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Martin X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Natural

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Product Price $349.0
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While the Little Martin is Martin's smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top...Click To Read More About This Product

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A compact guitar with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany HPL back and sides.

While the Little Martin is Martin's smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back, sides and top. It’s ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body 
Body type: Concert/O
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Spruce Sitka
Back & sides: Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish
Bracing pattern: X
Body finish: Hand-rubbed top, unfinished back & sides
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Modern low oval
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Fingerboard: Richlite
Neck wood: Birch laminate
Scale length: 23"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Unfinished
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Brand: Not applicable
Configuration: Not applicable
Preamp EQ: Not applicable
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Other
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Chrome with small buttons
Bridge: Richlite
Saddle & nut: Corian
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features:
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Mexico

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X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Serious guitar

By DP

from Oklahoma

About Me Experienced

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this while deployed because I didn't want to bring anything too nice to the desert. You never know what customs will let you take home, plus the dust is horrible and ruins everything.

    I even made an album with it called Red on the Walls if you wanna hear it. (check it on itunes under Douglas Pack)

    It took a couple days to get used to the smaller scale, but now it feels normal (I'm sure it will be strange switching back) but this guitar is WAY better sounding than any of the cheap specials the generic companies make.

    A lot of people buy cheap guitars when they deploy with hopes of learning while down-range...let me tell you, those guitars suck. They all have the same cheap, made-in-china, thick finishes with just a dead feel.

    This little guy is made in Mexico...okay whatever....but it is a Martin. It feels very much hand-made. No screw-on neck like the baby Taylor. And it comes with really nice tuning machines. I've dropped it a LOT and it doesn't skip a beat. VERY durable. The top has very little finish and just is really loud and nice. The neck feels professional, and the case is really nice! It has a large compartment for an Ipad, headphones, pics, strings, fast-fret, capo, and whatever else you might need. I love this guitar so much that it's going home with me to become my camping/on the go guitar.

    If you want a guitar the size of a uke almost...that sounds amazing....throw some elixirs on this beast and take it everywhere. Worth the $300ish all day.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By Miket

    from Warwick,n.y.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        I played this guitar a handful of times. Going to buy it. The sound out of this guitar is awesome! Fun to play. Best travel guitar by a mile. Love it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for Music Lessons

        By Mickey846

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy to Transport
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Wish It Was Made In The USA

        Best Uses

        • Lessons

        Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased this guitar based on seeing one of many guitars my music instructor uses. The major reason for purchasing was to use to transport back and forth for my lessons, as well as traveling to use for practice while away from home. It is the perfect size, lightweight, and comes with a nice padded gig bag. It produces a lot of sound for the money.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Comment

        By TheGlis

        from Alberta Canada

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

          @DP Thank you for your service. I agree this is a great instrument, still torn on whether or not it is worth it to buy a "travel guitar" or just buy a parlor to take around! Great product though and musicians friend has never done me any harm!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Martin LX1

          By Yoltar

          from North Dakota

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

            I was on the fence about ordering this guitar due to the fact that it's a 3/4 size. But, I would have to say that it's perfect for what I was looking for. Traditional dreadnaughts have always just felt uncomfortable to play (I'm a smaller framed guy), so I was looking for something with a smaller body that would be good for practicing, and occasionally playing a small gig with.
            The Martin LX1 turned out to be just what I was looking for. The smaller body is perfect sized and is extremely comfortable to sit and play for long periods. The body, for being laminate, has a nice wood detail and also sounds surprisingly good; deep and rich, great sustain. The frets, understandably are smaller and a little close together, which could be a hindrance if you have larger hands, or typically play more involved chords.
            Overall, I am extremely pleased with the purchase. If you want a Martin that's affordable, easy to haul around, and sounds great in a smaller package then I would highly suggest this!

            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not the greatest sound but...

            By Old picker

            from Hills of Pa....

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Requires Constant Tuning

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

              Didn't even come with a danged pick guard...! Guess that's what you get if you make it for a buck an hour in Mexico...!!

               
              3.0

              Fun For Faffing

              By Whiplash

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

              Fun little guitar to play or to use if you have extremely small hands. Sound quality is far from good, but that's what you get with a tiny guitar. It's extremely plastic-y. I changed the strings to a pair of Elixers and have brought it camping quite frequently. If you want a compact campfire guitar, a small practice guitar, or just something to mess around that can be hidden easily, this is your little gem.

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