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Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric 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... Read More

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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
 
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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:

    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.

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    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even better than anticipated

    By Doc Pepper

    from central IL

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    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:

        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.

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