This is my third Martin, I have the Ed Sheeran LX1E little Martin, the DX12XAE 12 string, and now the DX1KAE. Love both previous guitars and this model is superb as well. It plays great and sounds great. It's not eye candy, but is definitely worth every penny. May not be flashy but I find it a nice looking guitar, this is the Koa and looks nice to me. I have to say the action is really nice and it holds it's tune as well. Really happy I added a six string Martin to my ever growing stable of guitars, which include EJ-200, Fender T-Bucket 400CE, Seagull Excursion Folk, Ibanez AW54, and a very old Ventura V-29 which was my first guitar, I was 18 then. I am 64 now and still enjoy playing as much as ever. I'm not rich so these axes suit me just fine. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for an entry level Martin.
As usual Sweetwater did their setup on the guitar, and it played great right out of the box.