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Martin DX1K Acoustic Left-Handed Guitar
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The DX1K's Hawaiian koa-grained HPL back and sides, inlaid rosette, and bow-tie plate give it eye appeal, and a solid spruce soundboard delivers sign...Read More
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The perfect acoustic guitar for sing-alongs and hoe-downs!
The DX1K's Hawaiian koa-grained HPL back and sides, inlaid rosette, and bow-tie plate give it eye appeal, and a solid spruce soundboard delivers signature Martin tone. Naturally colored Stratabond neck and black Micarta fretboard offer unparalleled stability and resistance to climate changes.
- Solid spruce top
- High-pressure laminate back and sides with koa grain
- Stratabond wood laminate neck with resistance to climate changes
- Micarta fretboard
- Inlaid rosette
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I've had this guitar since last Aug. As I said above, this is one purchase you WILL NOT regret, it's an amazing guitar. It blew a Taylor 414 out of the water [and that's a $1,800 guitar] I wanted a Martin ever since I tried my Uncle's D-28 & D-18V, both wonderful guitars. My dad got this for me from MF [Thanks soooo much, Dad!] after my Esteban bit the dust. This guitar floored me. string it up with Med. Gauge Curt Mangan phosphor bronze and you will be in bluegrass heaven! Another comprable guitar is the Big Baby Taylor, but it's a bit bright to my ears. By the way upgrade this with brass bridge pins to make this sing even more!!! Also, be sure to strum it real hard every now and then, the top sometimes needs to be awakened. Yet another great product from C.F. Martin & Co.
For starters, this guitar smells very strong out of the box as well as the "In your face", Martin tone that comes with it. It has the tone, but dont get the "Big Head", because its far from a D28. Friend of mine has a right-handed model identical, but I noticed my inside tag is "Made In USA", opposed to his clearly being stated, "Made In Mexico". Fretboard felt kinda ruff, so after a slight rub down with fine steel wool and some lemon oil to condition, it felt like silk. I, personally, didnt care none for the tuners, although they might be decent, so I put some gold grovers to top it off matching with a gold strap button drilled in at the bottom of the neck. After putting a set of elixir strings on it, it was rocken. Smooth feel and Martin tone... What makes it non-expensive guitar with the look, sound, and made in USA tag? I'm sure this guitar will develop a better sound over time, they all do.
Before I start, let me say that this guitar blew away my Uncle's D-18 vintage, and stood out amongst about 3 high end banjos, 5 different high-grade Martins, Guilds, etc... a bass fiddle, 2 normal fiddles, a dobro, and 3 mandolins at a bluegrass jam! This guitar blew me and my family away in terms of sound quality, and construction quality, this guitar plays great, sounds great, and even smells good when you play it, the highs shimmer like the icing in a wedding cake and the lows come out like a record of Johnny Cash singing the last verse of walk the line. The construction is great, my father [who used to do wood work] said that this is one of the best built guitars he's seen for the price. He bought it for me as an early b-day gift, and I'm in-debted to him for life, I thank him every day 'cause ths thing just sounds better & better every day! Thanx Dad, love this thing! I added an LR Baggs pickup and man, this thing sounds great through my Marshall. For the rest of you thinking about buying this, stop thinking AND DO IT!!! Oh and get a gator case, fits this guitar PERFECLTLY