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Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric   

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The Martin DCXE Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar features an easy-playing cutaway dreadnought body armed with a Fishman pickup and Prefix Pro EQ. The...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clean lines and active EQ!

The Martin DCXE Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar features an easy-playing cutaway dreadnought body armed with a Fishman pickup and Prefix Pro EQ. The low-oval profile Stratabond neck has a black 12"-radius Micarta fingerboard with side dots only and jumbo frets to facilitate hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends. 1-11/16" nut, 25-3/8" scale. Appointments include a black peghead overlay with gold logo, enclosed chrome tuners, and a strap button.

FEATURES
  • Top wood: Jett Black HPL textured finish
  • Herringbone rosette
  • A-frame bracing above soundhole; DX-bracing with scalloped braces
  • Side wood: Jett Black HPL textured finish
  • Back wood: Jett Black HPL textured finish
  • One-piece back construction
  • Black Micarta fingerboard and bridge
  • 12" radius neck with jumbo frets
  • 1-11/16" neck width at nut
  • 25-2/5" scale length
  • 20 total frets; 14 clear frets
  • 6-string

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MartinDCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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What a smooth guitar

I play in a Country/Old Rock band and I purchased the DCXE Black on 08 May 08. Words alone can't possibly express the smooth sound that emanates from this guitar. Suffice it to...Read complete review

I play in a Country/Old Rock band and I purchased the DCXE Black on 08 May 08. Words alone can't possibly express the smooth sound that emanates from this guitar. Suffice it to say, it is a complete 180 degree turn from the TGX that I was using previously. Having owned a SigmaMartin several years ago, I was so very sorry to have gotten rid of it and thought I would NEVER find a guitar that would compare. I was wrong. The Black Micarta Fingerboard, which I had never seen before, feels as good as, if not a little better than, rosewood fingerboards I have only ever used previously. In fact, being unaware what "Black Micarta" was, I called Martin and inquired if I should condition it with oil like every other guitar I have had. The Representative told me "No, Black Micarta doesn't need to be conditioned with oil because it is a composite material." Wonderful! Not only does this guitar have one of the best sounds I've heard from a guitar, but, I also no longer have to worry about the fingerboard cracking. Do yourself a favor, purchase this inexpensive yet high quality guitar and you will not be disappointed. The Prefix Pro Pickup is wonderful as well. No complaints here.

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Don't waste your money!!!

I bought this guitar brandnew and within a months time the face below the saddle started pulling away from the xbracing. I called martin and they told me to either ship it back to...Read complete review

I bought this guitar brandnew and within a months time the face below the saddle started pulling away from the xbracing. I called martin and they told me to either ship it back to them at my cost or take it to a certified martin repair center. Since i was stationed at Ft Hood TX the closet repair shop was located in Austin TX and was run by a guy named Mark Erlewine, You may have heard of him. Mark Personally inspected the guitar and verified that it wasn't abused or neglected in any way shape or form, As he was loosening the strings, The bridge and saddle came detached from the face of the guitar with the pick up wire's being the only thing keeping it from falling to the floor. He immediately called martin and told them the the guitar was totally unplayable and that his opinion was that the guitar was not built properly and that it was a factory defect. CFMartin co of course claimed that it wasn't caused by their negligence, demanded that I ship the guitar back to them for their QA's to inspect. So I paid to have the guitar sent to Martin, After about a month and a half with no word from them I get a knock on the door and there's the UPS guy with my guitar, Still in the same box I had shipped it in. Martin Hadn't even open the damn box nor Inspected my guitar, Even better I was billed for the return shipping. So as far as i'm concerned, CFMartin's guitars are sub par and their customer Service sucks. If you want to get a good martin guitar..look on ebay or craigs list for and older one, You may find one where the guitar luthier actually knew what they were doing, If not, buy a Taylor or a PRS..Dont waste your money on a Martin

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(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waste your money!!!

By Shadow-dBpGh

from Cincinnati

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I bought this guitar brandnew and within a months time the face below the saddle started pulling away from the xbracing. I called martin and they told me to either ship it back to them at my cost or take it to a certified martin repair center. Since i was stationed at Ft Hood TX the closet repair shop was located in Austin TX and was run by a guy named Mark Erlewine, You may have heard of him. Mark Personally inspected the guitar and verified that it wasn't abused or neglected in any way shape or form, As he was loosening the strings, The bridge and saddle came detached from the face of the guitar with the pick up wire's being the only thing keeping it from falling to the floor. He immediately called martin and told them the the guitar was totally unplayable and that his opinion was that the guitar was not built properly and that it was a factory defect. CFMartin co of course claimed that it wasn't caused by their negligence, demanded that I ship the guitar back to them for their QA's to inspect. So I paid to have the guitar sent to Martin, After about a month and a half with no word from them I get a knock on the door and there's the UPS guy with my guitar, Still in the same box I had shipped it in. Martin Hadn't even open the damn box nor Inspected my guitar, Even better I was billed for the return shipping. So as far as i'm concerned, CFMartin's guitars are sub par and their customer Service sucks. If you want to get a good martin guitar..look on ebay or craigs list for and older one, You may find one where the guitar luthier actually knew what they were doing, If not, buy a Taylor or a PRS..Dont waste your money on a Martin

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin xSeries is Sweet & Smooth....

By Mick Phipps

from Columbus, OH (CowTown)

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Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I went to the music store. A-B'd several guitars. I saw some gorgeous guitars and I was so sold on this blue quilt Ovation for about the same price range. I kept going back to that blue Ovation and the last time I went in, I was ready to buy. That's when the store told me they had one of these in. So, curiosity had me play one for 2-3 minutes then the other. I probably did this for 45 minutes. My wife eventually went shopping somewhere else and left me. Yeah, us guys know that feeling and little do the gals know that was our plan to be alone anyways while we gear hunt. he heOk, so... I played this the first time and there was literally a large quality difference in the acoustics of this Martin vs. the Ovation. Now I've owned an Ovation 12 string for probably 15 years now. So, I'm pretty comfortable with that Ovation acoustic sound. I thought it sounded semi-full, not huge but I liked Ovation and this blue quilt one was so hot and played so well. But the first time I played this Martin, there was no mistaking which guitar was going home with me. It was the Martin. The acoustic (and electronic feed) was so much more rich and warm than the Ovation. So, it took me about 3 minutes to make my actual decision. It took me about 42 more minutes to have to give up on my long time friend Ovation. I had a talk with the blue quilt Ovation and we went our own seperate ways mutally. But what I can say is this Martin paired with my 12 string Ovation in recordings is just crazy gorgeous. Both companies are great. I never thought when I was young I'd be able to get me a Martin. So, I've always settled for practicality and financial reasons. Now I'm a big boy and can afford a few extra things like a 3rd acoustic and a 5th electric guitar. Whomever says aging sucks is so wrong. Well, aging sucks but the perks seem better than being broke and gearless just to pay rent or eat. Yeah,... I'll keep telling myself that. Tomorrow I'll wish for the good ol' days again. Damn, I miss the 80's.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I expected

By Rick-Dwjgv

from Joliet, IL

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

This guitar was everything I expected right out of the box. It looks, feels and sounds great. I play it out of my Fender Acoustasonic and couldn't be more pleased with the sound.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a smooth guitar

By HairyDawg71

from Jasper, Alabama

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Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I play in a Country/Old Rock band and I purchased the DCXE Black on 08 May 08. Words alone can't possibly express the smooth sound that emanates from this guitar. Suffice it to say, it is a complete 180 degree turn from the TGX that I was using previously. Having owned a SigmaMartin several years ago, I was so very sorry to have gotten rid of it and thought I would NEVER find a guitar that would compare. I was wrong. The Black Micarta Fingerboard, which I had never seen before, feels as good as, if not a little better than, rosewood fingerboards I have only ever used previously. In fact, being unaware what "Black Micarta" was, I called Martin and inquired if I should condition it with oil like every other guitar I have had. The Representative told me "No, Black Micarta doesn't need to be conditioned with oil because it is a composite material." Wonderful! Not only does this guitar have one of the best sounds I've heard from a guitar, but, I also no longer have to worry about the fingerboard cracking. Do yourself a favor, purchase this inexpensive yet high quality guitar and you will not be disappointed. The Prefix Pro Pickup is wonderful as well. No complaints here.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By BigSACGuy

from Spring Arbor, MI

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I bought this baby a year and a half ago from musiciansfriend, and I have to say, I'm in love. This is not the best guitar I've ever touched, big money Taylor's and Martin's, but for the buck, you're getting one heck of a guitar. The first thing to notice is the beautifully soft action, it's so low and nice, the playability is out of this world. However, if you like to low-tune your guitar like I do (CGCFAD), this isn't your guitar, without that tension, you're gonna get some buzz. It handles drop-D pretty well however.Tone-wise, this is one BRIGHT guitar, sounds amazing with some Elixir strings on it. Sound-wise, she's a bit on the bassy side, but I tend to like that because 1) you can adjust the EQ for live play or 2) you can roll with it and play some amazing acoustic sets of Foo Fighters, Metallica, whatever your heart desires. It just has this ability to sound high and sweet, or drop right down and emanate DEEP power-chord bass. That's what I love about her.FEATURES: The only reason I didn't give it a 10 for features is the matte finish. Fingerprints show up BIG, and don't go away easily. Also, although Martin does a GREAT job with the composite top, not sacrificing any sound at all.. The rosette is a herringbone STICKER, and the absence of a pickguard means that I only have 3/4 of a sticker left on mine. Other than that, you're buying one sweet baby of a guitar, WIDE-ranging, and worth the money. It's pretty much the cheapest Martin you can find, but you're getting something with the name on the top, and the quality that implies.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound, but not all Roses

By Valentine-LnZB9

from Seoul, Korea

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I grew up near Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the home of Martin guitars and I have had the pleasure of taking the tour and playing the samples. Awesome experience if you get the chance.This guitar, the DCXE, gets attention. It looks good on stage and on camera. It has the rich, full sound you would expect from a Martin. Even smells great. Weird unexpected problems like the output jack falling out and needing to be re-cinched up. I had a washer blow out on the D-string tuning peg, but that was remedied easily enough by cannibalizing one from another guitar I had lying around just for such purposes. Again, just an unexpected surprise for a Martin less than a year old. The "Martin Guitar" logo on the head is not painted on. It's just a mass of stickers that slipped and slid around until enough of the letters fell off and I decided to just remove the rest. Not a big deal, for me though. I don't like labels on my car either. It just surprised me a bit. No effect on the sound of course. Others have mentioned how the 1st E string does slide off the fret board, ... another surprise, ... but I agree, it just meant adjusting my play style a bit and it's fine. Is this guitar worth buying? Yes. Does it play well? Yes. Does it look good? Yes. Does it sound great? Yes. Will you enjoy playing it? Yes. Will it appreciate in value? I doubt it. Knowing what I know, would I buy the exact same guitar again? Yes. I am already preparing to upgrade to another Martin or a Taylor of higher value and quality, but the DCXE will be with me whenever I'm playing at home or need to carry a guitar around to studios or clubs. I wouldn't want to be hauling around a more sensitive, higher priced guitar. This is the "working musician's" guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar

By Byrdsey

from Undisclosed

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

When I went shopping for a guitar last summer I went to several stores and I played for hours on upper end Taylors, Martins, Gibsons, etc. I found that price does not make much of a difference. I am majoring in music in college right now, and I play this guitar every day. I think it sounds better than a lot of the upper end martins, and it definitely has better action than any taylors that I played. Plugged in, it sounds great, and when it is not plugged in it has a really sweet, mellow sound that is good for a small group setting. I have found Martin Phospher Bronze Light Strings to suite me fine, but get whatever you like. I don't, however, recommend Elixir strings on it, because it doesn't sound as natural to me.One more thing, Play the guitar before you buy it. Not all guitars feel the same, so if you can try one out before buying it, do it. Ok thats about it. Great Guitar!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome sound in a small package

By Guitar Wizzard

from W. Yarmouth, MA

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Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I used to swear by my Ovation Viper, and don't get me wrong it is a great guitar, but on stage, the Martin DCXE X has incredible sound and a much wider tonal range than the Viper. For acoustic leads it's the best I've ever played.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the money

By Sustainblue

from Michigan

Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

The look of the guitar caught me at first. Gorgeous guitar. Action is great, sounds great amplified or not. Tuning machines tight with a good fell to them. I have only two gripes, the finish on the guitar is VERY fragile, after using a leather strap on mine for only two days a lot of finish had rubbed off. Also the high e-string seems to slide off the fretboard a lot causing a buzz that I have never had when playing various other guitars. But, seeing as you buy a guitar for the way it plays and sounds, I bought a great one. No regrets at all.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Martin

By stratman963

from TX

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Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:

I have had this guitar for about 4 months and I really love it. I play for a church and dry or amplified it's great. I did have to have some lock-tite put on the output jack and had to file the nut at the G string, but other than that I love it. Stays in tune extremely well and looks gorgeous.

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