Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Martin guitars from the X Series feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed ... Read More

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Martin guitars from the X Series feature patented high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, patented mortise and tenon neck construction, and professionally installed Fishman electronics. The result: great-sounding, great-playing guitars, that are environmentally friendly, and priced to fly out the door. This is one of Martin's best values ever. The 000X1AE guitar affirms Martin's commitment to providing an affordable and competitive option to players dedicated to live performance.

The 6-string X Series 000X1AE acoustic-electric guitar features the 000 platform, a smaller body design than the traditional dreadnought, producing full, robust sound. Pairing the Sitka spruce top with the HPL back and sides, the 000X1AE belts out rich clarity and plenty of projection. The Mortise& Tennon neck joint ensures optimal tone resonating from the instrument, while eliminating drop-off in the finer dynamics.

The Martin guitar's stratabond neck is a multilayered wood creation, bonding layers of wood under extremely high pressure. The material is then carved and finished in a conventional manner. The end result is a very strong neck that provides definition and articulate sustain from note to note.

The modified low oval neck shape, 25.4" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 16" radius provide comfort and dexterity when performing intricate movements and progressions along the black Richlite fretboard.

The Martin 000X1AE guitar features proven Sonicore pick-up technology with the Fishman Sonitone system featuring "easy access" volume and tone controls conveniently and strategically located just inside the sound hole.

Dressed in a satin finish and featuring chrome tuners, chrome hardware, this guitar has the look and sound of a highly collectible Martin, but goes for a price that anyone can afford. Embrace the dream of owning your very own Martin guitar, at a price that is too good to pass up.

All X series guitars arrive stage ready-just plug them in and play. Martin X Series guitars also include a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Martin has always made prudent use of natural resources, especially rare or endangered tonewoods in making their guitars. At the same time, Martin is committed to building guitars of superior tone and playability that are affordable to every guitarist. This 000X1AE acoustic-electric guitar from the X Series more than meets both of these criteria.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • 6-string guitar
  • 000 body design
  • HPL back and sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • 25.4" scale
  • Mortise & Tennon neck joint
  • StrataBond neck wood
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 16" radius
  • Black Richlite bridge
  • Sonitone pickup
  • Controls: tone and volume (in soundhole)
  • Chrome tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Satin finish
  • Case sold separately
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinX Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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5.0

my Martin

By reeko

from Freehold 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 Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    sounds great easy to play

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    5.0

    Martin 000 1xae

    By kristin

    from norfolk, virginia

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    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i've owned this guitar for about 3 months. never in my wildest dreams did i think i would ever own a martin. the playabilty, action, and the tone are very spot on for playing worship, or playing in a coffee shop. not only those things but it's also affordable. I'm extremely satisfied.

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    4.0

    Looked like a normal guitar

    By Ian

    from Washington

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    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I saw this guitar at guitar center and I have to say that it looks like your average guitar, I have never noticed it for awhile because I wasn't a huge martin fan. I don't know what I thought then when I grabbed the guitar, so I played it and couldn't put it back after I started. Guitar center was closing and I was there playing it until the last minute. I love martin now and this beast of a guitar that made me appreciate what martin can do to cheaper guitars and to the expensive ones as well. The 000x1ae is a mid-high end guitar in a beginners body, I highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants to get serious with guitar, it sounds amazing plugged in, it's not tinny or doesn't sound muddy, It's just right. It almost sounds like a classic rock pre-amp. Check it out right when you see it, you'll be happy you did so.

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    5.0

    Top Shelve playability and tone

    By John

    from Goodyear, AZ

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have owned many dreadnought guitars, of the Martins, D2R/1999 and DX-Series. This was my first 000 body style purchase, specifically looking for a under $700.00 purchase. Upfront, the guitar is very playable; everything seems the right size. The neck will meet the expectations of any current/learning acoustic guitar player. What sets this 000 apart from others tried was the wide and deep woody tone. Picked, it sounds almost as wide as any good dreadnought. With finger-style it really takes off; It has a deep woody tone that is round and warm ? but 'loud' and the highs can be heard when pull on them. Primary intention here was Piedmont Blues, Delta/Slide Blues and some folk classics ? All of it sounds great. I have tailored the tone with different strings, 80/20BW, 80/20PHRS in different gauges. Onboard electronics (used via DI to PA) are terrific for the price point. It adjusts very nice with the tone control that has a lot of reach in both directions. Worth every penny.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the best in its range...by far

    By Chris Byrd

    from The Colony, TX

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've actually had this now for maybe a year and a half. I went in to the store not knowing about this guitar. I tried playing about 9-10 guitars in this price range from some very reputable brands. None of them had the 'wow' factor to the sound until I played this one. It just had a louder, more balanced tone that was bright without going too far and actually had bass depth as well. The smaller body was much easier to play than the larger body Martin a friend of mine has. The action was nice with no adjustment needed. Since that time, it has held up perfectly. I have a friend that just got a $3,000 Taylor. It looks much prettier, but to be honest I like this Martin's action and sound as much or better. The only tricky thing for me was getting the same great sound through the pickup that I could hear from the guitar acoustically. I initially rectified this by playing through an MXR 10 band EQ pedal to eliminate some muddiness in the mids when playing through a P.A. Since then, I realized that the strings I used on this one really matter. I normally like Elixirs, but decided to switch to Martin Acoustic SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light strings. That did the trick to give me that super-bright great sound it had when I bought it. Also, using a 0.60 Dunlop Ultex pick (as opposed to a 0.73 pick) really helped get the best tone out of it. You can either take my word that this one sounds great or go try it yourself at the store. You'll see.

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    5.0

    ooox1ae - like it a lot

    By carl evans

    from little rock, AR

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This little martin is the ideal little brother to a more expensive guitar. I have an hd28, but wouldn't dare take it camping or loan it to a friend, for example. This little number is green (see the materials it's made of) and has a clean, warm, albeit simple, sound. I think it is amazing for what it costs. I lowered the action a little and the result is a very sweet guitar. love it. And, of course, GC made me a good deal.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Affordable and all Martin

    By kenny croes

    from Bandon, Oregon

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    In a blindfold test, many would be unable to hear the difference between this Martin and one of the more expensive models. Though made from non-standard eco-friendly materials, the guitar is a fully Martin-engineered product. It plays beautifully. The Stratabond neck is very comfortable (and nice to look at). The only recommendation I would make is that you choose an X Series model like the 0001XAE that has a solid Sitka Spruce top rather than a laminated top. I would give this instrument 5 stars if it wasn't for the Fishman electronics. It's not that the pick-up sounds bad, but it doesn't deliver a true replication of the guitar's acoustic sound. If that's what you are hoping for, you'll be disappointed. You'll need to mic the guitar or replace the electronics. But that issue aside, the Martin 000X1AE was so impressive, I purchased a Dreanought X Series model, too. And it's also a wonderful instrument.

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    4.0

    Very good guitar - Highly recommend

    By Stewart Locklear

    from Fayetteville, NC

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is such a great guitar. It sounds equal to many Martins that cost double the price. It is a plain looking guitar but it is easy to play. I highly recommend this guitar. Martin offers lifetime warranty on these guitars by the way.

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    4.0

    Great for the price...

    By John Traynor

    from New York

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I really like this guitar... I have a martin gpcpa4 and a Taylor dn3 and wanted something I could take anywhere. This guitar fit the bill HPL helps fight humidity issues and doesn't seem to ruin tone. Solid top resonates nice.. Great playability after a setup. Decent pickups.. It's just a great guitar for the money. Not sure if it has a real competitor at this price.. For a couple of hundred less the new Mitchell performance series is nice.. So is Washburn.. But this baby has what they don't ..martin tone and a cool headstock :).

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    5.0

    You wont regret buying this guitar

    By sergio arriaga

    from San Bernardino Ca

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I took this baby home today,got it out of layaway and I must say it was worth the price, the sound is so amazing never heard any other brand like Martin sound so crispy and clean makes me wanna slap myself, all joking aside this is very nice affordable guitar for some of us who cant afford expensive brand name guitars...Martin is the way to go you wont regret it... Thank you guys at guitar center for putting this up for grabs!!

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