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
MODELDCXE 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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