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    Martin X-Series DCX1E Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Dreadnought Guitar

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    The Wow Factor:
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    Ease of Use:
    ********.** 8.2 out of 10
    Features:
    ********** 7.5 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 10 out of 10
    Sound:
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    Manufacturer Support:
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    User Reviews for Martin DCX1E Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar


    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********10 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********9 out of 10

    100% of users found this reviews helpful (9 votes).

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 9/7/2007

    Style of Music: Blues, rock, classic country, etc

    Experience: Active musician

    "Incredible Martin for sound and playability, not so much for looks."

    Sound:
    This guitar sounds incredible as-is, and very, very good when plugged in or mic'ed. Traditional Martin "booming sounds" at a price thata allows for people with low-budget and/or little experience to learn on a truly fine instrument.
    Feature:
    Obviously, this is a bare bones guitar (what you'd expect for the price in many ways) and the absence of attractive inlays on the fingerboard, binding, or organic material on the backs ad sides are sorely missed. However, the satisfaction that I get when I hit a difficult section in a piece of music that I'm learning to play makes up for the stripped appearance.
    Ease of Use:
    Transitioning from electric to an accoustic made me start again, learning what the instrument may or may not be able to do took a few very enjoyable hours spread over 2-3 afternoons.
    Quality:
    The backs and sides are some sort of synthetic "wood," and the neck is a composit of several different types of wood. This ade me feel very uneasy... until I played it! The solid sitka spruce top with Martin's patened support frame make this a truly enjoyable axe to leard on.
    Manufacturer Support:
    How do I answer this question? I have had no dealings with this company.
    Value:
    Incredible sound, very comfortable to play, at a cost that people with other responsibilities can gladly pay. The advances that I have made in learning about playing the guitar went ahead in leaps and bounds when I got myself a quality instrument. Thanks Martin!!
    The Wow Factor:
    Guys who suck at playing their instruments are unappealing... I think my "sexy factor" has benefitted much, much more because I have an instrument that makes MUSIC, as opposed to those guys who want to get a guitar because it looks good.
    Overall:
    I hope the next time I buy an accoustic, it will be a step or two up the Martin line (provided they sound as good or better than my intro model.
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
    Features:
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    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

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    Submitted: 12/13/2004

    "Great."

    Sound:
    Great sound. It has it's own unique sound I gathered.
    Feature:
    Great pick up system. Pick guard cutaway. Great wood worth the money.
    Quality:
    The wood is laminated so it is very strong and very reliable.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Your talking the best bran in the world here (martin) of cause they are supportive.
    Value:
    1 word yes.
    The Wow Factor:
    It's great all round. And it looks great too.
    Overall:
    It is one of thoss guitars worth 3x more than it's price i reckon. It is simply the best guitar i've had and it's and all rounder so it's great
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********6 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10

    67% of users found this reviews helpful (3 votes).

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    Submitted: 12/9/2003

    Style of Music: Blues, rock

    "Value Martin, does not mean cheap on sound"

    Sound:
    Rich, warm even Martin tone...solid felt low end response that doesn't overpower or drown out the higher strings. The high strings have nice sustain and brightness without being overly bright. The thing I've always loved about the way Martin's sound is how you can clearly hear each string and hear it blending with the others as you play. The sound just pours so smoothly out that it is intoxicating. Other guitars that I've played from Gibson to Washburn to Takamine, etc just sound tinny, or unbalanced. Taylor is the only exception and they make great guitars. The most amazing thing is Martin has created an "affordable" (for a Martin at least) guitar that still retains all that sound. The DCX1E sounds just as good as many $1K and $2K plus guitars and better. I'll have you know I was actually pretty set on buying an Alvarez PD80SC, but then I saw this Martin and side by side the sound of the Martin blew away the Alvarez. For $150 more I had to have it since it sounded like it cost at least a grand more than the Alvarez.
    Feature:
    Haven't used the onboard Fishman electronics much, but they are sufficient. The action is nice, could be a little lower, but it starts to buzz a little bit. I like the natural finish and simple plainess of the guitar with it's simple lines and look. This is a no frills built for great sound while still looking good. Tuners are nice, but aren't as solid as say Grover tuners...but I bought this thing for the sound!
    Quality:
    Fit and finish is excellent. I did have a slightly raised 6th fret which was fixed and now it is pretty near perfect. I feel pretty confident in the quality and workmanship.
    Value:
    For the price, if you want great sound...who doesn't, Martin sound, at a reasonable price....I don't know anything else in the price range that comes close. This even has the basic electronics on it should I need/want to amp up. I know I made the right decision because now I don't even bother looking at other guitars because a)I know they probably won't sound better b) If they do, it's probably a Martin that cost 2 or 3 times as much, and I certainly can't afford it
    The Wow Factor:
    Even though I love the simple no frills look, I admit some pearl inlays and some of the little touches around the edge of the guitar, soundhole and on the back that give guitars a nice look would be nice to have. I'll sacrifice that though.
    Overall:
    I'm absolutely satisfied...can hardly put down...I'm addicted totally to the beautiful sound it produces. A friend came over and they were overwhelmed by the sound as well. Naturally, they are going to buy one also.
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
    Features:
    **********6 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********9 out of 10
    Value:
    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********8 out of 10

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    Submitted: 3/12/2006

    Martin DCX1E Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Customer Review

    Sound:
    I was avoiding Martin's because of budget, when my son picked up this one. It prodeuced more and vibrant sound than every guitar we tried up to $1000. This particular guitar sounded better than other model Martin's in same price range.
    Feature:
    Didn't buy it for features, but sound.
    Ease of Use:
    Good playability right off shelf.
    Quality:
    It's still new but have not seen or heard any defects.
    Manufacturer Support:
    unknown
    Value:
    Great sounding guitar for the money.
    Overall:
    Musically it is great.The fret board could be spruced up some.
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********8 out of 10

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    Submitted: 7/13/2005

    Martin DCX1E Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Customer Review

    Sound:
    Sound is excellant but you have to keep new strings on it or it goes flat quickly. I sat in the music store and played every guitar in the store and when I picked up the Martin it was the best. I bought the dreadnought and took it back for the electric acoustic. The non electric had a better sound but I wanted the cut out so I'd have a bigger range of notes. Sounds great. Don't listen to the people badmouthing the guitar. If you have ten thousand dollars you can buy a masterpiece that will sound like it's worth ten thousand or you can buy the Martin for 600.00 that sounds like a five thousand dollar guitar. This guitar is tight. Give it some moisture to wake it up and listen to the clear bell like tones it will produce.
    Feature:
    had no use for for overkill
    Quality:
    Good construction. Kept it in the case for a while but now it goes where I go.
    Manufacturer Support:
    No
    Value:
    Best buy for the money.
    The Wow Factor:
    I don't want to sleep with it, I want to play it.
    Overall:
    **********1 out of 10
    Features:
    **********3 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********1 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********1 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********5 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********1 out of 10

    20% of users found this reviews helpful (10 votes).

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    Submitted: 5/8/2004

    "dxc1e my worst nightmare"

    Sound:
    made horrible buzz on 5th fret, Got the hassle when I tried to return. Martin has really "dropped the ball" on this guitar!!! Plus its plastic, what happened did you guys run out of wood? I will say that it sounded good untill it started buzzing
    Feature:
    fishman pick-up's was the only thing this guitar ever had going for it
    Quality:
    this guitar sounded and play great for about one month, after that your on your own.
    Value:
    I would say this guitar isnt worth more than 150.00, and at that it still plays like crap
    The Wow Factor:
    dont buy into composite guitars, at least with ovation you know what your getting into, these guys are so ashamed to be using fake wood that they try and make it look like real wood
    Overall:
    dont buy
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