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Martin X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular  

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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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Comfortable, portable, and distinctively Martin!

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. solid East Indian rosewood 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.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Modified O-14 fret body
  • Inlaid boltaron w/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 w/printed logo headplate
  • Solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • 23" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Hand-rubbed finish
  • Solid East Indian 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 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Good audio (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Jamming (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    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

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    (1 of 1 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 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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    5.0

    Portable Martin tone

    By Bench

    from Lodi, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    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 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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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great action, great tone

      By Marvin's garden

      from Springfield OR

      About Me Experienced

      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 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.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 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 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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        (2 of 2 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 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

          I like the size, I put on lighter Martin strings

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great arm chair guitar.

          By joe

          from Augusta Ga

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

            You can play this little guitar in your recliner. Not much deep bass, but that's what a Dreadnought is for. Really enjoyable, fun, and convient to play. Folks at Musician's Friend were great to deal with, and shipping was very fast.

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great guitar

            By Rob

            from North Dakota

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune
            • Well Made Looks Great

            Cons

            • Smaller Size - Pro Con

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

            This guitar has surprisingly great sound, better sound than a lot of full size guitars, very well made, and it's very nice looking. You can't go wrong with the price for a Martin, the LX1 is the Honda Civic of guitars. Rob

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By fatherflannagan

            from DeLand, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            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 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

              I have been playing guitar (mostly bass) for about 49 years and have had a lot of guitars during that time. This little guitar is the right size for my apartment for practice and has a full sized sound that is very rich. I am a happy camper and saved a roll of money too.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Little guitar, not so little sound

              By hiptim

              from San Antonio, Tx

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

                For the price this can not be beat, sure it doesn't sound like my D55 Guild or D15 Custom Martin but sounds awesome and plays easy and looks great.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great little guitar

                By Nick

                from Wyoming

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming

                  Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

                  This is a great little guitar. Good action. Good sound. All around great. I was initially surprised that the back and sides of the sound box are man-made material, not wood. This, however, does not seem to affect the sound or feel at all.....

                  I love this great, little guitar.

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