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Martin X Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The X1-DE features a solid spruce top with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from a durable, "forest friendly" HPL material. The strong...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-04-2018

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Excellent value with a solid spruce top and Fishman electronics.

The X1-DE 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 Richlite 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.

Fishman Sonitone features:
Active soundhole mounted preamp
Soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume and Tone

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval
  • Nut width: Not specified
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Stratabond
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with small buttons
  • Bridge: Micarta
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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MartinX Series Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

martin x1-de

By arty in the gumbo mud

from mississippi delta..poor part of town :)

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 Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    just came home with a new martin x1-de. I was impressed with the sound and ease of play. slightly oval fretboard plays great and the sound is fantastic pugged or unplugged. my friend recenty bought a taylor for over a hundred more, now it sounds great and plays good, but in my opinion the martin sounds and plays better, my friend even agreed. this guitar is light and for the price is a great buy and the fishman electronics are great.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent quality, as expected

    By Joefuss07

    from Cabot, AR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      This guitar has a great tone, with a rich low end without being boomy, and a wonderful high end that isn't too twangy. I was a little hesitant about the HPL back and sides, but the Sitka spruce top makes all the difference when it comes to overall sound, and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase! It came already set up, so all I had to do was give it a tune and it was ready to go! The electronics sound good as well, though I don't use them very often.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By Chad

      from Canton

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Unless you are a touring musician this is all the more guitar you will ever need. Great mix of treble and bass I use .12 gauge elixir strings and they sound awesome. For the money you won't be dissapointed. Love the natural look too.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprised

          By David

          from Orlando , FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            Purchased after buying a DX1RAE . The X1 did not like 11 Strings - 12 and up to get the top moving and it is loud and has the Martin prized Tonal quality . Very happy with this purchase been playing 40 + years and this is a quality instrument , but you must experiment with many strings before you find the right ones to make this guitar really show it's potential and it Has ...
            Careful with Face Edge has has no binding ,but that's minor

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still Love Mine

            By Markm

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

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

              I've had one for three years now. It is VERY stable and requires minimal seasonal adjustments. There are those who mock Martins choice of HPL but I consider it an advantage in terms of stability and durability. The fake wood plastic back and side overlay is extremely rugged. The faux ebony fretboard is durable and is flawless after three years. The sound quality beats all guitars Ive played in its price range and rivals many solid wood guitars. It is not as loud as a Martin standard series instrument but for the cost it is an excellent choice for a working musician, perfect for outdoor venues. A proper setup and medium light strings made it a dream to play - Better than my old Taylor and close to the feel of my Strat . IMHO its the perfect mid-priced Dreadnought with the added bonus of sounding 85% US made Martin.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ecstatic about this guitar

              By A. Drake

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                I was slightly hesitant to make this purchase over the internet but I was confident in ordering it from MF. I couldn't be happier and have fallen in love with this guitar. It is easy to play and sounds comparable and even better than some of my guitars that cost significantly more. I know some people are turned off by the HPL construction but that was one of the aspecs that drew me to this guitar since it would be exposed to different temps and humidity levels and I didn't want to constantly baby it. The guitar has exceeded my expectations and I don't regret anything about this purchase.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Top!

                By Sendit

                from Miami

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                • Flat Sound

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Very good

                 
                5.0

                hallelujah!

                By napman

                from wheeler, or

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • beautiful
                • Fun To Play
                • great action
                • green construction
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • none I can find

                Best Uses

                • fun, fun, fun
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

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

                yes I now own a Martin. There is a reason why Martin has such a good reputation, this guitar is the best example why. efficient construction; the solid spruce top is beveled and glued so that little binding is used. usually there is a seam near the strap button, the sides wrap one piece so the seam is underneath the neck joint. neck, sides and back are laminated, the fretboard and bridge are richlite, so the only solid piece of wood is the top.This is good news for forests all over the world. I'm proud that I have a guitar that is made with an environmental insight; that makes me almost as happy as how well it sounds

                 
                5.0

                SO AWESOME ! ! !

                By Mike

                from Duluth,Minnesota

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                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 Custom X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Everything you read about this guitar is so true. Clarity of notes will astound you! construction is top notch. simple but elegant. I changed the strings out to the Martin flexible core SP's "Tommy's Choice" for flexibility and control. I love to finger pick some pretty delicate music, and I also play older rock tunes Boston, REO, Heart and this guitar does it all with ease. Not to mention the customer service I got was AWESOME!!! I haven't used the electronics yet but plan to tomorrow (day off).

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Martin knows how to make guitars out of anything!

                  By cleeve

                  from cincinnati

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Yes- HPL sides and plywood neck and Richlite fretboard. Good!!
                      Imagine you own a flawless Jaguar Xk120, and you need to go to the supermarket to buy dog food.
                      Do you drive the Jaguar or do you drive the '99 Subaru?
                      Well there you go.
                      Keep the HD28 for the studio and tall tales, and actually USE this indesteuctable, stable little gem to play out with! It looks fine from where the audience is, and the built-in pickup is just fine with the hidden volume and tone controls. Mind you, the spruce top is as real a d sensitive to humidity as any other solid flat top, but that's the price one pays for a solid spruce top's sound!
                      An incredible guitar, and not just "for the money".

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