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Martin DX2E 12-String X Series Rosewood Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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A modern left-handed 12-string dreadnought with resonant acoustic tone.

The left-handed DX2E 12-string dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar from Martin's X Series delivers exceptional playability and classic acoustic resonance in an accessible, stage-ready package. Blending vintage looks with a comfortable modern neck profile, smartly designed bracing and built-in electronics, the DX2E 12-String lets left-handed players easily access the signature chime and warmth of a 12-string dreadnought. Its loud, deep-bodied acoustic voice projects beautifully, while the onboard Martin E-1 pickup system handles amplified tones with aplomb.

Modernized Design With a Comfortable Playing Feel

Martin optimized the DX2E 12-string for left-handed playing comfort and versatility. Its Performing Artist profile neck has a slim taper for smooth, fast playability across the fingerboard, while a 16" radius feels natural to electric guitarists. The belly bridge is contoured for comfort and a beveled fingerboard edge maximizes fretting ease. Combined with a thin, satin-finished spruce top, the DX2E 12-string plays lighter than its vintage inspirations yet still rings out pure, articulate Martin tone.

Loud and Resonant Dreadnought Body

The DX2E 12-string dreadnought shape produces a bold, projecting voice that excels on stage and in the studio. Its X Series bracing pattern balances robust low-end response with excellent resonance across the tonal spectrum. When playing or strumming open chords, you'll feel the guitar come alive under your hands as its top vibrates. The extra strings add their distinctive chiming overtones, filling out the core 6-string tone. Despite its impressive output, the slim DX2E 12-string remains comfortable over long practice or gigging sessions.

Onboard Martin E-1 Electronics

Plugging in is easy with the built-in Martin E-1 pickup system, featuring flexible tone shaping and a chromatic tuner. Volume, tone and phase controls let you dial in anything from shimmering acoustic textures to electric-like crunch. The preamp boosts the guitar's natural voice rather than overwhelming it. An adjustable mid-scoop parameter tailors the EQ for stage and studio use. The tuner mutes the output for quiet tuning between songs. Battery-powered, the E-1 system keeps your onstage setup clean.

Unique 12-String Layer of Chime and Texture

Beyond its smooth playability and projection, the 12-string configuration makes the DX2E 12-String special. The additional octave strings give chords, single notes and melodies added richness and complexity. Strumming rings out with a piano-like cascade of overtones that fills space beautifully. Fingerpicking takes on extra dimension, with doubled-up bass notes and a lively, articulate top end. If you're looking to expand your tonal palette, the left-handed DX2E 12-string's inspiring voice is hard to beat.

Satin-Finished Spruce Top and Stylish Rosewood HPL Back/Sides

Visually, the DX2E 12-string makes a stylish statement onstage with its spruce top, Brazilian rosewood HPL back/sides and mother-of-pearl accented rosette. The lightweight spruce is left unfinished, which allows it to vibrate freely. The Brazilian rosewood HPL back/sides are durable, great-looking and deliver balanced resonance. It all comes protected in a softshell case, ready for traveling to your next performance.


  • Spruce top with abalone rosette
  • Brazilian rosewood pattern high-pressure laminate back and sides
  • Martin E-1 electronics with built-in tuner and tone controls
  • 12 strings provide unique chime, tone and texture

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DX2E 12-String X Series Rosewood Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Top material: Spruce
  • Back material: Brazilian rosewood HPL
  • Side material: Brazilian rosewood HPL
  • Top finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Neck shape: PA profile
  • Neck material: Select hardwood
  • Taper: Standard taper
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Material: Select hardwood
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Faux abalone pattern
  • Width at nut: 1-7/8”
  • Special electronics: Martin E-1
  • Bridge type: Sloped modern belly
  • Bridge material: Select hardwood
  • Tuning machines: Satin chrome closed
  • Case: Softshell Case
  • Orientation: Left handed

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