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Martin DCX1E Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Martin DCX1E gives you classic Martin tone and modern Martin construction, with Fishman Presys Plus electronics to recreate your unplugged sound. (130) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Few guitar makers carry a legacy as rich as Martin's. With the DCX1E, Martin offers the classic tenets of a dreadnought body shape with mahogany construction. At the same time, the innovative use of new materials and the inclusion of a Fishman Presys Plus electronic system keeps this guitar firmly focused on the future. Combined, the DCX1E offers the best of old and new at one outstanding price.

Trustworthy Construction

The Martin DCX1E is constructed from high-pressure laminate wood back and sides that perfectly complement its solid Sitka spruce top. Solid wood construction lets the DCX1E age and mature in sound as you play it. High-pressure laminate wood made from wood fibers provide the same sturdy construction of solid woods but without the depletion of trees needed to harvest them. Martin doesn't cut corners and knows that professionals and amateurs both need access to guitars that will last them a lifetime. The DCX1E features a stratabond neck with a low oval shape for increased player playing comfort and a micarta fretboard for easy movement around it.

Fishman Electronics

Fishman's Presys Plus electronics round out the guitar. The Fishman Presys Plus allows you to recreate the Martin DCX1E's unplugged sound on stage without the piezo quacky-ness and filtered sound you get from lower quality acoustics. The Martin DCX1E's electronics let you dial in your own tone with built-in volume, bass and treble controls.

Features:

- Robust sounding Fishman Presys Plus electronics
- Comfortable stratabond neck with micarcta fretboard
- Sturdy mortoise/tenon neck joint
- Solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany pattern HPL back and sides
- Classic Martin dreadnought design with deep cutaway

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Specifications

CONSTRUCTION: Mortoise/Tenon Neck Joint

BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret CUTAWAY

TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce

ROSETTE: Inlaid Boltaron w/Red Fiber/Multiple Black/White/Black

TOP BRACING PATTERN: D1 (A-Frame)

TOP BRACES: 1 Style/Non-Scalloped

BACK MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish

SIDE MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish

BINDING: none

TOP INLAY STYLE: none

SIDE INLAY: none

BACK INLAY: none

NECK MATERIAL: Rust Stratabond

NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval

NUT MATERIAL: White Corian

HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper

HEADPLATE: Mahogany Pattern HPL w/Printed Logo

HEELCAP: none

FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Micarta

SCALE LENGTH: 25.4 in.

NUMBER OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16 in.

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8 in.

FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: none

FINGERBOARD BINDING: none

FINISH BACK & SIDES: none

FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish

FINISH NECK: none

BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Micarta

BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly

BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8 in.

SADDLE: 16 in. Radius/Compensated/White Micarta

TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/Small Knobs

RECOMMENDED STRINGS: MSP+ 4100 Coated Light Phosphor Bronze

BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/Black Dots

PICKGUARD: I-01 Tortoise Color

INTERIOR LABEL: Foil Label - DCX1E Solid Spruce Top

ELECTRONICS: Classic 4 Sonicore
Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner.) Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837

Product Description

The dreadnought cutaway DCX1E includes an installed Fishman Presys Plus sound reinforcement system. This system lets you connect to a mixer or recorder for the accurate, pure reproduction of your acoustic sound. Its Solid Spruce top and HPL back & sides produce lots of volume and punch. The Classic 4 Sonicore Onboard Preamp system gives you some impressive features and control over the sound, beyond the usual bass and treble. It's equipped with a Sonicore pickup and Switchjack, volume control slider, active bass, midrange, treble and brilliance slider controls, low battery LED, and easy access "pull-out" housing.

Martin Guitar has long recognized the serious nature of the earth's dwindling resources and has focused attention on alternative materials. At Martin, they're committed to making guitars that are within reach of every aspiring guitarist.

Martin's breakthrough 'X-Series' features guitars that are constructed with a combination of highly compressed wood fibers (high-pressure laminate, called HPL) and traditional tonewoods. They've found HPL to be an extremely durable and workable material. Martin has crafted ways to build traditional Martin shapes with HPL that yield incredibly long-lasting, affordable guitars. What's more, they've managed to build them so they possess the "famous" Martin sound and playability found in their more expensive guitars.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (130 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Good at twice the price!"
Sound: When I purchsed this guitar I played about 12 different makes and models before choosing this one. Overall this had the best sound. It even had a decent sound when compared to a Martin that was 3 times the price. Feature: The subtleness of this guitar are brilliant. I like the natural finish, the lack of fret markers on the fingerboard enhances rather than detracts from this. The tuners are good, although the nut could do with some lubricant added in the store setup. The pickups work well, although I'm yet to use them for a gig or jamming. Ease of Use: How is a quality instrument ever hard to use? Quality: I'd say that for the money this instrument is hard to beat. You can get better sounding and (simmilar) playing guitars, but they are far more expensive. The spruce top and HPL sides and back are terrific for this price range. Value: When it outshines more expensive instruments you know its good value. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had a problem to send to the company. Overall: I bought this to be my main acoustic. I didn't want to fall into the trap of spending too much money to be too afraid to play my baby. So this instrument fits the bill nicely.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Alternative, Jazz
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Outstanding sound and playablity for a bargin price."
Sound: Although, this is a lower priced Martin, it still has the great Martin sound. This is a great sounding guitar with incredible projection unplugged and sounds great through a quality acoustic amp. You can spend a lot more and have a no improvement in the quality of the sound Feature: Seems adaquate, feature wise, however to stap it at the neck the reasonable option is to install a strap button. The strap/plug in point at the bottom of the guitar demands you be careful. Most Acoustics really lack good connections for straps, and this is no exception. Quality: This is a Martin and this is although rather inexpensive, a high quality guitar and if you know hardware this is investment quality even though it has the HPL body. It can only appreciate over the years. Value: For the quality guitar this is the price is on target. You can spend a lot more and not get a better guitar. Manufacturer Support: Rated a 10 with no reason other than the Manufacturer's reputation. I am confident there is support waiting if I need it. The Wow Factor: The satin finish looks great. Understated and elegant. Has a lack of flash which actually is very classy looking. Takamine provides simuliar finishs on there EAN 40 models. These Martins look great and reflect an approach to manufacturing quality instrument which is important if you plan on keeping an instrument. Overall: Only issue I have with this guitar is the fact it is a dreadnaught body which of course is good for the unplugged side of the instrument. I actually prefer a Grand Auditorium body which is easier to hold and play. Also I prefer the looks of the Grand Auditorium body over the dreadnaught
Style of Music: lots of stuff
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