#3
... yes, it says the kinds of woods it's made of on the page. Besides, I don't think martin makes any guitars out of alternative materials.
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#5
Quote by silly6-string
i mean real wood not laminate

"Solid sitka spruce top" Means Solid sitka spruce top....in other words no it isn't laminated.
#6
The back and sides are HPL. Like formica, not wood. Spruce top though.
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#7
^--- Basically correct.

The top is real solid wood. The back and sides are made out of a grey goop that they heat and press into sheets then slap basically a plastic picture of wood on top.
#9
It's a little different than "laminate" as it applies to other guitars. Like guitar_stringer said it's kind of like formica. The uninformed tend to think that this means Martin's X series guitars are garbage, they are not. They simply won't hold their value and age the same way a regular, all-solid-wood Martin will. They are good inexpensive guitars, they do have good tone and do have good build quality. Very nice action, feel and playability. But, an X guitar with HPL will not increase in value and will not sweeten with age like a solid wood guitar.

I bought my DX1 because out of the ~15 guitars I played under $1000 the DX1 simply blew all the others out of the water in terms of feel and tone, and I got it for only $360.
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#10
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It's a little different than "laminate" as it applies to other guitars. Like guitar_stringer said it's kind of like formica. The uninformed tend to think that this means Martin's X series guitars are garbage, they are not. They simply won't hold their value and age the same way a regular, all-solid-wood Martin will. They are good inexpensive guitars, they do have good tone and do have good build quality. Very nice action, feel and playability. But, an X guitar with HPL will not increase in value and will not sweeten with age like a solid wood guitar.

I bought my DX1 because out of the ~15 guitars I played under $1000 the DX1 simply blew all the others out of the water in terms of feel and tone, and I got it for only $360.

I feel the same way about my Seagull. $397 to buy it, and it knocks out any other guitar I've played. I've had it for three years, now.
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#11
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I feel the same way about my Seagull. $397 to buy it, and it knocks out any other guitar I've played. I've had it for three years, now.


Didn't you sell it for that Kalamazoo?
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#12
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Didn't you sell it for that Kalamazoo?

Nah, the Kalamazoo got tossed to another buyer. Freakin' handshake deal. I kept the Seagull, and I'm still pluckin' away on it.
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