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Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The custom 6-string X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features a D-14 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 HPL back and sides, this X Series Custom DX1 has a big, punchy tone, with all the sustain you h...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The custom 6-string X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features a D-14 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 HPL back and sides, this X Series Custom DX1 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.

This 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 in. scale, 1-11/16 in. nut width, and 16 in. radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

Other features include a hand-rubbed satin finish, customized rosette, East Indian rosewood 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.

Features

Body
  • Body type: D-14
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce HPL
  • Back & sides: Mahogany HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Black Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods 
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinX Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yes

This is my 3rd Martin! This will be used for travel and to and from the various classes I go to. I also have a 0001XAE and a DCPA4. I love this guitar...Read complete review

This is my 3rd Martin! This will be used for travel and to and from the various classes I go to. I also have a 0001XAE and a DCPA4. I love this guitar it looks beautiful and has that great Martin tone! I was thinking about a Yamaha FS or FG availability was a problem and the ones I was able to play I was not impressed. So the Custom X series was it!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Action adjustment issue

I was very frustrated with this guitar. I ordered it from Guitar Center. After playing it for a few moments I checked the action at the 12th fret. The action was set at...Read complete review

I was very frustrated with this guitar. I ordered it from Guitar Center. After playing it for a few moments I checked the action at the 12th fret. The action was set at 3/32 which is standard setting. The problem was that the saddle was very low. When measured, there was only 2/32 of saddle showing. I called Martin and they promptly told me to return the guitar. They said there should be 4 to 5/32 of saddle showing for adjustment purposes. There was simply not enough saddle left to lower the action in the future without a neck reset. I am not sure, but I felt the neck angle was set incorrectly on this guitar. I was also not really thrilled with the tone. HPL just can't compete with real wood. It was also very heavy due to the HPL construction. I felt like I was lugging my Les Paul around. I promptly sent it back.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes

By Ron

from El Segundo,Ca.

Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Fingerborad inlays

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual play
    • Practice

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This is my 3rd Martin! This will be used for travel and to and from the various classes I go to. I also have a 0001XAE and a DCPA4. I love this guitar it looks beautiful and has that great Martin tone! I was thinking about a Yamaha FS or FG availability was a problem and the ones I was able to play I was not impressed. So the Custom X series was it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My first Martin acoustic guitar

    By Strummin' D.

    from North Eastern, Pennsylvania

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      The Martin DX1 is exactly what I have been looking for. Don't let the High Pressure Laminate construction scare you away. This guitar is built for the long haul. I've had cheaper Chinese built guitars and the DX1 blows them away. The neck wood is so strong that it cannot be hand carved, Martin craftsmen have to use high speed diamond bits to shape the wood laminate. the whole guitar is strong and solid. This guitar came strung with Martin's Lifespan strings that sound very good. This guitar sounds expensive. Martin did their homework on this little gem. I really like the neck width and string spacing on this guitar, If you are a person with thick fingers, you might want to give this one a try. I just find Martin Guitars
      to be so much more comfortable to do the more difficult chords on. I struggled with this for a long time and the Martin DX1 has been great for this beginner guitar player. If you are struggling with your acoustic and it just don't feel right to you, give the Martin DX1 a try. I think you will like it. This guitar is a keeper and I'm so happy that I bought a Martin product!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar for the Price

      By Buddy

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Picked out this guitar for traveling and specifically this one since it doesn't have electronics. Right out of the box, had great sound. Had the action adjusted which is to be expected. Play it almost every morning before leaving for work. I bought it on sale but it's worth the price even if it wasn't on sale.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Around the House and Travel Guitar

      By Buddy

      from Midland, Texas

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Was looking for a guitar with no electronics to keep play around the house and when traveling and this one hits the spot.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar at a Great Price

        By Nigel

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this guitar during a Labor Day sale where it was offered at $100 off. There were great reviews of the guitar already online, and those reviews I believe are pretty accurate. The guitar has a wonderful tone and sounds great either strumming or picking. I think the Martin quality and heritage has trickled down into this relatively inexpensive instrument.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Value

        By Michael

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Not an American made Martin (Mexico) and not solid wood (laminate) but the Martin sound is there. I can't find any fault or flaw with the manufacturing and craftsmanship. It stays in tune well and plays easily with nice base and bright highs. IMHO a very good entry level Martin guitar.

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Action adjustment issue

        By Terrier

        from Colorado

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I was very frustrated with this guitar. I ordered it from Guitar Center. After playing it for a few moments I checked the action at the 12th fret. The action was set at 3/32 which is standard setting. The problem was that the saddle was very low. When measured, there was only 2/32 of saddle showing. I called Martin and they promptly told me to return the guitar. They said there should be 4 to 5/32 of saddle showing for adjustment purposes. There was simply not enough saddle left to lower the action in the future without a neck reset. I am not sure, but I felt the neck angle was set incorrectly on this guitar. I was also not really thrilled with the tone. HPL just can't compete with real wood. It was also very heavy due to the HPL construction. I felt like I was lugging my Les Paul around. I promptly sent it back.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i would buy it again.

            By Ronald

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              I started playing in 1962 and have played professionally but not so much anymore. I absolutely love this guitar and can find no fault with it at all this and it has an outstanding tone, rings like a bell. I would abo
              solutely recommend this guitar. And veterans and first responders get a discount. Doesn't apply on discounted items but the discount on this guitar is greater than the vet and responder discount.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great buy

              By Elizabeth

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              love this guitar,

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sounding guitar

              By Elliott

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Incredible Martin sound with an affordable price!

               
              4.0

              Good Guitar

              By Gary

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Good guitar for the price, not particularly pretty but it plays well and sounds good.

               
              5.0

              Great Martin guitar for the price

              By John

              from Philadelphia, Pa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                Just bought my second DX1, I had to sell my first and always wanted to get another to replace it when the time was right. Do not let the price fool you, this guitar is fantastic. It has that Martin sound all the way. The woods being used for this guitar do not take away any of that Martin sound. It is a different look and a different feel, but different is good sometimes. The neck feels fantastic, nice and comfortable. It has a very loud and bassy sound when going for that sound, but can also mix in nicely with other guitars. Hopefully I will be able to hold onto this one, but if I did have to get rid of it, I would without a doubt get another eventually. It took me a few years to reacquire another DX1, but it was worth the wait. Great guitar, great sound, great feel.

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar for price

                By Stormy

                from Spokane

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Took a long time to decide on this guitar. Looked at fender and Yamaha which was my first choice.( price ) I also was hesitant to purchase this made out of High Pressure Laminate construction. After talking to music teachers and different people at stores. Playing this Martin X series guitar and hearing the difference. Which was huge. This was the correct choice for me. I now will find out how the construction will hold up through the years.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome upgrade !

                  By Dr. D.

                  from Elmwood,il

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      I've been playing 34 years. I have two Les Pauls with the saddle savers on and why I didn't put them on my 2nd Les Paul earlier I'll never know. Do you like to stay in tune? Put 'em on and hammer away, you'll be delighted and amazed. You'll have to deal with the little metal clips that go around the intonation screws so be ready to deal with that; otherwise, they do what the manufacturer claims.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      An outstanding guitar. I love it, it rings like a bell.

                      By Ronald

                      from undisclosed

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't came with a case, but worth every penny

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin X Series Custom DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      No complaints. It's just a great guitar.

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