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Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The thin body on the Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar makes it easy to play. With 14 frets in the clear and a thin-line, cutaway body to give y...Click To Read More About This Product

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Martin excellence and stage presence for a seductive price.

The thin body on the Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar makes it easy to play. With 14 frets in the clear and a thin-line, cutaway body to give you access to the higher six, this guitar combines Martin's killer acoustic sound with electric guitar versatility. The onboard Classic 4 preamp and Sonicore pickup provide full, warm acoustic tone with minimal feedback while the jet-black finish sizzles in the limelight.

FEATURES
  • Thin-body acoustic/electric
  • Cutaway for access to 20 frets, 14 free
  • Classic 4 preamp on board
  • Sonicore pickup
  • Great looks

When you need acoustic tone, you need the real thing, and Martin provides it like nobody else. Don't shortchange yourself, order it today.

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Martin00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

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00CXAE. No wood? Who cares?

Okay, I was skeptical. No wood? Thin body? How could it sound good? Well, it does sound great plugged in (I play every weekend onstage), and is comfortable and easy...Read complete review

Okay, I was skeptical. No wood? Thin body? How could it sound good? Well, it does sound great plugged in (I play every weekend onstage), and is comfortable and easy to play all night long. What surprised me was the really cool sound it has unplugged. Not super-loud, but a very nice unique voice with the metallic sort of bass notes that I like from a Martin. I also have a DCPA1 and, while that is a much more impressive instrument, this 00 certainly has its place, and that place is on stage. I will not be gigging without this guitar ever again. I bought it to be a backup for my Parker Bronze Fly (which is my usual on-stage "acoustic"), but I find myself reaching for this Martin more and more for the most authentic acoustic sound without the inconvenience of a full-sized dreadnaught like the DCPA1. This guitar really shines through my Bose L1 Model 2, but has sounded great even on house systems that leave something to be desired. If you don't perform, perhaps consider a different choice, but if you do, give this guitar a try.

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Very Disappointed

I'm not sure if I just have bad luck, but I am now on my 2nd one of these. I have sent one back to martin because of a problem with the laminate on...Read complete review

I'm not sure if I just have bad luck, but I am now on my 2nd one of these. I have sent one back to martin because of a problem with the laminate on the neck. The back of the neck keeps splintering because I play so aggresively. Now, my replacement is doing the same thing. Yes, martin will replace it, but they charge you shipping. This is my only problem, but to me, if you buy a Martin, you buy quality and durability, and this guitar is not durable. I am going to get a replacement for this one and trade it in on a Taylor or gibson.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

00CXAE

By Martin lover-wJ7Q4

from PA

Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The 00CXAE and all X series guitars HAVE an adjustable truss rod. It is a two-way rod that is recessed further into the neck. It takes the same 5mm Allen wrench to adjust it, just needs to be longer (4 1/2") Unfortunate that the previous reviewer is giving false information.

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy It - You have been warned

By StratUltra91

from Boston area

Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Absolutely AWFUL - save your money. Martin should be ashamed of themselves for producing this guitar, and here's why:Laminate neck has no truss rod and cannot be adjusted.Was good out of the box, but within 2 weeks I needed to see the local luthier and have a new bridge made to alleviate high-E and B-string buzz starting at the 5th fret. Action became higher due to this, but no way to compensate.It did sound good when amplified through a good PA system at live gigs. However, the higher action reduced the playability quite a bit. After about 6 months, the body started separating at the back down the bottom end near the switchjack. Had to use black electrical tape to hold it together at the last gig I used it for. I have subsequently relegated this guitar to the parts bin.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome. Gets better with time!

By Frodoson

from Columbus, Ohio

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Full Bodied Warm Sound
  • Great playability
  • Holds Its Tuning
  • Solid

Cons

  • I want another one

Best Uses

  • Playing Live
  • Recording
  • Rehearsing

Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I've had mine for about 7 years and it continues to sound great and play great. It is a solid guitar with a warm sound and a comfortable playability and hey...it's a Martin!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar - but...

By stratback

from Little Rock

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Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Would give it all tens if not for the decals.
I bought this because I wanted an affordable Martin, and the thin body appealed to me because I'm a guitar teacher, so I wanted something comfortable to play. The sound is great, plugged or not, and it records well. The big drawback is the decal rosette. I was cleaning the top, which is prone to pickup fingerprints and smudges, and part of the rosette rub off. I cant believe Martin would skimp like this on trim. The other thing is, the picture I saw online said made in USA , but its made in Mexico. Still, its a fine guitar, and I'll get over the decals, as long as the headstock decal doesnt starting coming off. Be sure and register the gutiar for warranty purposes. The action was a bit low out of the box, my little E string buzzes at the first fret if I strum to hard. .
Interior bracing and wood seem well built.
Great for the money!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

00CXAE. No wood? Who cares?

By JamminJay

from Des Moines, IA

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Pros

  • Excellent Plugged Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Thin Easy To Play
  • Unique Unplugged Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • On-stage Acoustic
    • Recording Acoustic

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Okay, I was skeptical. No wood? Thin body? How could it sound good? Well, it does sound great plugged in (I play every weekend onstage), and is comfortable and easy to play all night long. What surprised me was the really cool sound it has unplugged. Not super-loud, but a very nice unique voice with the metallic sort of bass notes that I like from a Martin. I also have a DCPA1 and, while that is a much more impressive instrument, this 00 certainly has its place, and that place is on stage. I will not be gigging without this guitar ever again. I bought it to be a backup for my Parker Bronze Fly (which is my usual on-stage "acoustic"), but I find myself reaching for this Martin more and more for the most authentic acoustic sound without the inconvenience of a full-sized dreadnaught like the DCPA1. This guitar really shines through my Bose L1 Model 2, but has sounded great even on house systems that leave something to be desired. If you don't perform, perhaps consider a different choice, but if you do, give this guitar a try.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound

    By Spidergoat

    from MD

    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Easy to play, fast neck, and a great tone for such a small, non-wood body. A very playable and rugged guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not for the Purists

    By Mike-0_K5Z

    from Florida

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    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Pros:Small, light weight with a good center of gravity where the neck meets the body. Very durable outer shell due to the high pressure laminate. If you're used to playing electric, this will suit you well without much adjustment.Tone is acceptable when unplugged, but really shines when run through an amplifier. The brilliance control lets you shape your tone from bright to warm.Good, low action. Easy to play.Cons:Cheap decals for the rosette and Martin logo on the neck. Do not place your capo on the headstock or you could possible rub the decal off.I opted to purchase a wood rosette from eBay to place over the decal. Franklin 5062 Titebond Glue and a standard lacquer held it down perfectly. The Titebond was designed to adhere wood to laminate, and it let me get the glue out past the edge of the rosette where I was able to wipe excess off the laminate without any staining, etc. Came out looking great.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've had it for 7 years :)

    By JaredTheMusicMan

    from Washington State

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    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar years ago when I started playing guitar in my worship band at church. I have absolutely loved this guitar. I'm a skinny guy-- it's a skinny guitar. We've been perfect for each other. The Fishman pre-amp provides BREATHTAKING tonal quality, period. The ONLY problem I now have with this guitar that is leading me to buy another acoustic-electric is the size. I now find myself missing the deep, low sound of fuller bodied guitars. If you put new strings on this guitar, they'll sound crisp and deep. But it doesn't take many hours of playing before the guitar starts to sound "dead." Bottom line is, it's built to be played on stage. You WILL be drowned out in an acoustic jam. SO, my advice is carefully consider where you'll use this the most-- acoustically, or plugged in. Also remember, Martin action tends to be pretty high, so I've found myself using a capo ALOT just cause it helps lower the high-wire action :) Alvarez or Taylor acoustics have a lot lower action for easier picking. But THANKS MARTIN! This has been an excellent little guitar...

     
    5.0

    To plug or not to plug?

    By ohisee9

    from Copiague, NY

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    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I love this lil guitar plug it in and sounds great unplug it and you will not believe the boom in this baby. It plays like butter almost as easy as an electric. I have "Many" guitars and this is one of favorites. The only knock I can say is it should come with a case, due to it's compact size it kind of swims in a reg. case.

     
    5.0

    Like Butter

    By Florida

    from FLO-RIDA

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    Comments about Martin 00CXAE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Solid Martin construction - astheticaly pleasing and great tone for such a slim body. My first Martin... good stuff.

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