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The Martin Special Dreadnought X1AE Style acoustic-electric guitar combines over 180 years of craftsmanship with modern technology for a performance-ready instrument with iconic sound. This balanced dreadnought features a solid Sitka spruce top with a customized rosette and durable rosewood-pattern back and sides. Its birch laminate neck and Richlite fingerboard deliver fast and even playability across the fretboard. Equipped with reliable Fishman MX electronics, the Special Dreadnought X1AE Style is ready to plug in and elevate your sound.

Sitka Spruce Top Provides a Solid Foundation

The solid Sitka spruce top of the Special Dreadnought X1AE Style drives its full, resonant tone. Lightweight yet strong, Sitka spruce is a premier tonewood for acoustic guitars, allowing the top to freely vibrate and produce a balanced sound with clear highs, warm lows and rich overtones. A customized rosette design gives this dreadnought a stylish look to match its lush sound.

Durable and Sustainable Materials

The rosewood-pattern back and sides are constructed from high-pressure laminate, an eco-friendly material made from wood byproducts and resins. HPL produces a stable, durable surface with an attractive woodgrain appearance while using sustainable forestry practices. A birch laminate neck and Richlite fingerboard, a material made from recycled paper and resins, provide a fast, low-maintenance playing surface.

Trusted Fishman Electronics

The Special Dreadnought X1AE Style comes equipped with Fishman MX electronics, featuring an undersaddle pickup and preamp with volume and tone controls. The Fishman MX system accurately captures the natural acoustic tone of the guitar and allows you to adjust the EQ for different live and recording situations. Plug into an amp, PA or audio interface and share your music with audiences of any size.

Legendary Quality and Value

Martin's X Series combines their expert craftsmanship with innovative, sustainable materials to offer high-quality, professional-grade guitars at accessible price points. The Special Dreadnought X1AE Style delivers the iconic Martin sound and performance in an acoustic-electric guitar designed for musicians on a budget.

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

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Spruce top, figured rosewood pattern HPL back and sides
  • Birch laminate neck, Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman MX electronics

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  • Body type: Dreadnought, non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Figured rosewood pattern HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman MX
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Country of origin: Mexico

collapse expand iconWarranty

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

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