Martin X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular 886830680632

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The Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is a great small travel and beginning student guitar. It has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the small, modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich to... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is a great small travel and beginning student guitar. It has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the small, modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. Richlite fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented mortise/tenon neck joint. Ping 14:1 tuners. Includes padded gig bag.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Modified O-14 fret body
  • Inlaid boltaron with red fiber rosette
  • Modified 1 Style bracing pattern
  • Inverted, crowned cross brace and graphite bowtie plate
  • Mahogany pattern HPL back and sides
  • Mortise/tenon neck joint
  • Stratabond neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • White Corian nut
  • Solid/square/tapered headstock
  • Mahogany HPL with printed logo headplate
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 23" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Hand-rubbed finish
  • Richlite rosewood bridge
  • 1-style belly bridge
  • 2-1/8" bridge spacing
  • Compensated white Tusq bridge saddle
  • Ping 14:1 tuners
  • Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • White bridge and end pins with black dots
  • Includes 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 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love Little Martin

Well, My favorite Martin is - The Little Martin I'm a beginner and I purchased a full size guitar and found it was just too hard for me to handle. As a Woman and...Read complete review

Well, My favorite Martin is - The Little Martin I'm a beginner and I purchased a full size guitar and found it was just too hard for me to handle. As a Woman and 5'2" I just did not feel comfortable holding the larger guitar. I decided to buy The Little Martin after reading some other reviews. I'm glad I did. I think I would have given up trying to learn guitar if I had stuck with the full size. Now, I'm going to give it a serious try. It's easy to hold - feels comfortable- great sound & tone. It's really cute. Comes with a gig bag. I think it's the best guitar for a beginner - especially a woman - if you have short arms like me. Thanks

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great miniature guitar

You couldn't go any smaller and get any sense of a functional guitar, and Martin has done a great job building tone, playability and durability into this box. Unfortunately for me it is...Read complete review

You couldn't go any smaller and get any sense of a functional guitar, and Martin has done a great job building tone, playability and durability into this box. Unfortunately for me it is just too small to really enjoy taking along as my one guitar for a week vacation. It doesn't feel right cradled in my skinny 6 ft frame. My fingers crave a larger fretboard. The new (bigger, pricier) Taylor Mini is about as small as I'd like to go without it feeling like a novelty/different instrument that I need to learn all over again by cramping my fingers. But I like its tone, and it fits overhead luggage - I brought mine to Africa and back. Better than no guitar! Play one first - If it feels good, you will enjoy having this for its portability.

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(49 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Travelin' and totin'

By MovesInUnison

from LA, CA

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

This guitar IS my acoustic guitar. A half size never sounded so full. Even on stage with a microphone in front of it, the Martin sound still carries out of a half-size. It disproves the theory that munchkins undoubtedly must have higher pitched voices. I do wish it was a cut in for better high fretting, but besides that, not a complaint at all. Thank you Martin.

(43 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Travel Guitar!!!!!!!!!

By eliobean

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

I bought this guitar because i was tired of lugging around a full sized guitar if i was just going to a friends house for a bit, or going on a trip. I ended up liking it more than my full sized acoustic. It delivers sound that you would never expect from such a small guitar. I love this guitar! GO MARTIN!

(40 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds the best

By Jennifer

from Kirkland, WA

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

I did a lot of research before buying this guitar. I even bought a Martin lxm first and decided to return it for the lx1. There is a big difference in sound. The lxm sounded more like a toy but also had more of a deeper tone, but the lx1 has a natural tone that can't be beat. It sounds better than any other full-bodied guitar I've heard besides ones that are made by Martin.

(35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love Little Martin

By Colleen Sharkey

from New Jersey

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

Well, My favorite Martin is - The Little Martin I'm a beginner and I purchased a full size guitar and found it was just too hard for me to handle. As a Woman and 5'2" I just did not feel comfortable holding the larger guitar. I decided to buy The Little Martin after reading some other reviews. I'm glad I did. I think I would have given up trying to learn guitar if I had stuck with the full size. Now, I'm going to give it a serious try. It's easy to hold - feels comfortable- great sound & tone. It's really cute. Comes with a gig bag. I think it's the best guitar for a beginner - especially a woman - if you have short arms like me. Thanks

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Collectible Guitar

By John

from Victorville, CA

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

The quality of materials and the craftsmanship of this little parlor guitar is excellent!!! It has such a sweet tone to it and is just the best for taking on travel and keeping close at hand anywhere. The gig bag is an excellent design and keeps the guitar safe when traveling and in storage. Just a beautiful piece, and would recommend as a first guitar.

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet sound

By Jim

from Ridgewood, NJ

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

We were in the other end of the store renting a schoiol violin. What fun - so I went down to the guitars to find one for my daughter. Well - this little thing is beautiful! When she and my wife played together at home it was, eyes closed, impossible to tell which was the full-sized guitar. The sound is rich like chocolate mousse. Can't believe it's a Martin for the price. This will become the collector's guitar that everybody had the cahnce to get for a song (ha-Ha).

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love, Love, Love my Little Martin

By Linda Smith

from Mechanicsville, Virginia

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

I absolutely love my Little Martin! I've picked around on full-size guitars for years but recently wanted something more comfortable for my size! I am 63, 5'4" and wanted a smaller, lightweight guitar that I could pick up and play at will, take and accompany my 4-yr. olds music class, or take along for family music night. This little girl does it all with ease - lightweight, sounds great, quite portable (fabulous bag, by the way!) Several guitarists and music teachers have tried her out and they, too, thought she was phenomenal! She may not be real wood like I originally thought, but that doesn't take away any of the enjoyment I have with her. Fabulous stress buster - great sound - light weight and music to my ear. Can't go wrong here!

(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad

By chris

from Michigan

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

Guitar plays pretty nice and has decent sound. I just found it odd that no where on Guitar Center's description or on Martin's site did they mention that it was made in Mexico. I also do not like the fact that it needs to be set up and have the neck adjusted right out of the box.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tremendous first guitar, Guitar Center is 5 stars as well

By Captive Socks

from New Jersey

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

First time guitar player who is retirement age. Self-instructing on guitar. Absolutely thrilled with this instrument. The size is perfect. It creates plenty of sound and is physically manageable. Astonished by how well it maintains its tuning. I wanted an instrument that sounded rich but not too bright, and one that would be forgiving enough to support a newbie. I didn't want to spend a great deal of effort maintaining it. I also didn't want to spend $500 on a small Taylor when I was doing this on a whim. LX1 fit my requirements. Did research online then went to a Guitar Center store to put my hands and ears on the instruments. I was extremely impressed by the person at the guitar center who helped me. He took lots of time, was patient, and very helpful. Based on how I was treated on my initial visit, I will always go to the Guitar Center first for what I now suspect will be many years of guitar business.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It was close but the Martin LX1 won

By JEFFERY

from Metro Detroit

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Comments about X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

I've been to my local Guitar Center the last few days trying acoustic guitars. I wanted something that I didn't have to always plug in all the time and you just can't replicate that acoustic tone from an electric guitar. I think I accidentally seen the Martin LX1 on You Tube and I was impressed how good it sounded for a 3/4 guitar. Personally I thought it was a child's toy but after watching a few videos I had to try it out. It was between the Martin LX1 and Taylor's Baby Taylor. Both are great guitars. The Baby Taylor was brighter and almost came home with me but the Martin just had a small edge when I was playing some rock riffs. The tone is slightly darker but I feel it had the best of both worlds for me: Acoustic tone but a hint of rock-n-roll unplugged. Another plus was how all the forums I read said how tough this guitar is. That was the big reason I looked at the 3/4 size from the full size. I can see myself taking this out. The gig bag is pretty sturdy. Nothing cheap about it. I bought my right out of the box and just tuned it up and it was good to go.

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