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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: martin 000x1ae Reply with quote

I love this guitar. Sounded better than a 2000$ martin I picked up and its $500. I don't care that it has a stratbound neck and a synthetic fretboard and sides. Solid spruce top and the preamp sounds incredible.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/martin-x-series-000x1ae-acoustic-electric-guitar
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What country are these made in?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really a great guitar. Heavy for an acoustic, though. Lots of bass response and a mid scooped sound.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks interesting. I don't really follow the acoustic guitar world much. I remember Sigma Martin which were alright/good but I guess Martin dropped that label?

My favorite acoustic guitar company is Gibson, if you don't count National(resonators).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
I remember Sigma Martin which were alright/good but I guess Martin dropped that label?


Nah . they still do them... they may have had a break at some point though, I'm not sure.

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We (the shop I work for) have had a few of these Mexican Martins where the top has lifted from the sides, probably due to shipping damage but they seem a little prone to it.

So check it over with eagle eyes for any cracks along the seam !!

I too think they sound great, and are well worth the money paid for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

othomas2 wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
I remember Sigma Martin which were alright/good but I guess Martin dropped that label?


Nah . they still do them... they may have had a break at some point though, I'm not sure.

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We (the shop I work for) have had a few of these Mexican Martins where the top has lifted from the sides, probably due to shipping damage but they seem a little prone to it.

So check it over with eagle eyes for any cracks along the seam !!

I too think they sound great, and are well worth the money paid for them.



I think the Sigma name having been dropped by Martin got bought by somebody else and is currently being used. I've got a guitar magazine where the 'brand new' sigmas are reviewed somewhere and I only started buying guitarist once in awhile about 3 years ago so the reboot is fairly recent.

More to the point I own a 000x1ae, got it 2 christmases ago and love it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart wrote:
othomas2 wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
I remember Sigma Martin which were alright/good but I guess Martin dropped that label?


Nah . they still do them... they may have had a break at some point though, I'm not sure.

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We (the shop I work for) have had a few of these Mexican Martins where the top has lifted from the sides, probably due to shipping damage but they seem a little prone to it.

So check it over with eagle eyes for any cracks along the seam !!

I too think they sound great, and are well worth the money paid for them.



I think the Sigma name having been dropped by Martin got bought by somebody else and is currently being used. I've got a guitar magazine where the 'brand new' sigmas are reviewed somewhere and I only started buying guitarist once in awhile about 3 years ago so the reboot is fairly recent.

More to the point I own a 000x1ae, got it 2 christmases ago and love it.


Awesome. Any reasons I shouldn't buy one? And Owen I'll look out for the separating top
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, I have eyes for one of those too even though I have a LXM.

I wouldn't sweat the HPL sides and back or the neck. It sounds just as good as actual wood, but with added durability. Think kitchen counter. The fretboard material is supposedly similar in look/feel to ebony (my LXM is an older model with rosewood so I can't verify), and the stratabond neck is gorgeous and super durable.

Get it, make an demo, enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find a used Taylor 100 or 200 series guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The taylor 100 I played did sound a bit better unplugged, but the martin sounded nearly is good and incredible when amplified.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely go for it.

I needed something that sounded good with a full band or solo, amped or DI and acoustic. It does all those things. I liked the unplugged sound better than the comparable taylor but that is a personal thing. Guild had some I considered at this price point.

I hate the feel and sound of Martin strings (bought a couple of packets years ago and had the old opinion confirmed when I got this guitar) but that is again person thing and an easy fix.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Model name looks like an operating system error code.
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