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Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar

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While the Little Martin is Martin's smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. This Custom LX model features a sapele top and mahogany high-pressure laminate back and sides and.... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

While the Little Martin is Martin's smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. This Custom LX model features a sapele top and mahogany high-pressure laminate back and sides and. It' an ideal musical partner for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire. Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Modified 0-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sapele
  • Back & sides: Mahongany HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Modified X Series "X"
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist Profile
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch Laminate - Rust
  • Scale length: 23"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: None
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Mahogany Pattern HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with small buttons
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated Tusq By Graph Tech White Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
Pro Coverage
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 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Martin Quality

By Schleprock

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar:

    A few years ago I bought one of these Mexican made Martin's and was amazed on how well it sounds. However, after 10 months the frets were shot. Guitar Center tried to resurface the frets but that didn't help. Guitar Center and Martin didn't want to know anything. Guitar Center suggest I not use a such a death grip on the neck.

    In 40 years of playing guitar, never have I worn out frets in 10 months. This will most likely be my last Martin because Martin has failed to take care of the soft fret issue. As for Guitar Center, they also let me down by not resolving the issue. My advice for those looking for a quality acoustic is save your money and buy a Taylor. In fact, tell Guitar Center that you will not tolerate such poor customer service.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best acoustic I own

    By Young Money

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar:

        I couldn't have any other body type for a Sapele top I wanted something flamenco guitar looking. But I also couldn't afford the Martin 0-15 so I opted for this more affordable one. It's definitely a Little Martin I questioned if it was full size or not because of the scale length of the guitar but it's a 3/4 for sure. Great sound in guitar plays better than my Fender acoustic (no model names here) and has a bigger neck than it as well! Smells delicious all I use it for is to play guitar in closed environments so I can engulf the fumes of the wood. If you're looking for an upgrade but not trying to spend over 600$ on this brands full size, go with this because I did so and I'm not planning on picking up a full size ever again.

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Guitar

        By Young Money

        from Los Angeles

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Full Size

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar:

          I love it! Good price comparing it to a 0-15 since they bit have almost identical body types. I wanted flamenco style nothing else and I'm happy with the more affordable expense! Smells good too so play nice and great fragrance for the ultimate effeciency in nothingness :-) love this guitar sold all my acoustics after awhile of owning this one

           
          5.0

          Smaller guitar with beautiful wood

          By Otto Lucas

          from North Georgia

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar:

            The guitar comes with a very nice Martin gig bag. It was easy to play right out of the box after tuning. The wood smells so good. I was hurting my shoulder playing a full sized guitar. This is easier for me to play. I love it.

             
            5.0

            It does come with a little Martin case

            By Jaime

            from Beaumont, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Weight distribution/balance

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom Sapele LX Acoustic Guitar:

            Great guitar with a great sound. Extremely well built, much richer sound than the standard lx1 or the baby Taylor. The body size makes it extremely easy to hold and play, especially for a beginner. It sounds similar to the GS Mini, but has a better body shape. I would highly recommend this over the standard lx1/baby Taylor or similar offerings from Ibanez and Cordoba. It's worth the small premium to get the sepele top.

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