Martin took the DX2AE and reimagined it. The result is the D-X2E Macassar Ebony acoustic-electric. This dreadnought-sized model has a sapele top and Macassar pattern high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides. New mother-of-pearl pattern inlay on the rosette and fingerboard lend a richness to the D-X2E Macassar, making it as impressive to look at as it is to play. With a Performing Artist neck and select hardwood fingerboard and bridge, the sound transfer of this model had been greatly improved. It is equipped with Fishman MX electronics and strung with Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. The D-X2E Macassar dreadnought comes with a new, soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior and foam padding, making it ready to go anywhere.