Name or Forum username: groomlake Date: 3/2/2013 Review: Martin DX1AE Rating you give the Martin DX1AE: 4 - Highly recommend it
Likes: tone, tone, tone! sounds like a martin, i have it set up to play like butter. it does in fact have a truss rod, after 2006 they are deep in the hole, you need a 5 inch wrench to get to it.
Dislikes: not a big fan of the fishman pickup, but that's really just nitpicking. this guitar is outstanding for the money. no binding or inlays, so it's no frills, no shiny bells and whistles, but just beautiful martin tone.
Additional Comments: i'm mostly an electric player, so this is more acoustic guitar than i'll ever need. solid spruce top, loud and full. buy one.
Forum username: Straydog Date: 4-28-12 Review: Martin DX1AE
Likes: This guitar was ready to play right away. Sounds great and holds it's tune even when left in the case for a week or more. I must add that it's difficult to leave it in it's case for a week because it's so sweet to play! And only $499? Unreal...
Dislikes: No truss rod? How can that be? A Martin mis-step for sure.
Additional Comments: Nothing fancy with this guitar but it is a nice one for sure.
Comment from Maury's Music: Hi Straydog. Thanks for your review. There is actually a truss rod in that guitar, it is recessed pretty far and the old pre-2006 wrench won't reach it. Click here for the truss rod you need.
Name or Forum username: JD Date: 02/19/2012 Review: Martin DX1AE Rating you give the Martin DX1AE: 4 - Highly recommend it
Likes: Huge Martin sound, great guitar for the price, stealth electronics, sounds fantastic!
Dislikes: None. But wouldn't mind inlaid fret markers and some binding for looks, but not necessary
Additional Comments: I played all kind of guitars for 2-3 months and finally purchased an all solid wood D16GT. I didn't care for the sound when I got it home and returned it - went out with a fresh outlook 2 weeks later and this $500 model spoke to me...it felt right and had the Martin sound I was after. Now I have had it for a few days and I'm getting used to it. The sound is stunning. Forget it's an entry level guitar!
Forum username: captain jack Date: 11-28-10 Review: martin dx1ae Rating you give the Martin DX1AE: 3 - Good product give it a try
Likes: The sound and punch this guitar delivers. The price!
Dislikes: No purfling,no binding and no inlay dots on fretboard.
Additional Comments: If you like bling then this may not be the guitar for you. Perhaps its beauty is in its simplicity. I admire its purity. No glitz, just raw power.
Forum username: Stringz Date: 8/22/10 Review: DX1AE
Likes: tone, action, solid build
Additional Comments: $499 for a great playing and great sounding guitar and its a Martin! Don't waste your money on those other Martins, this one sounds just as good as any other Martin at fraction of the cost, unless you like blowing money on spec's?