Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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4.1

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The Martin D12XAE features a solid Sitka spruce top, Mahogany HPL back and sides and Martin's D1 style bracing for stability and resonance.

C.F. Martin & Co. has always made a prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods. At the same time, Martin is committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. The D12XAE more than meets both of these criteria. The back and sides are constructed of patented high-pressure laminate (HPL) and then joined to a solid Sitka spruce top. The result: Great sounding and playing guitars, environmentally friendly and now ready to plug and play - and one of the best values ever.

The Fishman Sonitone system features proven Sonicore under-saddle pickup technology combined with "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the soundhole. The Martin D12XAE comes with a modified low oval neck made of Stratabond with a 20-fret black Richlite fingerboard. The hand rubbed finish adds a look of pure class - pure Martin! Additional highlights include sealed chrome tuners, compensated Tusq saddle, tortoise color pickguard and a custom rosette of inlaid Boltaron with red fiber and a multiple black/white/black pattern. Case not included.

- Solid Sitka spruce top

- Textured Mahogany HPL back and sides

- Fishman Sonitone electronics

- A-Frame bracing

- Rust Stratabond neck

- Black Richlite fingerboard

- 20 medium frets

- White Corian nut

- Chrome Enclosed Tuners with Small Buttons

- Black Richlite bridge with Tusq saddle

- Tortoise color pickguard

- 25.4" scale

- Hand rubbed finish

- Case not included

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MartinD12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

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Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
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    4.0

    Fantastic 12 String

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    from Lombard, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

      Warm and rich sound that is unique to this guitar and brand. This guitar resonates beautify. Fun to play and use and an all around awesome guitar.

       
      4.0

      Awsome 12 string to use

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      from Lombard, IL

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

        This guitar has a deep, rich sound that resonates beautify. Solid construction as is most Martin guitars. The best part is that its the easiest 12 string to play.

         
        4.0

        Great 12 String!

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        from Buffalo Grove, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Pro Gigs
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          This guitar has a great, well balanced 12 string tone. It plays easy and smooth with no hindrance from the extra strings. This is by far the easiest playing 12 string guitar I have played. With a solid wood top this guitar will age with time and be better every time you play it. This is a real hands on review from Zak at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.

           
          3.0

          MD12X1AEX get your crosby on

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          from buffalo grove

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          learn the songs of david Crosby and the byrds on this attractive 12 string. the hand rubbed solid top is a nice touch, though I do have reservations about the longevity of a laminate back/sides. as a new guitar off the wall it does sound great.
          maybe learn hotel California on this guy and impress your friends. this is a hands on review from Dylan at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

           
          5.0

          affordable 12 strings!

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          from huntington

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            what a good sounds. Great for playing any of the classics from the 60's that used 12 strings...Fishman pickup is great. I wish it had a case or bag! I am Sam Ash staff reviewer!

            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a sound!

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            from Connecticut

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

              What a wonderful Martin. Oh, I know this isn't the higher priced ones, but wow, what a good sounds. Great for playing any of the classics from the 60's that used 12 strings...Happy to own this one!

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              D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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