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Martin DX1 Tawny Satinwood Acoustic Guitar

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The 14-fret DX1 dreadnought acoustic guitar from Martin blends the attractive figured wood grain pattern of tawny satinwood high pressure laminate (H...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 14-fret DX1 dreadnought acoustic guitar from Martin blends the attractive figured wood grain pattern of tawny satinwood high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid-Sitka spruce top. The rosette is inlaid with a unique art deco design, laser cut from contrasting East Indian rosewood, maple, and koa. Style 45 maple hexagons are inlaid with a koa diamond in the morado fingerboard.

  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck joint
  • Body size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: East India Rosewood, Maple & Koa Art Deco Pattern
  • Top bracing pattern: A Frame X Scalloped
  • Top braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back material: Tawny Satinwood HPL Textured Finish
  • Side material: Tawny Satinwood HPL Textured Finish
  • Neck material: Natural Stratabond
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Tawny Satinwood HPL w/Printed Logo in Black
  • Heelcap: None
  • Fingerboard material: Solid Morado or Solid East India Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25.4
  • # of frets clear: 14
  • # of frets total: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
  • Finish back & sides: None
  • Finish top: Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Finish neck: None
  • Bridge material: Solid Morado or Solid East India Rosewood
  • Bridge style: Belly
  • Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8"
  • Saddle: 16" radius/Compensated/White Tusk
  • Tuning machines: Chrome w/Small Knobs
  • Recommended strings: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
  • Bridge & endpins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: None
  • Interior label: Foil Label

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By Lance-NGQxK

from Mattoon, IL

This is the first Martin I've owned. The guitar is an eyecatcher with it's beautiful inlays and satinwood sides and back. It plays very easily right out of the box and has a tone and presence that rivals my Ovation Elite. It is an exceptional guitar for the money!


Martin DX1 Tawny Satinwood Acoustic Guitar

By Pat Patterson

from San Antonio, Texass

I currently have an inexpensive Blueridge acoustic, which has been very good for a number of years and a nice guitar. I was looking for something with more sound and richer tones. I was looking at Taylors, but the price was more than I wanted to spend. I started looking at Martins, and the first time I picked up this guitar, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. The tone is just incredible and it has a very unique look. It was great right out of the box with no adjustments necessary, and a very easy and fast play. It booms across the room. It is constructed in Mexico and the workmanship is wonderful. The natural stratabond they use for the neck gives this guitar an unusual look. I don't know how they developed this tone, but for the price it can't be beat.


Great guitar.

By Gman-bk6VW

from New England

I've always loved playing Martin guitars but had also always assumed they were out of my budget. I've been playing for about 12 years now and have had other acoustics that were in this price range. I've been eying the X series Martins for quite some time but was very put off by the thought of buying a Martin that was 1: not U.S. made and 2: made of HPL (not real wood). I've got to say, this is a great guitar. All my concerns were put to rest upon receiving the guitar and spending some time with it. It's got the Martin sound, no doubt about it. Construction is of the highest quality, and although the HPL doesn't quite feel like real wood, it does look good and sounds good. Volume is good, although maybe slightly less loud than other solid wood Martins, but it sounds great. It's got great lows, mids, and highs. Action was great right out of the box; no adjustment needed at all. Plays faster and easier than any other Acoustic I've ever played. It came down to either this or the Taylor 110 (which was also great) but for me, this was the right decision. The best in this price range by far, and easily competes with some more expensive Martins and Taylors. Great tone, Great playability, and good looks. It could be a little louder, but a definite keeper and a great newcomer to the Martin line of guitars. Not just a "good value", it's a just a good guitar. Buy with confidence.

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