The DX1E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a fine example of Martin's commitment to preserving the earth's dwindling resources and designing guitars that are within reach of every aspiring guita... Read More
The DX1E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a fine example of Martin's commitment to preserving the earth's dwindling resources and designing guitars that are within reach of every aspiring guitarist. The DX1E is constructed with a combination of highly compressed wood fibers (high-pressure laminate, HPL) and traditional tonewoods,
A built-in Classic 4 Sonicore Preamp System gives you control over the sound and some impressive features, The DX1E is equipped with Sonicore pickup and Switchjack, volume control slider, active bass, midrange, treble and brilliance slider controls, low battery LED, easy access "pull-out" housing.
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I bought this guitar because I wanted to have that legendary Martin sound without paying thousands of dollars! I found it, this guitar is an all around champ. The bass tones are full and dense while the harmonics ring out perfectly. I would recommend this guitar for anyone who wants that beautiful Martin sound without spending thousands of dollars.
This guitar boasts the great Martin tone. Although the HPL back and sides are evident, the fortitude of the guitar?s makeup pose a warm and full sound but not as full-bodied as solid Sapele. The Martin dreadnaught shape, solid sitka spruce and scalloped bracing pattern create a strong projection in volume and boldness which sustains the HPL. The guitar?s action is exceptionally light; along with the satin-finished neck, navigating the extent of the fingerboard is comfortable and easy. The Fishman pick-up is wonderful. It supplies tone, volume, base and treble controls as well as featuring an onboard digital tuner. In time, the wood matures and resonates a natural, settled tone. This is an ideal guitar for an exceptional, high-value guitar at an affordable price. I have used it acoustic outdoors, amplified on stage and even took it to Iraq. It has been durable and beautiful altogether.
While in my local GC I was 'window' shopping used accoustics. I saw the Martin and the price tag was half the price of a new one. After thoroughly checking it over and not finding a mark/scratch/scuff or any signs of use I tried it out. It sounded great, intonation dead on and a full sound normally found on much more expensive models. The only problem I had noticed was the 'under saddle' pickup was not working. This didn't phase me since the un-amplified sound was so good so...it came home with me. At home I checked out a filament apparently loose in the body and after some research decided that the pickup wasn't installed! A new set of strings after threading the pup filament into the saddle floored me with an incredible amplified sound. I've had my Martin for 6 months and there isn't a thing I could complain about. I've had other brands in the low end area but there is no comparison in quality, reliability or, in my case, price. Would like to have had a tuner with equalizer but...The laminated neck is smooth and the guitar just looks good without all the extras you wind up paying more for. Natural color and satin finish give this guitar that low key look that I prefer.
I picked up my DX1 used at a used guitar shop a couple years back as a "knock around" guitar to use periodically (mine was made in the US, now they are made in Mexico). I paid $225 for it and dropped in an active pickup for kicks. Now get this...I have been an active musician for 15 years and have owned just about every acoustic guitar out there (martin, gibson, taylor). I have a Martin D28 in my collection that has been my ultimate gem for the past 13 years. No bull here...and I hate to say it but my DX1 sounds better for $1700 less! I can't explain it and neither can any of my band mates, musician friends, etc. I keep it in a humidified hardshell case, I take care of it but it is not high end by any means. When I play it, I feel like I'm sitting in a Pinto with a Ferrari engine. It is crazy and unexplainable. The stars must have been aligned the day this thing was mine. If I could only choose 1 guitar to keep in my collection, the lowly DX1 takes the cake over some heavy competition (1997 D28, 1971 D35, 1967 Gibson Hummingbird, 2002 Taylor 710). This is no joke, however don't expect the same results with yours. As the title states "Diamond in the rough."
i just bought this guitar two weeks ago. stays tuned always. great deal for martin. nice rich crisp sound.
this guitar is so great. it stay tuned well, and has awesome action on the neck, its great for any level of skill. and this guitar is so beautiful. i was blown away when i saw it in the store.
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