Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 886830979163

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Martin combines 180-years of old-world craftsmanship, with new technologies, to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friend... Click To Read More About This Product

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Martin combines 180-years of old-world craftsmanship, with new technologies, to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and your ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The DX1KAE has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 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: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Koa Wood Pattern 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: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
  • Headplate: Koa Wood Pattern HPL
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number 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: Hand Rubbed Urethane
  • Finish Neck: none
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome with Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Color
  • Case: Available as an option
  • Interior Label: Black Foil Label
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinX Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Great Guitar!

By taggmike

from Monroe, N.Y.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Love this guitar! Bought one two weeks ago. Has really nice tone, best guitar in its price range.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blues,Folk ,Country

    By Justsomebody

    from Memphis TN

    Pros

    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Its a martin
    • Proffesional Quality
    • Solid
    • Whole Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jammin
      • Live performance
      • Practice

      Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This comes with a story for me. This guitar was a gift from my stepfather. He had a 98 DX-1 I believe and one of these bad boys. We use to play local shows together. He let me borrow this guitar so much he said it just had became more mine than his...I guess he liked the way I played it. This guitar made me lots of money. Plays great. Made in Mexico but still Martin quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice ringing sound; great guitar

      By Lynn Maxwell

      from Seal Beach, CA

      Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was picked as a birthday present, and all of us involved in choosing, receiving and playing it have been delighted. This guitar has a nice matte finish, a clean look, a good, low action and easy playing. The best thing about this specific guitar is the strong response of the bass range, and the fact that ALL the strings resonate well, giving the guitar a ringing, clear tone. We have heard a LOT of guitars over the years, and for the money, this is a great pick for someone who desires a crisp-sounding guitar in a medium price range. This is a good "move up" guitar for a person who has some practice and wants to jump from the beginner guitars to a better sound. Definitely a nice mid-range guitar that sounds better than some of the more expensive guitars. Martin deserves its good reputation!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worthy of 5 stars

      By Acoustic purist

      from NC

      Pros

      • Acoustic Volume
      • Quality
      • Superior Acoustic Tone
      • value
      • Warranty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live performance
        • Practice
        • Recording
        • Sky Is The Limit

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I as many others, had difficulty wrapping my mind around a Martin being built in Mexico and the HPL concerns because I have been a long time fan of Martin's extremely amazing soid wood instruments from Nazereth, PA. These are built in a Martin factory in Mexico. Not contracted out to a company to build a 2nd line product. A genius move by Martin to compete in todays market. The HPL is small pieces of real wood glued together and it is nice, it is NOT plastic. It will not split and a better choice if you bang around your guitar. It sounds like wood, though some will bark at that comment. Doesn't matter because facts are facts.

        I bought this guitar and like the light color of the DX1-KAE. This guitar gives you more in return than what you pay for it. I don't use the built in electronics because I play into a mic for the best acoustic sound possible, it just happens to come with the Fishman pickup.

        My influences for guitar are players like Tony Rice and Pat Flynn. This is a payers guitar not a guitar show winner. You cannot beat it for the price. It is twice as loud as my Ibanez AW3000 that is all solid wood and very good. Honestly the Martin is a superior bracing design over the Ibanez.

        To get the most from it, have a "good" Luthier set the action and go. It sounds identical to a Martin DM I purchased in 1988. If you need a guitar that will keep up at any level of performing without sinking a lot of money into it, this is the answer.

        Different players have different oppinions about a guitar's action as styles are different. Any guitar I purchase has to have the action set to be right for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A solid, well made guitar

        By Stark

        from Northwest Pa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Sound Unplugged
        • Great sounding pickups
        • Very Playable

        Cons

        • battery location

        Best Uses

        • Live Shows

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for a solid, playable, good sounding guitar that will hold up to an agressive playing style and busy schedule that didn't break the bank. This was reccomended to me by a friend. I like it.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME GUITAR!

        By Jimmy Everett

        from Illinois

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This Martin is awesome! My wife got it for me as a surprise as she knew I was looking at it for some time. I would have loved one of the more expensive models but Im telling you, this guitar is great! It has that wonderful warm Martin sound. The action is smooth and crisp. The looks are beautiful and more than I ever expected. It is just a great guitar. If you are looking for a great acoustic/electric that sounds great, plays great, looks great and wont break your bank, this is it. I would have no other. Buy this guitar!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Next-Step Guitar

        By Lauren

        from Worcester, MA

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I just went from an Ibanez starter guitar to my first Martin and I have to say, I'm in love with this guitar. I usually prefer something with a slightly darker tone, but this one is practically perfect balanced: not to bright and not too dark. It does not have the hardware necessary to EQ from the stage, it just has a preamp, which I was disappointed by at first, but it actually adds to the quality of sound, so I'm really satisfied with it. It has a very rich sound and as a vocalist, it's key for me to find a guitar that complements my voice. The playability is great, too. The action on the neck is very good. In general, it was a great guitar for me to help me go to the next level of skill on guitar. This guitar is so great, it makes me want to actually spend time practicing.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Codog

        from Boston, Ma

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The best acoustic you can buy for the money. Although very simple looking this guitar packs a punch, and any experienced guitarist will see the value in this instrument. Sounds comparable to 3000 dollars martins but for a 1/6 of the price. Highly Recomend, and recomend changing the martin strings that come on it to further improve the sound.

        (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar!!

        By Jeff Perro

        from Akron, Ohio

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 DX1KAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar 2 weeks ago and it's amazing. Sound is so pure and very easy to play. Would never realize it's an acoustic-electric and it looks amazing. I love how the electrics are inside rather then outside, extremely neat. I would definitely recommend this guitar to everyone!!!

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