Martin DX1KAE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
The 6-string Martin DX1KAE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform, a dreadnought body designed to produce a powerful, rich sound that is perfect for live performance and in the studio. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the Hawaiian koa-pattern HPL back and sides, the DX1KAE guitar has a clear, balanced tone, with all the sustain and dynamic range you have come to expect from a Martin guitar. The mortise-and-tenon neck joint ensures solid construction of the guitar, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.
The Martin guitar's laminate birch neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.
The modified low oval neck shape, 25.4 in. scale, 1-11/16 in. nut width, and 16 in. radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.
This X Series Martin acoustic guitar comes compete with the Fishman Sonitone. The Fishman Sonitone features a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a great acoustic guitar sound, right out of the box.
Dressed in a hand rubbed finish, Koa HPL headplate, and chrome tuners, this guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin guitar, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.
The Martin DX1KAE guitar arrives stage ready-just plug them in and play. All X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, it's committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. The X Series more than meets both of these criteria.
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X Series X Series Guitars feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitar, that is environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The X Series affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option for players dedicated to live performance and studio recording.
Body type: D-14 Fret
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Koa HPL
Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
Body finish: Hand-rubbed Clearcoat
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modern low oval/PA taper
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Fingerboard: Richlite FSC Certified
Neck wood: Natural Birch Laminate
Scale length: 25.4"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
Preamp EQ: No
Feedback filter: No
Headstock overlay: Koa HPL
Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Bridge: Richlite FSC Certified
Saddle & nut: White Coriian, Compensated white tusq