Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

Item #: 
1292021786877
  • Write a Review

Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, it's committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are afforda... Read More

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Recommended Products
Overview

Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, it's committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. This left-handed Martin guitar from the X Series more than meets both of these criteria.

Martin guitars from the X series feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitars, that are environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The X Series affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option to players dedicated to live performance.

The 6-string Martin DX1AE lefty acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform, a dreadnought guitar body design producing big, round sound. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the mahogany-pattern HPL back and sides, the Martin DX1AE guitar belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. The mortise and tennon neck joint ensures solid construction of the instrument, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.

The Martin DX1AE guitar's stratabond neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The left-handed Martin guitar's modified low oval neck shape, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

This Martin X Series guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.

Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, this left-handed guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin DX1AE guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

All X Series guitars arrive stage ready-just plug them in and play. This Martin guitar also includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Lefty full-size dreadnought
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Built-in pickup
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Body design: Left-Handed D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron with Red Fiber
    Top bracing pattern: A-Frame ''X-1''
    Top braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Side material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
    Neck material: Rust Stratabond
    Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
    Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL
    Fingerboard material: Black Richlite
    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''
    Finish top: Hand Rubbed Finish
    Bridge material: Black Richlite
    Bridge style: Belly
    Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with small buttons
    Recommended strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor bronze (msp4100)
    Bridge & end pins: White with black dots
    Pickguard: Tortoise Color
    Case: Sold separately
    Interior label: Foil Label
    Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
MartinX Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to Top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So happy I spent more for a Martin!

By Roo

from Lyons, KS

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great to learn with
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    As a brand new guitar player, I am still learning everything about what makes a great guitar great. My friend says it's the most awesome acoustic he has ever heard and loves to hear it. I practice every day and have only had to tune it once, the day I opened it. The sound compared to my friends Fender, well, there's really no comparing, the Martin sounds amazing, lively, bright, and the Fender sounds dull and flat. I am excited to have bought this instead of some other ones I was looking to purchase.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First Martin Guitar

    By Don

    from Swansea, MA

    Site Member

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is my first Martin Guitar. I have played this in the store many times and the sound and playability is fantastic. Great Guitar for a great price

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All it needs is set up

    By Mark

    from Latrobe, Pa

    Site Member

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'm the same guy who wrote a 1 star review that it buzzes. The first DX1AE I bought needed set up or tuned with an allen wrench the tress rod which straightens the neck back. That took out most of the buzzing, but I wasn't 100% happy with the sound. So they ordered the same maodel and it was shipped to my house. I noticed it was buzzing too. So I called up GC and they said it needs set up. So I took it in and they set it up and I was finally 100% happy. So if you ever buy a new guitar look for buzzing, and have the guitar mechanic to set it up. If you get a guitar that is shipped to you especially look for buzzing. Once I did that I had myself a great guitar at a great price.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    It buzzes

    By Mark

    from Latrobe, Pa

    Site Member

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    When I played this left handed guitar (DX1AE) I didn't notice the buzzing right away, but once I started playing it for a while I noticed it. Buzzing is when your guitar kind of rattles and it can mean that the neck is bowed. It doesn't always buzz, for light chords its fine, but in certain spots it'll buzz. So I thought I'd take it back and get a new one or see if they could fix it. They didn't have another one in stock and they couldn't fix it to where I was 100% happy. It didn't take much for it to buzz either. So I ordered one through the mail. The same one, DX1AE. When I received it I found out it buzzes too. The same kind of buzz. I expect much more from Martin. The X Series is made in Mexico. I don't know if that is the reason or not. So I'm going to get a different model, and I'll probably have to pay more.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love.

    By Matt Miller

    from Georgia

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1AE Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I played cheap laminate acoustics for two years and just couldn't handle it anymore. My playing had far surpassed a level these guitars could support. Now, working a minimum wage job, getting a $1000+ guitar was simply out of the question. I visited GC (the closest GC is sort of a long trip from my home) a few times over the course of a few weeks trying to decide the acoustic I absolutely wanted to buy. Each visit this guitar just stuck in my mind. I thought about it a lot. I had to play higher priced acoustics in the little fancy acoustic room and this matched several of them and even bested some of them. It is an absolutely amazing guitar, and its poor teenager friendly. I absolutely love it and can play it for hours and hours. Oh yeah, and it smells incredible.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to Top

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.