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Overview

  • Modified 0-14 Martin body
  • Wood-pattern HPL top
  • "1-style" Sitka spruce bracing
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    $409.00
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Comfortable to play, tonally viable, affordably priced, environmentally responsible, and compact!

The Martin LXM "Little Martin" Acoustic Guitar is a perfect choice for travel, practice, and beginning students. Small, modified 0-14 Martin body features a wood-pattern HPL top with "1-style" Sitka spruce bracing, Micarta fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented neck mortise. Gotoh nickel-plated tuners and C.F. Martin script logo adorn the headstock. The LXM includes Martin heavily padded gig bag.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Modified 0-14 Martin body
  • Wood-pattern HPL top
  • "1-style" Sitka spruce bracing
  • Micarta 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 padded 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 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Stays in tune (19)
  • Consistent (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (21)
    • Jamming (14)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Novice (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Six years, seven countries, five continents, zero problems. Fantastic axe

    I bought this guitar in Perth, when both it and I were a long way from home. I've played it in Australia, Singapore, Ireland, England, Morocco, and France, as well as...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar in Perth, when both it and I were a long way from home. I've played it in Australia, Singapore, Ireland, England, Morocco, and France, as well as home here in the U.S., and passed around a good number of campfires along the way. Just about everyone who plays it loves it. It doesn't sound as good as my 000, and no one should expect it to, but I love to play it.

    As for the negative reviews, it may be that they make some lemons, or that some instruments are damaged in shipping. It may also be that some people abuse their instruments. Protruding fret ends and failing glue joints happen when a guitar gets too hot, too cold, or too dry. Treat it like it's alive, and it won't die on you.
    It's a travel guitar with the same features as many full-size instruments.

    Some people are put off by the non-wood top, but I like it. It's a formica-like material, with spruce bracing. It's a great choice on this instrument. A body this small with a wood top would almost certainly have terrible bass response, unless a great deal of care was taken in carving and thinning the top. A piece of redwood could do the job, but it would be fragile and expensive by comparison. The formica top has a naturally bassy sound that would be too dark on a full size instrument, but which balances well on this little body.
    I've been playing mine for six years, with no problems.
    I can't think of a better guitar at this price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ambivalent

    This sounded like such a good idea, a small guitar that I could take anywhere, even on a plane. It sounded surprisingly good in the store but the true test is getting to...Read complete review

    This sounded like such a good idea, a small guitar that I could take anywhere, even on a plane. It sounded surprisingly good in the store but the true test is getting to know any guitar over a period of time. Then the weaknesses start to surface. First, the sound rapidly deteriorates as one plays further up the fretboard. Yes, I know it's just a small guitar but the buzzing is excessive. Next, it is not made clear that this guitar is not made from wood. Yes, the bracing is spruce but the back, sides and neck are some synthetic material. The sales guy honestly thought it was wood as I did only to find out later what it really was. Not a big deal because the sound is unusually full for a small guitar. I had someone look at the setup and he agreed, it was set to low and would require some warrenty work to get it right, not something you want to hear after purchasing a new guitar. I tried another model but found the same problem. I ended up returning the guitar, couldn't get used to the fret buzzing. So, I would give it below average ratings for overall quality but above average ratings on sound IF you play below the fifth fret. Above the fifth fret is a below average rating for sound.

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    5.0

    Excellent craftsmanship

    By MightyMo

    from Abilene Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

          I like the contrast in the wood grains. The purchase is an excellent buy.

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          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Lunarluau

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

              After traveling with my Taylor, I decided that I cant check my guitar without having a heart attack when I let it go. Was looking for a travel guitar but wasn't happy with any of the backpacker style guitars. Had an oppty to play this and was really impressed. Now that O own it I can't put it down. It is very small but after 5 minutes I was pretty used to it. Doesn't go out of tune like other travel/backpacking style guitars. Sounds very full for such a small guitar. Looks sharp too. I def recommend.

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              5.0

              Great little Martin

              By Scott

              from Dresher, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

              Great guitar for fun. Fits my daughter better than my other guitars.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By ele

              from arizona

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                This is such a nice guitar! It's so fun to play, I can't even stop! It sounds amazing for such a small guitar and it's easy to carry around!
                The price is totally worth it, I'd suggest this guitar to everybody who's looking for a small size guitar, this one is awesome!

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                5.0

                Love it!

                By Satisfied

                from Presque Isle, Maine

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                  Arrived on time, packed nice and secure. It is a small guitar but solid and has a very full sound for it's size. I've been out of practice for a long time and this is perfect to get me back on track!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this guitar

                  By Hawaii16

                  from SurfCity

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Travel

                    Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                    This guitar sounds surprisingly good for its size, it has amazing sustain. The setup and intonation were good right out of the box. It would be a great starter guitar and it's 24" scale length is great for folks with smaller hands. I love this guitar. It's a joy to play.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply the best 3/4 size guitar

                    By Martman

                    from Des Moines, IA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                      I've owned many of the travel sized guitars. This one is the best. Looks the best, feels the best, plays the best, sounds the best. Durable, gorgeous, great sound. Had a Laguna-kids outgrew it so I sold it. Had a Baby Taylor-sounded tinny, felt cheap, and broke. Own an LXME Ed Sheeran-great guitar. Wanted a second 3/4 size so compared this to the Baby Taylor. Martin looks better, feels better built, has better strings and tuners. The Taylor ebony neck is "speced" better but the Martin neck plays just a well if not better. Big Baby and GS Mini are comparable in sound but compared to same sized guitars, the Martin quality and tone is simply far superior than the others. There's a reason this guitar has so many positive reviews: lots of people own it.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing little guitar

                      By Dave Man

                      from New york

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                        Small but not awkwardly small. Extremely well built. Decent acoustics for its size. (Not quite as Rich as Taylor GS Mini ) but it is a smaller guitar so that's to be expected. The body has a cool percussion sound if you like to tap on the body while you play.

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                        5.0

                        Big Sound for a 3/4 Guitar!

                        By Michael

                        from Lafayette, CO

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound

                        Cons

                        • Haven't Found Any

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                        Amazing sound. I have owned a number of travel guitars and the little Martin is by far the best. It sounds so good, I have actually used it for jam sessions.

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                        5.0

                        Great sound

                        By BigBen

                        from NYC

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Playing In Bed
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording

                          Comments about X Series LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

                          The little martin is a really great guitar. Just like all martins it has a rich earthy sound and it's quite loud. Since it's made out of a high pressure laminate, it stays in tune really well. I've had it for two weeks and I've only had to tune it once after using it over a dozen times which is pretty incredible since the strings are new and breaking them in on any guitar usually requires a few tune ups before they settle in. Look wise, the guitar is beautiful. If you didn't know any better you would think the body was made out of true koa. Yes the neck is heavy , but it's not something that you notice when playing. My only regret is that I did not spring for the electric version of this guitar. Other than that though, it was a solid buy.

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