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Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The X1-DE features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable, "forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlite fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and you're ready to plug into any am...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The X1-DE features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable, "forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlite fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck.

Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and you're ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-DE has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

Fishman Sonitone features:
Active soundhole mounted preamp
Soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume and Tone

Features

Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval
  • Nut width: Not specified
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Stratabond
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with small buttons
  • Bridge: Micarta
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinX Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

blew me away

I got this guitar a couple months ago in January. This was my first guitar and i had my eye on a cheap PRS that I saw on this website and my father went...Read complete review

I got this guitar a couple months ago in January. This was my first guitar and i had my eye on a cheap PRS that I saw on this website and my father went to buy it for me as a suprise. when he got there he played it and it was the worst sounding guitar (the PRS) so later he brought me there to look around for another guitar. This caught my eye instantly, so i looked at the price tag and thought "this cant be any good". My dad took it off the hanger and started playing it. The whole acoustic room goes silent to listen to that one guitar. Score. this guitar has great tone and feel, stays in tune well, and has great electronics. I dont plan on buying another guitar in the next 10 years. Overall, this is one, amazing, guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound but incorrect picture posted on GC site

I love the action and tone of this guitar and I will give 5 stars if only the end pin in the website posting is the same as the actual guitar. Also, the pre...Read complete review

I love the action and tone of this guitar and I will give 5 stars if only the end pin in the website posting is the same as the actual guitar. Also, the pre drilled hole is a little small for the supplied end pin.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased with this guitar

By Clap

from Naples, Florida

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Very pleased with the rich tone of this guitar. I was looking for two things: tone and ability to hit chords without buzz . Got both with this model. Bought a tuner device separately because this model did not have one. Came down to this one and Martin DCPA5 and thought that this one actually had a better, deeper tone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blew me away

By Jed

from springfield Tn

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a couple months ago in January. This was my first guitar and i had my eye on a cheap PRS that I saw on this website and my father went to buy it for me as a suprise. when he got there he played it and it was the worst sounding guitar (the PRS) so later he brought me there to look around for another guitar. This caught my eye instantly, so i looked at the price tag and thought "this cant be any good". My dad took it off the hanger and started playing it. The whole acoustic room goes silent to listen to that one guitar. Score. this guitar has great tone and feel, stays in tune well, and has great electronics. I dont plan on buying another guitar in the next 10 years. Overall, this is one, amazing, guitar.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Sean Patrick

from McDonough Ga

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was ready to step up my gear and some money to spend. I probably played 11 different guitars. I had my mind set on a Taylor acoustic then I saw this guy. I was shocked at the deep tone that came out of this guitar. It easy to play no buzzes in the sound system and sounds just as good when plugged in. I would recommend this guitar to anybody. Very happy with my decision!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Truly amazing sound

By Jen

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am a beginner and had a cheap $160 yamaha acoustic. I enjoyed it but wanted a martin. Got this on sale during labor day and paid extra for faster shipping. The sound that this martin delivers in my opinion is amazing. My instructor played it and said it sounded as good as his $5,000 Martin. He was impressed with the guality for the price. Im happy I made the purchase

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar!,great sound and affordable price.

By Leo

from California

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Deep sound

(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Save Your Money

By DLeethal

from Stroudsburg, PA

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar for Christmas. The Hard Pressed Laminate Side was poorly glued, the Spruce top was split. I took it to the local Guitar Center and they gave me a new one. One day later, a pick fell in the guitar, turned it over and jimmied it out, and the acoustic-electric wiring detached. This is a cheaply made guitar from Mexico. I live 20 minutes from Martin Factory in Nazareth, PA; love Martin Guitars, but feel that they are slapping their name on this line to mass market junk.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is great. Beautiful sound , look, and price

By Rubbertoe

from La Mesa Ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

To learn how to play better, sound makes you not want to put it down

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar!

By KatieBug

from Kennesaw, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my first guitar up from a begginner guitar and I love it! Makes it easier to learn

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love my X1-de dreadnought, bought online, perfect condition

By Scar

from Cottonwood, Az.

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Got it to jam with friends, they are going to be jealous! Deep tone, electronics sound great, it's perfect both ways. Definitely check out used equipment, great deals. Pay extra for faster shipping unless you don't mind waiting 10 days!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best for the Money

By Hank

from Cut and Shoot

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My go to, for performance

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Rich

from Milwaukee, WI

Pros

  • Great sound. Stays in tune. Well made.

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Tried several other supposedly comparable guitars. This guitar's sound blew them away. Great bass. Clear tones. Solid feel. Absolutely love it. Was thinking about getting a Little Martin X series but the sound quality was not even close.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes I would buy again

    By Rubbertoe

    from San Diego Ca

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Play everyday sounds wonderful and makes me want to pick up the guitar and keep playing
    Looks good sounds great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Guitar

    By Jeff M

    from Monticello, AR

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    My friend bought this guitar a little over a year ago. I finally decided to pick it up about a month ago and was blown away by how much easier to play and how much better this guitar sounded than my Washburn. I went in and played Martin, Taylor, and several other brands, but for the price and quality this Martin really stood out. I am very pleased, and look forward to improving my skills on this guitar for years to come.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound for the money.

    By Marshall man

    from Columbus OH

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar out of the box. Was very impressed with the electronics. Very clean, and no fry sound. Great job to Martin

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good guitar

    By William

    from Fl

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Good guitar for the price. I am a Taylor guy but this guitar is great for the price. I use it to play in church and very much happy with it. Only thing is just like a typical Martin the action is a bit too high for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Do not buy this!

    By Jason

    from Overland Park, Kansas

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    They would not post my real review apparently, so I will leave it simple.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Would definitely buy again, and again, and again!

    By Thomas

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar, absolutely love it!

     
    3.0

    Great sound but incorrect picture posted on GC site

    By Gilbert

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love the action and tone of this guitar and I will give 5 stars if only the end pin in the website posting is the same as the actual guitar. Also, the pre drilled hole is a little small for the supplied end pin.

     
    5.0

    Just what I needed and expected

    By Alma

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am very happy with my new guitar. It has a great sound and holds its tuning perfectly. I still have to restring it with John Pearce strings so I expect it will be even better! I have not played thru an amp yet and can't wait to do that. I think I need a new PA. Thanks!

     
    5.0

    A steal for the price

    By Cletus Snow

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        So you've been playing guitar for a couple years and found you've completely outgrown your $200 starter guitar. It's time to upgrade, but you're still not ready to drop $1k or more on the top shelf models. This might be the perfect guitar for you.

        I've always been a fan of that deep, rich Martin sound since my days playing bass in working bluegrass bands. I honestly wasn't expecting much with this basically being their cheapest full size guitar. I was blown away when I picked this up at my local shop. It was the best sounding and feeling guitar at this price point.

        Despite the composite back, this guitar has good volume, rich tone, and great sustain. When you pick up this guitar, you can feel the quality. It's a very solid and heavy guitar, especially compared to others at this price.

        This guitar would make a great forever guitar for a novice or hobbyist. I could even see this being the "working guitar" of a professional. Perfect for hauling around for jamming, practicing, and writing on.

        I personally want a fan of the onboard pickups and replaced them with a Seymour Duncan Mag/Mic, but this isn't really a problem with the quality of the included pickups. My taste and playing style just tends to not really go for piezo pickups. If you prefer or don't mind piezo, the onboard electronics will likely be fine for someone just wanting to plug in at a small venue or open mic.

        Do yourself a favor and try out this guitar if you're looking for something in the $400-800 price range.

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