Martin D12X1AE 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
4.6

(16 reviews)

SKU: MD12X1AEX-P

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The Martin D12X1AE features a solid Sitka spruce top, Mahogany HPL back and sides and Martin's D1 style bracing for stability and resonance.

The D12X1AE Dreadnought acoustic-electric 12-string guitar produces a full, robust sound. Pairing the solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, the D12X1AE features Fishman electronics and a non-cutaway style body. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitar that is environmentally friendly and priced within reach of every aspiring guitarist. Case not included.

Get your Martin D12X1AE 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

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4.0

12 string heaven!

By 

from Huntington Station,NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

    Great sound and feel make this guitar a treat to play. It has that classic Martin tone we all know and love. Can go from playing at home to performing or recording with ease. A great value.

     
    4.0

    12 string

    By 

    from Huntington NY

    About Me Experienced

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

      Great affordable 12 string from Martin, Nice punchy tone and it stays in tune well! Great workhorse guitar! The sound is unmistakable Martin and the high pressure laminate back and sides look good and don't ding dent chip or scratch easy. Built in electronics are convenient and easy to use. keep in mind that these guitars still have plenty of solid wood used in the construction so you will still have to humidify these guitars during the dry months. The guitar has a comfortable body shape and a nice feeling neck.
      This is a hands on review, I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

       
      5.0

      GREAT GUITAR

      By 

      from DALLAS ,TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

        PLAYED THIS GUITAR AT A JAM NIGHT IN OUR STORE. IT HAD A FULL SOUND ,STAYED IN TUNE, AND PLAYED GREAT. HAD A SMOOTH NECK , FELT GREAT IN MY HAND.
        THIS HAS BEEN A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM TOBY @SAMASH DALLAS

         
        5.0

        I LOVE THIS GUITAR

        By 

        from CINCINNATI, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          This 12 string has a great singing tone and is smooth as silk to play. Really a fan of this guitar. A great guitar for any skill level and an excellent addition to any collection.

           
          5.0

          Good 12 String

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          I just played one of these the other day, and they really do sound great. If you're looking for a good 12 string, but don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the one, and it's a Martin. Martin's about the best brand you can get.

          This has been a handson review by Rock'n Dave Alford at Sam Ash, Canoga.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Addition

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          Most folks who are looking for a 12 string already have a 6 string or many 6 strings that they like. A 12 string's a very specific sound that you may only be looking for in certain sections of songs. For that reason, you don't want to spend a fortune on something you're going to use on a song or 2. Yet, you want something that's going to hold up in quality to your workhorse 6 strings that get used all the time. This is your guitar, then. It's high quality with a great sound, but at an affordable price.

          This is a hands on review from Josh at Sam Ash, Canoga Park.

           
          5.0

          My Dream Guitar!

          By 

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            As a sales associate for Sam Ash, I have been eyeing this 12-string every day when I go into work. I love getting it out on my break and jamming out. It sounds do full and has such a great rich tone to it. One day, I'll end up getting it!

             
            5.0

            12 string zen

            By 

            from Cincinnati

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

              This is my favorite 12 string acoustic. Very well built and excellent tone and feel. I would put these up against any higher priced 12 string. Clear and full and with the fishman electronics these really come to life. This is a hands on review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

               
              5.0

              Martin Tone!

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

                This 12 string feels amazing. It is super playable and delivers that perfect Martin tone. Even if you aren't a 12 string player I think you will find something about this guitar you like.
                This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

                 
                5.0

                " Huge Sound for the money "

                By 

                from San Antonio , TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin D12xae 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

                  The Martin MD12X1AEX Is a traditional full body dreadnought body with great electronics and a great feel . Full body , nice , warm traditional Martin warmth that you would expect from there product line.
                  The price point is perfect for such a quality instrument and makes a great gift or upgrade for someone who already owns a few 6 string acoustics.

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