Martin X Series D-X2E Koa Dreadnought Acoustic Electric in Natural
The X Series brings you tried-and-trusted Martin craftsmanship at an affordable price-point. The D-X2E is a strong addition to the lineup, based on the legendary D-14 Fret dreadnought shape that guarantees excellent projection and maximum versatility.
While its traditional trimmings will appeal to old-school Martin fans, the D-X2E does have a few modern twists up its sleeve. With its back and sides constructed from HPL (high-pressure laminate) with a Koa pattern, the D-X2E has a robust body with a simply stunning look. The Sitka Spruce top is timeless of course, generating a broad dynamic range. The Performing Artist neck shape is very much suited to contemporary guitarists, with a relatively thin carve that enables articulate playing without hindrance.
If you're a gigging singer-songwriter or simply a player that wants to record easily at home, the Martin D-X2E comes equipped with Fishman MX electronics that allow you to plug into a PA system or audio interface for direct sound capture.
Here's what Martin says about the D-X2E Electro-Acoustic Guitar:
We took the DX1KAE and reimagined it. The result is the D-X2E. The back and sides of this new guitar are constructed from a gorgeous, koa-pattern high-pressure laminate (HPL), generated from premium Hawaiian koa that was specially selected from Martin’s wood stores. A mother-of-pearl-pattern rosette and fingerboard inlay step up the flash of this model while a new wood neck, bridge, and fingerboard make the instrument lighter and more balanced and offer better sound transfer.
It is also equipped with Fishman MX electronics and strung with Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings, giving the D-X2E superior sound to match its great looks. Add in a new soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge, and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior, and foam padding, and this model is truly a stage-ready guitar.
- BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
- CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
- BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped X with Non-Scalloped Tone Bars
- TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
- BACK MATERIAL: HPL
- SIDE MATERIAL: HPL
- FINISH TOP: Hand-Rubbed
- BACK & SIDE FINISH: None
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4"
- NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist
- NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
- ELECTRONICS: Fishman MX