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Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $439.0
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While the LX1E Little Martin is their smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1E is an acoustic-electric model constr...Click To Read More About This Product

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A mini Martin that belies how much tone and versatility it offers.

While the LX1E Little Martin is their smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1E is an acoustic-electric model constructed of a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, and finished of with a warm satin finish. It’s ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. And if you want to take things to another level volume wise, the LX1E comes with the well-regarded Fishman Sonitone preamp system.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Junior style belly
  • Multi-stripe rosette
  • Script Ink logo headstock inlay
  • Mortise and tenon neck joint

Order this compact Martin today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Modified O-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: High Pressure Laminate
  • Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/PA taper
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Neck wood: Rust Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 23"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp 
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No 
  • Tuner: No 
Other
  • Headstock overlay: High pressure laminate rosewood pattern 
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq, White Corian
  • Number of strings: 6 
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Soft gig bag
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quickly becoming my favorite guitar

By My color is Red

from Central Nj

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Ill start this off saying I play electric, acoustic, bass, drums so different scales don't bother me. For easy strumming and "campfire" songs I love this guitar. Its size is awesome on stage, plays very well, and sounds larger then it is. It is becoming my favorite guitar and definitely my favorite acoustic (I have a full size fender, and taylor sitting in the corner.) Pickups are okay, wish was more tone options but I knew that going in. All and all I love it.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not the same product

    By Pasigenyo

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar for my son so he can have a smaller guitar to lug around in school. We were surprised when we received the product that the pickup that was installed is a Sonitone pickup instead of what's advertised - an Isys T preamp. The Isys preamp has a tuner, phase and tone control whereas the Sonitone is built into the sound hole and only has the volume and tone control. I brought this up with customer support saying I only wanted the product that I thought we were buying. I received excuses and a repeated offer to return the guitar. We chose to keep it because we need it and like the Martin sound. However MF does not stand up to what they advertise and could not provide a reasonable explanation why the product was switched. Even as I write this review, the description still says it has the Isys pickup. Good luck to future buyers and know that you are buying a different product.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Jack

      from Sioux City, Iowa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've been a pro for sixty years. I'm an over the top Martin guy. Have owned many, many Martins. I've had four or five of the LX1E's. They are top quality. When plugged in they're hard to tell from my D41. With quality wood diminishing, They are a peek at the future. I've had many great guitars. Martins are the Best!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love the little Martin

        By SD Gal

        from Spearfish, SD

        About Me Child

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Travel where weight is not an issue.

          Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Bought for 7 year old to use and pack trips. May be a little heavy to haul around with electronic hardware, but love having the tuner right on the guitar. I changed the strings to Elixir as was really twangy. Need to lower the strings next, but didn't know how when I changed the strings so may wait a bit to do that.

           
          4.0

          Nice little guitar

          By Wiz

          from Forest Hills

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Nicely made little Martin.Nice sounding both acoustically and electrically.
              I am disappointed with the High Action but it is correctable by taking down the bridge.
              overall happy with the price and good service from Musicians friend.

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