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Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Martin's X Series highly affordable D12X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a patented HPL (high pressure laminate) mahogany body that rounds the tone of its solid Sitka spruce top. With Martin's patented mortise and tenon neck joint and stage-readyFishman electronics this is a great value in a modern Martin. The StrataBond neck is extremely strong and warp-resistant. Formed in a high-process lamination process, it adds clarity and sustain. Its modified low oval profile with 1-11/16" nut width, 25.4" scale, and 16" radius provide comfort for your fretting hand over lengthy playing sessions.This X Series Martin guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system, including "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, this 12-string guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.The Martin D121AE 12-string guitar arrives stage ready”just plug them in and play. All X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty.Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods in making guitars. At the same time, it's committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. The X Series more than meets both of these criteria.

Superior Martin craftsmanship, spectacular 12-string articulation, and cutting-edge Fishman technology, all at a steal.

FEATURES
  • 12-String
  • Spruce top
  • Dreadnought body
  • Fishman electronics
  • Case sold separately

Couldn't afford a Martin guitar in the past? Now you can. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • 12-string guitar
    D-14 fret body design
    HPL back and sides
    Sitka spruce top
    25.4" scale
    Mortise & Tennon neck joint
    StrataBond neck wood
    Modified low oval neck shape
    20 frets (14 open)
    1-11/16" nut width
    16" radius
    Black Richlite bridge
    Fishman Sonitone pickup
    Controls: tone and volume (in soundhole)
    Chrome tuners
    Chrome hardware
    Satin finish
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MartinX Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shimmering 12 string

This guitar plays great and sounds wonderful.

Don't worry about letting it live in standard tuning
Jim from customer service at C.F.Martin says they are built to be played in standard...Read complete review

This guitar plays great and sounds wonderful.

Don't worry about letting it live in standard tuning
Jim from customer service at C.F.Martin says they are built to be played in standard tuning.They are shipped with Martin lights which are fine for me but some folks will like extra lights.Stay away from mediums absolutly no heavy guage.The mahogany pattern hpl looks much better than pictured and the stratabond neck is particularly suited to a 12 string guitar.The string spacing is perfect for fingerpicking.I've owned a high end Guild (pulled itself apart)and medium price yamaha(sounds like a box).This blows them away,buy it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

bought sight unseen.... wish I had'nt

What was I thinking... Did I really expect a low price Martin to look and sound as good as a much more expensive guitar? Truth is, you can find nicer looking and...Read complete review

What was I thinking... Did I really expect a low price Martin to look and sound as good as a much more expensive guitar? Truth is, you can find nicer looking and better sounding guitars for even less. The wood in the neck is such an odd color compared to the rest of the instrument that it almost looks like it was made of some kind of plastic composite material. Sound quality is a little better than average, but far less than I expected from Martin.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great player

By 

from Summerhill, PA

Pros

  • Great smell
  • Great Value
  • Nice action

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Excels All Situations

Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Yes, it is made in Mexico, and it is a very well made guitar. I am a 12 string freak, and this one is worth every penny I paid for it.

The guitar was received in perfect condition with excellent setup. Very comfortable neck. Great full-range and strong projection.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT MARTIN QUALITY GREAT PRICE

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from MIDWEST

Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

For this price no one expects elaborate gold inlay and ugly black binding all around the guitar where the front meets the side. This look is simple and straightforward, personally I love that look and front on a guitar it is beautiful, a work of art, a masterpiece, voila. Martin has succeeded in bringing us a quality guitar at a very affordable price. Bravo to Martin.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Guitar!

By 

from Muskegon,MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Tone And Feel

Cons

  • Delicate Instrument
  • Unique Construction

Best Uses

  • I Own A Martin

Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Definite upgrade to my arsenal.

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  • No

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mexico

By 

from Las Cruces

Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Lots of people seem to think that just because this guitar was built in Mexico there is something wrong with it. How weird! Have any of you ever checked out guitar making in Mexico? Have you been to Paracho? Fine guitar making is no new thing to Mexico. It has been going on there a lot longer than it has been going on here. This particular guitar is for people who can distinguish sound, feel, and durability without having their senses spoiled by expensive and distracting features put on mostly for the purpose of making more money for guys who don't need it!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy, Great Guitar!

By 

from Decatur, Alabama

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent tone
  • Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around Player
    • Indoors or out
    • Plugged or unplugged

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The Martin design drew me in. Assembled in Mexico is not a problem at this price range and I feel like I can play this Martin anywhere, on the beach, by the fire (not too close)and other places I would not break out my HD-28. Musician's Friend always comes through with a quality product at a competitive price. I bought this one as a good condition used guitar. It was absolutely pristine. I only lack the warrenty and that is not an issue with this guitar.

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    • No

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shimmering 12 string

    By 

    from Lakewood,Ohio

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar plays great and sounds wonderful.

    Don't worry about letting it live in standard tuning
    Jim from customer service at C.F.Martin says they are built to be played in standard tuning.They are shipped with Martin lights which are fine for me but some folks will like extra lights.Stay away from mediums absolutly no heavy guage.The mahogany pattern hpl looks much better than pictured and the stratabond neck is particularly suited to a 12 string guitar.The string spacing is perfect for fingerpicking.I've owned a high end Guild (pulled itself apart)and medium price yamaha(sounds like a box).This blows them away,buy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great quality for the money

    By 

    from Alpena Michigan

    Pros

    • Big Sound Plugged Or Not
    • GREAT BALANCE
    • Great playability
    • Holds Tunning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Good Choice To Play Out

      Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I have owned this instrument for six mos. I play out at least one night a week. this is a great gig instrument for a solo act. Big sound if you want however, treble on finger style bridges are crisp and full.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      None better for the price

      Pros

      • Excellent tone
      • Great Low Action
      • Inexpensive
      • Stays in tune
      • Well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought my D12X1AE almost two years ago. A great all around 12 string with outstanding tone. Easy to play, even barre chords up the neck. Capos well, too. If you want pretty bindings and rosettes, look elsewhere. Even a high end D-18 or D-28 doesn't have a fancy rosette. If you really need an electric tuner installed, quit guitar and take up harmonica. Although I have also bought a Guild F412 (with lots of fancy binding and bling), this Martin is worth every penny. Many other manufacturers (Taylor and Fender to name a couple) also have Mexico plants and they also put out quality products. Also, because it's a laminate back and sides, the low humidity here doesn't affect it much.

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          (8 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Sounds & plays good, looks like junk

          By 

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I tried this guitar for about an hour both unplugged and plugged. The tone is very good unplugged and acceptable plugged. I originally thought to trade in my Ibanez accoustic electric 12 string for this Martin but changed my mind.

          My biggest gripe is that the Martin looks like a cheap piece of junk. The top looks like it is corrugated cardboard and the sides and back are not much better. Martin did not even put a binding on the area where the top joins the sides which makes the guitar look like it was slapped together by an amature. Come now Martin---not even a single binding,fret markers or rosette? The electronics are nothing to talk about either as they consist of a volume pot and a single tone pot with nothing else.

          In comparison, my Ibanez is over $200.00 less in price, has binding on the sides and neck, a nice looking abalone type rosette,fret markers and gold hardware. The electronics are exceptional as they are made by Fishman. The Fishman electronics include 4 slide switches for tone and depth control and a built in tuner (VERY handy especially on a 12 string.)There is a jack for midi application besides the standard phone type jack.

          The bottom line is,if you just want a Martin to say you own a Martin, then buy it. Overall, it's a decent guitar if you don't care what it looks like and don't mind cheap "do nothing" electronics. All this being said, I wouldn't pay more than $275.00 for it.

          Sorry, but I would not be proud to go on stage with this Martin as it presents itself as a cheap beginner's guitar.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar

          By 

          from Alexandria, AL

          Pros

          • Action
          • Sound quality
          • value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin X Series 2015 D12X1AE 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I purchased this guitar not sure if a lower priced Martin would sound or play as well as the more expensive guitars. I have to admit I am very pleased with this guitar. If your looking for a fancy looking guitar, this guitar might not be for you. It's got a basic satin finish, nothing fancy. But everything else about it in my opinion is great. It has a deep, mellow martin tone. The action is as low as it could be for easy playing. And the quality of it is great also. The one I received had no flaws, built very well. It is a joy to play and that sound can only be from Martin. It's foreign made, but it has the Martin name on the headstock and definitely has a good Martin tone. I'm glad I bought it. I will never let it go.

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