Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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The distinctive looking Martin 000CXE black acoustic-electric guitar is constructed with a combination of highly compressed wood fibers (high-pressure laminate, HPL) and traditional tonewoods, the aco... Click To Read More About This Product

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The distinctive looking Martin 000CXE black acoustic-electric guitar is constructed with a combination of highly compressed wood fibers (high-pressure laminate, HPL) and traditional tonewoods, the acoustic-electric 000CXE guitar has the famous Martin sound and playability found in their more expensive guitars. The onboard Fishman Presys Plus preamp system includes advanced feedback controls: brilliance control, notch filter and phase switch combined with a patented fliptop housing that enables the preamp chassis to pivot out of the guitar.

Features
  • CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret Cutaway
  • TOP: Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
  • ROSETTE: Gold & Black Style Herringbone Decal
  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000-1 A- frame
  • TOP BRACES: 000-1 (A - frame)
  • BACK MATERIAL: Jett Black HPL, Texture Finish
  • BACK PURFLING: none
  • SIDE MATERIAL: Jett Black 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: Black Corian
  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
  • HEADPLATE: Solid Jett Black HPL Texture Finish/ Raised Gold Foil Logo /Raised Gold Foil Logo
  • HEELCAP: none
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Micarta
  • 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''
  • FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: none
  • FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
  • FINISH BACK & SIDES: none
  • FINISH TOP: none
  • FINISH NECK: none
  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Micarta
  • BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8''
  • SADDLE: Compensated Black Tusq
  • TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
  • BRIDGE & END PINS: Black w/ White Dots
  • PICKGUARD: none
  • CASE: none
  • INTERIOR LABEL: Foil Label- 000CXE
  • ELECTRONICS: Fishman Presys Plus
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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Martin000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar for non solid wood insturment

I've had this guitar for a couple of months. I've played many acoustic/electrics but wanted something that looked different than everybody elses. I've been a Martin player for many years and that is...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for a couple of months. I've played many acoustic/electrics but wanted something that looked different than everybody elses. I've been a Martin player for many years and that is the sound I love. Even thought this is a HPL guitar it still has the Martin sound allthough not quite as loud. I bought it for my stage guitar and run in through a L.R. Baggs D.I. Great sound. Action is very comfortable and it looks great. Lot's of compliments. I did a few upgrades though; one is that I went to an extra light gauge of strings as I'm playing a lot of backing leads and the strings that came on it were wearing me out. The reason they came with this gauge is to give it a little more tone to make up for the lack of the solid wood tone. Just my opinion. Also put a black pick guard on it and changed out the end pins with black ones with Aboloni dots. My main Martin is a "Custom D" which is out of this world toneful. My partner plays a 40 year old D-28 and the Custom sounds much better. He just got a new HD-28 and the Custom is so close. Both the "OOOCXE" and the "Custom D" are both great buys for the money if you want the "Martin" sound. As with any purchase play several to see which one sounds the best. We play cowboy music and do cowboy poetry. I also use the CXE in our cowboy church band doing quite a few different styles.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm taking it back

I got this guitar for durability because I play outdoor gigs 90% of the time. For the price this should be a better guitar. The pre-amp lacks earthiness. I can't seem to get...Read complete review

I got this guitar for durability because I play outdoor gigs 90% of the time. For the price this should be a better guitar. The pre-amp lacks earthiness. I can't seem to get the warmth I'm after and I'm pumping though 15" mains and 18" subs. Here is the deal breaker. Sat night I used it outdoors for the 1st time. It was about 90deg F and +80% humidity. When I pulled it from the case and jacked into the system, three of the strings were buzzing because the neck shifted in the humidity. It was almost unplayable.

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(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing in Everything!

By metalhed646@aol.com

from Raleigh

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is well worth the money! I traded in my two bass guitars and my srat for this baby. Boy, this guitar can do it all! The electronics are great on the guitar and its amazing unplugged too. The low action and fast-playing neck is what attracted me to the guitar, and it's looks!I recommend buying this guitar with all my life!

(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The guitar of a lifetime

By Hiro V

from Tahiti french Polynesia

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I first saw this guitar played by a guy in a Bar. The sound was awsom and the looks was just incredible. When I saw it was a Martin, I Went to guitar center.com and looked at the prices. Wow !!! I want it. Then Ticket to the US, tried the Guitar, Loved it, bought it, Back in Tahiti and Lovin' it. Action is awsome, Acoustic Sound Really good, Plugged is Even Better. I recommend it Twice !!! Buy it twice juste in case you lose the first one !

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I dig it

By J Kerby

from Roseville, CA

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar to play at a wedding and this thing rocks. I put some D'Addario phosphor bronze strings on it and it was good to go. It even sounds awesome plugged in with distortion. It also gets just the right tone for a lot of John Mayer songs I play. So glad I got it

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its all Love.

By Guitar Girl

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar plays really sweet. Its sound is so spectacular and of course, the fact that its a Martin is even better. This guitar is like an addiction. You really can't let it go. When I picked this up at the store and started playin it, I fell in love. I haven't stopped playing it since.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for non solid wood insturment

By Martin

from Sanger, Tx

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for a couple of months. I've played many acoustic/electrics but wanted something that looked different than everybody elses. I've been a Martin player for many years and that is the sound I love. Even thought this is a HPL guitar it still has the Martin sound allthough not quite as loud. I bought it for my stage guitar and run in through a L.R. Baggs D.I. Great sound. Action is very comfortable and it looks great. Lot's of compliments. I did a few upgrades though; one is that I went to an extra light gauge of strings as I'm playing a lot of backing leads and the strings that came on it were wearing me out. The reason they came with this gauge is to give it a little more tone to make up for the lack of the solid wood tone. Just my opinion. Also put a black pick guard on it and changed out the end pins with black ones with Aboloni dots. My main Martin is a "Custom D" which is out of this world toneful. My partner plays a 40 year old D-28 and the Custom sounds much better. He just got a new HD-28 and the Custom is so close. Both the "OOOCXE" and the "Custom D" are both great buys for the money if you want the "Martin" sound. As with any purchase play several to see which one sounds the best. We play cowboy music and do cowboy poetry. I also use the CXE in our cowboy church band doing quite a few different styles.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wanted to hate it

By Nowicoach

from Woodstock, GA

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Look, I like wood. The smell, the look, everything. But when I tried this guitar I had a smirk on my face and my thought was - yeah right. I expected a cheap ovation sound but what I got was a nice bassy tone from a smallish body. I compared it to other Martin's and Taylor's three times the price and found somethings I liked better about the 000CXEBLACK. Who knew? For my style and for a traveling guitar it can't be beat.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Love this guitar so much. It sounds so nice of course because it is a Martin. It is seriously like a dream guitar to me yet it is affordable which is amazing. Probably my favorite part about it though is the finish! It looks so sweet in real life because its flat and not glossy. Plus it doesn't scratch.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great Martin guitar you can afford and MUST own

By Ronald Arndt

from United States

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The main thing I look for in an acoustic guitar is ease in playing on the fretboard and how close the strings are to the fretboard.This is called the "action". I tried a lot of guitars out at the center before buying this Martin and without question at this price range, ease of playing and sound it just cannot be beat. Like most of you I am a homespun guitar player who chords and plays melodies on a guitar. In other words I am not a professional. I play for personal pleasure. One of the great features on this guitar is making barre chords which because the action is close to the fretboard you don't kill your wrists or your fingers to do this. Also the sound is great from producing good bass sound on the lower strings to great treble on the upper strings and when you strum this guitar it has a full ring. Also this is not a large guitar, such as a jumbo, so it lays across your leg and waist comfortably and is LIGHT.I hate heavy guitars. The built in fishman electric adds so much to turning this guitar into an electric one and the sound is fabulous. Of course there are many good guitars out there, but I personally challenge you to find one better at this price range for ease of playing, sound and comfort. You will find yourself saying, Man I gotta have THIS guitar. And you won't be sorry.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin speaks for itself

By Taylor

from Bruceton Mills, WV

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Bought this guitar about 3 months ago and have been nothing but pleased. Very small guitar, but a super smooth neck and great feel. The finish is great, IT'S A MARTIN. Where you will really find this guitar amazing is when you plug it in. The sound you get when plugged in is amazing and crystal clear. Must buy and a great price for a Martin

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By That Guy

from Tennessee

Comments about Martin 000CXE Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wanted to wait before writing a review. I received this guitar from Santa December 2008. It is now June 2010 and now that the "new"-ness is plenty gone I feel like I can write an acceptable review. First thing: if you buy this guitar be careful about putting a capo on the headstock like lots of players like to do. One of my numbers on the headstock came off. Not a big deal. Sound: This is the BEST sounding acoustic guitar I've ever heard. Unplugged, in an amp, in a PA, no matter what. Even playing at an outdoor venue last year I found it sounding far superior to my former music partner's Alvarez. Truly an amazing sounding guitar. Feel: Overall I love the action this thing had straight out of the box. I know lots of people like different feels (high strings vs. low strings) but mine required no adjustments (I'm a lowered kind of guy). Overall: I have never been this satisfied with anything. I like my wife, but I love this guitar. If you're on the fencepost stop it already and pick it up. It was so worth it. Also own a Cort acoustic (that I learned on) and a Schecter Tempest Midway Edition.

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