Martin D12X1AE Left-handed - Natural

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left-handed, Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Grained HPL Back and Sides, and Black Richlite Fingerboard - Natural
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A Modern Flair to the 12-string Guitar

The left-handed Martin D12X1AE acoustic-electric 12-string guitar adds a modern flair to a classic instrument. With its onboard Fishman Sonitone electronics, this versatile 12-string guitar projects the full, robust sound that can fill the room. The D12X1AE's mahogany grained HPL on the back and sides reflects Martin's environmentally friendly mindset. You'll love the warm, classic tones you hear as you play this modern guitar. Capture timeless Martin sound with the D12X1AE acoustic-electric 12-string guitar.

Martin D12X1AE 12-string Left-handed Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Proven tonewoods resonate with timeless Martin sound
  • Martin's low-profile neck provides supreme playability
  • Fishman electronics deliver outstanding amplified tone
Proven tonewoods resonate that timeless Martin sound

When you reach for a 12-string guitar, you instinctively expect to hear a rich, full sound. The Martin D12X1AE provides you with just that. It's topped with solid Sitka spruce and complemented by mahogany-grained high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides. The back and sides represent Martin's commitment to produce great guitars that are environmentally friendly, employing modern technologies to develop quality instruments. The result? The D12X1AE delivers the distinctive sound that you expect from Martin guitars.

Martin's low-profile neck provides incredible playability

Whether you find yourself playing long hours in the studio or late-night beach parties around a fire, you'll be glad that you have your Martin D12X1AE left-handed 12-string guitar. Featuring a low-profile neck, this guitar is easy on your hand, allowing you to play through marathon gigs in complete comfort. And thanks to Sweetwater's 55-point Evaluation, you know the D12X1AE will be ready to play right out of the box.

Fishman electronics deliver outstanding amplified tone

If you want your audience to hear the magnificent sound of your Martin D12X1AE 12-string, or you want your neighbors to hear how you've mastered Stairway to Heaven, then you'll need to plug in. The D12X1AE acoustic-electric guitar features Fishman Sonitone electronics, allowing you to capture its robust sound through your favorite amp or PA. Sonitone electronics add to the D12X1AE's versatility and projects its timeless Martin sound to the entire room.

Martin D12X1AE 12-string Left-handed Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Great tone, looks, and playability come together in this modern 12-string
  • Solid Sitka spruce top; mahogany grained HPL back and sides
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics allow you to plug in to your favorite amp or PA
  • Martin's comfortable low-profile neck accommodates hours of playing
Add a modern 12-string acoustic-electric guitar to your tonal palette with the Martin D12X1AE!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Left-handed
Color Natural
Finish Hand Rubbed Finish (Top)
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany Pattern High-pressure Laminate Textured
Body Bracing A-Frame X
Neck Wood Rust Stratabond
Neck Shape Low Profile
Fingerboard Material Black Richlite
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
Bridge Material Black Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material Corian/Tusq
Nut Width 1.875"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.625"
Body Depth 4.875"
Overall Length 40.5"
Electronics Fishman Sonitone
Manufacturer Part Number 11D12X1AEL

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Awesome Affordable Guitar

The guitar is well crafted, the spruce top looks fantastic. Also, the guitar is satin finished, therefore, your hand can easily slide up and down the neck. The stratabond neck is heavy but looks fantastic. The guitar's tuners are excellent (I rarely have to make tuning adjustments). The action is set a little high for my taste, but still playable.Lastly and most importantly, the guitar sounds absolutely phenomenal; it sustains very well and feels great to play. As the the order process, the Sweetwater staff was very friendly and helpful (I ordered on the phone). One downside was that the sales engineer forgot to email the invoice for the guitar, however, I called again a few days later and the issue was quickly and efficiently resolved. Lastly, the guitar arrived double packaged and in perfect condition. The only issue I had was that the octave G string was misaligned, which only took about 2 minutes to fix. Basically, the guitar is great; buy one!
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