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Martin X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric   

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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-...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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.

Comfortable, portable, and distinctively Martin!

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
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (28)
  • Good feel (25)
  • Stays in tune (22)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Consistent (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (32)
  • Jamming (22)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Recording (12)
  • School bands (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

H U G E Martin Sound

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tone is less than I woud have expected from Martin

Good for practice

Good for practice

Reviewed by 56 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Tone is less than I woud have expected from Martin

By 

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

    Good for practice

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    5.0

    This guitar may be small, but it carries a GREAT tone!!!

    By 

    from Conway, AR

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

      I'm very glad that i chose the Martin LX1E!!! I do not regret it...it is very fun to play and very compatable. I highly reccomend this guitar to any beginner guitar players, or for anybody.
      I have small hands, so this guitar makes it easier to play higher chords, and different songs.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Little Martin Acoustic Guitar

      By 

      from Napa, California

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

        This is one of the most beautiful guitars! It is smaller and very comfortable for my body and hands, and the sound is amazing. I plan to have this guitar for many years!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for "older newbie"!

        By 

        from Rapidan VA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          The size of this guitar is perfect for older hands that at times are stiff and tight (can you say arthritis?) I am enjoying playing again! Thank you!

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          5.0

          I love this little guitar!!

          By 

          from Maryland

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          Small but sounds great for its small body. Musician's Friend rep was effective and very helpful! I'm very pleased!

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          5.0

          Great little ax

          By 

          from Sioux City, Iowa

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

            I've three or four of these before. They are very well made and what you would expect from a Martin product.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Like it, but...

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

              I got this guitar to force me to play more often. I keep my 37 year old Takamine in a case, as I don't play as much as I used to. The Little Martin sits on my desk. Ready to play whenever.
              But, I'm not sure of the build quality. 8 months and the neck is pulling away from the body. It's at a Martin authorized repair center. Seems like the lack of humidity has attacked it. It'll be as good as new when I pick it up. But, I got it for it's perceived durability. Don't let the Stratabond neck and HPL body fool you. Take care of it as if it was all solid wood.

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              5.0

              Cant get my hands off you

              By 

              from NJ

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

                Just cant stop playing, I am sleeping with it!

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                4.0

                Fun,easy to play little Martin.

                By 

                from Daytona Beach

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Great little guitar
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

                  Nice small instrument that is great for practice. Built in tuner is a plus & can be plugged in for bigger sound.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Smaller Guitar

                  By 

                  from KY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about X Series LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

                    This guitar has amazing sound for a smaller guitar. I bought this because I needed a smaller and lighter playing guitar. This really fits the bill. About time someone made a small guitar not just for beginners.

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