A-Frame ''X-1'' top bracing
    Black Richlite fingerboard

    Fishman Sonitone features:
    Active soundhole mounted preamp
    Soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume and Tone

    Case sold separately


Martin X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides Specifications:

  • Type/Shape 6-string dreadnought
    Top: Solid Spruce Top
    Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame "X-1"
    Top Braces: Solid Spruce 5/16"
    Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
    Back and Sides: Durable Forest-Friendly Mahogany Patterned HPL
    Neck: Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Modified low oval
    Headplate: Mahogany-patterned HPL with printed logo
    Fingerboard: Black Richlite
    Scale length 25.4"
    Number of frets 20
    Bridge: Black Micarta
    Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
    Strings: Martin MSP7100 Lifespan 92/80 Phosphor Bronze Strings
    Electronics: Fishman Sonitone


Martin X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides

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  • A beautiful AE experience...

    As reviewed by William Brice on 12/31/2012

    Plays beautifully, rich sound, great action and backed by the premier name in Acoustics...Martin of Nazareth, PA. Mine feels like it was custom shop, just for me. Go play one: solid spruce top, Fishman electronics...you cannot go wrong...just buy it, I am sure you will be as pleased as I am with mine. P.S. Buy a hardshell case for it.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • All Martin and affordable

    As reviewed by kenny croes on 10/3/2013

    The Martin X Series is an amazing value. The guitars may be made from eco-friendly, non-traditional materials, but the Martin engineering coaxes a beautiful sound from these instruments. Rest assured the dreadnought delivers that warm powerful bass typical of the more expensive Martins. I recommend that you choose a model with the solid Sitka spruce top for the best response. The Fishman electronics is the only reason I dropped the instrument from 5 stars to 4. The pickup sounds good and clean, but it doesn't deliver a true representation of the acoustic sound. If that's what you're after, you'll need to mic the instrument or change out the pickup. The Martin X Series is worthy of your attention, especially if price is a major consideration. But regardless of affordability, these instruments may represent how good guitars are made in the future what with the growing scarcity of traditional woods.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • A Solid Guitar

    As reviewed by Mikeilah Kennedy-LeFae on 7/11/2013

    I have drempt of owning a Martin, for decades, and now I do. Given I didn't have the budget to drop a lot of money for the instrument, I opted for this one. For the money, I couldn't have chosen better. I amazed at the bottom end this guitar has. It is deep, rich, and full bodied, and yet, crisp. The mids and highs are just as rich, full bodied, and crisp. The action is smooth and fast, allowing the guitar to all but play itself. Do Not let the materials used in its construction to fool you. The Martin Quality is there in spades. Regarding the electrics... this instrument sounds just as good, if not better, plugged into your amp. I play through a full stack, and was concerned about the harmonic distortion, but my concerns were immediately laid to rest, with the first strum of a chord. Unplugged, the guitar booms it's glorious voices when needed but is just as crystaline clear when played softly. Do I recommend this instrument? With a loudly resounding YES, I recommend this guitar to anyone, whether novice to performing professional, and all degrees of proficiency in between. I will say, but it's not a criticism, the finish is interesting, given it's not a high gloss, but a satin-like finish. As with any fine instrument one needs to take care of it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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