The Martin 00X1AE Electro Acoustic Guitar is crafted with Martin quality construction and retails at an affordable price. Featuring a sitka spruce top, high-pressure laminate mahogany-grained back and sides, rust birch laminate neck, and FCR certified richlite fingerboard. Overall you receive a superbly crafted guitar with easy playability and a great Martin tone, perfect for many genres and styles of playing. The Martin 00X1AE comes equipped with SP Lifespan strings and Fishman Sonitone electronics with USB for recording purposes. The 00X1AE X Series is sure to please players of all abilities with its ease of playability, and surprisingly spectacular tone. Whether playing at home, on stage, rehearsals, or recording purposes, the Martin 00X1AE has a little bit of everything to provide for a guitarist's needs.