Martin DCX1RAE - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, HPL Back and Sides, Laminate Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, and Fishman Sonitone Electronics - Natural
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Value-packed Dreadnought with Solid Top

There's big value in the Martin DCX1RAE acoustic-electric guitar. The high-pressure laminate back and sides are topped with real solid Sitka spruce, for vibrant acoustic tone that's also affordable. Solid wood tops enhance in tonality as they age, so you can be sure that the DCX1RAE will sound even better as the years go by. And you can expect great plugged-in tone, as Fishman Sonitone electronics are built in. For an easy-playing dreadnought cutaway that won't break the bank, you'll definitely want to get your hands on the Martin DCX1RAE.

Martin DCX1RAE Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Solid top for tone that enhances with age
  • Smooth playability from the Performing Artist series neck
  • Great-sounding Fishman Sonitone electronics
Solid top for tone that enhances with age

Sweetwater knows that the choice of top wood can make or break the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the DCX1RAE, Martin chose a solid Sitka spruce top. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will age gracefully as the wood matures, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

Smooth playability from the Performing Artist series neck

Whether you're recording for hours or plan to play out late into the night, you'll be glad you got a Martin DCX1RAE. The DCX1RAE features one of Martin's outstanding Performing Artist series necks, whose slimmer profile is easy on your hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort.

Great-sounding Fishman Sonitone electronics

The DCX1RAE is equipped with the Fishman Sonitone pickup system, which delivers great-sounding output onstage and in the studio. The Sonitone system puts volume and tone controls directly in the soundhole for easy access.

Martin DCX1RAE Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Martin styling with Fishman electronics in a dreadnought cutaway model
  • Sitka spruce X-bracing enhances projection and tonal balance
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for a rich, lively sound that will enhance with age
  • High-pressure laminate back and sides, with rosewood pattern
  • Fast Performing Artist neck with High Performance Taper for exceptional playability
Get a solid-topped acoustic-electric at a great value, with the Martin DCX1RAE.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Hand rubbed
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood patterned High Pressure Laminate
Body Bracing Scalloped X-bracing, Sitka Spruce
Neck Wood Rust Birch Laminate
Neck Shape Performing Artist, High Performance Taper
Fingerboard Material Richlite (FSC certified)
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed Gears
Bridge Material Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material Corian/Compensated Tusq
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics Fishman Sonitone system
Strings SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light
Manufacturer Part Number 11DCX1RAE

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Great Sound

I spent over 4 hours in the Sweetwater Store playing various acoustic/electric guitars. Ovations, Taylor's, Seagulls, Epiphone Masterbuilts, and Yamaha's. I guess living close to Sweetwater has advantages. I was looking for a dependable guitar to use each Sunday for our Praise Team. I picked the Martin even after several other shoppers insisted the Taylor is what I want. The feel, the clear tones, and the action won me over. Even though this particular model is made in Mexico, the sound is great. The Sweetwater sales people were not pushy, they brought me any guitar I wanted to play from their wharehouse. Both people I worked with had positives to say about each guitar I played, and even some draw backs. What stuck in my mind was what one sales person said, "People buy Taylor because of feel, but buy Martin because of sound. It is hard to beat the Martin sound." Thanks Sweetwater, I enjoy playing this guitar.
Music background: 10 years playing in a Praise Team.
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