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Warmth and brightness in tone in equal measure
Fitted with a stunning blend of premium tonewoods, the DX1AE will provide you with a gorgeous, wide-reaching tonal palette that can suit any style. A sitka spruce top brings sharpness in tone and a superb dynamic range. It'll accommodate anything from gentle fingerpicking to heavy strumming, and will deliver your high-end and mid-range notes with beautiful, natural sound. High performance laminate wood used for the body's back and sides brings depth and fullness to the table, meaning you can also deliver remarkably clear bass tones. The DX1AE provides you with all the tools you need to sound brilliant at any pitch.
Crystal-clear amplified sound
An electronic system that retains your natural acoustic warmth and resonance. The Martin DX1AE comes fitted with a superb Fishman Sonitone preamp that delivers everything you play with industry-leading clarity.
Many electro acoustic pickup systems fail to provide authentic acoustic sound when playing at high volume. This is not a problem you'll ever have with the DX1AE. The Sonitone's active electronic pickup system is designed to communicate your guitar's exact voice at high output. This makes the guitar superb for live performance in larger venues. It's an instrument that'll never make you sacrifice warmth or fidelity.
Your smoothest playing action yet. Martin have fitted the DX1AE with a High Performance Taper neck to give you a magnificent playing experience. The changing width of the neck as your hand moves along it makes playing complicated chords easier. Your playing accuracy will be improved, and you'll comfortably be able to transition from chord to chord and note to note without difficulty.
The sleekness of the rust birch laminate used for the neck adds an extra element of playability, helping you to play at faster tempos. Plus, a hand-rubbed finish makes the neck profile even more comfortable when it sits in the palm of your hand. It's all of these expertly-designed features that give the DX1AE the perfectly-tailored acoustic guitar neck.
Classic Martin quality
Another magnificent offering from the masters of acoustic guitar making. Martin have been crafting superb instruments for almost 200 years. In this time, they've learned absolutely everything there is to know about how to make a guitar sound and feel amazing. So you know that when you get a Martin guitar, you're investing in quality that has been at the pinnacle of the music industry since 1833. Their acoustic instruments are known for their matchless calibre, and are used by some of the finest musicians on the planet. Don't settle for anything less than the best.
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: HPL Mahogany Pattern
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Body Type: Dreadnought
- Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop In Saddle
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
- Rosette: Multi-Stripe
- Colour: Natural
- Finish: Hand Rubbed
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Rust Birch Laminate
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Neck Taper: High Performance
- Neck Finish: Hand Rubbed
- Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: White Plastic
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots
- Number of Frets: 20
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Headstock Shape: Solid w/ Standard Taper
- Headstock Material: Rosewood Pattern HPL
- Scale Length: 25.4''
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Enclosed Gear
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
- Controls: Volume/Tone
Please note: Martin do not ship their guitars with the strap button installed on the bottom of the guitar. They do this to avoid any impact cracks that may occur during shipping. You can find your strap button inside the case compartment.