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Martin DX1RAE X Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This acoustic creates a full, sustaining sound. With the neck shape, it's easier than ever to change chords and move your fingers on the fretboard. (8) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
A-frame "X-1" bracing Added stability and better projection
Richlite fretboard Focused tonality with excellent playability

Product Description

The Martin DX1RAE is a D-14 style guitar with attractive looks, playability and a solid top at a great price! The DX1RAE features professional grade Fishman Sonitone electronics and a non cutaway style body.

Features

- D-14 dreadnought style body
- Solid Sitka Spruce top will get only better as it ages
- Modified Low Oval neck shape is very comfortable and allows for easy chord changes and moves up the neck
- HPL Indian Rosewood back and sides give it a rich look

The DX1RAE features patented high pressure laminate (HPL) Indian Rosewood back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction and professionally installed Fishman electronics. Featuring proven Sonicore pickup technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the soundhole.

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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: Indian Rosewood Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Back Purfling: None
Side Material: Indian Rosewood Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Endpiece: None
Endpiece Inlay: None
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/Standard Taper
Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern Hpl
Heelcap: None
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
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 18 x 7 in
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
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (8 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Overall: I bought this guitar after trying out a few Martin guitars a few friends had... Man, was I hooked! Just looking at it makes me smile, and jamming on it, plugged, or unplugged, is a dream. It's such a solid package. Well crafted [well it IS a Martin] great tone, lovely sustain, bright tones on the high end, and that neck lets you FLY.. Really, the list goes on and on... Everybody's said it already, but this guitar is a beauty in its price range. You won't regret the investment!
Style of Music: Country, rock, and of course, BLUES.
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Sound: This is my second Martin dreadnaught. The sound is everything. Though I was shocked (not overstating my use of word, here) at the beauty of the spruce top, I was even more satisfied at the projection of full chords. I deliberately tuned to open DADGAD to experiment with full six-string chord pieces, and that makes the guitar so difficult to put down. It is a glassy, open sound and the sustain rivals an electric using over-wound hum buckers. The individual notes of each chord ring on forever. A true pleasure. Feature: The neck has that thin Strat feel. I've had wider and thicker guitar necks on other acoustics. But it is still comfortable and fast. I am a speed freak who also likes to slow it down and let the wood do the work. It works well up the neck and in "open" chord fashion. The feature that surprised me was the Fishman. I PLUGGED THE GUITAR into my Tascam 24 track BEFORE I plugged it into an amp. I loved the sound. I am going to experiment with a combination of microphones as well. But the output was a representation of THE GUITAR not a representation of FISHMAN electronics. And that was a pleasant surprised considering the low price end. Ease of Use: I could not put this guitar down; it is just that easy to enjoy the output. It stayed in tune and it surprised me. How? I started out playing only "open" chords and after a few hours I really experimented up the neck. There is no cut-away on my model so I did not go too high. But my point is this. When I played jazz and bar chords at 5 and 7 and 8 -- A and B and C, and derivatives -- it performed NOT UNLIKE a D'Angelico. The framework of the sound on that rosewood neck (and it is not really rosewood, but who cares) was just out of this world. I wish I had the words. Quality: This guitar was lighter than I expected but the book that comes with the guitar explains the bracing patterns. The Mexico factory does an excellent job. I have NO PROBLEM buying Martins from Mexico, especially considering this is number 2 for me and this guitar sings. It sings like a freaking bird. The X-bracing pattern, by the way, is ancient. Martin has been using this pattern and purfling style to strengthen the joints, for over 100 years. Why mess with it if it ain't broken? The difference is that they have figured out a way to use high quality wood materials that are compressed into a high strength material that vibrates and expresses resonance very well. That is apparently cheaper for them than cutting down a tree. More power to them. Value: This guitar is very easily worth double its asking price. Zzounds makes it affordable for people like me, at $130 per month for four months. The kids still eat. Manufacturer Support: Martin has classic PR and customer satisfaction. I don't have to deal with them, but being a Martin fan since 1974, I know that. Overall: I have nothing but good to say about this guitar. One warning: the warranty is voided if a customer uses "heavy" strings. Read the book. But that's a small matter. The guitar is specifically made for medium gauge strings. That said, I recorded with this guitar within two hours of it showing up at my door. zZounds shipped in extremely efficient fashion. I received it Saturday and I ordered it Thursday. So two-days express. Double boxed. Shockingly beautiful finish with the Spruce top. The sound is so over-the-top that I am dumbfounded.
Style of Music: Rock, acoustic, reggae, jazz and progressive jazz
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