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Martin X Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The X Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar features Martin’s famous D-14 platform, dreadnought body design. The dreadnought ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Full, robust sound in a comfortable 12-string.

The X Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar features Martin’s famous D-14 platform, dreadnought body design. The dreadnought was crafted to produce a powerful, rich sound that is perfect for the singer songwriter, as well as the professional touring and studio musician. 

Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the mahogany-pattern HPL back and sides, the X Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a powerful, rich 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 in. scale, 1-7/8 in. nut width, and 16 in. radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

This X Series Martin acoustic-electric 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.

Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, 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. The Martin X Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar arrives stage ready-just plug them in and play. 


Case sold separately.

X Series
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. All X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: D-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed Clear
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Low profile Standard Taper
  • Nut width: 1.875" (47.62mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite FSC Certified
  • Neck wood: Rust Birch Laminate 
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: Richlite FSC Certified
  • Saddle & nut: White Coriian, Compensated white tusq
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

If you love the environment and great Martin tone, this is your 12-string. Order today!

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MartinX Series D12X1AE Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again.

By Vee Dub

from Southeast Texas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Wonderful Guitar, Excellent service and price from Musicians Friend. Great sound, and feel. Always wanted a Martin, but figured I couldn't afford one, but thanks to Musicians Friend I got it and as happy as I can be. It sounds so really good, I have no complaints at all. It truly inspires me. Can't hardly take my hands off of it. I'm sure someday it will be worth a whole lot more, just like all of the other classic Martins.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great deal. Great guitar

      By Abe

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

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

        You won't find better action on a twelve string. Nice combination of woods. Great sound and playability. Sounds good plugged in, miked up and with no electronics. Went shopping for high end Martins, couldn't find one that sounded or played well, saw this gave it a try and immediately said this is it. Saved lots,of money that I can no spend on roses for my wife!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid entry level 12 string from Martin

        By msh6691

        from Connecticut

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          I've played a fair amount of guitar - and guitars - over 30 years, but never a twelve string. Narrowed my choice (there are a few but not a ton of choices in this price range) to this Martin and Taylor's 150e. The Martin neck just accommodated my uncertain left hand a little better.
          Laminate sides, so yes, there are some tonal sacrifices a more sophisticated listener than I would recognize. But if you are dipping your toes in the 12 string pool for the first time, I highly recommend this Martin. Well built, easy to play and not a budget buster!

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