Martin D12XAE 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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4.5

(23 reviews)

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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
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (14)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (7)

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5.0

Beautiful Finish: Beautiful Feel

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from White Plains, NY

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Lightweight
  • 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:

    As always, Martin delivers a naturally beautiful instrument, with a rich tone palette and a beautiful feel. It feels very light and uniform, though a 12 String, and this contributes to an almost floating sensation in the fingertips. Indeed, it is extremely fun to play, stays in consistent tune, and absolutely sounds pure.

     
    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.

             
            4.0

            Martin Magic

            By 

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  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.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good 12 String

                  By 

                  from Canoga Park, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              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.

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