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D-X2E-12 STRING

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The D-X2E 12 String by Martin Guitars is a Dreadnought sized model with Sitka spruce top and figured mahogany pattern high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides. New mother-of-pearl pattern inlay on the rosette and fingerboard lend a richness to the D-X2E 12 String, making it as impressive to look at as it is to play. A low profile neck, fingerboard, and bridge, all made from select hardwood improve upon the sound transfer of this model. It is equipped with Fishman[reg] MX electronics and strung with Martin's Authentic Acoustic Lifespan[reg] 2.0 strings. With a new, soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge, and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior, and foam padding, this model is ready to go anywhere.

Available left-handed.

Specifications
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
FINISH TOP: Hand-Rubbed
BACK AND SIDE MATERIAL: HPL
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 7/8"
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly - 12 String
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
ELECTRONICS: Fishman[reg] MX
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan[reg] 2.0 Extra Light 12-String - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA500T

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Posted by MLPFerguson on Dec 11, 2020
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PROS Slim Neck Slightly easier to play then traditional 12 So if you are playing a lot ..this could be your baby HPL makes it a TANK for the road and Heavy gigging- Gig bag is Adequate for roaming around town.. not really for the road Intonation is Perfect up the neck CONS Will not stay in tune ..I found myself retuning after every three songs Does not have The famous Martin Bottom sound -More Mid and High.. In the End I went with the NORMAN B 50- a little more cumbersome on the hands. (marginal) but a hand made guitar in Canada beats a Martin thats made in Mexico..The Sound of the NORMAn is amazing..
Posted by Walter on Jun 3, 2020
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A fantastic 12 string7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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This new model, the Martin D-X2E 12-String, is beautiful. I much prefer the look of it to their old model, the X Series D12X1AE 12-String, especially the solid wood neck, and mother of pearl pattern inlay. The spruce top is gorgeous, and bonus, the guitar is even nicer to play than the older model I tested at the music store. Even nicer to play, with better action, than the Taylor 150e I rented for a month before purchasing this one. The electronics aren't are nice as the Taylors, less control on the tone, but do the job nicely. Now comes with a gig bag... YAY! I like the bag, nice soft interior and added neck and bottom protection. How does it sound? Fantastic. It’s not as loud as the Taylor 150e but I find it has a warmer tone, with less of a harsh high end. It’s hard to describe exactly, there’s a richness there that’s really nice. If you are interested in a 12 string, I do recommend you try both this model and the Taylor, to find out which one you like best. Personally though, I’m really, really, happy with my D-X2E 12 String and I just love to play it.
Posted by Pacificaster on Feb 27, 2020
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