Martin DCXE BLACK
Comments about Martin DCXE X Series Cutaway Acoustic-Electric:
I play in a Country/Old Rock band and I purchased the DCXE Black on 08 May 08. Words alone can't possibly express the smooth sound that emanates from this guitar. Suffice it to say, it is a complete 180 degree turn from the TGX that I was using previously. Having owned a SigmaMartin several years ago, I was so very sorry to have gotten rid of it and thought I would NEVER find a guitar that would compare. I was wrong. The Black Micarta Fingerboard, which I had never seen before, feels as good as, if not a little better than, rosewood fingerboards I have only ever used previously. In fact, being unaware what "Black Micarta" was, I called Martin and inquired if I should condition it with oil like every other guitar I have had. The Representative told me "No, Black Micarta doesn't need to be conditioned with oil because it is a composite material." Wonderful! Not only does this guitar have one of the best sounds I've heard from a guitar, but, I also no longer have to worry about the fingerboard cracking. Do yourself a favor, purchase this inexpensive yet high quality guitar and you will not be disappointed. The Prefix Pro Pickup is wonderful as well. No complaints!!!