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DX1AE

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The DX1AE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform and a Dreadnought body design that produces the rich, dynamic sound and look that Martin is known for. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany-grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the DX1AE Mahogany features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body, sure to please any level of player.


CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Multiple Black/White Boltaron with Red Fiber
TOP BRACING PATTERN: A-Frame "X-1"
TOP BRACES: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16"
BACK MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
BACK PURFLING :none
SIDE MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
NECK MATERIAL: Rust Stratabond
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Standard Taper
HEADPLATE: Mahogany Pattern HPL
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Richlite
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8"
FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Richlite
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8"
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
TUNING MACHINES: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (MSP4100)
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Colour
CASE: Available as an option
INTERIOR LABEL: Foil Label
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Sonitone

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
A friend let me play his for a bit and I was blown away!! He had 13's on and it felt like I was playing 9's on my electric. Phenomenal guitar with perfect action, tone, style. I am going out and buying one this month. I didn't want to give it back to my friend. This guitar will relight your fire
Posted by Aaron on Jun 22, 2017
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it is wonderful0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Bought this last week. I have a hard time putting it down. It has a wonderful tone that you would expect from a Martin. And for it's price you can't go wrong.
Posted by Drew on Jun 17, 2017
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My Favourite Acoustic Yet2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
After playing for 57 years during which I've owned 2 - D35's and 3 - D28's and dozens of other acoustics, this is without a doubt my favourite sounding and playable acoustic guitar. Just one of those things. It fits my hands perfectly and gives me the balanced big and smooth sound I've long sought. Might not be right for you but it sure was right for me. Try it, you just might fall in love.
Posted by PL on Feb 8, 2017
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sounds great0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
Plain looking guitar, which kinda makes it look cool .I like the the rich sound when played acoustically but the pickup leaves much to be desired...I use an acoustic preamp to enhance the sound. Action is pretty good after a free setup from L&M.
Posted by guy on Feb 4, 2017
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Great sound8 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Not as "pretty" as other guitars (inlays fretboard deigns etc) - but what a sound! I haven't plugged mine in but have heard another just like it (beautiful). Tried all the guitars in the showroom including those forbiden temptations (anything over 2,000) but I kept coming back to this one due to the sound and price point. Been playing for 2 years and still loving the sounds that comes from this guitar. Just thinking about it makes me want to pick it up and play! NO regrets.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2015
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
It came down to Yamaha FG and A series vs this Martin. Don't let online blogs about the HPL warping worry you. It's absolute nonsense. This guitar sounds as good as a $3000 Martin. The HPL is Laminate, which means it more resistant to wear and tear than solid body guitars. The sound and tone of this guitar are unreal. The electronics are great too. The neck is smooth. The action is very good. Overall I'm very happy with this one. If I lost it, I'd buy it again.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2015
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what a great guitar, real smarmite !0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
Posted by Mengany Lingany on Mar 18, 2015
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Nice guitar4 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
I have this guitar in a lefty version. Being left handed limits me to the number of guitars i can try out in the store. Having said that, i did try 5 or 6 different lefty guitars. I had a Denver beginner lefty before this purchase. I'm not going to say that this is better or worse than Taylor, or $2000 guitars, etc, etc. What i will say is "go to the store and try out guitars yourself". I tried this one, the Seagull S6, a $2000 Taylor and another expensive Martin which i forget the model....and a few more. To me this guitar fit perfectly in my arms. was easy to play from the get go. The sound is leaps and bounds way better than my beginner. I have only owner it a few months, so i can't comment on the quality/durability. I love the sound of it. I know purist will argue it doesn't sound like the "real" Martin. I tried 2 of them, and while they did sound slightly different, i couldn't tell much of a difference in my amateur ears. If i were rich, i probably would've gotten a more expensive one....but i love the sound and playability of this guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2015
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Been looking for an acoustic for a few months. Picked this one up and it just felt right.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2014
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I have been playing Guitar now 2 years I started out on a A&L Folk , great little guitar but just didn't have the sound I was looking for , I went to L & M to upgrade I pick up a Taylor and then the Martin , It was a no brainer, I had to have the Martin Not only was the sound the deep rich tone I was looking for , It played so easy the bar chords that were so hard to do before are now are one of my favorite chords to play .....This is one awesome guitar..... you will be proud to own it I know I am
Posted by Tom on Nov 30, 2014
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Love this guitar! have owned a few Martin's over the years such as a DX-1, 00-15M, D-16GT and now this one. Made in Mexico not PA like my other ones, including original DX-1, but who can tell? Quality all around, no loose anything, perfect intonation on every note. Solid top means very susceptible to humidity so watch out for that. Affects action easily. Keep it comfortable and it will love you back. Everyone comments who nice it looks and sounds. A keeper for sure!
Posted by Joey H on Jul 9, 2014
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90% of the classic martin sound for 25% of the money0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I don't own this particular model but the DX1R (US made, but who cares). However I have played this model in the store. Very easy to play. Music just rolls off a simple strum. Easy for beginners. Sounds great. You still have to humidify it even though the back sides and neck are not solid. This does not take away from the sound. I had a choice between spending 2K for a D18 or a little more for a D28. For me personally, at this stage of my musical journey, I could not appreciate the difference. Very deep sound. Great bass extension. I also own a Larrivee OM3R, and this guitar nicely compliments it. Can't recommend this guitar enough.
Posted by SandyT on Jun 22, 2014
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Great guitar!, lots of rich tones and play-ability is wonderful for first time players or advanced.
Posted by billy bob on May 8, 2014
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Incredible value2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
Over the years I've owned and/or tried dozens of expensive acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars. This economy Martin delivers a sound that rivals any of the top end guitars I've played, including my 1965 Martin D18. I've had it for 6 years and can say it has held up well and like its Martin kin only improves with age. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a dreadnought guitar with a rich sound and a clean traditional appearance.
Posted by Martin Fan on Jan 19, 2014
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Great bang for your buck!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
As soon as I tried it I had to buy it. favorite guitar I've ever owned. Made in mexico but i haven't found anything wrong with it at all,looks great,feels great,even smells great. Best of all the sound is great. Can't stop playing it, if you're on the fence go and try one out,you won't be dissapointed.
Posted by Jake on Oct 5, 2013
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
The sound is crisp and full.......love that Martin & Co. gave it a natural finish without the gloss.......awesome!
Posted by Russ Perot on Jun 29, 2013
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Danger - lack of sleep eminent0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
I just got this beauty last night. I loved how it sounded and felt so I bought it - I did not know that you can get addicted to playing it. ended up with only a couple of hours sleep - just couldn't put it down - I'm blown away
Posted by Rick Martinkus on Apr 12, 2013
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Martin DX1REA1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Solid Spruce top ! Molded Laminated sides and back ! The sound is Awesome , Plugged in is even better ! Great action CONS ! are , the tuning keys are a little tight, and sticky . I Put a set of Grover Gold Keys on it , works Great ! Thanks Martin, and Co.!
Posted by Derrick on May 18, 2012
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good guitar for the money0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
love the sound...acoustically or when plugged in...built well...good action
Posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012
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