Martin D-10E Road Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

Crafted from premium solid tonewoods with X bracing for resonance, the Martin D-10E features Fishman MX-T electronics with a handy soundhole tuner built in.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fishman MX-T electronics Classic Fishman sound with soundhole tuner
Richlite fretboard Focused tone with excellent playability
Sapele back and sides Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain

The Martin D-10E Road Series acoustic is a workhorse dreadnought acoustic-electric designed with the cost-conscious traveling guitarist in mind. C.F. Martin and Co. has long been known for legendary sound quality, and they ought to be: they've been crafting acoustic guitars for some 200 years. But you wouldn't want to take your most prized guitar out on the road, or would you? Since 2001, Martin has offered its Road Series to serve that very purpose.

Alternative Construction

The D-10E acoustic-electric guitar is designed with some alternative materials to keep it durable and affordable, while maintaining the traditional, comfortable feel and rich tonal clarity you'd expect from a Martin guitar. It's constructed with premium tonewoods for a classic Martin look and sound, with X bracing for increased resonance. The fingerboard and bridge are made from Richlite, for focused tone and smooth playing.

Ready for the Road

Being that the D-10E is one of Martin's most affordable solid wood models, you won't mind taking this one out on the road. It's got a High Performance neck taper so it's comfortable to play standing or sitting, and it has great action so you can play up and down its 20 frets. Hardware includes Fishman MX-T electronics with a built-in tuner, so you'll be ready to play wherever the road takes you.


- Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar
- Solid top, back, and sides with satin finish
- Richlite fingerboard and bridge
- 14 clear frets and 20 read more frets total with ABS white dot inlays
- 25.4" scale length
- Tapered headstock
- Fishman MX-T electronics, with tuner
- Soft shell case included
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- Model: 11D10E-02
- Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce or Sapele
- Rosette: MOP Pattern with Multi-Stripe
- Bracing Pattern: X Brace
- Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
- Back Material: Sapele
- Side Material: Sapele
- Binding: Black
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Plek: Yes
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper
- Headplate Material: HPL
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
- Heelcap: Black
- Fingerboard Material: FSCA Certified Richlite
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: MOP Pattern
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: MOP Pattern Dots- 28 Style Pattern
- Side Dots: White
- Back and Side Finish: Satin
- Back and Sides Color: Cherry
- Finish Top: Satin
- Top Color: Clear
- Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
- Bridge Material: FSCA Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Recommended Strings: Lifespan 2.0 Auth Acoustic MA550 Phosphor Medium
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Case: Soft Shell
- Label: Paper Label
- Electronics: Fishman MX-T
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural, Sapele Top
Shipping Weight: 14.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11D10E-01
Natural, Sitka Spruce Top
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11D10E-02

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Martin D-10E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Road Series Martin D-10E acoustic-electric guitar is perfect for value-conscious players looking for a full-sized, solid wood acoustic with the superior Martin tone that has shaped generations of music. Updated in 2019, the series features a stunning mother-of-pearl pattern in the fingerboard and rosettes (except the D-12E, which has a Style 28 rosette pattern).

All models include Martin's high-performance neck taper for added comfort as well as satin and gloss finish options and a variety of tonewoods. Perhaps the most notable update to the Road Series is the addition of discreet Fishman MX-T electronics with a built-in soundhole tuner that auto mutes the audio output so you can tune up any time without using a pedal. All Road Series guitars come with a Premium Soft Shell Case.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (11 ratings)
Submitted February 24, 2021 by a customer from

"Solid wood Martin for under 1k..what else is there to say!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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So after playing guitar for more than 30yrs, this is my first Martin. Very weird considering my father sang and played with a Martin F-65 (rare semi-hollow body, only about 600 made) most of his life. I've lived all my life usually not more than 2 hours from the factory, and for most of that time less than an hour. I've taken the factory tour which was awesome. I've met many musicians that play Martins, endorse them, etc. I've been playing the last year or so on a Fender acoustic(not including my electrics that I own or play), which is a decent enough instrument, albeit a cheap sub 300$ guitar, when I purchased it over a year ago. I have owned a few other acoustics, a couple Takamines, Fenders, Ibanez, Ovations etc over the years. I won't say I have any considerable experience with 1k and up acoustic guitars, but I like to believe I have at least a decent ear. The sound is really the thing here, as this is not an ornate guitar with fancy inlays and stuff like that. Still, one of the main reasons I chose this model is because it's solid wood. I have no experience with Martins HPLs, but I also know Martin wouldn't put their name on anything if it isn't well made. I prefer solid wood, so that's a great reason to chose this model for this price point, and the reason I did. That being said, this is what a great guitar should sound like. I can easily hear the way every string sounds as clear and loud as the others. I'm pretty sure this has to do with bracing and the way they build read more their tops. it just projects the way a guitar should, not muddy on low strings and too bright on the highs. It sounds superb, plain and simple. Clear, bright, articulate. Martin has been perfecting guitar building for almost 2 centuries now, and while this is not their top of the line guitar, it gets all the benefit of their experience in the way they're designed and built. One thing I didn't realize about Martins until after getting this, and looking at their specs on most of their guitars is they have a wider neck (1.75" width) than I'm used to. My Fender neck was more like an electric neck, both width and thickness wise. I will easily get used to this though, and may enjoy it even more in time, as I have big hands. I also love the hidden controls for the volume and tone and tuner. I love that they didn't cut a huge hole in the body of the guitar for them, very cool. I haven't plugged it in yet, but I have no doubt it'll sound good. Fit and finish are fantastic, as is the soft case they include. I would rather it have had a gloss finish, except the neck, but that's just a personal thing. It's a beautiful, well made instrument, that you should definitely put on your short list of under 1k guitars.I would definitely recommend this guitar.

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