Martin X Series: Everything You Need to Know

We were very grateful to have Dave Evans in the Sam Ash Studio to give us a rundown on the X Series of guitars. They represent a perfect blend of professionalism and affordability. They’re tough, they’re durable, and they sound amazing. Whether you want to gig, record, or casually play, the Martin X could be a perfect choice for you.


Key Features:

  • High-Pressure Laminate back and sides(Mahogany Patterned, or Macassar Ebony Pattern)
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top (Natural, or Sunburst)
  • Dreadnought Shape
  • Fishman Sonitone Electronics
  • Stratabond Neck
  • Richlite Fretboard


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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.