Martin DX1AE Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • 6-string dreadnought electro-acoustic guitar
  • Solid sitka spruce top with hand rubbed finish and A-Frame X-1 bracing
  • Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish back and sides
  • Rust stratabond neck with modified low oval profile
  • Black richlite fingerboard and bridge
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics system fitted
  • Chrome enclosed tuners with small buttons
  • 16 inch radius compensated white Tusq saddle
  • White corian nut


The Martin DX1AE dreadnought combines over 180 years of guitar building experience with high-quality materials to produce an instrument that not only looks beautiful but sounds fantastic too. The solid sitka spruce top is secured using an a-frame "X-1" bracing pattern, giving it incredible strength whilst allowing the top to vibrate naturally and fully. The high-pressure laminate back and sides add depth to the lighter tonal qualities of the spruce, giving it a wide tonal range with plenty of power.

Whether you're gently fingerpicking or strumming hard, the spruce delicately tempers any sounds by softening the highs and rounding out the lows to give a balanced tone with a great deal of clarity. The high-pressure laminate also handles humidity and temperature changes very well, making it an excellent choice for touring artists who require a resilient and trustworthy guitar.

The rust stratabond neck is carefully shaped to the modified low oval profile making it very slender and easy to hold. Resting on top of the neck is a black richlite fingerboard. Martin have selected both stratabond and richlite due to their excellent material properties: strong, durable and lightweight.

The DX1AE comes fitted with the Fishman Sonitone electronics system, which contains an active soundhole-mounted preamp with a 1/4" input jack as well as volume and tone controls. The Tone control can be attenuated to help deliver a thicker or punchier sound, help drop out the midrange when finger-picking and add more depth and articulation for times when you want to strum hard.


Chrome enclosed tuning machines ensure that each string's tuning integrity is maintained throughout each performance and the black richlite bridge ensures their connection to the body is robustly guaranteed, giving you utter confidence in the guitar's ability to perform.

The body is protected beneath the soundhole by a decorative and functional tortoise colour pickguard, reducing the chances of nicking or scraping the sitka spruce whilst playing.

ModelDX1AE Electro Acoustic Guitar
Body Material (Top)Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Material (Back And Sides)Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Body ColourNatural
Neck MaterialRust Stratabond
Fingerboard MaterialBlack Richlite
No. of Frets20
Bridge Material Black Richlite
Bridge & End PinsWhite With Black Dots
PickguardTortoise Colour
TunersChrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
ElectronicsFishman Sonitone
Posted on 27/10/2017 by Bought this guitar after trying it out during a rainy day in Leeds. It makes my fairly amateurish playing sound brilliant. A couple of minor niggles - The E strings are set very close to the edge of the fretboard and the top E is also higher above the frets. Having said that, it's a great guitar!
Posted on 17/03/2017 by Great guitar for the price. Was sceptical of the hpl to begin with, but really don't think you loose anything at all and it's really lightweight. Sustainability wise Martin have nailed it. This guitar has a beautiful sound, I love it and would recommend it.

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