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Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural Solid Sitka Spruce Top

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The X1-DE It features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The str...Read More

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Excellent value with a solid spruce top and Fishman electronics.

The X1-DE It features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and you're ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-DE has the sound and feel of a highly collectible Martin, but at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany Pattern HPL back and sides
  • A-Frame ''X-1'' top bracing
  • Black Richlite fingerboard
Fishman Sonitone features:
  • Active soundhole mounted preamp
  • Soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume and Tone
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Type/Shape 6-string dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Spruce Top
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame "X-1"
  • Top Braces: Solid Spruce 5/16"
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
  • Back and Sides: Durable Forest-Friendly Mahogany Patterned HPL
  • Neck: Stratabond
  • Neck Shape: Modified low oval
  • Headplate: Mahogany-patterned HPL with printed logo
  • Fingerboard: Black Richlite
  • Scale length 25.4"
  • Number of frets 20
  • Bridge: Black Micarta
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Strings: Martin MSP7100 Lifespan 92/80 Phosphor Bronze Strings
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
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MartinX Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (2)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Martin 1X-DE

      Pros

      • Great sound
      • Martin
      • Simple
      • Solid Top

      Cons

      • Access To Electronics
      • Hpl Back And Sides

      Best Uses

      • Live performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is the first Martin I've owned, not the first I've played. I was a little hesitant to buy this from an online dealer becuase I couldn't play it before I bought it but I've dealt with Musicians Friend's before and knew they would take care of me if something went wrong. I like the tone alot. I played an Alvarez before getting my hands on this one and my Alvarez quickly became my back up guitar. I really like the simple design of the guitar too. There is no inlay and no binding around the top, which I dig. Everyone has been talking about the access to the elctronics. I don't know about ya'all but I change out my battery once every 4-6 months anyway so not a big deal.

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      • No

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      4.0

      X SERIES X1-DE CUSTOM DREADNOUGHT

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            Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is not as fancy as my other Martins but has a great sound Like My D28 and my HD28E Retro. Easy to play
            right out of the box.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Speed of Light shipping

            By Tanya

            from Arcadia, OK

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                  Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I am not a musician; it is a gift for my son. It is beautiful!!! And the the shipping time was incredible -- almost unbelievable. I am very pleased and will buy from this site many more times.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Martin acoustic-electric Guiitar

                  By George

                  from Monroe Twp, NJ

                  Pros

                  • Efficient
                  • Pricing
                  • Timely

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Feel And Handling
                  • Play For My Own Fun
                  • Sound Quality Excellent

                  Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I love the guitar. Sounds great either acousticly and electrically. The sound and feel are superior. The price is affordable and the quality is top notch. Personnel were both professional and knowledgable. I would recommend both the guitar and musicians friend to everyone looking for instruments.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exactly what I wanted

                  By jberts

                  from Maine

                  Pros

                  • Affordable quality
                  • Good sound
                  • Well constructed

                  Cons

                  • No Case

                  Best Uses

                  • Pick It Up And Play

                  Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Perfect for what I wanted. Plays well. I plugged it in to my amp and it sounds great.

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar!!!

                  By Waydown

                  from Naperville, Il

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                  Pros

                  • Great price
                  • Great sound

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Good All Around Acoustic

                  Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Guitars are all about the persons taste in sound and feel of playing. I played quite a few other Martin guitars that were a lot more expensive and i liked the sound of this one the best. Bonus because it is the cheapest guitar Martin makes.
                  I play it every day and always will.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar for the money.

                  By CWS

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

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                  Pros

                  • Plays Like A Martin
                  • Sounds Decent Plugged In
                  • Sounds Nice Acoustically
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Live performance
                  • Practice
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I do a lot of shows out of state in the summer and I hate to travel with my expensive Martin and Gibson, so I needed something of decent quality that was less expensive. This little guitar sounds surprisingly good for the money (of course it can't compare to my HD28 or my Dove).

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sounds so good!

                  Pros

                  • Easy on the fingers
                  • Great tone
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rich tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar is beautiful and plays excellent right out of the box! It has held its tune for 3 days without tuning and the sound quality is superior to the other two acoustic guitars I have in my house.
                      I would recommend this guitar to all of my musician friends.

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                      • No

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                      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Martin Quality Amazing Price

                      By Jam banger

                      from New York

                      Pros

                      • Balanced Tone
                      • deep lows
                      • Smooth Fretting
                      • Solid feel

                      Cons

                      • Hpl Sounds Good
                      • Not All Real Wood

                      Best Uses

                      • Finger Picking
                      • Recording
                      • Song writing
                      • Strumming

                      Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I played this guitar and several other much more expensive Martins and I can honestly say I'm extremely impressed. No it's not all real wood but the difference between the more expensive ones and this gem is so minimal that I feel like I got a 1k plus guitar. I don't mind the lack of inlays and think it gives character to the guitar. Great Martin quality at decent price.

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                      • No

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                      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Martin DX1AE, the Martin sound

                      By Dean

                      from Elma, NY

                      Pros

                      • Martin Sound
                      • price

                      Cons

                      • Hpl Instead Of Wood

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin X Series X1-DE Custom Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Purists will hate this. I have a Takamine GD51CE that satisfies the wood purist in me. Every Martin I played had this sound. Even this guitar with HPL and other non wood materials has the Martin sound. I love the booming bass from this guitar.

                        My only beef would be that the neck was dead flat and needed a truss rod adjustment. To reach the truss rod you need a 5mm allen wrench that is about 4 1/2 - 5 inches long. Martin doesn't provide one, nor do they sell it. They don't want people adjusting their own guitars and prefer you take it to a luthier. So I had to grab a set of long allen wrenches. Not a big deal, but once you start capo'ing it the buzz was noticeable and needed a slight tweak to loosen the rod. I have seen many reviews where people complain about the buzz, and I have a feeling this is why, they ship the guitar with the neck dead straight.

                        I picked this up at a local shop. Action was 2/32 out of the box, absolutely incredible sound and feel. The pickup has dials inside the sound hole with a battery bag inside. Its not a fancy pickup with EQ and tuner like my other guitar but it allows you to plug in and it's a Fishman Sonitone not some knock off junk one.

                        Overall I love the way it sounds and I finally own a Martin that was affordable.

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