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Crystal-clear amplified sound
An electronic system that retains your natural acoustic warmth and resonance. The Martin DX1RAE 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 DX1RAE. 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.
Stunning natural resonance
This is an electro acoustic that's built to sound amazing in every situation, whether it's plugged in or not. With a large dreadnought body, the increased size allows the sound waves from each string to reverberate around the guitar more, producing a bigger, richer tone. It's also great for helping sustain each note you play, ensuring everything sounds clear and full.
Warmth and brightness in tone in equal measure
Fitted with a stunning blend of premium tonewoods, the DX1RAE 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 DX1RAE provides you with all the tools you need to sound brilliant at any pitch.
Your smoothest playing action yet. Martin have fitted the DX1RAE 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 DX1RAE 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
- Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Inlaid Boltaron with Red Fiber/ Multiple Black/White/Black
- Bridge Material: Certified Richlite
- Top Braces: 1 Style/Non-Scalloped
- Back Material: Rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
- Back Purfling: none
- Side Material: Rosewood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
- Bridge Style: 1 Style Belly
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Neck Shape: Performing Artist
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
- Headstock: Mahogany Pattern HPL with Printed Logo
- Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
- Scale Length: 25.4''
- Number Of Frets Clear: 14
- Number Of Frets Total: 20
- Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
Hardware & Electronics
- Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Micarta
- Tuning Machines: Chrome with Small Knobs
- Recommended Strings: MSP+ 4100 Coated Light Phosphor Bronze
- Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
- Pickguard: I-01 Tortoise Color
- Interior Label: Foil Label
- Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
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.