Martin X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Natural

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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)

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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

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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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(78 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A small woman's dream!

By BabyPlayer

from New York, NY

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(47 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Martin. Big Sound.

By Dagger444

from Irvine, CA (The O.C.)

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

Good things come in small packages. (That?s what I keep telling my wife anyway.) And the Little Martin LXM acoustic guitar is no exception. Its smaller size is perfect for my 7-year-old son, who I bought it for, but guess who plays it more? That?s right, me. I?m the Bad Dad because I got it for his birthday, but when I pick it up I?m like a pit bull on a pork chop?I won?t let go. It?s such a kick to play. It?s got nice tops and mids, and for a little guy it?s got decent bottom, too. Put it all together and its got the rich, warm sound that makes a Martin a Martin. Another plus: it comes with a padded gig bag, making it the perfect traveling companion next to a busload of groupies. Is it perfect? Almost. My one criticism is that it lacks certain eye candy you see on other acoustics, say, mother-of-pearl neck inlays. But the lack of these decorative nuances is a small price to pay, considering its retail price is a small price to pay. Beginners, travel junkies, kids -- Bad Dads -- everybody can discover their inner Neil Young with the Little Martin LXM, the biggest little acoustic guitar around. Now if you?ll excuse me, I have to send my son to bed -- so I can play his guitar.

(41 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sjshimkus

By #1 Martin fan

from Flat Rock MI

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

I recently had surgery on my left shoulder and this ?Little Martin? was just the ticket to feed my guitar ?jones.? Following my ?procedure? I had no external rotation with my left arm. This guitar is just the right size for sitting on the couch and making some noise! I re-strung it with some Martin MSP 4050?s, lowered the action a little and now it plays like a dream. Even though my shoulder is doing much better, I can?t put it down! This thing never ceases to amaze me even though it?s ? size and all HPL. But then again, it?s a Martin!

(31 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Martin has BIG Sound

By Andy H.

from Nashville, Tn

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

The Little Martin doesn't sound like my big Martin but that's what I was expecting - so no surprises there. However, this guitar does sound bigger than it looks. If you are thinking you're going to get the big Martin sound out of this guitar then I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. That being said, as far as Travel Guitars go this is the best that I have played and I played almost everything out there in the Travel Guitar category. I was also impressed with it's durability. This thing can take temperature changes, humidity changes and anything else the barometer wants to throw at it and not bat an eye. When it arrived in the mail it had been in the back of a hot UPS truck for about three days - I took it out and the guitar was very, very warm but when I strummed it it was still in tune from the factory tuning!! Great guitar for the money - this one will be going on lots of trips with me. Oh yeah - it fits perfectly into the overhead compartment on airplanes!

(30 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It Rocks!

By Valerie

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

The Martin LXM is small but mighty. I'm a literature and language teacher. Some of my students like to put their poetry to music. I wanted a guitar I could carry to and from school, and this one fits the bill. It sounds great! (I own an Alvarez acoustic and a Fender American Stratocaster but don't want to take them to school everyday.) This little guitar will do the job for me and my prolific (and musical) poetry students, because it's light weight and portable. You won't be sorry with this sweet little guitar!

(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar...

By Me

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

Bought as a guitar to just throw around and relax with. Great tone, great feel it even sounds better than my dread Fender acoustic. Highly recommend for anyone either for fun or for some acoustic jamming.

(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If there's a better one, I haven't found it

By Sax

from Texas

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this "little" guitar for my 7 year old grandson's birthday. I tried several other brands before deciding on the Martin LXM. None even came close to the Martin's quality, playability, tone, or intonation. I kept it at my house for a week before giving it to him, and I had a hard time putting it down. If you want a child to learn on an instrument that will teach their ear the correct tones, the LXM is highly recommended.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BET!

By J. Johnston

from Illinois

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

I've had my LXM for two years. It's been to Africa, Indonesia, and all over the USA, and it hangs on my living room wall at home for those times I "feel the urge". When I'm serious I break out the '72 D35. When I just want to pick a little, this one gets the nod! I tried all the "little" and "travel" guitars, and this one is waaaaay out in front of the pack. 5 stars - more if I could!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little Guitar

By Lorena Sikorski

from Cypress, Ca

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar is a little smaller then I expected. I thought a 7/8 size would be a little bit bigger. However it has a big sound for it's size and sounds great! It fits my small size hands (I'm a petite woman) and doesn't look or sound like a kids toy. I'm not embarrassed to play it in a group. The Martin name commands respect from other guitarists. The bronze strings are a little hard on the fingers if you're not used to them; I had previously been playing on nylon strings. But again the improved sound from them is worth getting used to. The wooden front improves the sound of the LX1 and is worth the few extra bucks to get it over the LX.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taro patch top pick

By Gary Cordeiro, Ssg , US Army, 75th D

from Brentwood , Ca

Comments about X Series 2015 LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar:

I purchased this guitar expressly as a travel guitar. I will be deployed to Iraq for a year. I wanted the Koa model because it resembled a ukulele and also the rich tonal qualities. I play Hawaiian Slack Key in Open G Tuning. The bass is full and rich with a very complemental treble accompaniement. I'm not overly fond of the laminated neck, it's purely cosmetic; and a personal preference. The action is smooth and again as a personal preference; slightly lowering the string height. Beause of its petite dimensions it is easy to carry and could quite easily replace a previous bulkier favorite.

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