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Comfortable to play, tonally viable, affordably priced, environmentally responsible, and compact!

Whether you're looking for a great travel acoustic guitar or just find smaller guitars more comfortable to play, the LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar makes a great choice. Its Fishman Mini Q electronics have been optimized to extract a powerful sound from the smaller, modified 0-14 Martin body design. Built with a spruce-figured HPL (High Presure Laminate) top, "1 style" Sitka spruce braces also help maximize this little guitar's strong projection. The 23" scale fingerboard and bridge are made in Morado. The Stratabond modified low oval neck profile is comfortable and student-friendly. Martin's patented neck mortise helps ensure maximum tone transfer. Deluxe appointments include Gotoh nickel-plated tuners and the C.F. Martin script logo on the headstock. The Little Martin comes with a travel-friendly Martin gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Modified 0-14 Martin body
  • Mini Q electronics by Fishman
  • Spruce-pattern HPL top
  • "1 style" Sitka spruce bracing
  • Marado fretboard and bridge
  • 23" scale
  • Stratabond modified low oval neck
  • Martin's patented neck mortise
  • Gotoh nickel-plated tuners
  • C.F. Martin script logo on headstock
  • Includes Martin gig bag

You'll be amazed at the tone and durability of this little marvel. Make it yours now.

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X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A surprisingly loud, playable, and reasonably-priced travel guitar!

After contemplating for quite some time whether I wanted the LXME or the LX1E, I opted for this one (LXME.) From my understanding, a solid wood wouldn't be as durable and couldn't...Read complete review

After contemplating for quite some time whether I wanted the LXME or the LX1E, I opted for this one (LXME.) From my understanding, a solid wood wouldn't be as durable and couldn't withstand as much temperature or humidity change as this one.

Upon arriving at my door, I took the boxes out of the boxes, and the first thing I saw was a great-looking case! I didn't even know it prior, but Martin sells the LXME's with very solid, well-built gig-bags (not the cheapo's a lot of other companies give with their instruments!) The bag is quite padded, and the Little Martin fits snugly and comfortably inside.

When I took the guitar out, I was immediately impressed by the build quality. I couldn't find any single imperfection across the entire guitar, and everything seemed to be crafted carefully. I tuned the guitar up with the built-in Fishman Ion-T (I believe the newer ones have a newer model of electronics), and the tuner worked great and was simple to use. I strummed my first chord on this guitar, and it sang and resonated more than I knew any travel guitar could. The volume was very impressive considering the size, and the tone was very well-balanced. The guitar had a great mixture of tight lows, full mids, and bright highs. The small neck, to me, is extremely comfortable, (I have large hands but have always preferred smaller necks) and the action was very comfortable. The fretboard is on the soft side, and is a dream to play. As far as hardware goes, Martin really outdid themselves. I feel that my LXME had ideal action right out of the box, and there wasn't a buzz to be heard. This guitar did not require a set-up from the box. The tuners held a tune phenomonally, and everything functioned exactly as it should have.

Over time, (about a year-and-a-half,) only one problem has materialized with this guitar. It was a small problem with an easy fix, but a problem nonetheless. The wiring for the electronics inside the body was glued down when I first got the guitar, but the glue dissipated over time and the wires came loose. What this resulted in was a buzz coming from the wires vibrating slightly against the body of the guitar. I fixed the problem by reaching inside the body through the soundhole and taping the wires down every few inches.

Overall, aside from the loose wires, this guitar hasn't ceased to impress me. The sound, playability, and build quality are unmatched for the price. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a portable, comfortable, and surprisingly full-sounding guitar. You won't be dissapointed!

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not so good

sound not so good / limited low end / very hard to play due to string height /traded it for a taylor big baby for little more // love the taylor high quality fantastic...Read complete review

sound not so good / limited low end / very hard to play due to string height /traded it for a taylor big baby for little more // love the taylor high quality fantastic sound east to play.........get a taylor............ bluesy.........

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A surprisingly loud, playable, and reasonably-priced travel guitar!

By George Petrillo

from Southern New Jersey

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Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After contemplating for quite some time whether I wanted the LXME or the LX1E, I opted for this one (LXME.) From my understanding, a solid wood wouldn't be as durable and couldn't withstand as much temperature or humidity change as this one.

Upon arriving at my door, I took the boxes out of the boxes, and the first thing I saw was a great-looking case! I didn't even know it prior, but Martin sells the LXME's with very solid, well-built gig-bags (not the cheapo's a lot of other companies give with their instruments!) The bag is quite padded, and the Little Martin fits snugly and comfortably inside.

When I took the guitar out, I was immediately impressed by the build quality. I couldn't find any single imperfection across the entire guitar, and everything seemed to be crafted carefully. I tuned the guitar up with the built-in Fishman Ion-T (I believe the newer ones have a newer model of electronics), and the tuner worked great and was simple to use. I strummed my first chord on this guitar, and it sang and resonated more than I knew any travel guitar could. The volume was very impressive considering the size, and the tone was very well-balanced. The guitar had a great mixture of tight lows, full mids, and bright highs. The small neck, to me, is extremely comfortable, (I have large hands but have always preferred smaller necks) and the action was very comfortable. The fretboard is on the soft side, and is a dream to play. As far as hardware goes, Martin really outdid themselves. I feel that my LXME had ideal action right out of the box, and there wasn't a buzz to be heard. This guitar did not require a set-up from the box. The tuners held a tune phenomonally, and everything functioned exactly as it should have.

Over time, (about a year-and-a-half,) only one problem has materialized with this guitar. It was a small problem with an easy fix, but a problem nonetheless. The wiring for the electronics inside the body was glued down when I first got the guitar, but the glue dissipated over time and the wires came loose. What this resulted in was a buzz coming from the wires vibrating slightly against the body of the guitar. I fixed the problem by reaching inside the body through the soundhole and taping the wires down every few inches.

Overall, aside from the loose wires, this guitar hasn't ceased to impress me. The sound, playability, and build quality are unmatched for the price. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a portable, comfortable, and surprisingly full-sounding guitar. You won't be dissapointed!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cant be beat

By pioneerofdisaster

from planet earth

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Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

in the little guitar niche, only this and taylors stand out. this ones got more of a low end sound wise and hopefully has no bridge and neck issues like taylors have. great for small hands or pain issues.with a quality gigbag and a simple pickup and built in tuner thrown into the mix, its hard to beat this one!!!
how do u rate an acoustic?? it comes with a quality gigbag, no frills pickup and built in tuner
martin quality, only time will tell how it holds up
kind of expensive, but sounds good and if it holds up, is worth it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a fun ride

By NGCPEEPER

from Pennsylvania

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Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Very Satisfied!
I own a big old solid wood stupid expensive Martin Guitar. It's wonderful special made for me at Martin and sound amazing. HOWEVER, it's a bit like taking a princess to a tractor pull. You don't want to get it messed up.

So I looked for something small to travel with and can take humidity and temperature changes without cracking of generally freaking out. The LXME fit the bill !

I haven't been able to put it down yet!!

The action was perfect. I may have gotten lucky but, I dare say was easier to play than my GPCPA1.

Now let me be clear, the sound is nothing like my big Martin, but it aint no slack either. It is supprisingly responsive and bright. And when I plugged it into my LoudBox 100 DANG, this Dog Has Teeth!

I did put light strings on it for consistency to my other guitars but over all this is a killer travel guitar.

Get one! Yes you NEED it!!
Very Well Made. The electronics are excellent.
Worth the Money

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Little Martin LXME, great value

By Organic Analog

from Greensburg, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The guitar's playability and tonal quality are definitely not in question. However, I was far from impressed with the accuracy of the Fishman tuner that was built in. It's not very easily tuned using only the electronics provided. Also, the guitar itself doesn't seem to hold tune that well. Perhaps an upgrade in the tuners would help with this. I will probably only rely on the built in tuner in a pinch and stick to my planet waves pedal or snark for more precise tuning during gigs. On the plus side, the pickup itself works nicely and the gig bag is great.

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  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprisingly Good Guitar

By Samuel775

from Las Vegas

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Pros

  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Loudness
  • Size
  • Tone

Cons

  • Bassy
  • No Basstreb Controls
  • Not A Very Convincing Top

Best Uses

  • Small hands
  • traveling

Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First one had a lot of problems with buzz, returned and got a new one. Great little guitar!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Small Guitar, BIG SOUND!

By katiecooke

from NJ

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Pros

  • Classic Martin Sound
  • Easy to play
  • Eye-catcher
  • Good electronics
  • Portable

Cons

  • Input Jack Is Wobbly

Best Uses

  • Everyday use
  • traveling

Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for a good two years now-- And I can proudly say that it was good from the start! It has a great sound for a small guitar, and you are getting so much more than what you paid for! The only trouble I had was that the input jack (also the guitar strap peg), is a bit wobbly and it fell out once, but that was easily repaired.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Started with an $18 Silvertone

By Pop-Pop

from Small Town,NC

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Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this little guitar and am going to give it to my grandson when he is old enough and buy me a new one.I figure it will mean more to him being grand pa's. However I have a Grand Daughter I want to get one for (she's younger)when she's old enough. I only wish they made the Koa model with electronics,too,because it's prettier for a girl. Great Guitar for the money no matter what size!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Matty Rayson

from Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Pros

  • Portable
  • Small Body But Big Sound

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Buskers
  • Open Mic Goers
  • Travel

Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've always wanted one of these, and got one for my 18th. I tried it out in the shop, and tried the Taylor GS Mini. I instantly fell in love with the LXME and took it home. It's tiny! My parents told me it was ridiculously small, but it's perfect for me. I use it for Open Mic Nights, busking and other gigs.

I highly recommend this guitar. Perfect for people wanting a small guitar with a decent sound, for a decent price. GET IT!

Ed Sheeran has helped Martin sell a lot of LXME's and LX1E's by playing them. He released a signature LX1E. Don't get it! Tried it in the shop today. Not very good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little guitar

By mary

from san antonio

Verified Buyer

Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got the "little" martin cause I have a small 001R small martin that I was very pleased with. However I didn't know this guitar was smaller than THAT! But once I started playing it, I liked it very much. Great little guitar and well worth the price. I'm glad I got it.

(1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I don't get it

By Stratman

from Milky Way

Pros

    Cons

    • I Still Don~'~~t Get It

    Best Uses

    • I Don~'~~t Get It

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    What's the point? Not small enough to be travel efficient, just small enough to be annoying. Neck may feel comfortable , but frets are too close together. I travel with an Indonesian strat, which plays just like my 1969 American strat (thru travel weight amplification), is small and perhaps most importantly, it's cheap enough to be disposable!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gift

    By turtle

    from Birmingham AL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have a Little Martin - Acoustic only and LOVE IT! We bought this one for a gift and am VERY please with how it looks and sounds and we can't wait for the person we bought it for to open it! They are going to be SO surprised and happy happy happy! THANKS!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comfy Baby Taylor Killer

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    My LXME came as a replacement for my mahogany Baby Taylor because the sound and tone just blew away the Taylor (which sounds thin and tinny). The added Fishman pickup system is a definite plus, but eh battery compartment comes loose too easily and the battery slips out occasionally. I also wish it came with a tortoise pickguard. Other than that, the thing is solid with a thick tone, boomy volume for the size, and thickly padded gigbag.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Title

    By eduardodecasas

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar sounds and plays great.it plays just like an electric and sounds compare to much higher priced martins.

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not so good

    By Bluzzy

    from new mexico

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    Pros

    • Sturdycompact

    Cons

    • Hard to play

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    sound not so good / limited low end / very hard to play due to string height /traded it for a taylor big baby for little more // love the taylor high quality fantastic sound east to play.........get a taylor............ bluesy.........

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Amazing sound!!

    By Evergreen

    from Colorado

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar to plactice on. What an amazing sound! I feel as thought any other guitar purchase (except a larger Marten)would be a waste of time. Buy this! It is wonderful for practice, travel and small people!

     
    5.0

    Review

    By C Murda

    from Saint Simons, Georgia

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is great!!! I take it everywhere I go. My friends and I sing along to all our favorite songs. Now with a smaller acoustic, we jam out anywhere. I also do home recording, and I use this guitar before I use my Seagull or my Guild. This guitar is amazing! I wish I knew about it long before! The only downside to this is that it needs a built in tuner. That would make this guitar the best investment I've ever made

     
    4.0

    Pound For Pound

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    POund for pound one of the greatest guitars in the world.The best compact guitar around except for the koa baby taylor(which has no electonics).I do lots of recording using pro tracks on my laptop so the pickup was a must.Sounds like full size guitars .If you need portability this is the most viable option on hte planet.

     
    5.0

    Has the Martin Sound!

    By Willie Half Nelson

    from NYC Area

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    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I own two full sized Martin Dreads. Don't let the size fool you. This thing is LOUD! This is a TRUE Martin in sound and character. Plenty of "boom" yet balanced across the strings. Sweet! I got it for traveling but the Fishman pickup makes it work well in the studio too. The Baby Taylor doesn't come with a pickup so that turned me off. The LX1E is great acoustically but plug it in, adjust the eq and you can't tell it from its bigger Martin brothers.

     
    5.0

    Sweet Little Guitar

    By Ricky Guitar

    from Latham, NY

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for over 25 years and own over 10 guitars, since this guitar arrived a year and a half ago I can't put it down! It is fantastic for PC recording. Plug it straight into a mixer and the Fishman electronics are great. You can take this little baby anywhere it comes with a nice padded gig bag, and you will too because it has such amazing tone and it's fun to play. Buy it!!

     
    5.0

    Just bought mine.....

    By Goonole

    from Newnan, GA

    Comments about X Series 2015 LXME Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    And I love it. I tried the other travel guitars and none of them compare to the LXM. When you plug it into a good acoustic amp, it sounds like a full size Martin. Don't be fooled, this Martin beats the Taylor baby and the rest by a long way.

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