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Martin X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular  

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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... Read More

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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
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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

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Experienced (3)

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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5.0

bought for my sons 11th bday

By bob

from raleigh, NC

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Bought this as a first guitar for my son and it's amazing. Perfect size, and perfect way to start. Martin's are always consistently quality guitars. He's very very pleased and so am I.

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      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Notes

      from Forest City, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        Being an avid listener of Ed Sheeran when I seen his signature Martin i was excited but when I played it I was disappointed it just didn't have the sound for the price. But when I picked this bad boy up that was hanging right beside it I had to play it again just to make sure I heard the guitar in my hands compared to Ed's this guitar is a thousand times better. I play at my church and this guitar is just great for it it doesn't overpower my singer and it has an amazing sound no matter where you play on the neck. I would buy another one if I didn't have so many guitars. if you are a beginner or an expert, child or adult this is a good guitar not hard to play with a good sound and not expensive.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        As always Guitar Center Had it in stock & fast shipping!

        By shncrln

        from York, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great Sound At Price Leve
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Could Have Better Strings

        Best Uses

        • Travelingbackpacking

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

        Great little guitar for camping/backpacking and sounds great at the price level

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LX1, a little guitar with a great sound

        By Proud Martin Owner

        from Syracuse NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Let me first start this review saying my LX1 is my third Martin. Before getting the LX1 I had bought a Baby Taylor. I never really liked the sound, it was muffled and sounded a bit like my tenor uke. I ended up trading it in on my Martin X1-000E. I happened to pick up a LX1 at my local GC. What a difference the spruce top makes. If you are in the market for a great sounding guitar at a good price that doesn't take up much room, the LX1 is for you. You won't be disappointed!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It was close but the Martin LX1 won

          By JEFFERY

          from Metro Detroit

          Site Member

          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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love my little Martin!

          By mary

          from Boston

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

          I wanted a guitar to mess around with but not be on my toes worried about it getting scratched or dropping it for the sake of my wallet. For this price, this guitar is perfect..amazed me from the moment I picked it up at GC. Tried the LXM but sounded a bit dull. For the extra $10 you can get the LX1, with the solid spruce top which gives it the well known martin ring with a vibrant and alive tone. It sounds almost like my Taylor, which is a major compliment. The neck is so smooth and easy to play on, not too thick or thin. Great low action as soon as I got it out of the box. No tweaking done whatsoever. The strings are perfect, action perfect, and most importantly the sound is perfect. Amazing guitar for the price. Can't believe the sound that can come out of this little guy! But hey, a Martin's a Martin. Couldn't be happier with it.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lets be honest ed sheeran

          By Jeff Long

          from san diego, CA

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

          Great I mean great guitar awesome tone good build easy to play just overall great guitar plus lets be honest this guitar got famous cause of ed sheeran he started playing it now everyone likes how it sounds they are right of course thanks ed sheeran.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just what I was looking for!

          By Thomas Willis

          from Clyde, TX

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

          Did a lot of internet review reading and comparison and settled on this Martin LX1. Been traveling a lot for work and wanted a smaller guitar to take with me to practice on. This guitar fit the bill. I like everything about it. Looks like they covered all the bases on it. I like the idea of the laminates. It will hold up better going from Texas in December to the freezing cold of Montana. It sounds really good. Not as rich and full as a regular sized Martin but I wasn't expecting that. Folks at the Guitar Center in Albuquerque were great. I get here fairly frequently and I really like this store. Thanks!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sound for a Travel Guitar

          By WILLIAM FAHRNER

          from Chatham, Ontario

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

          I had purchased a different brand guitar this past summer for when I went on vacation etc. Just wanted something I could play when I wanted to, and also one, that the beach and heat wouldn't damage. Well, it was durable, but didn't sound all that good. I just purchased the Martin LX1 last week and LOVE IT! It has a nice warm rich sound for a little guitar. I tried several in the store, and this one sounded the best. Great gig bag too! Today I played my Ovation, and then played the Little Martin. Sure there's a difference, but the Martin sounds great. I highly recommend it. Oh, it also has a wider neck, which helps.

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          (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.

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