THE Acoustic for Non-Acoustic Players
I've been playing for 25 years or so and quite frankly, I've never played an acoustic guitar that I enjoyed. (after all, that's what it's really about, right?) I've alway been an electric player, favoring Teles. My acoustic bandmate (who plays American Martins exclusively) and I got the idea to start doing some acoustic duo stuff, so I began searching for something. I landed on this and dear LORD...! It's an absolute dream. The neck fits my hand like a glove (larger hands), the body is not too big or small and the sound is heavenly. It's midrange focused tone fills the void nicely if playing in tandem with a dreadnought, but sounds beautiful by itself. My buddy spent in the thousands for his Martin and he said that he likes the sound and playability of this rascal at least as much as his own, at 1/4 the price.
I'm so glad Martin kept the quality level high with these X series guitars. If you're on the fence about this because of where it's made, cast your fears away. The hype is well deserved. Bravo, Martin & Co.!