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Martin Special Dreadnought X1AE Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Plug in and get the legendary Martin sound with this Fishman-equipped dreadnought acoustic-electric.

The Special Dreadnought X1AE Style acoustic-electric guitar from Martin combines their time-honored approach to instrument making with innovative technologies for an acoustic-electric guitar that delivers a lifetime of enjoyment. This balanced dreadnought body features a solid spruce top and back and sides constructed from forest-friendly materials, bringing Martin's signature warm and articulate tone.

Solid Spruce Top and Eco-Friendly Back Produce Balanced Tone

The solid spruce top of the Special Dreadnought X1AE Style, combined with its durable and sustainable back and sides, produce Martin's characteristic balanced and full tone. The spruce top provides crisp articulation and bell-like highs, while the back and sides add depth and warmth. Together they create an acoustic voice equally suited to strumming chords, fingerpicking melodies or playing lead lines.

Fast, Comfortable Neck and Fingerboard Make Playing a Joy

The strong birch laminate neck and Richlite fingerboard of the Special Dreadnought X1AE Style are designed for fast, even playability across all frets. The slim, comfortable neck profile and 12" radius fingerboard allow chords and single notes to ring out clearly with minimal effort. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, you'll find this guitar a responsive and enjoyable instrument to play.

Reliable Electronics Ready for the Stage or Studio

The Special Dreadnought X1AE Style comes equipped with Fishman MX electronics, giving you the ability to plug in for live performance or recording. The Fishman MX pickup and preamp system accurately captures the guitar's acoustic tone and allows you to adjust bass, mid and treble to suit the venue or mix. Simply connect to an amplifier, mixing board or recording interface and you're ready to share your music with others.

Over 180 Years of Craftsmanship and Value

Martin has been handcrafting acoustic guitars since 1833, combining old-world craftsmanship with new technologies to make high-quality, great-sounding instruments accessible to musicians at every level. The Special Dreadnought X1AE Style offers you the chance to experience Martin's heritage of tone and playability at an affordable price, with a guitar designed to bring you enjoyment for years to come.


  • Spruce top, figured rosewood pattern HPL back and sides
  • Birch laminate neck, Richlite fingerboard
  • Fishman MX electronics

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Special Dreadnought X1AE Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body type: Dreadnought, non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Figured rosewood pattern HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman MX
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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