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Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric
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The custom 12-string Martin X1D12E-CST acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14, a dreadnought body designed to produce a powerful, well-balanced ton...Read More
Ready for the stage with Performance Artist tapered neck and Fishman electronics.
The custom 12-string Martin X1D12E-CST acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14, a dreadnought body designed to produce a powerful, well-balanced tone that is perfect for live performance and in the studio. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the mahogany-pattern HPL back and sides, the custom X1D12E-CST has a big, punchy tone, with all the sustain you have come to expect from a Martin guitar. The mortise-and-tenon neck joint ensures solid construction of the guitar, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.
The Martin guitar's laminate birch neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.
The modified low oval neck shape, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.
This X Series Martin acoustic guitar comes compete with the Fishman Sonitone. The Fishman Sonitone features a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a great acoustic guitar sound, right out of the box.
Other features include a hand-rubbed satin finish, customized rosette, mahogany HPL headplate and chrome tuners. This 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.
Case sold separately.
X Series Guitars feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise-and-tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitar, that is environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The X Series affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option for players dedicated to live performance and studio recording.
- Body type:D-14Fret
- Cutaway:Single cutaway
- Top wood:Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides:MahoganyHPL
- Bracing pattern:X
- Body finish:Hand-rubbedSatin
- Orientation:Right handed
- Neck shape:Modern low oval/PA taper
- Nut width:1.06" (27mm)
- Fingerboard:Black Richlite
- Neck wood:Birch Laminate
- Scale length:25.4"
- Number of frets:20
- Neck finish:Hand-rubbedSatin
- Configuration:Soundhole mounted preamp
- Preamp EQ:No
- Feedback filter:No
- Headstock overlay:Mahogany Pattern HPL
- Tuning machines:Chrome
- Saddle & nut:White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
- Number of strings:12-string
- Special features:Tonewoods
- Case:Sold separately
Get your hands on one of these great Custom 12-string Martins today!
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Comments about Martin X Series Custom X1D12E-CST Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric:
The first one I received had a crack in the side and the back was separated from the side along the bottom. I heard these had this issue but heck it's a Martin. I sent it back and received another. This one is perfect. Plays well and sounds ...well... like a Martin :-). I would not use it on the road without a ruggard case as it is fragile.