Martin X Series 2015 DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a solid spruce top with a patented neck mortise. And with the unique bracing pattern you get the same hallmark tone and projection as much more expensive... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a solid spruce top with a patented neck mortise. And with the unique bracing pattern you get the same hallmark tone and projection as much more expensive models. The HPL body is super durable, guaranteeing years of playing pleasure.

Features
  • Solid spruce top
  • Patented neck mortise
  • Unique bracing pattern offers excellent tone and projection
  • HPL body is super durable
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MartinDX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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Martin DX1

I bought this for my daughter's birthday and a DM for myself at the same time. I can't decide which to give her because they both sound so beautiful...just different. The DX1...Read complete review

I bought this for my daughter's birthday and a DM for myself at the same time. I can't decide which to give her because they both sound so beautiful...just different. The DX1 is deeper, warmer and louder. The action and necks are identical, they both play as sweet as can be and this guitar cost 200 bucks less! I consider this Martin's answer to the Ovation because of the composite neck and body but the Martin just sounds so much better.

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Sorely Disappointed- "Dx1= Formica Guitar!"

I was sorely disappointed when I got to see the DX1 in person. I almost ordered it "sight-unseen" just considering it's a Martin. DO NOT DO THIS! I was looking to...Read complete review

I was sorely disappointed when I got to see the DX1 in person. I almost ordered it "sight-unseen" just considering it's a Martin. DO NOT DO THIS! I was looking to replace my Sigma-Martin DM-1 which was stolen. That was a beautiful guitar, with amazing sound and play. Every musician friend I have who's ever played it was very surprised and impressed with it. Unfortunately, Martin discontinued the Sigma brand 3 years ago in 2007. I figured based on the description that the DX1 was the same guitar, but with the Martin name in place of the Sigma name. That is until I looked more closely. The DX1 reminds me of the formica material used for office desktops, and they don't even try to hide the fact. Even the neck is laminated wood and the finger board is some plastic material that resembles ebony. The whole thing [while sounding OK] felt wrong in my hands; the head-stalk was too heavy and body too light and too small. It felt like a joke. I was very skeptical of all the other low ratings I read but had to be sure for myself. I'm glad I took the time to check it out before I pulled the trigger. I would have been VERY upset. There are PLENTY of other guitars in this price range [and cheaper] with all *REAL* wood components that feel MUCH better. I am so sad now and really miss my Sigma, I only wish I knew what I had then; I would have taken better care of it. Sorry guys, I hate to burst your bubble but any of the "X" line guitars from Martin just aren't worth it.

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(57 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin DX1

By Broke Dad

from Park City, Ut.

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this for my daughter's birthday and a DM for myself at the same time. I can't decide which to give her because they both sound so beautiful...just different. The DX1 is deeper, warmer and louder. The action and necks are identical, they both play as sweet as can be and this guitar cost 200 bucks less! I consider this Martin's answer to the Ovation because of the composite neck and body but the Martin just sounds so much better.

(29 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy Guitar

By pmeinecke

from Toledo, OH

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This Guitar really proved its worth when I allowed my friends to play it. At first I would cringe when they bumped it on chairs and walls and everything else imaginable but after awhile I grew accustomed to this guitar being banged around. The point is that this guitar has been beat up yet still looks as good as it did on the day I bought it. Also worthy of being mentioned is that it sounds just like a Martin. So if you want a less expensive option that you don?t have to keep in an airtight case and worry about every time it takes a ding yet still sounds as good as Martin?s priced much more expensive, than this is your guitar.

(29 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not too old to learn new tricks.

By Old Guy

from Yreka, CA

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

After a 32 year break from playing, I went shopping for an Ovation to treat myself in my old age. All I really knew is that I did NOT want some boxy dreadnought. But after having another willing and helpful shopper play about 25 different guitars of every brand and price imaginable (he played the same classic piece, which made it easy to compare them), I hated to admit it, the boxy looking DX1 Dreadnought blew away everything else under $1000 (one $999.00 Taylor came close). As midnight approaches, my fingertips are sore, and my cheeks hurt from grinning.'Smoke On The Water' and 'The Beverly Hillbillies' never sounded so good on the old Epiphone. I don't think I sounded this good back in the 70's.

(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar at a Great Price

By notredamejames

from Key Biscayne, FL

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I love this guitar. It has a rich sound that fills the room like no other. It is easy to play and is one of the most beautiful instruments I have ever seen. I cherish this guitar more than any other material object I have ever owned, regardless of the price. It is very affordable, even for a student like me. I would recommend (and have recommended) this guitar to anyone who plays.

(23 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My guitar teacher loves it!

By Roxie

from Charlottesville, VA

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I went with my husband to buy him a guitar, saw the most beautiful Martin on display. Took it down, started to play it just for fun and could not put it down! My husband never did buy a guitar, but I did. Even my guitar instructor loves to play it. I love everything about this guitar: how it sounds, how it feels and even the warmnth of the wood. Best of all--I LOVE playing it!

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar for the price.

By Amnesty667

from Media, PA.

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I went into my local music store to try out a Taylor Big Baby. I saw this guitar and decided to give it a try, immediatly I was blown away. I could not stop playing. I loved the feel on the guitar as well, there is something about the raw feel of the body that inspires me.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price

By Will

from Mississippi

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I found this guitar at a local music store. I had no idea that Martin made an affordable acoustic. I took it off the wall, played it and fell in love. The quality of the sound and its projection are unbelievable.I have several other models (other brands) that I have bought over the years that wound up in the closest. Never liked the sound that came out of them or how they played. I love this one so much that I bought a Martin DXM (Mexican made...$50 less)on this site to enjoy at my other residence. The quality is about the same, but I prefer the lighter rosewood fret board of the DX1. I never post reviews of products that I purchase, but I truly felt that this was worthy. Thanks, Martin.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good deal

By Eric Vaughn

from Chico, Ca

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Great deal. Sounded great with no adjustments. Nice deap crispy tone. I played the Big Baby Taylor and the DX-1. THe DX-1 is far better IMO. Im sure I wil be playing this guitar for many many years. Buy it!!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in Class

By Terry C.

from Trenton, GA

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I shopped Gibsons, Taylors, and Martins. The DX1 is stunning to listen to as well as play. The action on the neck is effortless, even with my big fat hands (size 14 ring). I even played this along side more expensive Martin's and they played and sounded identical. The full rich sound coming from this instrument will really surprize you. I've since put a set of Martin "Clapton's Choice" strings on, and the tone generation is nothing short of spectacular. If you're on a small budget with a big heart for music, this guitar is where you need to be. They ran out of stars for this review 7 stars no problem.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first

By Devo

from S. Louis, MO

Comments about Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

As a novice player with about a month under my belt, I was shopping for a guitar that was going to last and give me the urge to keep playing. The DX1 has such a smooth tone and deep response. Not knowing a whole lot about guitars, a Martin was recommended by a good friend who has been playing all his life. As soon as I bought it, I rushed to his house to show it off and well, to have him play it for me... He was amazed and played it for about two hours, breaking it in for me. Without a single doubt, I know that I have made the right choice. Price, quality and sound....excellent. Now I only wish that I already know how to play so I can enjoy it even more.

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