Martin DCX1E Custom Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic Electric Guitar Review :: Martin Guitar Reviews

stage and studio friendly, sounds like a 1k-2k guitar.

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The full, sweet sound of a Martin Acoustic Electric with a cutaway for ease of playing. Fishman Classic 4 Sonicore electronics make it stage and studio friendly, and its price won’t break your back. Solid spruce top with A-frame X-bracing, HPL sides and back, inlaid Boltaron rosette, black Micarta fretboard.

Sound of Martin DCX1E Guitar

  • very natural and balanced tone, not too bassy – unamplified or plugged into the P.A. system;
  • sounds very full, with lots of low end that’s missing from most cheaper guitars;
  • very warm and strong when strummed;
  • sound characteristics similar to a rosewood body guitar costing much more – sounds like a 1k-2k guitar.

Pros of Martin DCX1E Acoustic Electric Guitar

  • an incredible value for the money;
  • stays in tune well and already has strap button installed;
  • durable and very reliable ;
  • playing along the upper strings near the neck, you could hear some of that built-in reverb, similar to my HD28VR; you can feel some vibrations through the back and sides
  • looks are simple but if money and sound are the driving motives you ought to give it a play; plays and sounds like a much more expensive guitar despite its basic looks;
  • sounds great and it’s comfortable to play;
  • excellent intonation throughout the neck;
  • satin finish is easy to clean and requires less polishing than a gloss finish;
  • the non gloss finish makes it look very natural.

Cons of Martin DCX1E Guitar

  • some want a little brighter high end unplugged;
  • slightly neck-heavy;
  • the soundboard is not bound and could be a cause for concern especially if you are rough on instruments, but it is pretty durable;
  • the HPL mahogany back and sides look somewhat fake but gets points on the non gloss finish.

Features + Technical Specs
MODELDCX1E
CONSTRUCTION:Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
BODY SIZE:D-14 Fret CUTAWAY
TOP:Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE:Inlaid Boltaron w/ Red Fiber/ Multiple Black/White/Black
TOP BRACING PATTERN:D-1 (A-frame)
TOP BRACES:Sitka/1 Style/Non-Scalloped
BACK MATERIAL:Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
BACK PURFLING:none
SIDE MATERIAL:Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
ENDPIECE:none
ENDPIECE INLAY:none
BINDING:none
TOP INLAY STYLE:none
SIDE INLAY:none
BACK INLAY:none
NECK MATERIAL:Rust Stratabond
NECK SHAPE:Modified Low Oval
NUT MATERIAL:White Corian
HEADSTOCK:Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
HEADPLATE:Mahogany Pattern HPL w/ Printed Logo /Raised Gold Foil Logo
HEELCAP:none
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:Morado
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”
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS:none
FINGERBOARD BINDING:none
FINISH BACK & SIDES:none
FINISH TOP:Hand Rubbed Finish
FINISH NECK:none
BRIDGE MATERIAL:Morado
BRIDGE STYLE:1 Style Belly
BRIDGE StrING SPACING:2 1/8”
SADDLE:Compensated White Tusq
TUNING MACHINES:Chrome w/ Small Knobs
RECOMMENDED StrINGS:Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS:White w/ Black Dots
PICKGUARD:I-01 Tortoise Color
CASE:none
INTERIOR LABEL:Foil Label – DCX1E Solid Spruce Top
ELECtrONICS:Fishman Classic 4 Sonicore
OTHER OPTIONS:Available left-handed at no additional charge

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