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Martin's Special X Series Macassar Top Dreadnought is an acoustic-electric guitar designed to inspire. With a solid Macassar high-pressure laminate top, back and sides, this full-sounding dreadnought produces the resonant tone Martin is known for. Equipped with Fishman electronics and Martin's Authentic Acoustic Lifespan strings, the Special X steps up your playing in both sound and feel.

Innovative Fishman Electronics Provide Unprecedented Control

The Special X features Fishman electronics that give you total command of your tone. Adjust volume, EQ and blend to craft your perfect acoustic sound for any musical situation. Want to cut through a mix? Dial in a crisp tone with articulate highs. Looking to accompany a vocalist? Scoop the mids for an open, airy tone. Whatever sound you're chasing, the Fishman electronics will get you there.

Fully Chambered Mahogany Body Resonates with Rich Tone

At the heart of the Special X is a solid mahogany body with full chambers that produce a naturally vibrant tone. Mahogany's dense grain helps project sound with warmth and depth. Strategically placed soundholes on the sides and back further enhance resonance. Whether strumming full chords or fingerpicking intricate melodies, you'll feel the Special X come alive in your hands.

Comfortable Fusion Neck Appeals to Steel-String Players

The Special X features Martin's Fusion neck, with a nut width of 1.75" and high-performance taper. Slightly narrower than a traditional acoustic, the Fusion neck provides a familiar feel for steel-string players. The slim, fast neck also makes the upper frets more accessible, ideal for leads and solos. Whether you're coming from an electric or acoustic background, the Special X neck will inspire confidence and comfort.

Protective Gig Bag Included

A soft gig bag is included to protect your Special X. Featuring headstock, bridge and endpin protectors, the durable, water-repellent gig bag keeps your instrument safe from the elements. Interior padding shields against impacts and the generously sized bag has space for accessories. Take your Special X anywhere with the peace of mind that it's shielded from harm.

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Figured Macassar HPL top
  • Figured Macassar HPL back/sides
  • X brace pattern
  • Gig bag included

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  • Body type: Dreadnought Non-Cutaway
  • Top wood: Figured Macassar HPL
  • Back & sides: Figured Macassar HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck shape: Performance Artist
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Country of origin: Mexico

collapse expand iconWarranty

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