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


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


Description
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
MODEL DCX1E
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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