Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar has 14 frets in the clear and a thin-line, cutaway body to give you access to the higher 6, this guitar combines Martin's killer acoustic sound with electric... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar has 14 frets in the clear and a thin-line, cutaway body to give you access to the higher 6, this guitar combines Martin's killer acoustic sound with electric guitar versatility. The onboard Fishman Classic 4 preamp and Sonicore pickup provides full, warm acoustic tone with minimal feedback while the jet-black finish sizzles in the limelight.

Features
  • Thin-body acoustic/electric
  • Cutaway for access to 20 frets, 14 free
  • Classic 4 preamp on board
  • Sonicore pickup
  • Great looks
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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Martin00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

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A Professional Instrument for a Good Price

I purchased my Martin 00CXAE around six years ago. It is everything I was looking for in a acoustic guitar. It is playable and sounds good live. I hook mine up to a...Read complete review

I purchased my Martin 00CXAE around six years ago. It is everything I was looking for in a acoustic guitar. It is playable and sounds good live. I hook mine up to a SWR Strawberry Blond. From my experience this guitar seems to play best when I put 10 guage D'Addario Acoustic guitar strings on it. The only problem I have had with it is that the truss rod needed to be adjusted. It works fine after that. Its a good guitar for the intermediate looking for a playable rich sounding acoutic guitar.

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Very Disappointed

I'm not sure if I just have bad luck, but I am now on my 2nd one of these. I have sent one back to martin because of a problem with the laminate on...Read complete review

I'm not sure if I just have bad luck, but I am now on my 2nd one of these. I have sent one back to martin because of a problem with the laminate on the neck. The back of the neck keeps splintering because I play so aggresively. Now, my replacement is doing the same thing. Yes, martin will replace it, but they charge you shipping. This is my only problem, but to me, if you buy a Martin, you buy quality and durability, and this guitar is not durable. I am going to get a replacement for this one and trade it in on a Taylor or gibson.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

00CXAE. No wood? Who cares?

By JamminJay

from Des Moines, IA

Pros

  • Excellent Plugged Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Thin Easy To Play
  • Unique Unplugged Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • On-stage Acoustic
    • Recording Acoustic

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Okay, I was skeptical. No wood? Thin body? How could it sound good? Well, it does sound great plugged in (I play every weekend onstage), and is comfortable and easy to play all night long. What surprised me was the really cool sound it has unplugged. Not super-loud, but a very nice unique voice with the metallic sort of bass notes that I like from a Martin. I also have a DCPA1 and, while that is a much more impressive instrument, this 00 certainly has its place, and that place is on stage. I will not be gigging without this guitar ever again. I bought it to be a backup for my Parker Bronze Fly (which is my usual on-stage "acoustic"), but I find myself reaching for this Martin more and more for the most authentic acoustic sound without the inconvenience of a full-sized dreadnaught like the DCPA1. This guitar really shines through my Bose L1 Model 2, but has sounded great even on house systems that leave something to be desired. If you don't perform, perhaps consider a different choice, but if you do, give this guitar a try.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome. Gets better with time!

    By Frodoson

    from Columbus, Ohio

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Full Bodied Warm Sound
    • Great playability
    • Holds Its Tuning
    • Solid

    Cons

    • I want another one

    Best Uses

    • Playing Live
    • Recording
    • Rehearsing

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is a great guitar. I've had mine for about 7 years and it continues to sound great and play great. It is a solid guitar with a warm sound and a comfortable playability and hey...it's a Martin!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy this!!!

    By Blair Fitzgibbon

    from Washington, DC

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've played for 10 years with many different acoustic-electrics made by Ibanez, Fender, and Washburn. My last was an Ibanez JSA5 Satriani model and before that were a few Ibanez Artwoods. This Martin destroys those for the same price. Even with the HPL body, the sound resonates as well as an Artwood. The main difference is with everything else: the neck, bridge, tuners, and pins. The level of American quality all over the guitar is a night and day difference from any Ibanez or Fender acoustic. I had to sand down the saddle to lower the action and restrung it with Elixir Nanowebs for my taste. The small size is perfect for me because I'm not very tall. This guitar plugged in is ridiculous for the price. Get it!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice guitar - but...

    By don tucker

    from Arkansas

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Would give it all tens if not for the decals.
    I bought this because I wanted an affordable Martin, and the thin body appealed to me because I'm a guitar teacher, so I wanted something comfortable to play. The sound is great, plugged or not, and it records well. The big drawback is the decal rosette. I was cleaning the top, which is prone to pickup fingerprints and smudges, and part of the rosette rub off. I cant believe Martin would skimp like this on trim. The other thing is, the picture I saw online said made in USA , but its made in Mexico. Still, its a fine guitar, and I'll get over the decals, as long as the headstock decal doesnt starting coming off. Be sure and register the gutiar for warranty purposes. The action was a bit low out of the box, my little E string buzzes at the first fret if I strum to hard. .
    Interior bracing and wood seem well built.
    Great for the money!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    00CXAE

    By Martin lover-wJ7Q4

    from PA

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The 00CXAE and all X series guitars HAVE an adjustable truss rod. It is a two-way rod that is recessed further into the neck. It takes the same 5mm Allen wrench to adjust it, just needs to be longer (4 1/2") Unfortunate that the previous reviewer is giving false information.

    (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't Buy It - You have been warned

    By StratUltra91

    from Boston area

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Absolutely AWFUL - save your money. Martin should be ashamed of themselves for producing this guitar, and here's why:Laminate neck has no truss rod and cannot be adjusted.Was good out of the box, but within 2 weeks I needed to see the local luthier and have a new bridge made to alleviate high-E and B-string buzz starting at the 5th fret. Action became higher due to this, but no way to compensate.It did sound good when amplified through a good PA system at live gigs. However, the higher action reduced the playability quite a bit. After about 6 months, the body started separating at the back down the bottom end near the switchjack. Had to use black electrical tape to hold it together at the last gig I used it for. I have subsequently relegated this guitar to the parts bin.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not for the Purists

    By Mike-0_K5Z

    from Florida

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Pros:Small, light weight with a good center of gravity where the neck meets the body. Very durable outer shell due to the high pressure laminate. If you're used to playing electric, this will suit you well without much adjustment.Tone is acceptable when unplugged, but really shines when run through an amplifier. The brilliance control lets you shape your tone from bright to warm.Good, low action. Easy to play.Cons:Cheap decals for the rosette and Martin logo on the neck. Do not place your capo on the headstock or you could possible rub the decal off.I opted to purchase a wood rosette from eBay to place over the decal. Franklin 5062 Titebond Glue and a standard lacquer held it down perfectly. The Titebond was designed to adhere wood to laminate, and it let me get the glue out past the edge of the rosette where I was able to wipe excess off the laminate without any staining, etc. Came out looking great.

     
    5.0

    Satisfied

    By Herm

    from Northeast Illinois

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought this from MF without trying it out based on the fact that it's a Martin, and the great reviews it got. I am really happy with the overall playability, sound, and quality of the instrument. For the price, this is a great value, and exactly what I wanted, A great sounding instrument - plugged in or not. Do yourself a favor if you buy this guitar - get the hardshell case. It's a great quality case and worth the investment.

     
    5.0

    Best Damn Acoustic Electric!!!!

    By JImmy Bairagee

    from Berrien Springs, MI

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is by far the best Acoustic guitar I have ever played, or even heard. For having it's thin body, it's amazing as to how much resonance it has. It rings and rings and rings. The action is superbe. Usually strings start to elevate from the fret board the closer you get to the body but with this guitar the action is almost the same all the way across.For the price I paid for this guitar, it's probably the buy of the century. Not only was it priced great, it feels great to hold, look, and especially Play!!!

    (27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Acoustic

    By Justin Klemann

    from Florida

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    An excellent acoustic guitar. I was amazed at he warmth and depth coming from such a thing bodied acoustic. Even more so with the ease of play. I enjoyed the thin neck, unusual to aucoustics, but wonderful for many styles of music. I found the finish to be beutiful, and I loved the natural color and tone of the neck. All this finished off with a great price for a Martin.

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