Item #1605061 Model #11SPECIAL01142

Martin X Series Brazilian HPL 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural


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Reimagined 12-string dreadnought blends classic looks, easy playability and amplified versatility.

The Martin X Series Brazilian HPL 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar lets you craft lush layers of 12-string tone. Its solid spruce top and high-pressure laminate back and sides, modeled after Brazilian rosewood, produce balanced warmth and projection. Playability enhancements like a comfort-edge fingerboard and refined string spacing make this guitar comfortable for any guitarist. On-board Martin E1 electronics provide volume, tone and phase controls to shape your amplified sound.

Iconic Shape, Modern Playability

The Dreadnought body shape of this 12-string guitar provides the volume and bass response characteristic of Martin's legendary design. Its comfort-edge fingerboard and streamlined bridge, however, bring modern playability. The fingerboard's gentle bevel eases chord changes and single-note runs. The bridge's contoured saddle improves string-to-fret contact for clear, ringing tones. Overall, this re-imagined take on a classic body style gives you the best of two worlds.

Craft Your 12-String Sound

With its solid spruce top and scalloped bracing, this acoustic-electric guitar produces a balanced tonal palette for shaping in the studio or on stage. The spruce top conveys crisp treble and mids, while the HPL back and sides add warmth and depth. The combination provides an ideal canvas for the chimey overtones of 12-string guitar. Onboard E1 electronics give you control over the blend, with volume, tone and phase knobs to fine-tune the output from the guitar's pickup.

Rosewood Style, Enhanced Durability

The back and sides of this guitar feature high-pressure laminate modeled after Brazilian rosewood. While replicating the rich aesthetics of rosewood, HPL provides greater impact and weather resistance than solid wood. Its dense, resin-infused layers produce an attractive woodgrain pattern that lasts. The material's tonal properties, with emphasized midrange and controlled highs, also make it a great choice for 12-string guitars, complementing their complex overtones.

  • Body size: D-14 fret cutaway
  • Top material: Spruce
  • Back material: Brazilian Rosewood HPL
  • Side material: Brazilian Rosewood HPL
  • Bracing pattern: X-brace
  • Brace material: Spruce
  • Brace shape: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Material: Select hardwood
  • Shape: PA profile
  • Construction: Mortise & tenon
  • Neck joins body at: 14th fret
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets total: 20
  • Material: Select hardwood
  • Width at nut: 1.875"
  • Width at 12th fret: 2.3125"
  • Inlay material: Faux abalone pattern
  • Inlay style: Style 28 dots
  • Bridge material: Select hardwood
  • Bridge style: Sloped modern belly
  • Nut material: White Corian
  • Saddle material: White Tusq
  • Saddle radius: 16"
  • Tuning machines: Satin chrome closed gear
  • Bridge pin material: White plastic
  • Bridge pin dots: Black
  • Pickguard: Faux tortoise
  • Heelcap: Black Boltaron
  • Electronics: Martin E-1
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Soft shell


  • Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood HPL back
  • Select hardwood neck, fingerboard and bridge
  • Onboard Martin E-1 electronics with built-in chromatic tuner and tone controls
  • Cutaway for full access to 25.4" scale length fingerboard