Martin X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Koa 888365149004

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The Martin LXM "Little Martin" Acoustic Guitar is a perfect choice for travel, practice, and beginning students. Small, modified 0-14 Martin body features a wood-pattern HPL top with "1-style" Sitka s... Read More

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Overview

The Martin LXM "Little Martin" Acoustic Guitar is a perfect choice for travel, practice, and beginning students. Small, modified 0-14 Martin body features a wood-pattern HPL top with "1-style" Sitka spruce bracing, Micarta fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented neck mortise. Gotoh nickel-plated tuners and C.F. Martin script logo adorn the headstock. The LXM includes Martin heavily padded gig bag.

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Features
  • Modified 0-14 Martin body
  • Wood-pattern HPL top
  • "1-style" Sitka spruce bracing
  • Micarta fretboard and bridge
  • 23" scale
  • Stratabond modified low-oval neck
  • Martin's patented neck mortise
  • Gotoh nickel-plated tuners
  • C.F. Martin script logo on headstock
  • Includes Martin padded gig bag
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A small woman's dream!

After recently deciding to take up the guitar, I realized that my small stature was going to make it a bit difficult. In picking out a guitar I really looked through all the...Read complete review

After recently deciding to take up the guitar, I realized that my small stature was going to make it a bit difficult. In picking out a guitar I really looked through all the 3/4 and "baby's" and travels I could find, the sound out of the LXM Little Martin was much better than the Fender, Squire, and Yamaha. The Baby Taylor did sound better, but it's harder to play (you have to push very hard on the strings) and a bit too big! So the LXM with it's smooth sound seems the perfect fit, literally for me. I would recommend it for students, kids and travelers, as it really has a memorable sound and light touch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For the price its pretty decent

The guitar looks good and feels good and sound fairly good considering its under $300. The size is perfect for travleling. The biggest con is that the strings are hard to bend (probably...Read complete review

The guitar looks good and feels good and sound fairly good considering its under $300. The size is perfect for travleling. The biggest con is that the strings are hard to bend (probably because of the shorter neck).

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5.0

Great guitar, Martin quality!!

By Rick

from West Chester , Pa.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    Guitar came set up nicely, sounds like a small guitar, but has that Martin sound. Changed out strings to light and have an excellent everyday player.

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    4.0

    Great Practice

    By Moose

    from Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    Practice

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    3.0

    For the price its pretty decent

    By FartHammer

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Decent Tone
    • Great Size
    • Perfect For Traveling

    Cons

    • Cant Reach Higher Frets
    • Strings Are Hard To Bend

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    The guitar looks good and feels good and sound fairly good considering its under $300. The size is perfect for travleling. The biggest con is that the strings are hard to bend (probably because of the shorter neck).

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    4.0

    Great Guitar For Kids

    By Ranger1911

    from Granbury, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Beginner
    • Consistent
    • Easy to play
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune
    • Tiny
    • Travel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Carry On Airplane
    • Practicing
    • Road Tripping
    • Tight Spaces

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for my son on his 7th birthday. He is 4' tall and weighs 49 pounds. It fits him great. It has a much better sound than any other mini or travel guitar I've ever heard, but it's not as good as I had expected out of a Martin. String action is really nice making it easy to play. Capo fits great and holds snug. It's perfect for jamming while on a road trip. I would love to see this guitar made out of real wood. Other than that its pretty awesome. I highly recommend it.

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    5.0

    Best little guitar for the price

    By Davi

    from State College, PA

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

    Nice feel, brilliant sound

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great For Little Hands

    By Guitar Mama

    from Thonotosassa, FL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning
      • Practicing

      Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

      We bought this guitar several years ago for our daughter who was learning. Since she was not even 10 yet and has such little hands a full size was quite difficult for her to use. This smaller body and neck work great for her. It has a wonderful sound for both fingerpicking and strumming. Now that she has grown larger we are revisiting full size instruments. However, I believe she will continue to use and love her Little Martin for a lifetime.

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      5.0

      Buy it

      By Preacher boy

      from Dallas, Tx

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this as a gift for a 4th grader cause I wanted him to have a quality guitar. I did not expect the guitar to be so good...I wanted to keep it. It has great volume. The sound is suprisingly well balanced. I think the baby Taylor is still better but not by much and I am a Taylor guy...so just my opinion.I did not expect the great sound from a hpl top. The guitar is pretty and heavy. The bag is very good too. The kid and his teacher loves it. He wants to play all the time now...what else do you need.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Packs a big punch

        By Martin Ikeda

        from Des Moines, IA

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        I own the LXME Ed Sheeran, which is a great little guitar! When a family member asked my opinion on which small guitar to get, I did not hesitate to recommend Martin. The LX is HPL, but it sounds like a solid top guitar. I love the wood grain on the back of the neck and headstock. The tone of this guitar when compared to all the other 3/4 guitars, is far superior (I've owned a Laguna LD-1, Yamaha JR, and Taylor Baby). The Laguna comes closest to sound. The Taylor has an ebony neck, which is nice, but has mostly treble, very little bass. The Martin feels like an ebony neck, and projects. The natural finish is beautiful, but the pics of the all black are impressive as well. Tuners are nice, finish is quality, action was perfect out of the box, easy to fret, great for fingerstyle or strumming. Side-by-side to all 3/4 guitars, even though you pay a little bit more for this guitar, it is far, far superior to its competitors: higher quality build, more attractive finish, and sounds absolutely stunning. Comes with a bag. And it's a Martin. Check the reviews: 20X more people are buying and reviewing this guitar, and there's a reason for it-it's the best travel guitar out there!

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        5.0

        Great Little Helper!

        By MICHAEL BRANDMEIER

        from Madison, WI

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        With the restrictions on airplanes now--just ease of travel when you want to bring a guitar but there's not room or just to avoid the extra cartage--here's your answer. GREAT, fun guitar to play--sounds awesome. I use it mainly for writing. But it has a big sound for a little guitar. I have the black---Very fun.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great travel or jamming guitar!

        By Robert Basilio

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

        The size is perfect: small and light enough to take with me anywhere and play in cramped spaces, but large enough to have a good, full sound. The sound goes very well with fingerpicking, and can handle light strumming as well. The body seems very durable as well, and has already has passed the first few tests of sitting in the car with flying colors. I play this guitar now more than any of my other guitars! I only have three complaints, none of which are a dealbreaker. First, it can't handle my usual heavy strumming, so I've learned to compensate. Second, the intonation (with my guitar, at least), is just a little off in the top B and E strings. Not enough where most people will notice, but if you have a good enough ear, it can be hard tune it so every single chord rings perfectly. This is aggravated by the fact that third, the tuners can't fine tune as well, taking a few tries to land in tune. For the price though, this is definitely worth the buy!

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