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Martin X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric  

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Overview

  • Fishman Isys T electronics
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Modified O-14 fret body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $519.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $120.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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Comfortable, portable, and distinctively Martin!

The Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a small travel and student guitar with a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. The Fishman Ion-T electronics let you electrify that sound for performance flexibilty. Solid morado fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented mortise/tenon neck joint. Gotoh nickel tuners.

Includes gig bag.

Features

  • Fishman Isys T electronics
  • 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
  • Morado fingerboard/bridge
  • 23" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Hand-rubbed finish
  • 1-style belly bridge
  • 2-1/8" bridge spacing
  • Compensated white Tusq bridge saddle
  • Gotoh nickel tuners
  • Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • White bridge and end pins with black dots
  • Includes gig bag

Order today and travel with real Martin acoustic-electric tone.

 
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X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric
 
5.0

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (20)
    • Jamming (15)
    • Small venues (15)
    • Recording (11)
    • School bands (5)
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    4.0

    A good deal

    By Popscleff66

    from Hayward, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Quiet Tone Unplugged

    Best Uses

    • Best When Amplified
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

    This guitar is really well made and solidly built. It is not for a purists heart. The tone unplugged is muted, but sounds sweet, and lacks punch. The electronics are basic, but quite adequate. On board tuner works well but takes a little getting used to. Battery access couldn't be better. I'm ditching everything else and just playing this little guy for awhile. I can't keep my hands off of it.

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    5.0

    Sweet instrument!

    By Proud Mary

    from Iowa

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Wonderful Size

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Noodling
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

      I've been trying to find a guitar that fits my body size for three years and I finally found it in this Little Martin. I am 5'3", 115 pounds, and female. I had to struggle to wrap my arms around my other guitars. The Little Martin has a nice rich sound that belies its small size. I have not had much experience with the electronics, but what little I have tried has been satisfactory. The onboard tuner might run a bit flat but you can compare it with your clip-on tuner. Overall, I LOVE this little guy!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Got this as a backup guitar for gigs

      By stringbabe

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Non

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

      Got this as a "back up" Guitar for gigs. Having said that, it could be your main ax as well. This guitar comes with a very nice padded Martin gig bag.

      Acoustically, don't expect a "full size" guitar sound. It does have a very nice sweet and (loud enough )sound with decent bass for its size.

      However...Plug this into an amp or PA and you will be pleasantly surprised with the "big" full size Martin sound of this little peanut guitar.

      Took a chance & ordered this (used )through Musicians Friend as it was the best price in our budget for a back up guitar.

      Received the guitar in perfect condition, sounds great and everything (electronics) work fine. Changing battery (9 volt) is easy to get to. Could't find anything wrong with this (used) guitar....so I'm very happy!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am blown away by this little guitar

      By BarJammer90

      from Kearney NE

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

        I found this guitar at the Instrument and audio store downtown and legitimately had no intentions of buying anything there just browsing...and then I saw this little guy. When I first strummed it I was blown away from the sound that came from such a little guitar. I had always contemplated buying a nice mini or traveler because I'm constantly going places where I'm asked to "break out the guitar" so buying the "Little Martin" just made sense. Ever since I brought it home I have not put it down. Its sound and playability totally make up for how goofy I look playing it. I'd definitely recommend this guitar to anyone.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little guitar

        By Big Dog

        from Carlisle, Pa.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Size For Practicing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great Practice Guitar

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          This is a great size guitar for practicing and its easy to transport. I just love this little guitar!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar for the money.

          By Dans270

          from Watsonville, Ca.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Sounds Good
          • Sounds Great Plugged In
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Tight Neck For Big Hands

          Best Uses

          • Great Beginner Guitar
          • Practicing

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          I bought this guitar for my 8 year old grandson. He says he wants to learn to play and wanted an acoustic. Well, we'll see. I played a few 3/4 guitars at our local music shop and to tell you the truth for their cheap price they played really well but, they sounded terrible. I wanted to get him a better than average guitar that sounds good when you accomplish a clean chord, one that stays in tune and one with a preamp with tuner.
          I considered the Baby Taylor and The Martin Mini. I read good and bad reviews on both. I decided on The Martin for no particular reason, the name I guess.
          Anyway for me the neck is a little tight for my big hands but the more I play it the more comfortable I am with it. It's not for me but, I can see an adult buying one because it sounds good and it is small enough to travel with.
          I think for the money it's a great first guitar especially for a young person with smaller hands and a good guitar in general for the price.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          H U G E Martin Sound

          By TEKTRONIK

          from MIDWEST

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          Pros

          • Big Martin Sound
          • Convenient Travel Guitar
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Feel
          • Martin Ease Of Play
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Well constructed

          Cons

          • Gig Bag Won't Fully Open
          • Zippered Gig Bag

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          I have two Martins and a Taylor T-5. I ordered the LX1E for a gift for the holidays. I love BIG CLEAR sweet Martin FOLK SOUND. Received this MARTIN LX1E guitar in a timely fashion from Musician's Friend. In great condition. Depending on your amp or amp settings this guitar sounds fantastic and delivers as a full-sounding Martin Guitar. It also has the ease of playability typical of a well-setup Martin, it CERTAINLY is a Martin. I was playing with the Fender G-Dec AMP on one of the ACOUSTIC AMP settings.

          THIS GUITAR SOUNDS GREAT, i.e., sweet Martin sound. Rather than order a much lower-priced cheapish sheepish tinty sounding "guitar," lots of "bang-for-your-buck here. Martin fully delivers with a convenient travel guitar with the sound! Thanks to Ed Sheeran, this model is quite popular now, and is sold out at other retail outlets. GREAT JOB MARTIN & MUSICIAN'S FRIEND.

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          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It is what it is and it's great

          By Adazzleman

          from Columbia, SC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Pick Up And Play
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Can't Play Very Loud
          • Looks Funny Playing

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          I don't write many reviews but I read them a lot and you really find yourself trusting what other people say. I first read about these on musicians friend. I was at a local guitar shop when I saw one hanging on the wall so I wanted to see what all the positive reviews were about. I was instantly surprised by how rich the tone was. I got home that night and ordered one from MF. I have had it for about 4 months and I play it every day. I am not being over dramatic. I really play it every day. That's why I bought it. Yes, I have more expensive guitars but I wanted something to sit in my living room and not worry about it getting damage or worry about the sun besting in on it. It's a fun fantastic little guitar. Easy to play and always stays in tune. For fun I decided to do some recording with it and it really sounds like a bigger guitar in the mixes. Really easy to record surprisingly. If you want a guitar that will be staring at you every day when you come home from work and is effortless to play, this is your guitar. I don't think I would ever gig with it purely because it looks kind of silly to hold, but its a nice little secret to keep in the house. Fun. Pure fun.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's All About the Sound...

          By DrunkOnTheWind

          from Here, Now

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Tuner Flaky

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          This review will probably echo that of others here, but for what it's worth:

          1) Yes, it's small scale, but the sound is as rich as a much larger Martin dreadnought. (I've owned two). This particular model is actually made of [some] wood, and that makes a great difference in the sound, which is rich and resonant.

          2) Fishman tuner seems a bit "off" but between your ear and the tuner, you'll be ok.

          3) Comes with a gig bag. I'll be riding my bike with this guitar on my back to play at church on Sunday.

          A real joy to play. I was looking for a parlor guitar. I was looking at the Seagull Grand Entourage (I've owned a Seagull Mini Jumbo, which is a great guitar) but ultimately, I chose to go back to Martin, and I'm not sorry. I'm familiar with the Martin sound and keep going back to it. This latest "sleight return" is well worth it. You cannot beat this guitar for an all-around practice/travel guitar that you can play at the beach, at church, or at a small gig.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good beginner/travel guitar

          By AsianGuy97

          from New York

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

              My Martin was delivered in its gigbag, so it was double protected. Although most people have said the action was spot on from the factory, my action was slightly higher than I expected, so a visit to a setup guy was required. While I don't mind, those who are very picky should be aware that my interior backboard has a moderate size glue gob stain (that was wiped off).
              Over all I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this as a great beginner/travel guitar. If you prefer a brighter sound and don't care about electronics, consider the baby Taylor.

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