Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review :: Martin Guitar Reviews

it can sound high and sweet, or drop right down and emanate deep power-chord bass – great for acoustic leads.

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Features an easy-playing cutaway dreadnought body armed with a Fishman pickup and Prefix Pro EQ. The low-oval profile Stratabond neck has a black 12″-radius Micarta fingerboard with side dots only and jumbo frets to facilitate hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends. 1-11/16″ nut, 25-3/8″ scale. Appointments of these musical instruments include a black peghead overlay with gold logo, enclosed chrome tuners, and a strap button. The Fishman Prefix Pro has phase, notch, bass, mid, treb, brilliance, volume, and a change battery indicator. Made of HPL, Martin did a great job of making it look like wood, nice black finish.

Sound of Martin DCXE Guitar

  • the sound is very rich and full when amped up, but without an amp, it’s not all that;
  • clean sounding, balanced, a bit on the bassy side though;
  • rich, full sound due to the fact that the Formica body is thinner and lighter than wood allowing the top and body to vibrate and resonate more than wood;
  • it can sound high and sweet, or drop right down and emanate deep power-chord bass;
  • wide tonal range;
  • it picks up an equal volume for all six strings;
  • it is really the acoustic dream.

Pros of Martin DCXE Acoustic Electric Guitar

  • sounds awesome, especially for the price;
  • the tuners are CF Martin sealed tuners that are super smooth;
  • the Fishman Prefix Pro has phase, notch, bass, mid, treb, brilliance, volume, and a change battery indicator;
  • notch filter;
  • comes with Martin SP strings that sound great;
  • hard strumming or finger-picking;
  • action high enough to prevent buzzing with hard strumming, but low enough for easy playability, beautifully soft action, it’s so low and nice;
  • really solid, due to the body being Formica it’s not going to scratch or ding;
  • it’s got the looks, elegant;
  • road-worthy, durable;
  • it can sound high and sweet, or drop right down and emanate deep power-chord bass.

Cons of Martin DCXE Guitar

  • the rosette is kind of fragile.

Suggestions for this Martin Guitar

  • you can adjust the EQ for live play or you can roll with it and play some amazing acoustic sets;
  • if you like to low-tune your guitar (CGCFAD), this isn’t your guitar, without that tension, you’re gonna get some buzz.

Features + Technical Specs
MODEL DCXE BLACK
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret CUTAWAY
TOP: Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
ROSETTE: Gold & Black Style Herringbone
TOP BRACING PATTERN: D-1 (A-frame)
TOP BRACES: D1 (A – frame) w/Graphite Bridge And Bowtie Plates
BACK MATERIAL: Jett Black HPL, Texture Finish
BACK PURFLING: none
SIDE MATERIAL: Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
ENDPIECE: none
ENDPIECE INLAY: none
BINDING: none
TOP INLAY STYLE: none
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: none
NECK MATERIAL: Natural Stratabond
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
NUT MATERIAL: Black Corian
HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
HEADPLATE: Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
HEELCAP: none
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Striped Ebony
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: none
FINISH NECK: none
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Striped Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8”
SADDLE: Compensated Black Tusq
TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
PICKGUARD: none
CASE: none
INTERIOR LABEL: Foil Label- Black w/ Silver Letters
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Prefix Pro

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