In 1999 Martin entered the world of alternative materials and created a whole new line of high-quality guitars: the X series. Over the next 20 years, the X series evolved to include multiple design changes with the help of these alternative materials.
In 2020, building on its history of 187 years of major innovations in the manufacture of the modern guitar, Martin presents to us the new X series which combines alternative and traditional materials by offering an attractive price a wide choice of finishes in this standard. quality.
The 6-string guitars of the X series all have the low cutout, the Fishman® MX preamp and are delivered in gig bag. In addition, on the X2 series models, the table, the neck, the fingerboard and the bridge are massive.
Martin reimagined the DXK2AE to get the D-X1E Koa.
The table, back and sides of this new guitar are made of composite (HPL) with a magnificent Koa motif generated from premium Hawaiian Koa specially selected from our Martin wood reserves. This guitar is fitted with Fishman® MX electronics and mounted with Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 strings. All this gives the D-X1E Koa a beautiful aesthetic that matches its powerful sound. Add to that a new soft padded cover with head, bridge and strap attachments, as well as a durable water repellant exterior, and this model truly becomes a guitar ready for the stage.