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Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Distinct Martin tone accurately amplified by Fishman electronics.

The Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard and A-frame, 1-Style bracing to deliver its sonorous Martin tone. You get comfortable playability from the modified low-oval Stratabond neck and black Richlite fingerboard.

It's all amplified by the Fishman Classic 4 Sonicore pickup/preamp system with an equalizer based on the 4 key frequency bands optimized for acoustic guitar and the Sonicore coaxial under-saddle pickup. Martin gives you a limited lifetime warranty with the DCX1KE.

FEATURES
  • D-14 cutaway body style
  • Fishman Classic 4/Sonicore pickup system
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Inlaid black/white/black Boltaron rosette with red fiber
  • D1 (A-frame) bracing pattern
  • Sitka spruce 1-style bracing
  • Koa pattern HPL back and sides
  • Mortise/tenon neck joint
  • Natural Stratabond neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • White Corian nut
  • Solid square taper headstock
  • Koa Pattern HPL headplate
  • Black Richlite fingerboard and bridge
  • 25-2/5" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16'' nut width
  • 1-style belly bridge
  • 2-1/8'' bridge spacing
  • Compensated white Tusq bridge saddle
  • Chrome tuners w/small knobs
  • Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • White bridge and end pins w/black dots
  • Tortoise pickguard

Order today and step into deep Martin tone and Fishman acoustic-electric flexibility.

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MartinDCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for the Money

I've owned a DCX1KE for many years now, and I'm now writing a review because I finally feel as if I know this guitar and what its capable of.
Guess what, the neck...Read complete review

I've owned a DCX1KE for many years now, and I'm now writing a review because I finally feel as if I know this guitar and what its capable of.
Guess what, the neck might bow or unbow slightly. This is a fact of life for guitars that aren't made of rock.. Luckily, guitars have been made with trussrods for decades. Give that puppy a quarter or half turn now and again if you have a buzz, or high action problem. Humidity is the nemesis of the DCX1KE. As such, buy a "Damp-It" and keep this guy IN THE CASE when you're not playing. This isn't the kind of box you hang on your wall if you expect it to play well when you do pick it up.
The acoustic tone is to be expected. Solid spruce top goes along way, though "NASA-Designed crazy composite" backs and sides is another word for cheap, so don't be fooled. The guitar is a bit boomy, especially if your mic'ing for a recording session. Not much you can do about that.
The Fishman pickup isn't half bad, there's a certain "texture" about the sound of the pick-up could drive some players up the wall. Live, it works well enough, thats about it though.
No bells or whistles on this piece, which I actually prefer. The corian nut can pinch the strings a bit, which can easily make (Fine) tuning a nightmare. A decent Martin for the price. But play seriously, and you WILL grow out of this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you paid for

When I got my Martin, I was pleased with the sound especially vs. the price. But in a very short period of time, I found the guitar was having problems. Some of...Read complete review

When I got my Martin, I was pleased with the sound especially vs. the price. But in a very short period of time, I found the guitar was having problems. Some of the joining of the body to the sitka top seemed to be loosening and the neck warped just enough to cause fret buzz on the E & B strings. I was looking at this as a practice guitar and an open mic type of instrument where I wouldn't care if it got dinged in use as long as it sounded okay, because the price was right for that. But the fret buzz got to be so bad and annoying that while practicing with my friends, I got so fed up that I trashed it. I really should have just gone with a similarly-priced model from another manufacturer, but no, I HAD to have a Martin. I didn't get 6 months of performance out of the instrument, money not well spent. I guess that their high end stuff is still worth it, but I won't venture to find out. I'll stick with something that I know works.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the Money

By Devin Whitten

from Indiana, U.S.A.

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've owned a DCX1KE for many years now, and I'm now writing a review because I finally feel as if I know this guitar and what its capable of.
Guess what, the neck might bow or unbow slightly. This is a fact of life for guitars that aren't made of rock.. Luckily, guitars have been made with trussrods for decades. Give that puppy a quarter or half turn now and again if you have a buzz, or high action problem. Humidity is the nemesis of the DCX1KE. As such, buy a "Damp-It" and keep this guy IN THE CASE when you're not playing. This isn't the kind of box you hang on your wall if you expect it to play well when you do pick it up.
The acoustic tone is to be expected. Solid spruce top goes along way, though "NASA-Designed crazy composite" backs and sides is another word for cheap, so don't be fooled. The guitar is a bit boomy, especially if your mic'ing for a recording session. Not much you can do about that.
The Fishman pickup isn't half bad, there's a certain "texture" about the sound of the pick-up could drive some players up the wall. Live, it works well enough, thats about it though.
No bells or whistles on this piece, which I actually prefer. The corian nut can pinch the strings a bit, which can easily make (Fine) tuning a nightmare. A decent Martin for the price. But play seriously, and you WILL grow out of this guitar.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Singer/Songwriter Guitar

By Acoustasonic

from Springfield,MO

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a year ago. I used to play on an unknown classical acoustic guitar until it broke, and so I bought this one and was AMAZED at the tonal clarity. For under $1000 I not only got a Martin & Co. Acoustic/Electric, but a guitar I would be proud to play for the rest of my life.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Working Guitar!

By Robert-0R7r5

from Nashville, TN

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Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've used mine several times a week ever since buying it about 2 and half years ago. It is great for playing. The electronics are first class for performing with an amp or PA. Nice bass sound for playing live without a mike. On-board EQ is a life-saver for quick fixes on sound while performing. Has held up well traveling and playing. For live recordings with a mike, it does have a little extra bass sound, but you can EQ that out. Great for note picking with the cut-out. You can play it like an electric guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Poetsessions

from Lubbock, Tx

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Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing for a little over two years, and I was ready to step up my playing a bit, and this did the trick. I played Seagulls, and Taylors but in the end, this Martin came out way on top. For the price, it would be tough to find a better deal. Buy with confidence.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You get what you paid for

By 30 Rocker

from NYC

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

When I got my Martin, I was pleased with the sound especially vs. the price. But in a very short period of time, I found the guitar was having problems. Some of the joining of the body to the sitka top seemed to be loosening and the neck warped just enough to cause fret buzz on the E & B strings. I was looking at this as a practice guitar and an open mic type of instrument where I wouldn't care if it got dinged in use as long as it sounded okay, because the price was right for that. But the fret buzz got to be so bad and annoying that while practicing with my friends, I got so fed up that I trashed it. I really should have just gone with a similarly-priced model from another manufacturer, but no, I HAD to have a Martin. I didn't get 6 months of performance out of the instrument, money not well spent. I guess that their high end stuff is still worth it, but I won't venture to find out. I'll stick with something that I know works.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Look at the reviews?

By Neo-8UH-l

from Colorado

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I would not believe anything you read with these reviews. I selected several different types of martin guitars rangeing from really expensive down to the cheap. And guess what everyone of the reviews were from the same people? I guess their loaded and able to purchase any and all guitars. I will never buy a guitar from this company since they seem to think this is a game. The truth hurts. anyway Martin guitars are great from top to bottom as are most manufactures. If you want an honest review call the companies and they will set you straight.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MARTIN DCX1KE

By medium_pos

from Livingston Tennessee

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Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got this thing in today and I love it. Maybe I just got a really good one but it is one of the best quality guitars I've ever played and I've played d-28's, a 1955 gibson j-45, and several other high end guitars and this one is up there with them. I'm very satisfied. If you are thinking about buying this guitar, do it!

 
5.0

Beautiful Sound - Great Price

By Unknown Saint

from Somerville, MA

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Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has it all - and for a great price. The action is fast, the sound it rich with nice, thick reverb. The neck and frets are small (which is perfect for me) and the pickups are pretty good. As soon as I picked this up and played I had to have it - and now I do. I can't recommend it enough.

 
3.0

It was a mess

By Josh-EEp2Y

from Carlsbad, NM

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Never in my life have I ever had so much problems with this guitar. Within 4 months the electronics got kicked loose, so I had to have them resaudered, then after about 1.5 years of buying it the neck had warped to about a half inch from it's ideal possition, then about 2 months after fixing that, I was on stage playing it and the back came off. I could not beleive it! I have always heard that Martin has the goods, this was my first, and potentially my last from them. I'm sure that they make great guitars, I know they do, but this is not one of them.

 
5.0

Awesome Martin at a Affordable Price

By firefret06

from Eugene, OR

Comments about Martin DCX1KE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this baby a little more than a year ago and I have been happy ever since. Martin's are sweet guitars but I felt like I could never really afford one until I saw this guitar. I was amazed at the playability and the sound of the DCX1KE especially for the price. I was playing Martins that were selling for over $2000 and I thought that DCX1KE sounded as good or even better then many of those other high end martin guitars. It might have cheaper woods and materials, but when it sounds as rich as other high end Martin's, it doesn't really even matter to me. You can't get a better deal for your money!

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