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Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The custom 12-string Martin X1D12E-CST acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14, a dreadnought body designed to produce a powerful, well-balanced tone that is perfect for live performance and in the s... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The custom 12-string Martin X1D12E-CST acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14, a dreadnought body designed to produce a powerful, well-balanced tone that is perfect for live performance and in the studio. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the mahogany-pattern HPL back and sides, the custom X1D12E-CST has a big, punchy tone, with all the sustain you have come to expect from a Martin guitar. The mortise-and-tenon neck joint ensures solid construction of the guitar, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.

The Martin guitar's laminate birch 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 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 X Series Martin acoustic guitar comes compete with the Fishman Sonitone. The Fishman Sonitone features a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a great acoustic guitar sound, right out of the box.

Other features include a hand-rubbed satin finish, customized rosette, mahogany HPL headplate and chrome tuners. This guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that
anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

Case sold separately.

X Series
X Series Guitars 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 guitar, that is 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 for players dedicated to live performance and studio recording.

Features Body
  • Body type:D-14Fret
  • Cutaway:Single cutaway
  • Top wood:Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:MahoganyHPL
  • Bracing pattern:X
  • Body finish:Hand-rubbedSatin
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Modern low oval/PA taper
  • Nut width:1.06" (27mm)
  • Fingerboard:Black Richlite
  • Neck wood:Birch Laminate
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Hand-rubbedSatin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:Fishman
  • Configuration:Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ:No
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Mahogany Pattern HPL
  • Tuning machines:Chrome
  • Bridge:Richlite
  • Saddle & nut:White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings:12-string
  • Special features:Tonewoods
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
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MartinX Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It will grow on you like a good friend.

By Leadbelly Lightnin

from Auburn Ca

Pros

  • Affordible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home giggles and band gigging.

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing for 40 years. I've always wanted a 12 with rich tone and this is it for me.I new after 6 seconds of playing the store demo, this was a guitar I could enjoy playing for hours. I briefly had a Taylor 12 150 I liked but the low tones were not deep enough. What I read in other reviews is this Martin stays in tune, and they were right. It does stay in tune and that's a big plus. I know a lot of purists are skeptical of the HPL High Pressure Laminate back and sides and the Birch Laminated neck falling apart with humidity but I don't think Martin would risk their reputation on junk. The Fishman electronics are good but with the large resonant surface of the Sitka Spruce top it will feed back at close range. For the Price this really a lot of fun. It sounds rich like a Martin. It feels good in your hands. The action is low and easy. You can play it like a campfire guitar and not have to protect it like an art piece.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even better than anticipated

    By Doc Pepper

    from central IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • ease of play for an old guy: been 25+ years

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I find this guitar extremely easy to play as the neck and strings fit my frame and fingers. it's been many years since i took the first guitar (six string) and played as a novice, but experienced. this one really has raised serious interest in playing, learning and improving.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wish I could get another!

        By Jaquito

        from Norfolk, VA

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Such a beautiful sounding guitar! I play a lot of folk music and occasionally blue grass... this guitar has its place in both!! Such a rich sound that every player needs added to their playing style!!

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        The packaging gave me some concern

        By Christine

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        When the package arrived, the box was very torn up. We have not seen any problems so far with the guitar itself but if the holes on the box were on the other side, the guitar would have been damaged. I feel like the people who worked on the delivery of the guitar should have been more careful.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this guitar!

        By Sally Dye

        from Geff, Illinois

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Great sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I had been looking for a while for a 12 string to add to my collection of guitars. I played this Martin at Guitar Center, as well as a Taylor and a few others. I always kept coming back to the Martin, and finally purchased it. It immediately became my favorite guitar! It has a beautiful sound, and is also so easy to play. I had read that 12 strings required extra fretting dexterity and that it would take a while to get used to it, but this was not the case. It might be because I also play the mandolin and am used to fretting courses, but it also might just be that the Martin is that easy to play. I like it so much that it may take a while to get back to playing my 6 strings!

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            5.0

            Outstanding guitar!

            By FlyerPhill

            from Columbia, MD

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            First, a couple of nits to pick ...
            1. I don't know where GC gets off thinking it's ok for them to garble Martin's model name like that. The proper name for this model is D12X1AE.
            2. There are several errors in the product description. In the body of the text the nut width is noted as 1-11/16", which would be appropriate for a six string guitar, but not a 12. In the features list it is listed as 1.06 (27 mm), which is even more absurd. The nut width on the standard model D12X1AE is 1-7/8". If the "custom" variation for this model is the substitution of the "Wide High Performance Taper" neck then the nut width should be 1-13/16". Also the feature list states a single cutaway. Clearly there is no cutaway.

            Now for the good stuff. I purchased the previous iteration of this model, the D12X1 (before electronics were added) in 2009 from the Towson, MD GC. This X1 is particularly well suited for 12 string duty. I have 4 Martin 12's, ranging from this X1 all the way up to a style 40. The X1 holds its headstock high amongst its brethren. Its clarity and freedom from excess overtones mean that interior moving voices come through clearly, especially in DADGAD tuning. The others are "Russian choirs" in comparison. It's much less susceptible to temperature and humidity fluctuations as well. It's the ideal choice for playing meteorologically challenged outdoor festivals.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Great Big Sound At A Great Small Price !

            By brett

            from undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Got it on sale for a hundred dollars off regular price. For the price value I can't imagine that there is a better 12 string Acoustic Guitar anywhere.
            The overall look is plain, But I didn't get it for its looks. The sound is big and beautiful. The open chord tones are clear and bright with a strong Bass foundation. Everything you want in a 12 string. It frets very nicely, the action was just right. The pickup sound good.
            Overall it is everything you would expect from a Martin Guitar.

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