The Martin DX1AE acoustic-electric guitar is a solid-top dreadnought with excellent Fishman Sonitone electronics built right in, and a low oval neck shape -- found by many players to be more comfortable for more chordal styles of playing. The fit and finish are as elegant as any of Martin's other fine guitars, and the DX1AE comes in at a lower price than many of Martin's other models, without sacrificing quality.
A Nod to the Legendary D-14
The body follows the shape of Martin's famous D-14 with a solid sitka spruce top and laminate sides with a rosewood finish. The rust-colored Stratabond neck is shaped in a comfortable "low oval" shape that many players agree accommodates complex chordal playing more comfortably. It is set in the body with a mortise-and-tenon neck joint that imparts serious sustain and solidity of construction that you can really feel in your hands. The sound of the guitar is strong and clear, offering a bright top voice with lots of snap.
The neck measures out with a scale length of 25.4 inches, with 14 clear frets and 20 total. The fingerboard measures 1-11/16 inches at the nut and 2-1/8 inches at the 12th fret. The fingerboard is black Richlite, with a great feel and grip.
Hardware Feels Rock-Solid
The tuning machines up top are high-quality chrome in an enclosed design with small buttons. The DX1AE's saddle is a 16-inch radius compensated size in white Tusq. An elegant black and white boltaron rosette with red fiber accents the soundhole. The pickguard comes in a classic tortoise color.
Top-Shelf Electronics Built Right In!
The pre-installed Fishman Sonitone Onboard Preamp System features a soundhole-mounted preamp and gives you rotary controls to adjust Volume and Tone. Fishman's electronics are specially matched to the bright singing tone of this guitar, allowing you to "plug and play" immediately with whatever amplifier or house PA is at hand, for clear and faithful reproduction of the DX1AE's bright tone.
- Martin build quality for an affordable price
- Dreadnought body
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Low oval neck shape
- Mortise and tenon neck joint
- Fishman Sonitone electronics
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Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron With Red Fiber
Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''x-1''
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Mahogany Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Back Purfling: None
Side Material: Mahogany Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Endpiece Inlay: 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/Standard Taper
Headplate: Mahogany Pattern Hpl
Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
Scale Length: 25.4''
- # Of Frets Clear: 14
- # Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: None
Fingerboard Binding: None
Finish Back & Sides: None
Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
Finish Neck: None
Bridge Material: Black Richlite
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed W/ Small Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (Msp4100)
Bridge & End Pins: White W/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Color
Interior Label: Foil Label
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
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
The Martin DX1AE acoustic electric guitar is a solid top guitar with professional electronics at an incredible price! Featuring the D-14 dreadnought style body that Martin is known for, great Fishman electronics, and a solid sitka spruce top the DX1AE is sure to please any level of player. The mortise and tennon neck joint gives the guitar solid construction and allows the neck and body to resonate as one which gives great dynamics and a nice full sound.
- Super popular D-14 dreadnought body
- Mortise and tennon neck joint ensures solid construction and rich tone
- Solid sitka spruce top gives great tone and will only get better with time
- Fishman Sonitone electronics produces an accurate sound for plugging in to an amp or PA
- Low oval neck shape makes for easy chord changes and soloing
The DX1AE is for guitarists who need an instrument with a solid top and professional electronics at a great price, if that is you then look no further!