With almost two centuries of guitar building expertise, Martin designed the X Series of acoustic guitars in the late 90s to make their models with the superior quality of a Martin instrument but at a more affordable price for the masses. The Martin DX1RAE electro acoustic guitar is new to the X Series with a powerful dreadnought body profile constructed with quality materials for a full sounding typical Martin tone.
The Martin DX1RAE has a D-14 platform and is shaped to the conventional dreadnought body profile to produce a full-bodied sustain and tonal depth. A solid sitka spruce top is strengthened by the renowned A-Frame ''X-1'' bracing beneath the top that feels robust and expands your tonal range considerably. The dreadnought body shape has been adored by guitarists for many years since its creation by Martin due to its attractive appearance and superb sound.
The back and sides of the DX1RAE is made up of East Indian rosewood high pressure laminate (HPL) and given a protective clear coating. Firmly joined to the body via a traditional Mortise and Tenon joint is a birch laminate neck with a modified low oval shape which feels super strong but also easy to play. Aboard the neck is a 20-fret Black Richlite fingerboard with a 25.4 inch scale length, 14 of the frets are open which, combined with the shape of the neck this allows you to comfortably glide along the frets for more complex note progression.
Beneath the soundhole, Martin have equipped the DX1RAE with the Fishman Sonitone preamp. The preamp has subtle volume and tone controls which are easy to adjust under the soundhole to suit your playing needs. The Fishman Sonitone pickup does a magnificent job of translating the crystalline acoustic sounds and tones of your guitar when plugged in.
The Martin DX1RAE has chrome enclosed tuning machines which guarantee each string's tuning integrity is maintained and the black richlite bridge ensures their connection to the body is assured, giving you confidence in the guitar's overall performance.
A tortoise pickguard sits beneath the soundhole to protect the body top and add a stunning contrast to the satin natural hand-rubbed finish.
The Martin DX1RAE is a superb dreadnought electro acoustic guitar which offers huge sound and tonal depth with or without the preamp