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Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Natural Solid Sitka Spruce Top

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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 Richlite fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with reliable Fishman electronics, and you're 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
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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MartinX Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased AND after a lot of research

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Guitar That Falls Short

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. ...Read complete review

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone

By Alex

from Portland, OR

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Battery location
  • Electronics fell out

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

This is my go-to acoustic. Mine might be a slightly different model as I got mine in 2014.
The tone is great, it sustains well, stays in tune for a long time. The narrow profile of the body makes playing really comfortable.
My only issues are that the battery is not easy to change with the strings on (in a nylon pouch inside, under the neck) and the electronics are held to the underside of the top with an adhesive, which is really weak and fell off after a couple months. I was able to reattach it with a stronger adhesive that didn't affect the sound at all.
I was surprised by how loud I could play it with minimal feedback, so that was a welcome surprise.

 
5.0

SCHWEET

By Brett

from Tyler, TX

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

      Great guitar for fingerpicking. Has spunk. Very happy with feel, tone, and price. Period.

       
      5.0

      Best Guitar I've ever played under $1K.

      By Mandoholic

      from Salem, Oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • It's a Martin!
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

        I bought this for my 12 year old Grand daughter. She just loves it. Perfect size for her, it sounds great and it's a Martin. She is an accomplished, violinist and an experienced guitarist. She says this is the best guitar she's ever played, except for one of my high end Martins.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By leti

        from Mexico

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

          Great guitar

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Martín Pantoja Covers

          from Tampico

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

            Amazing, I from Mexico, the best guitar a I ever had

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Starter Martin

            By Barker

            from Jackson, MS

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

              I fell in love with this guitar from the very first time I picked it up in the acoustic room. I was the only one playing and the other guitars began to resonate and hum. Ultimately a guitar is judged by its sound period. You get a sound quality way above the price of this guitar. Now that I have had it for some time I have come to appreciate the quality and durability as well.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Guitar

              By WEJ Band

              from Smithfield, NC

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

                  Incredible sound quality and the smaller size is a plus.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great instrument great price

                  By JohnnyStrummer

                  from Allendale NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  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 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

                    Amazing instrument for the money....a great value!

                    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It is a real Martin

                    By Jim

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    Pros

                    • Tone Price Fast Neck

                    Cons

                    • Somewhat Muffled Bass

                    Best Uses

                    • Play it

                    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

                    I have never owned a Martin guitar. Not that I never wanted one, but the price was too expensive for me. I played this Marin three times before I bought it. I researched the guitar and knew about HPL, and the pros and cons. But I bought it because it has that Martin tone, and the price tag was very easy to digest. The neck is a laminate neck, but it is very nice, feels great and seems indestructible. I'm getting tired of getting out the allen wrench and doing truss rod adjustments on my acoustics.
                    I played it through an amp and was very surprised that the tone rang out, very bright on the tenor end. Bass end seemed a little muffled. The Fishmann pre amp is stuck inside the sound hole and the volume and tone controls are easy to adjust on the left side of the sound hole. The guitar is like any other Martin with regards to build quality, it's flawless. The spruce top has been hand rubbed giving the guitar a very understated look. But the sound is not understated and that's why I bought it. Don't let anyone tell you that the X Series with HPL sides and backs are not real Martins, they are.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Makes you play more

                    By Coltrane88

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    Pros

                    • Fun to play
                    • Great Value
                    • Sounds Great

                    Cons

                    • Might Make Spouse Jealous

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing

                    Comments about Martin X Series 2015 Custom X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

                    I've played hand me down, cheaper guitars for way too long, and finally decided to get a guitar I could play in public. When I started shopping I didn't expect to afford a Martin, but this was a great balance of quality and price.

                    I'd really recommend this to a novice guitar player who wants to get more serious and improve how you play and sound. This guitar is a lot of fun to play and sounds great. I can't walk past it without picking it up and playing for a while. If you are looking to get better, this guitar will help. I've had this guitar for about 6 mos and my playing has improved more in that time than in the many years before, just from playing it more.

                    I haven't had to change the battery yet but the electronics are hidden and simple -- just right for an acoustic/electric. It sounds really clean amped or not. The jack was loose when I got it but it was an easy fix. I wish it had inlays on the neck, but that's a small issue.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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