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Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric

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Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Superior Martin craftsmanship, spectacular 12-string articulation, and cutting-edge Fishman technology.

Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies to create this amazing instrument. It features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and your ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-D12E has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Type/Shape 12-string dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Spruce Top
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame "X-1"
  • Top Braces: Solid Spruce 5/16"
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
  • Back and Sides: Durable Forest-Friendly Mahogany Patterned HPL
  • Neck: Stratabond
  • Neck Shape: Modified low oval
  • Headplate: Mahogany-patterned HPL with printed logo
  • Fingerboard: Black Richlite
  • Scale length 25.4"
  • Number of frets 20
  • Bridge: Black Micarta
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Strings: Martin MSP7100 Lifespan 92/80 Phosphor Bronze Strings
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
  • Case sold separately

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MartinCustom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Axe!

By BigPawPat

from Poncha Springs, CO

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Pros

  • Beautiful Satin Finish
  • Great price
  • High Martin Quality
  • Holds Tune
  • Many Moods In Timbre
  • Pleasing Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Christmas Carols
    • Jamming
    • John Fahey Tunes
    • Playing in the park
    • Playing On The Porch
    • Recording

    Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

    I have played 12 strings over many years and studied John Fahey and Bukka White. You can get it on with this Martin without paying a boutique price. The stratabond neck, for me, is a great pleasure. It jangles. It has depth. Great for slide! If you're a family man on a budget,get this and make your wife and kids happy with some good home music!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome 12-String

    By steph31384

    from Bound Brook, NJ

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    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Full Body Sound
    • Good action
    • Stays in tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live gigs
      • Recording
      • Rehearsal

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      I've been looking for a good acoustic 12-string for several months. I had started out by looking at cheaper models, such as Ibanez, and Rogue, also tried a Fender, I was disappointed with all of them. The strings were too close to each other, and the action on the necks were horrible, about impossible to stay in tune and impossible to play in regular tuning. A new music store opened in my area, and I saw this Martin there and had to try it. I'm totally impressed with it, its super easy to play, and the action is great even in regular and open tunings. It's a lot of fun to play and has a full bodied sound like it should. The neck is what is usually seen on a 12-string but it's not itimidating if this is your first time playing one. I'm having so much fun with this guitar playing old Leadbelly and Blind Willie Mctell records. This guitar also sounds great through an acoustic amp.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW baby WOW!!!

      By McPops

      from Mid-West

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      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      Picked this up at my local music store and played a bit. Regretfully hung it back on the wall knowing that my children would be graduating before I could even begin dreaming of owning a "Martin". Imagine my surprise when I saw the price tag. I then learned that Martin opened a factory in Mexico and used a laminate construction on this series allowing for the lower price. My response was "So what?" This beauty sings! Great Martin quality, feel, and oh that Martin tone. But don't take my word for it, wait until your buddy picks one up and play his. Then you can kick yourself for letting him beat you to the punch. Remember...You've been warned. Do it!!!

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      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Another Martin winner

      By Holmes

      from Delaware

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      Pros

      • Great tone and feel

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Gigs Studio Home

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      I just purchased this Martin 12 at a Guitar Center. They had two in stock – and the one I took home had the more even tone from string to string. This guitar has a beautiful feel and sound – and is simply fun to play. The Martin neck feels sooo good. The electrics are tucked inside the tone hole and are clean-sounding – no snap, crackle, or pop. I've used this on gigs – if you are using this with a PA, you'll be dialing out frequencies a touch rather than trying to find and emphasize sounds that aren't really in the instrument. I am very happy with my purchase.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Martin Sound @ half price!

      By VNA

      from Sugar Land, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      I grew up in Texas. I always remember a lot of my buddy's pappas had 12 stringers laying on their arm-chairs when I'd go over to hang out. The one thing I remember about all of them, is that 9/10 times they were Martin, and that sweet sound.. Oh that sweet sound they made. With this D12X1AE I am reliving all that warmth and tone as an adult myself.. it just sounds gorgeous and I'd gladly be caught playing it any day of the week!

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      • No

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      poor quality/Excellent sound

      By Bass4Life

      from Buffalo, NY

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      Pros

      • feel
      • Playability
      • Sound

      Cons

      • Quality

      Best Uses

      • Record Via Mic
      • Studio

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      Waiting on 3rd replacement to be delivered. First, electronics not working and poor sound. Second, great sound, nice electronics, serious blemish. Waiting 2 weeks for next to arrive.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice Guitar

      By WVpicker

      from West Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      I have had this for about two weeks now and have not been able to put it down. Guitar plays very easy, stays in tune and sounds great. Love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The only 12 string you'll ever need!

      By shulerassassin1

      from Beattyville, KY

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      Pros

      • Everything

      Cons

      • Nothing

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Martin Custom X Series 2015 X1-D12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:

      This is my second 12 string guitar, and it's the one that I'm still going to be playing 40 years from now! Sounds just as good, and even better than most guitars twice it's price. When i put it in my hands and played it, I knew we were going to be very happy together! My advice is just BUY IT!!!!!

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      • No

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