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Martin X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric  

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The Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a small travel and student guitar with a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. The Fishman ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a small travel and student guitar with a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. The Fishman Ion-T electronics let you electrify that sound for performance flexibilty. Solid morado fretboard and bridge, 23" scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin's patented mortise/tenon neck joint. Gotoh nickel tuners.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Fishman Isys T electronics
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Modified O-14 fret body
  • Inlaid boltaron w/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 w/printed logo headplate
  • Morado fingerboard/bridge
  • 23" scale
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Hand-rubbed finish
  • 1-style belly bridge
  • 2-1/8" bridge spacing
  • Compensated white Tusq bridge saddle
  • Gotoh nickel tuners
  • Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • White bridge and end pins with black dots
  • Includes gig bag
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric
 
4.9

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good feel (26)
  • Stays in tune (22)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Consistent (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Recording (13)
  • School bands (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

H U G E Martin Sound

I have two Martins and a Taylor T-5. I ordered the LX1E for a gift for the holidays. I love BIG CLEAR sweet Martin FOLK SOUND. Received this MARTIN LX1E guitar in...Read complete review

I have two Martins and a Taylor T-5. I ordered the LX1E for a gift for the holidays. I love BIG CLEAR sweet Martin FOLK SOUND. Received this MARTIN LX1E guitar in a timely fashion from Musician's Friend. In great condition. Depending on your amp or amp settings this guitar sounds fantastic and delivers as a full-sounding Martin Guitar. It also has the ease of playability typical of a well-setup Martin, it CERTAINLY is a Martin. I was playing with the Fender G-Dec AMP on one of the ACOUSTIC AMP settings.

THIS GUITAR SOUNDS GREAT, i.e., sweet Martin sound. Rather than order a much lower-priced cheapish sheepish tinty sounding "guitar," lots of "bang-for-your-buck here. Martin fully delivers with a convenient travel guitar with the sound! Thanks to Ed Sheeran, this model is quite popular now, and is sold out at other retail outlets. GREAT JOB MARTIN & MUSICIAN'S FRIEND.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

too little

This guitar is fun, but don't play it in front of a group for their entertainment. If you try to play hard the sound is not good. I am trying to sell mine...Read complete review

This guitar is fun, but don't play it in front of a group for their entertainment. If you try to play hard the sound is not good. I am trying to sell mine now, as I am disappointed in the cheap materials used in construction. The neck feels too heavy and the body is too small to project acoustically. Martin Co. should just forget this project, as they will lose customers over this.

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5.0

Size isn't everything!

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

I consider myself more of an "electric guitar" player then "acoustic". I have had acoustic guitars which have come and gone in my collection. I Recently got a bug to pick up a smaller acoustic to knock around with and found a used little Martin (LX1). When I got it I was so impressed with it I realized I could actually gig with it but my LX1 did not have a pick up in it. I found this guitar at Guitar Center and couldn't be happier. It sounds "big" for a small guitar, is a blast to play, I mean it is fun. The electronics work fine, has a built in tuner. And the guitar stays in tune. You would be surprised as I was. It is a cool little guitar.
Thanks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth It!

By Jordan

from Anchorage, Alaska

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

    I have an awesome sold body Martin that was getting picked up by pretty much anyone who walked into my dorm room. I promptly sent it home, and began searching for a cheaper acoustic I could play and not worry about. I've read that these can take a beating and judging by the specimen I received, they sound pretty good too! If you're looking for a solid guitar to hold up to the wear and tear of college life; look no further.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar is amazing if you are fine with the size.

    By Josh

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • I Dont See Any Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

    I use the product for playing songs like Ed Sheeran,Acoustic soul songs like All of me by John Legend and things like that but it works great for everything. It could have a great country tone as well. Overall its an amazing acoustic feels durable and sounds great. It isn't that much of a difference in tone when it comes to normal Martin guitars but it sounds a little bit smaller. A little more bottom end taken out but not a lot. The guitar is perfect for me and as long as you can deal with the size its a great choice. Many people label it as a travel guitar but Ed Sheeran is an example that it isn't much different. It works for everything and gets as loud as you need it too. It includes a tuner a button that says phase that adds more shimmering highs and a contour button that adds more bottom end. It also includes a volume knob all packed into the Fish man electronics. The battery pack is in the bottom of the guitar right next to the strap knob and the center of the strap nob is where a cable would go. The guitar is very light and the finish on it isn't normal lacquered finish. Its very thin but its a tougher less shiny coat. Its just as durable if not more durable but its thinner and not as smooth. I don't know what else to say besides the fact that its amazing.

     
    5.0

    This guitar may be small, but it carries a GREAT tone!!!

    By DC

    from Conway, AR

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

      I'm very glad that i chose the Martin LX1E!!! I do not regret it...it is very fun to play and very compatable. I highly reccomend this guitar to any beginner guitar players, or for anybody.
      I have small hands, so this guitar makes it easier to play higher chords, and different songs.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for travel

      By SHANE

      from Mighigan

      Site Member

      Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

      I've owned this guitar for a few months and I have to say I love it. The sound quality is amazing! Even when plugged in it sound great, the pick ups are very simple to use, plus it has a built in tuner??. It's also great for travel! It comes with a VERY well made and thickly padded gig bag and its easy to carry thought the airport. Also it's small it enough to take as a carryon! One con, if you think it is, is the fact that the solid spruce top is not coated with anything so it will get dirty and scratched up.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for "older newbie"!

      By Gpa

      from Rapidan VA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

        The size of this guitar is perfect for older hands that at times are stiff and tight (can you say arthritis?) I am enjoying playing again! Thank you!

         
        5.0

        I love this little guitar!!

        By Jason

        from Maryland

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

        Small but sounds great for its small body. Musician's Friend rep was effective and very helpful! I'm very pleased!

         
        5.0

        Great little ax

        By Jack

        from Sioux City, Iowa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

          I've three or four of these before. They are very well made and what you would expect from a Martin product.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Like it, but...

          By Stan

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

            I got this guitar to force me to play more often. I keep my 37 year old Takamine in a case, as I don't play as much as I used to. The Little Martin sits on my desk. Ready to play whenever.
            But, I'm not sure of the build quality. 8 months and the neck is pulling away from the body. It's at a Martin authorized repair center. Seems like the lack of humidity has attacked it. It'll be as good as new when I pick it up. But, I got it for it's perceived durability. Don't let the Stratabond neck and HPL body fool you. Take care of it as if it was all solid wood.

             
            5.0

            Cant get my hands off you

            By Shawn

            from NJ

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about X Series 2015 LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric:

              Just cant stop playing, I am sleeping with it!

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