Top Seller

Martin X Series 2015 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular  

Item #: 
1273887991105
  • Write a Review

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

Price:
$30900
Add to Wish List
  • LIST PRICE
    $45900
GC Gear Card
Special Financing Offers
Learn More
 
FREE STORE PICK UP Available Today Englewood, CO (12.04  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • Easy Returns
Don’t Forget
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.


GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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

VS

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.

Reviewed by 21 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

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

By 

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 LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

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

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

 
5.0

LX1, a little guitar with a great sound

By 

from Syracuse NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about X Series 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!

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It was close but the Martin LX1 won

    By 

    from Metro Detroit

    Site Member

    Comments about X Series 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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my little Martin!

    By 

    from Boston

    Comments about X Series 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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lets be honest ed sheeran

    By 

    from san diego, CA

    Comments about X Series 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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what I was looking for!

    By 

    from Clyde, TX

    Comments about X Series 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!

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound for a Travel Guitar

    By 

    from Chatham, Ontario

    Comments about X Series 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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tremendous first guitar, Guitar Center is 5 stars as well

    By 

    from New Jersey

    Comments about X Series 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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great miniature guitar

    By 

    from Lilburn, GA

    Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

    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.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    suprised!!

    By 

    from fredonia, new york

    Comments about X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Regular:

    When I bought this little guitar, I was not at all expecting how awesome the thing would sound. I love playing this guitar, and I will pick it up over any of my standard sized acoustics because it is small, portable, and easy to play. It also stays in tune, another quality I was quite satisfied with because other smaller guitars I've seen can fall out of tune quite easily. All in all, a great guitar, and lives up to its name.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to Top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.