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Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Martin guitars from the X Series feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and ten...Read More

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Superior Martin craftsmanship, and Fishman technology, all at a steal of a price.

Martin guitars from the X Series feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitars, that are environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The 000X1AE guitar affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option to players dedicated to live performance.

The 6-string X Series 000X1AE acoustic-electric guitar features the 000 platform, a smaller body design than the traditional dreadnought, producing full, robust sound. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the HPL back and sides, the 000X1AE belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. The Mortise& Tennon neck joint ensures optimal tone resonating from the instrument, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.

The Martin guitar's stratabond neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The modified low oval neck shape, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

The Martin 000X1AE guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.

Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, this guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

All X series guitars arrive stage ready-just plug them in and play. Martin X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods in making their guitars. At the same time, Martin is committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. This 000X1AE acoustic-electric guitar from the X Series more than meets both of these criteria.

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FEATURES
  • 6-string guitar
  • 000 body design
  • HPL back and sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • 25.4" scale
  • Mortise & Tennon neck joint
  • StrataBond neck wood
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 16" radius
  • Black Richlite bridge
  • Sonitone pickup
  • Controls: tone and volume (in soundhole)
  • Chrome tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Satin finish
  • Case sold separately

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MartinX Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Tone (4)
  • Playability (3)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Solid guitar, solid price

      I feel blessed to be in a time period where Martin guitars have become affordable and special. Martin & Co. has successfully cut corners on minimal areas and moved production of the X...Read complete review

      I feel blessed to be in a time period where Martin guitars have become affordable and special. Martin & Co. has successfully cut corners on minimal areas and moved production of the X series to Mexico to provide affordable guitars to consumers.

      There are plenty of affordable guitars in this price range that offer both quality and tone - however, not many offer quite the bang in the tone department that these Martins do. There are always corners cut in this price range. Most manufacturers will choose to cut corners on their bracing or their materials, sacrificing the tone and saving it for their higher end models - thus keeping the attractive finishes and preamp systems. This is fine and dandy, as I have a Yamaha FGX720SCA and I love it to pieces. However - when compared tonally to the Martin, it lacks the depth, bass response, and character the Martin has.

      Martin has sacrificed the luster gloss finish for a satin natural finish, which in its own right is very beautiful. The X-series like many guitars in its price range offers a solid sitka spruce top and laminated back and sides. The difference is, the laminate is a wood-patterned fake wood, rather than laminated pieces of real wood. Each back and side looks the same, as if stamped. However - the tone that spills out of the guitar is beyond amazing, and I can only say that it's because Martin braces their guitars a certain way. So I guess you could say that it's more amazing that they could make a guitar from this material sound so great.

      The preamp is very basic, although does not cut into the side of the guitar. The preamp is located underneath the soundhole, with two cog-wheel style knobs that control the brightness and the volume. I find this is more than enough to achieve a great sound through a decent PA system. The preamp itself is not as versatile as my Yamaha's 55T preamp, but then again, the preamp isn't the guitar's strongest selling point, either.

      The guitar is tonally rich, deep, and bright. My friend who owns several guitars (many vintage Gibsons) came over to try my new guitar. He couldn't believe what I paid for it and thought some dummy sold it to me way cheaper than it was worth. I told him I got it brand new and he said it was pure Martin all the way. So there you go.

      If you have any doubts, go play one - you will fall in love!

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      Wait a minute...

      Not your fathers 000...There are a lot of things that make a guitars tone. The soundboard or top made of tried and true spruce on this guitar, where some of the tone...Read complete review

      Not your fathers 000...There are a lot of things that make a guitars tone. The soundboard or top made of tried and true spruce on this guitar, where some of the tone comes from, but not all! The problem/conundrum with this guitar is the rest of the guitar is made from HPL and stratabond. High pressure laminate made from a glued together waste product sawdust and painted to look like wood, the blow up love doll of guitar manufacturing. If you close your eyes and rub your hand over it kind of feels real!? Stratabond another repurposed waste product glued together. "It's alive!" well kind of as long as you know that HPL and stratabond will never "Open up" and are in fact tone killers, period. I still think that this is a neat durable guitar, and there's nothing wrong with recycling materials from real guitars. Considering that this Made in Mexico guitar rolls of an assembly line, like a Model A, and the materials aren't exactly exotic the price point should be lower. This guitar will open up a bit but will never open up like a real solid wood guitar. A guitar is a living breathing organic dynamic thing constantly changing...An all solid wood martin can really change into something quite magical over time. This Frankenmartin will never become a prince charming.

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      5.0

      this is a too honest review

      By sweetness

      from little rock, ar

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            Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I am going to be brutally honest; Martin won't like this and many will refuse to accept this, but I have an HD28 (at about six times the price of this guitar), and I enjoy playing this mexican rascal more. Call me crazy, but it's easier to finger, easier to pick (I have dropped the action), SOUNDS BETTER, and I can take it camping and not worry about the weather, heat, cold, etc. Send the men in white coats to take me away, HA HA.

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Guitar

            By Al

            from Cincinnati, OH

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                  Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Bought the guitar open box and it was in like new condition. Satisfied.

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                  (24 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Wait a minute...

                  Pros

                  • Good concept
                  • Tried And True 000 Design

                  Cons

                  • Hpl
                  • Over priced
                  • Plasticplywood Guitar
                  • Stratabond

                  Best Uses

                  • Rowing A Boat

                  Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Not your fathers 000...There are a lot of things that make a guitars tone. The soundboard or top made of tried and true spruce on this guitar, where some of the tone comes from, but not all! The problem/conundrum with this guitar is the rest of the guitar is made from HPL and stratabond. High pressure laminate made from a glued together waste product sawdust and painted to look like wood, the blow up love doll of guitar manufacturing. If you close your eyes and rub your hand over it kind of feels real!? Stratabond another repurposed waste product glued together. "It's alive!" well kind of as long as you know that HPL and stratabond will never "Open up" and are in fact tone killers, period. I still think that this is a neat durable guitar, and there's nothing wrong with recycling materials from real guitars. Considering that this Made in Mexico guitar rolls of an assembly line, like a Model A, and the materials aren't exactly exotic the price point should be lower. This guitar will open up a bit but will never open up like a real solid wood guitar. A guitar is a living breathing organic dynamic thing constantly changing...An all solid wood martin can really change into something quite magical over time. This Frankenmartin will never become a prince charming.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  Pros

                  • Everything

                  Cons

                  • battery location

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Great guitar with even better sound. Love it and is very affordable.

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                    • Yes

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Martin Mexican acoustis electric guitar

                    By wadcutter

                    from Canyon Lake , Tx

                    Pros

                    • Shipped quickly

                    Cons

                    • Too Much Bow In Neck

                    Best Uses

                    • Use In Music Group

                    Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Very happy with the guitar and after sanding down the frets a little and loosening the bow in the neck , it sounds great with no string rattle !

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar for the price

                    By Robert

                    from Manila, Philippines

                    Pros

                    • Balance Bass Mid And Hi
                    • Good Playability

                    Cons

                    • battery location

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Type Of Music Will Do

                    Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Sounds very good, definitely a Martin, i compared it with gpcpa5k model and plugged with Laney LA65 acoustic amps, but finally decided for 000x1ae due to soft and crisp well defined sound compare to gpcpa5k with almost 25 percent higher price than 000x1ae and has a lack of clarity especially when it is unplugged. You have to to have this 000x1ae, good pluck guitar getters.

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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar!!!

                    By Mark

                    from Plainfield Il

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                          Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          I played a lot of other guitars that were double the price and more and I kept going back to this one because it sounded so great.
                          I could not be happier with this guitar especially for the price.

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                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          000X1AE

                          By Sticky

                          from Norwalk, CT

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                                Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Plays great, sounds great, great price.

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                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                As good as advertised

                                By Skinny Steve

                                from Farmington, NM

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Beautiful Tone And Harmon
                                • Beautiful Tone-harmonics
                                • Neck Is Very Stable
                                • nice balance and feel

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Novice To Professional

                                  Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  This guitar has the same great sound you would expect from any Martin. The neck is equally good for chording and lead play.

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                                  (14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Guitar for the Price

                                  Pros

                                  • Construction
                                  • Fishman Pickup
                                  • Martin Quality
                                  • Setup Out Of Box
                                  • Sound And Tone

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bluegrass Jams
                                  • Giging
                                  • Recording

                                  Comments about Martin X Series 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  I had a Mexican plus top Strat that I had purchased that I was just not satisfied with the sound so I took it back and traded it for this Martin 000X1AE. I was totally blown away by the Martin. I had a Martin D-16GT a couple of years ago and got rid of it and always regretted doing so. Well, not now. In my opinion this baby blows the D-16GT out of the water. This has a solid Sitka top and HPL laminate back and sides. Do not be concerned about HPL. The construction on this is great and high quality. The neck is stratobond and is rock solid. I cannot tell the difference between the Richlite fretboard and the rosewood and ebony fretboards of my other guitars. The guitar comes with Martin SP MSP7100 light strings on it. I was not getting the bass response I liked so I put a set of D'Addario EJ-19 bluegrass strings on it and this baby now rocks. Normally I use a .73 medium pick. It sounds great on this Martin but a .88 sounds even better. The Fishman Sonitone pickup is not the most fantastic pickup in the world but through my little Ibanez Troubadour acoustic amp it does the job nicely. I keep the tone turned down low simply because I do not like a lot of the brightness when the tone is up high. I prefer a more mellow sound through the amp. The 000 body style is very comfortable to play and the guitar is very light. Makes extended playing a joy. I am 60 years old and have some issues with my back and some arthritis in my hands. So weight of the guitar is sometimes an issue for me after a couple of hours of playing. I could play this guitar all day. After I wear these strings out I will try either some John Pearse bronze or Martin bronze strings on it. If you want a Martin but cannot afford the higher priced ones, this is the guitar to get. There are no fancy appointments on it. The top is a matte finish but the guitar is just nice to look at. The neck is really comfortable to play. I am not a fan of gloss necks anyway. The setup was just fine out of the box. Just out of personal preference I did sand down the bridge just a hair when I changed the strings. I promise you will not be disappointed if you get this. I could not find one flaw in the workmanship of this guitar.

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