Martin D-X1E Black Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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The Martin D-X1E Black is a budget-friendly acoustic-electric from Martin -- perfect for anyone trying to get that Martin sound without breaking the bank.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fishman MX electronics Reliable, solid sound
HPL back and sides Laminated back and sides, strong and durable
HPL top Laminated top, stable, consistent
Richlite fretboard Focused tone with excellent playability

The Martin DXAE Black is now the D-X1E Black. This Dreadnought sized model has a sharp jett black high-pressure laminate (HPL) top, back, and sides guaranteed to get you noticed. New Style 28 mother-of-pearl pattern fingerboard inlay steps up the D-X1E Black, lending a bit of classic Martin style to this affordably priced model. It is equipped with Fishman MX electronics and strung with Martin's Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. With a new, soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge, and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior, and foam padding, this model is ready to go anywhere.

- Series: X Series
- Edition Size: Open
- Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Material: HPL
- Top Detail: Jett Black
- Rosette: Herringbone Ink
- Bracing Pattern: X Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back Material: HPL
- Back Detail: Jett Black
- Side Material: HPL
- Side Detail: Jett Black
- Neck Material: Black Birch Laminate
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Plek: No
- Nut Material: Black 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: Mother of Pearl Pattern
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
- Side Dots: White
- Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
- Bridge Material: FSCA Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: White Plastic
- Case: Soft Gig Bag
- Label: Paper Label
- Electronics: Fishman MX

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted November 12, 2021 by Bam Y in Paducah, KY
"Workhorse acoustic reasonably priced"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This isn’t your normal Martin or acoustic but with saying that it’s a positive things. The acoustic isn’t made of traditional wood, instead it is made of the same stuff you find in hardened counter tops. It will take a beating first of all. The HPL body means dragging it out in the cold isn’t going to change the tuning as drastically as a regular acoustic and same goes for the heat. I’m a street performer and lugging a guitar around in all weather is my thing. This acoustic would be great for camping, beach days or as a starter guitar. The neck is really smooth and the neck shape makes it real easy to play. I use a slide quite a bit but also play rock and country this fits the bill of many genres. The tuners are what you would expect at this price point and the preamp is what you will find in many 1,000 dollar acoustics. I pulled the guitar out of the box and just had to tune one string and went straight to the street putting a full days work in. I’m more than impressed. Sound quality unplugged is amazing, the guitar can get super quiet and if you dig in or use a heavier flat pic the bass tone and mids really shine. Plug it up and it will surprise ya. A good mention is the placement of where you plug it in, instead of the strap peg like most acoustics it’s placed offset like a tele meaning a cable will not get in the way and quick change outs. Battery is next to the neck and easy to swap out, no digging around the sound hole. The gig bag isn’t horrible at all, read more plenty of padding and it is a snug fit for the guitar; huge plus when I’m walking or using transit halfway across a city like Nashville or Chicago. The fret work is really nice and the edges are smooth not sharp; surprising for a guitar at this price point. The back of the neck and headstock is breathtaking and catches the eye of whomever sees it. I have 1000 dollar acoustics that this would outshine. I did buy this for one main purpose and that was to play live not having to worry about beating it around; a workhorse you could say and it definitely is right in its element plus it’s a Martin and has that beautiful Martin tone we all love.

Musical Background:
Street performer/ in a band

Musical Style:
Soft rock, slide blues, country, and my band is a metal band
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