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The Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is a great small travel and beginning student guitar. It has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the sm...Read More

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The Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is a great small travel and beginning student guitar. It has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the small, modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. Richlite fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented mortise/tenon neck joint. Ping 14:1 tuners. Includes padded gig bag.

Comfortable, portable, and distinctively Martin!

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Modified O-14 fret body
  • Inlaid boltaron with red fiber rosette
  • Modified 1 Style bracing pattern
  • Inverted, crowned cross brace and graphite bowtie plate
  • Mahogany pattern HPL back and sides
  • Mortise/tenon neck joint
  • Stratabond neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • White Corian nut
  • Solid/square/tapered headstock
  • Mahogany HPL with printed logo headplate
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 23" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Hand-rubbed finish
  • Richlite rosewood bridge
  • 1-style belly bridge
  • 2-1/8" bridge spacing
  • Compensated white Tusq bridge saddle
  • Ping 14:1 tuners
  • Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • White bridge and end pins with black dots
  • Includes padded gig bag

Order today and travel with real Martin acoustic tone.

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X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Good audio (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Learned on this Guitar

I bought this guitar because I could not handle a full size guitar. It was hard to hold and hard to play and hard to do barre chords on. I wasted 6 months with...Read complete review

I bought this guitar because I could not handle a full size guitar. It was hard to hold and hard to play and hard to do barre chords on. I wasted 6 months with the full size before I bought this LX1 from Musiciansfriend. This guitar is the reason why I learned to play. This guitar took a struggle and turned it into fun! I love this guitar. IF you have thick fingers this won't work for you. I have medium size fingers and it works well.Playing is a joy on this. I would recommend this guitar to every beginner!!! I ended up buying a full size narrow guitar from musiciansfriend a year later- but I still love and play this Martin daily.BUY THIS! It is only [$] and it is small, fun, easy to carry and a joy to play!!! I took off the 12GA strings and learned with 9 slinkies. Then I advanced to 10 and then 11 bronze. Buy the guitar and 9 10 and 11 GA strings and find what works for you. THIS guitar is the reason I can play now.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

"falling apart ..."

I have had this guitar for about 1.5 yrs, my son uses it to learn and play. I recently noticed that the tuning was not holding. I subsequently noticed the neck was coming...Read complete review

I have had this guitar for about 1.5 yrs, my son uses it to learn and play. I recently noticed that the tuning was not holding. I subsequently noticed the neck was coming away from the body, i contacted Martin, sent them photos and they said they would send me a set of strings as they WOULD NOT repair it.... This guitar has been kept in its gig bag and well looked after.

So be aware, these guitars do not last as long as you would like them too.
My experience with Martin customer service is/was akin to buying a cheap electronics product.

Guitar was good enough for 18 months

Reviewed by 47 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big punch in a little body

By Syd Osten

from Utah

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

    This guitar is my favorite of all of my guitars, its my go to writing, practicing, and just messing around guitar. It is small which is great for me but it doesn't lack sound, power, playability, or anything else!!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it

    By dave

    from Leakey texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

      I have arthritis. In my hands ...its so easy to play i can play for an hour every day and its helping loosen up my hands ...my band had a practice the other night and I played my tele for 3 hours and I had no cramps or pain in my hands .....its got the sound of a 1930s Gibson....

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice little guitar

      By george

      from Austin, TX.

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • easy to transport.
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune
      • Surprisingly good tone for its size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

        Nice little guitar, I have only had it for a few days and so far I am happy with it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great little guitar that fits nicely into your lap.

        By Leebo

        from Keller, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Has a true Martin sound
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • HPL sides and back aren't desirable.

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Travel Guitar

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

        Great little guitar with a real rich, full sound. The construction is very good despite HPL the sides and back. The size is a perfect fit for your lap and makes it an easy travel companion. I actually enjoy playing the little Martin over my Martin D-28 and Gibson J-15. I am very happy that I bought it.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a lovely instrument

        By tyro

        from dubai

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

          The minute I picked this guitar up it felt like quality. The sound is beautiful, rich but not too loud. I saw negative comments about the lack of varnish on the sound board, therefore suggesting the build quality is suspect. Actually the build is perfect, lovely woodwork, no rough bits, all smoothly jointed and finished really well. The tone is gorgeous, I fell in love with this guitar as soon as I played a few chords, I hope it will be my travel companion for many years. I looked seriously at the nearest competition. ......no competition...excuse me, but screws on the fret board?

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          (14 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          "falling apart ..."

          By jostrummer62

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Enough
          • Good Guitar

          Cons

          • Falls Apart After 15 Yrs
          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

          I have had this guitar for about 1.5 yrs, my son uses it to learn and play. I recently noticed that the tuning was not holding. I subsequently noticed the neck was coming away from the body, i contacted Martin, sent them photos and they said they would send me a set of strings as they WOULD NOT repair it.... This guitar has been kept in its gig bag and well looked after.

          So be aware, these guitars do not last as long as you would like them too.
          My experience with Martin customer service is/was akin to buying a cheap electronics product.

          Guitar was good enough for 18 months

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Portable Martin tone

          By Bench

          from Lodi, NJ

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

            Intended purchase was for use in traveling. With it's size and the padded gigbag that comes with it, I can have the "Martin tone" with me anywhere I go. Thanks.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great action, great tone

            By Marvin's garden

            from Springfield OR

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

              Surprisingly playable right out of the box! A very friendly small guitar.
              The Martin "Light" strings are just right for the action.
              I could use some pointers about how to care for the spruce top, which is totally unfinished. Could/should I wax it?
              This one's made in Mexico, and they know their guitars there!
              I'm a happy camper.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its OK

              By mftool

              from cherry hill ,new jersey 08003

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Cost
              • Good Product For The Cost

              Cons

              • Durability
              • Needs A Pick Guard

              Best Uses

              • All Around Use

              Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

              I like the look of a clean face without a pick guard but with no finish on the soundboard I am already wearing away the sound board. I usually use a medium pick ...the orange one but started using a light to save FACE ...HA. Total failure. I bought some clear pick guards and so far they will not stick to a plain wood spruce surface. I am a instrument repairer and I am working on the problem.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth the money

              By GF

              from Ft. Mohave AZ.

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

                I like the size, I put on lighter Martin strings

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