Sonically, and aesthetically stunning. This Martin D-X1E is constructed with head-turning koa-patterned high-pressure laminate (HPL). The HPL body is generated from premium Hawaiian koa, specially selected by Martin's resident tonewood expert. Resulting in the durability of high-pressure lamination with an utterly distinctive tone.
Immerse yourself in a rich, focused tone with top-end brightness and chime. Plus, it tends to reward you with a sweet warmth the more you play. So, if you need a reliable, road-ready instrument for stage work, and much more. Why not test drive the D-X1E? You won't be disappointed. You can perform a wide range of techniques, and experiment with your individual style. And, thanks to its HPL body, the D-X1E provides a climate resilient attitude while still maintaining a melodic character. Distinctive and durable. So, with world renowned quality, road-ready strength, and an immersive tone - it's time to take your music anywhere with Martin.
Truly distinctive. Bringing you the ultimate blend of a traditional dreadnought tone with classic Martin nature. This Martin D-X1E is ideal for any guitarist or singer/songwriter needing a reliable, road-worthy instrument for almost any musical scenario. Providing a mixture of premium quality, and exquisite Martin style that's designed to encourage your passion for performance.
Room-filling, and utterly majestic in tone. It's time to explore that traditional, bold, commanding tone we all adore. This D-X1E Koa also has superb acoustic volume with the rich, full-bodied tone dreadnought's are known for. With this, you can play a variety of genres with ease. It loves to be played with a meatier touch too. Pick with the pads of your fingers, explore different genres, and most importantly... Find your individual style. This is a sound, and feel with renowned quality - you won't want to put it down.
Your smoothest playing action yet. This Martin D-X1E Koa features a high performance taper neck, and a performing artist profile to bring you liquid smooth playability. Built specifically for performance, this neck allows you to play with complete freedom, and sensational comfort.
Smooth, distinct, renowned. Martin will always pay meticulous attention to detail to your needs as a player. So, they've developed multiple different profiles and tapers to ensure you can always find your perfect playing feel. With their high performance neck taper and performing artist profile, you can form complicated chords with ease, play fast-paced styles, and any rhythm or lead technique - in any position.
And, you can improve your accuracy too. Transition from chord to chord with one comfortable, fluid, smooth movement. Bringing you a neck that's just as slim at the 12th fret as it is at the first fret. Run wild with leads, solos, and perform to your best with Martin. Plus, with a hand-rubbed finish, more of the D-X1E's natural tone is unleashed. This is a truly responsive instrument with the smooth, comfortable playability needed for performance. Expertly-designed features that give this Martin perfectly-tailored playability.
Body Material: HPL
Body Type: D-14 Fret
Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32''
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16''
Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Herringbone Ink
Top Detail: Figured Koa Pattern
Back/Sides Detail: Figured Koa Pattern
Neck Material: Natural Birch Laminate
Neck Construction: Mortise and Tenon Joint
Neck Shape: Performing Artist
Neck Taper: High-Performance
Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets: 20
Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper
Headplate Material: HPL
Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
Scale Length: 25.4''
Hardware Colour: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
Label: Paper Label
Electronics: Fishman MX
Included Accessories: Soft Gig Bag