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D12X1AE

Your Price: $919.00 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

The DX1RAE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform and a Dreadnought body design that produces a full, sustaining sound. The East Indian rosewood-grained laminate (HPL) back and sides give it a rich look, paired with a solid Sitka spruce top. The DX1RAE features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body. The result: a great-sounding, great-playing guitar that is environmentally friendly and priced within reach of every aspiring guitarist. This model includes SUSTAINABLE WOOD CERTIFIED parts.

Specifications
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
BACK & SIDE FINISH: N/A
BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist
BACK MATERIAL: HPL
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: HPL
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Sonitone
Top
TOP COLOR: Clear
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
BRIDGE MATERIAL: FSC® Certified Richlite®
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: White Plastic
PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Black Plastic
PICKGUARD INLAY: N/A
SADDLE: Compensated White Tusq
ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
Body
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
BACK & SIDES COLOR: N/A
BRACE SIZE: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
BACK DETAIL: Rosewood Pattern
HEELCAP: Black
SIDE DETAIL: Rosewood Pattern
Neck
NECK MATERIAL: Rust Birch Laminate
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: FSC® Certified Richlite®
FINISH NECK: Hand-Rubbed
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Dots
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: White Plastic
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
SIDE DOTS: White
Headstock
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Standard Taper
TUNING MACHINES: Chrome Enclosed Gear
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: HPL
KNOB: Small
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Ink
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I've struggled with a few acoustic guitars moving from Ontario to Alberta as the large change in humidity warped the neck on one of my favourite guitars. I chose this 12 string primarily for it's price and I figured something made of laminates in Mexico wasn't really going to perform well. I was never so wrong - the guitar sounds incredible. Deep and rich even with the original strings and when I tuned it up, the intonation was nearly perfect. The neck is laminate, the back and sides are some high-pressure lamination but it still plays like a Martin and sounds amazing. I strung it with my favourite lights and tuned it down 1/2 a step and was amazed at how this guitar plays and sounds. I can tune it and throw a capo up on the 7th fret and not have to retune. The dry air of Alberta doesn't seem to have any effect on the structure or neck of the guitar at all. A bargain at this price.
Posted by Ken on Feb 16, 2020
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D12X1AE1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I just got this today from the Ottawa store. Thank you Andrew for the excellent help. I know I'm in the honeymoon phase for sure but I can't put it down since I got home. The quality is excellent the guitar is very solid and well built. Everything you would expect from a Martin. The sound is excellent!! Fishman electronics are very good!! As of day 1 - I fully recommend this!
Posted by Micah Grinstead on Jan 7, 2018
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I've owned various 12 string acoustic guitars over the years, always hoping `this would be the one'. My last one was a great sounding one, nice touch etc until I tried the 12 DX...all I could say was WOW ! It is by far the smoothest, best sounding guitar I've ever come across. A great price and I've been using it at rehearsals and shows. It is simply terrific, commanding a lot of `ooh's and ah's from band-members and audience alike. I don't regret buying this one whatsoever !
Posted by Ben Steenhorst on Dec 8, 2016
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I always loved the idea of the 12 string guitar but for years could not find one that played easily and sounded the way I thought it should. Mind you, there may have been a few really high-enders out there that I could not afford, but that aside my search ended in futility. Then along came Martin with the D12X built to exacting standards, using precision modern computerized technology and alternate materials. This could not have happened even 20 years ago. You cannot get a better 12 string anywhere near this price range. And yes, it is built like a rock and sounds heavenly!
Posted by Greg on Jan 19, 2016
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Played it and took it home4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I played a few of them in the store and I had to get this one. I chose it because of it's smooth and balanced tones, and it is very comfortable to play.
Posted by Corey on Nov 26, 2015
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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
The first time I played this guitar, I had to own one. So I purchased it from Long and Mcquade. Totally awesome to play
Posted by Joey Green on Sep 5, 2015
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I'm primarily an electric guitar player, but wanted one "really nice" acoustic, preferably 12 string. Did some research, spoke to the L&M acoustic guru, and ended up with this. It's out of this world, (at just about ANY price, but at this price...a bargain). Sounds amazing at everything it does from sitting on the porch "noodling", to pounding it through my 50 watt Traynor tube amp. As an added advantage...it's no "princess"...i.e. it's built like a truck and can take a bit of whack without being marked too badly. GET ONE!!
Posted by Andrew on Jun 19, 2015
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Please add my rating to my review
Posted by Terry on Feb 6, 2015
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
THE REVIEWS ARE RIGHT ON. THIS GUITAR HAS GREAT SOUND AND BUILD QUALITY. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THIS 12 STRING.
Posted by CRAIG on Jan 26, 2015
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Not pretty, but plays and sounds great!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
It wasn't in stock, but a store transfer took only two days (wow!). Not a pretty guitar, but it plays and sounds great. Nothing better at this price point, and it has a Fishman pickup too!
Posted by Dave on May 24, 2014
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Love my Martin2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
purchased my Martin 2 months ago. I have several other guitars but this one quickly became my favorite. A real pleasure to play. My next guitar will be a Martin.
Posted by Ken on Feb 17, 2014
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
It is the only true way I can describe this guitar. I have owned 10 other 12 strings (Acoustic) in my time. Framus, Guild, Epiphone, Takamine, Yamaki, Ovation, Simon&Patrick and Larrivee but overall, this inexpensive Martin beats every one of them! Hands Up or Down!
Posted by Bruce Thompson on Dec 15, 2013
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I once played this in the store & decided the next day I wanted it. Got back to the store & it was sold. I had to wait 3 months for an order to get another one in. I would suggest you get to whatever store has one & buy it asap. Or at least try it & fall in love. I've bought 2 other 12 strings in the meantime & they don't come close. I'm glad I finally got my Martin tofday.
Posted by Tony Morrone on Dec 22, 2012
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Wall St.), Manitoba
Ian at the Winnipeg store was great, received this beautiful guitar within 24 hours from first contact. Blazing speed on shipping, excellent customer care. The sound is stunning, without having to pay thousands of dollars. Easy to play, and I am very happy!
Posted by Cindy on Mar 2, 2012
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