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World-famous Martin tone in a guitar you can afford.
The DX1RGT acoustic guitar is your gateway to famous Martin tone and quality, with a full Dreadnought-size body topped with solid Sitka spruce, along with Indian Rosewood Grained HPL (high pressure laminate) back and sides, black Micarta fingerboard, chrome tuning machines, rust stratabond neck, and a beautiful polished gloss top.
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I got this guitar for christmas and couldnt be happier. it sounds amazing. and its just really fun to play. it was a little pricy but definatley worth it. it does start to buzz when the weather gets cold though but that can be fixed with an allen wrench
Went to my friends music shop to check out some mid priced acoustics. I am always on the lookout for nice pre-owned bargins so thought he might have something hanging on the trade-in rack. Couldn't really find anything of interest so started looking at New Taylors, really a lot more than I was planning on spending. My friend handed me a Martin, it was in the $2000 range so really out of my budget. He then handed me this Martin DX1RGT. I thought the neck looked sort of odd and really wasn't interested at first. The more I strummed on it the the more I started to like it. USA made Martin for a few hundred more than I had planned on spending so my logic took over.....Hmmm, if I buy this I will have a USA REAL Martin guitar, It sounds really good, it plays really good....if I bought something else I would not be happy...then he offered to throw in a very nice hard shell case...so now I have a Martin. Have had it about 3 months now and still can't get over the fullness of the sound and the smooth playability. The only problem I found was when the weather turned cold the neck started to bow back a little and started buzzing on the low frets. A simple adjustment to the truss rod to loosen it a bit fixed it...natural for an acoustic but you will need a very long allen wrench as the nut is set way back inside the neck heel. I give it a perfect score because it really is a nice guitar. You might find something a lot more pretty for the price but doubt if you will get "THE SOUND". If you have a chance to try one check it out. Oh...a friend played mine and he went out and bought one too.
I bought the Martin DX1 RGT about 5 months ago and I like it more everyday. I owned a D28 for many years and the DX1 is easier to play and sounds just as good in my opinion. Don't let the price tag fool you.
Was looking for a decent acoustic. My friend owns a music store so I tried out a good number of guitars. I was looking for something in the 300-400 dollar range but saw this on the rack, it was a Martin with an odd looking neck. Decided to try it and the sound coming out of it was as if someone else was playing, very rich and toneful. I decided to go the few extra hundred and get it. The only complaint I have is I can't put it down so don't pick it up unless I have a few hours to spend. For the price and the sound it gets a "Best" rating. I even like the neck now, it has a woody feel and the playability is excellent.
I just bought one of the older models, i.e. DX1R before they added the "GT" to the instrument model. I traded (4)of my mid range (but high quality)guitars for this Martin. I'd been wanting a good all round Dreadnaught to complement my Martin OOO-M and had spent some time shopping for what I wanted and could afford. So I located a music store that had three of the four lower end models I was intrested in checking out. When I got my hands on this axe I knew I'd found what I was looking for. This instrument plays like a Martin is supposed to. Clear, loud and sweet! Nice deep but not overpowering bass, sweet and balanced mids and trebles on the high end that rings like a bell with awsome sustain. The neck is perfect Martin craft that practically plays the notes itself with very little effort on my part. Barring on this guitar is like melting butter, and I have never been much for barr chords when I could get away with not using them. In the looks department she is a "Plain Jane" with no special wings or dings to make it stand out. All the effort went into a guitar that plays and sounds like a Martin is supposed to. I've played some of the best Martin has to offer along with Taylors, Gibsons and on. I've owned Martins,Taylors and Custom Ovations and I can tell you none of them were as sweet as this low end Martin if you wish to call it that. I sat down and played this axe head to head against an HD-28, D-35, D-18, D-16, D-16GT, D-15, a custom Martin made of Maple (used), Taylor 414e, 510e and one other higher end Taylor of which model I don't immediately recall. Folks, and this is no joke... the DX1R out played, felt and sounded better than any of those guitars mentioned except the D-16GT. It however, was not any better than the DX1R except it was prettier, had a laquer finish and cost a lot more than the DX1R. Other than those differences, guitar for guitar I don't think you could do any better than the DX1RGT, particularly if you're on a budget but still want a real Martin. Made in Mexico... yeah. HPL back and sides... yeah. Which means what? Ovation has been using composites since they were first ever applied to musical instruments for over thirty or forty years now. Fender has had superb guitars made in Mexico for almost twenty years now. If you want a strat without the giant (and ridiculous price tag) you buy a Mexican strat and only the guitar snobs give a hoot! I'm all about the music and an affordable quality instrument. You can't go wrong with one of these babies. Its sweet, smooth, affordable and a Martin, so unless you just gotta' have one of the more expensive "status" axes, do yourself a favor and check out a CF Martin DX1RGT. You will not be sorry. I now own 3 Martins and two have HPL components. Try it... you might just like it.