Thinking forward. 

The X series by Martin is a more affordable series of guitars from a well renowned maker.
What does that mean? It means you get something good for your money.
One day, while walking through the factory, Chris Martin saw the bits and pieces of leftovers from cutting wood and realised it can be utilised to something good.
This evolved to the HPL which is used on the X series.
HPL is light, cost effective and most important, sounds different and nice. Combined with a solid Spruce top, X-1 bracing and the vast experience and quality of Martin’s craftsmanship, the DX1AE is a very natural sounding guitar. Not as big as a solid wood Martin, but this “Martin sound” is still there.
The DX1AE is dry, it does not have much of sustain compared to other more expensive Martin guitars. The guitar projects a lot of mid range and tight lows, it does not ring a lot, but it is exactly what we like about it! It does not sound fancy, it sounds natural.

DX1AE technical specifications

Manufacturer Martin
Series X Series
String Number 6
Body Type Family Dreadnought
Body Type Square Shoulder
Cutaway? No
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Top
Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Material HPL Mahogany pattern
Fretboard Material FSC Certified Richlite
Neck Material Rust Birch Laminate
Number of Frets 20
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.4
Nut Width (inch) 1.75
Finish Natural
Amplification Piezo
Pickup Active/Passive Active
Pickup Brand Fishman
Pickup Model Sonitone
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In USA
GTIN 14 729789400862

DX1AE reviews & comparison videos

DX1AE reviews & comparison

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