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The Martin Special 000-X1AE Style acoustic-electric guitar combines over 180 years of craftsmanship with modern innovation. This balanced auditorium-sized Martin acoustic-electric features a solid Sitka spruce top with a customized rosette and durable, eco-friendly high-pressure laminate back and sides with a figured rosewood pattern. The strong mahogany neck and Richlite fingerboard deliver fast, even playability across the neck. Reliable Fishman MX electronics allow you to plug in to any amp or mixing board. is proud to offer the legendary Martin tone and feel you know and love at an accessible price in the Special 000-X1AE.

Solid Sitka Spruce Top Unlocks Full, Rich Tone

The solid Sitka spruce top on the Special 000-X1AE Style provides a broad range of tonal qualities, from bright and punchy to warm and mellow. Sitka spruce is one of the most popular and traditional tonewoods used on acoustic guitars thanks to its ability to produce a balanced, full-bodied tone. The customized rosette design gives a stylish touch to complement the warm, organic look of the spruce top.

High-Pressure Laminate Back and Sides Offer Exceptional Durability

The figured rosewood pattern back and sides are made from high-pressure laminate, an innovative material that provides the beauty of real rosewood with enhanced sturdiness. HPL is resistant to warping, scratches, and environmental changes, allowing the Special 000-X1AE Style to maintain structural integrity through years of use and travel. The rosewood-inspired pattern combines rich, dark tones with intricate grain for a luxurious appearance.

Ergonomic Neck Profile and Richlite Fingerboard Ensure Playability

The Special 000-X1AE Style features a modified low oval neck profile crafted from mahogany, a traditional tonewood prized for its strength, stability and midrange focus. The neck is topped with a Richlite fingerboard, a durable and sustainable composite material. Together, the neck and fingerboard are designed to comfortably accommodate a variety of playing styles while providing smooth action along the length of the 25 1/2" scale.

Plug in and Play with Fishman Electronics

Onboard Fishman MX electronics make the Special 000-X1AE stage-ready right out of the case. The Fishman MX pickup and preamp system accurately captures the guitar's natural acoustic tone and allows for quick and easy sound adjustments via bass, middle and treble controls. Simply plug into your amplifier or PA system and shape your tone to suit any musical situation.

Martin Special 000-X1AE Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Martin Special 000-X1AE Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Martin Special 000-X1AE Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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  • Solid spruce top, rosewood HPL back and sides
  • FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge
  • Fishman MX electronics
  • Hand-rubbed neck finish

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  • Body type: Auditorium, non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Scale length: 24.90"
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman 
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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