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Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a D-14 platform and a dreadnought body design that produces the rich, dynamic sound and look that Martin is known for. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany-grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a D-14 platform and a dreadnought body design that produces the rich, dynamic sound and look that Martin is known for. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany-grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body, sure to please any level of player.


Case sold separately.

Features

Body
  • Body type: D-14 14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce 
  • Back & sides: Mahogany HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval High Performance Taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Encloded Gear
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq/White Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinX Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gets the job done and some.

I bought this guitar because I needed a more suitable acoustic guitar with a pickup for playing live and it hasn't let me down one bit, The guitar does a great job of forming...Read complete review

I bought this guitar because I needed a more suitable acoustic guitar with a pickup for playing live and it hasn't let me down one bit, The guitar does a great job of forming to it's player.

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Great

The sound is good but I have to tuning it a lot of times...

The sound is good but I have to tuning it a lot of times...

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gets the job done and some.

By Nick The Cheeseburger

from Nashville, TN

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Excellent Pickup
  • Resonant
  • Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Playing Live
    • Songwriting

    Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar because I needed a more suitable acoustic guitar with a pickup for playing live and it hasn't let me down one bit, The guitar does a great job of forming to it's player.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best One!

    By Sallum

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is great, awesome. Compared to others... more expensive, this is great and actually better.
      Has a great tone, and the feel on this guitar, the neck.. is superb!!
      It is a really beautiful instrument and i would certainlly recommend this to a friend!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Favorite Guitar I have

      By Cal

      from Portland, OR

      Pros

      • Easy to glide up and down the fretboard
      • Martin sound w/o Martin price
      • Pickups sound great paired w/ a good amp
      • Smooth finish that feels great

      Cons

      • Personally, I like a cutaway

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I use this guitar as my daily driver. I'll get home and pick it up and it's hard to put down. I frequently plug in to my Fender Mustang III with this guitar and can come up with some awesome tones and sounds. I'll use this guitar for performances also and it holds up on stage like any $1,500+ Martin or Taylor. Best value for any acoustic electric in this price range and a great introduction to Martin guitars.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy again

        By Phillip

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        You need to change the ad for this guitar it still says it comes with a hardcase

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's the Martin sound at an affordable price

        By The Art Show

        from South Gate

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Beautiful sounds
        • Great craftsmanship
        • Looks amazing

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performing
        • Practicing
        • Writing music

        Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Let me start by saying I love this guitar. It plays amazing, sound amazing and looks amazing. I love that classic plain look. I use it to play at church on sundays as well as in my band. It sounds great. I shopped around for a while and at this price point, it was by far the best deal.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Zach

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Truly a beautiful sounding guitar. It's got a rich, deep low end tone with enough pop for brighter sounds. Feels great in the hands too. I've played far more expensive acoustics and can confirm that this one would give them a run for their money!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great acoustic. All about feel and sound.

        By Jelly

        from Deltona, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I was totally set on getting a classical guitar, I found a nice one, but then I tried this Martin and the sound & feel could not be beat. I compared it to several other fancier acoustics, but it could not be beat. It feels like it was made for my fingers.

           
          5.0

          Martin DX1AE

          By Jim

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar for this price range. Seems to need tuning frequently, not a huge deal but thought I'd share
          Tried one out at the local guitar center and was shocked at the sound. Had to have it!!!

           
          5.0

          Great sounding guitar!

          By Michael

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great sound! Sounds better than higher end martins I have played

           
          3.0

          Great

          By Abrha

          from EU

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The sound is good but I have to tuning it a lot of times...

           
          5.0

          Unbelievable sound and value!

          By New Forever Gretsch Guy and now Martin!

          from Longmeadow, Massachusetts

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Got this a b-day gift for myself. Plays like a dream! Sounds great especially thru my Blackstar ID:260 stereo amp, used the built in vintage clean shimmer preset voice on the amp, and WOW! Played it outside all day yesterday! Yes it's not all real wood, and yes it's made in Mexico and no ebony parts, but the real test for a guitar is to shut your eyes, play it and compare. Tried some real wood Taylors etc, even much more costlier Martins, and this kept up with the "Real" Martins and made the Taylors sound tinny, plus I have more left in my bank account for other things down the road. (Like a nice Stratocaster for X-mas!) Just because a guitar cost more, has fancy woods and trim, does not mean it is better, sometimes it means it just cost more. Plus from what I understand the synthetic body parts are actually more stable and durable long-term, you don't have to baby-sit it as much, and they don't look fake or cheap. Still has a real sitka spuce top. All in all a fantastic guitar, Great to play acoustic Heart songs like "Love Alive" and Zeppelin's "Thank you". So "Thank you" to Eddie at the W.Springfield MA store and I will keep my "Love Alive" for Martin!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived in perfect condition, no set up needed!

             
            5.0

            I would definitely purchase this Martin guitar again.

            By Phillip

            from undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Martin X Series DX1AE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            The service was great it was back ordered but came in sooner than expected which was great and shipped out immediately arriving quickly and without damage. It was listed as coming with a hardcase which I didn't receive and was told that it shouldn't have been on the add after a few calls I was offered a free gig bag instead. It's not as good as a hardcase but still nice to have something to protect my guitar. The price was absolutely the lowest I could find and the guitar is great. Overall still a very good experience dealing with guitar center.

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