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 guitars, that are 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 to players dedicated to live performance.
The 6-string Martin DX1RAE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform, a dreadnought body design producing big, round sound. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the Indian rosewood-pattern HPL back and sides, the DX1RAE guitar belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. The mortise and tennon neck joint ensures solid construction of the guitar, with optimal resonant tone, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.
The Martin guitar's stratabond 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" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.
This X Series Martin acoustic guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.
Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, 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 DX1RAE 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.
Neck construction: mortise and tenon neck joint
Body type: 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: Indian rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Side material: Indian rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Neck material: Natural Stratabond
Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut material: White Corian
Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
Headplate: Indian rosewood 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 with small buttons
Recommended strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor bronze (msp4100)
Bridge & end pins: White with black dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Color
Case: Sold separately
Interior label: Foil Label
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone