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Martin Guitars DX1RAE Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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DX1RAE

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The DX1RAE acoustic-electric guitar features a D-14 platform and a Dreadnought body design that produces a full, sustaining sound. The East Indian rosewood-grained laminate (HPL) back and sides give it a rich look, paired with a solid Sitka spruce top. The DX1RAE features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body. The result: a great-sounding, great-playing guitar that is environmentally friendly and priced within reach of every aspiring guitarist. This model includes SUSTAINABLE WOOD CERTIFIED parts.

Specifications:
Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
Back Material: HPL
Back Detail: Rosewood Pattern
Back Purfling/Strip: N/A
Side Material: HPL
Side Detail: Rosewood Pattern
Neck Material: Rust Birch Laminate
Neck Shape: Performing Artist
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Plek: No
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper
Headplate Material: HPL
Headplate Detail: Rosewood Pattern
Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
Headplate Binding Material: N/A
Heelcap: Black
Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
Fingerboard Inlay Material: White Plastic
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots
Side Dots: White
Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
Top Colour: Clear
Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP4100)
Knob: Small
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Case: N/A
Label: Foil Label
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
Other Comments: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.

Martin DX1RAE - An amazing Made in Mexico Gem !1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I came across this guitar while doing what is a dangerous thing to do - visiting Long & McQuade and going into the acoustic guitar room. I am like a kid in a candy store and many times such visits result in me buying a guitar. Like in this case. I fell in love with one of these minutes after playing it and before it was set up properly. The sound and action and everything about it made me have to buy it. For 809.00 CDN buy it what value ! - get some Martin Authentic Red Label Light Acoustic strings and take it to L&M Pickering to Alan for the free warranty initial set up, and there you go. A+.
Posted by Paul on Jul 8, 2020
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Amazing!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreTrois-Rivières, Quebec
I tried this guitar at the store and i fell in love with it immediately but the real thing is that i tried other guitars that were, let’s say, expensive and my ears (and my heart!) were really into this one.
Posted by Ivan on May 10, 2020
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Great guitar for the price2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
Played guitar in store and liked it very much. Got home and plugged in and sounded great until I did some blues riffs up the neck. High e string would not play above the 7th fret. Thought was intonation and took it back to store for a set up. Tech stated that the frets were not set properly from factory. They were good about ordering a new guitar for me and very apologetic .
Posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2018
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Just WOW!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
If you're about great sound at an amazing price point, boy is this the acoustic for you! I fooled around with it one Saturday at L&M and couldn't get it out of my head. The sound is amazing rich and full at every range. I played a used D28 at the same time and honestly couldn't hear the difference. Yes, it's laminate back and sides, but that doesn't seem to have any impact on performance. I finally couldn't stand thinking about it anymore and bought it this morning. 8 hours later I've played everything I know and I think I'll start over again. I haven't plugged it in, so I can't comment on the electronics, but if it sounds close to as good as it does when strumming and finger picking, I may never put it down! Love, love, love this Martin!
Posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2017
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Martin DX AE - a sweety6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
bought this one month ago and can't put it down. Feels and sounds like a real Martin, despite being made with some prefab parts in Mexico. Best guitar for the money I have found . .
Posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2015
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Sweet Deal6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
If you're a purist who needs traditional appointments and an all wood guitar, you might be disappointed, but wow...this budget Martin is a LOT of guitar for the money. Definitely has that Martin sound despite the techniques used to make this affordable. Love the way the neck is put together - it feels indestructable. The sound and tone coming from this beast is pure Martin, and this gets as much as play as the pricier members of my collection, and dare i say, sounds just as good, if not different.
Posted by Jared on Sep 19, 2014
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Not just a beater7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
I picked up this Martin because I wanted a quality acoustic that I could travel with but wouldn't have a nervous breakdown if it were to get banged up a bit. Don't feel that way now. This baby is a Martin through and through, even with the HPL sides and back and the Made in Mexico tag. I was dubious at first but after a couple of times tinkering with it at L&M, I figured it was worth the money. Little did I realize just how wonderful this guitar is and now, definitely want to protect it. Still not a bad guitar to travel with as the laminate should protect it against climate changes a bit better than solid wood. Love the neck, feels solid and is a little chunky, something to really hold on to. Works well plugged in...high end is decent, although maybe not as crystal clear as some of the more expensive options, but the low end just rumbles. Great quality instrument for the money...it may never be a legacy guitar, but you'll get tons of mileage and fun from it.
Posted by Jared on Sep 2, 2014
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Run a mile !9 of 15 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I always wanted a Martin but until now could never afford one. I guess you get what you pay for. If I leave the guitar out of its case for any longer then an hour or two the top will start caving in to the point the strings bottom out against the frets. Yeah my house is dry in the winter but hanging on the wall right beside it are my solid top Takaminie and my solid top Yamaha and neither one of them are shape shifting on me. I first took it back to my point of purchase Steve' s music, they told me to wrap it in a garbage bag with damp towels. This is a good trick and it actually works, the guitar bounced back BUT Who wants to keep my prised possession in a garbage bag filled with damp rags? I want to hang it on the wall and enjoy it when the mood strikes me! I have complained also to Martin and they have politely ignored me, gee thanks Martin! The guitar will soon be one year old, the problems began within three months of laying down my cash. No help from the retailer or the manufacturer! My advice to you is to steer clear of this guitar, I can't speak for the rest of their product line but if this is any indication of the way they treat their clientele I would avoid them all together...good luck!
Posted by Gabe on May 7, 2014
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Pure Martin, without the frills and 'bling'3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I've been a musician and guitar player for 50 years, and I've played them all. If you want a Martin at a bargain price, this is the one. Fantastic sound from solid Sitka top, beautiful neck, Fishman electronics, for less than $600. I purchased it about a week ago and have not put it down since.
Posted by Don Kushman on Dec 26, 2013
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