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

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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

Available 09-22-2015 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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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.


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5.0

love.

By Matt Miller

from Georgia

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.

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