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Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides Natural Solid Sitka Spruce Top

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Overview

  • Sweet-sounding solid spruce top
  • Comfortable and compact 000 body shape
  • Resonant HPL back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $749.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $250.00
  • On Sale Today:
    - $50.00
  • Sale Price:
    $44900

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An affordable medium-sized guitar that's ready for the stage.

Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies to create this amazing instrument. This balanced auditorium sized guitar features a solid spruce top, with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from durable," forest friendly" HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with a reliable Fishman electronics, and your ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-000E gives you that legendary Martin sound and feel at a price that anyone can afford.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Sweet-sounding solid spruce top
  • Comfortable and compact 000 body shape
  • Resonant HPL back and sides
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup system
  • Case sold separately

Realize the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar. Order today.

 

X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides Specifications:

  • Type/Shape 6-string auditorium
  • Top: Solid Spruce Top
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame "X-1"
  • Top Braces: Solid Spruce 5/16"
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
  • Back and Sides: Durable Forest-Friendly Mahogany Patterned HPL
  • Neck: Stratabond
  • Neck Shape: Modified low oval
  • Headplate: Mahogany-patterned HPL with printed logo
  • Fingerboard: Black Richlite
  • Scale length 25.4"
  • Number of frets 20
  • Bridge: Black Micarta
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Strings: Martin MSP7100 Lifespan 92/80 Phosphor Bronze Strings
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
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MartinX1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet!

By JoeJoeGun

from Erie, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Good Looks
  • Great In Any Climate

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • High Or Low Humidity
  • Outdoor activities

Comments about Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides:

This guitar for the price is awesome! Like an old pair of jeans that you're trying to wear out this guitar is very similar. I don't have to be afraid it handles great I can drag it with me wherever I go. If you are starting out do not hesitate to buy this guitar, its versatility, comfort, and all around ease-of-use is superb.

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(3 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A Guitar That Falls Short

By Berk

from California

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides:

        I rated this sweet sounding guitar low because of its lack of a real finish. The thin, "hand rubbed" finish does nothing to protect the instrument from moisture damage. I know: my apartment buiding caught on fire and there was a lot of water in my unit. My finished Yamaha guitar survived the water, this unfinished Martin did not. The top pulled off and curled up like a potato chip. Unrepairable and heartbreaking. I implore Martin to finish all of their guitars with laquer. Even the inexpensive ones made in Mexico. All Martin guitars should be finished for protection of the instrument,and they should not charge us an extra arm and a leg to do so.

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        • No

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Money well spent.

        By Bill

        from Tuckerton, NJ

        Pros

        • Fits In Airline Overhead
        • Playablility
        • Travels Well
        • Well constructed

        Cons

        • Battery Access

        Best Uses

        • Fingerpicking
        • Harsh environments
        • Parlor Style Comfort

        Comments about Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides:

        I bought this little beauty to replace an old Yamaha 335 that served me well over the years. I have this guitar aboard a boat. It handles the environment well and has remained stable and clean tonally. No warping or deflection of the neck noted after a couple of years aboard my boat. I have been really happy with the ability to stow it overhead when I fly, it fits very well in the overhead on most planes.

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        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice guitar!

        Pros

        • Great playability
        • Martin Quality
        • Nice Size - Not Too Big
        • Well Executed Design

        Cons

        • Battery
        • Battery Access

        Best Uses

        • Any use

        Comments about Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides:

        I love this particular Martin. I've owned it for a few years now and have enjoyed it immensely.

        Martin's use of materials is pretty amazing. Only time will tell how this type construction will hold up but so far I've had no problems. Fit and finish are flawless.

        It sounds great either unplugged or with an amp. The controls are inside the sound hole and easy to adjust. Tone is very good and consistent.

        The only thing that bugs me is the location of the battery. It is inside the guitar and can only be changed when the strings are removed or loosened. I'm guessing that someone who performs a lot also changes their strings frequently and thus the battery as well. But if you leave it plugged in the battery will deplete sooner and could surprise you if performing.

        The top finish on mine is slightly porous and may stain a bit from sweat. That adds character of course but something that neat freaks may find bothersome.

        Otherwise it's a great Martin guitar for this price range. If mine was stolen I'd get another one.

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        (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pleased AND after a lot of research

        By bobbyg

        from Oveido, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • price
        • Size
        • Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fingerpicking

          Comments about Martin X1-000E Custom Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Solid Spruce Top HPL Back & Sides:

          I bought this guitar after a bit of a journey in finding the right guitar. I had too many guitars that weren't getting enough play time but the one guitar that I really enjoyed the fit, feel, sound was a Little Martin (LX175) -- NOT a top end Martin by any stretch (HDL, stratabond neck, etc) So I went on a search for a larger version of the Little Martin. After liquidating a few of the unused herd, I was in the market for a guitar for around grand.

          I visited by local music marts and tried out Martin's of all shapes and sizes and finally found that the 000x1ae as the size that fits my fingerpicking style. The dreadnaughts were too big (I hold the guitar in a classical pose) and this one really performed. Spruce top and HDL sides sound great. And even though i could probably have swung a much more expensive guitar, it picked this one as was happy that I did.

          The top is NOT mirror finished and feels more like wood than finish. The sides are HDL and is pretty indestructible. The neck is confortable and very playable.

          Also, if you wonder why there are two 000x1ae's on the site, this one is cheaper than the other 000x1ae on this site. The reason for this is that it is last year's model. The sticker inside the sound hole reads just like the title. That's the only difference.

          Hope this helps.

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