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Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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With the X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies for an acoustic-electric guitar that'll bring you pleasure for years. This balance... Click To Read More About This Product

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With the X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Martin combines over 180 years of old-world craftsmanship with new technologies for an acoustic-electric guitar that'll bring you pleasure for years. This balanced auditorium-sized guitar features a solid spruce top, with a customized rosette, and a back and sides made from durable, forest-friendly HPL material. The strong Stratabond neck and robust Richlight fingerboard are combined to deliver a fast, even playability all across the neck. Equipped with reliable Fishman electronics, and you're ready to plug into any amp or mixing board. The custom X1-000E gives you that legendary Martin sound and feel at a price that anyone can afford.


Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body type:Auditorium/OOO
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidSpruce
  • Back & sides:Durable Forest-Friendly Mahogany Patterned HPL
  • Bracing pattern:A-Frame "X-1"
  • Body finish:Hand-rubbed
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width:Info not available
  • Fingerboard:Black Richlite with ABS position dots
  • Neck wood:Stratabond
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Info not available
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:Fishman
  • Configuration:Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ:No
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:RosewoodHPL
  • Tuning machines:ChromeEnclosed with Small Buttons
  • Bridge:Black Micarta
  • Saddle & nut:Info not available 
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Tonewoods
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinX Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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5.0

Surprising quality

By Harry

from Lansdale, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted a Martin, but the cost of adding one to my collection was always too high. I found this one on sale at GC, and couldn't resist. I couldn't be happier with the guitar I took home. The fit, finish, and feel of the guitar are amazing, especially considering the price. The neck especially feels great, and shows the quality of the build. You really can't go wrong with any of these entry level Martins.

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar for the money!!!

    By Evil2gdsm

    from Radcliff, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    A lot of people get so tripped up over the fact that this particular Martin is Made in Mexico & that they built it with HPL vs REAL wood... For the money, it is an excellent guitar! I couldn't tell the difference between this one & another that was priced at 1K. I even tried a few others that were in the sub 1K market & kept coming back to this Martin...I was also very impressed with how bright the tone was! I am looking forward to seeing how this guitar holds up! My best advice is to go to GC & pick one up & play it! You be the judge! But with proper care, any guitar should last!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Guitar for the Price

    By Matt

    from Phoenix

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This a great guitar for the budget. I recommend using medium gauge strings to bring out the low end a bit. it also has great projection for the size!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Exceeding Expectations

      By Sam

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Purchased on sale, curious about a Martin made from nontraditional materials. The guitar has exceeded my expectations, and sounds much better than the comparable Taylor model. Action is solid, tuning stable, and the neck consistent across. Onboard pickup sounds alright on its own, but will sound much better with an bit of pedal action and EQing instead of straight into a P.A. Side jack is unobtrusive. The guitar itself is quite solid and near impervious to humidity from what "they" say. Looking forward to getting a lot of use out of it. Better than that Little Martin Sheeran uses anyhow...

       
      5.0

      Excellent deal!

      By Dont' have one

      from New York N.Y.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I played the demo at GC and loved it. But I wanted a new one so they ordered me one. It came to the house and the smell of the wood was wonderful. The guitar plays fine and the sound is like an expensive model's. It is made in Mexico but they have been making guitars there for hundreds of years. The negative is that the back and sides are a laminate, but it still sounds great. A very good deal for the money.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The X Series is Absolutely Incredible

        By Mike

        from Seattle Area

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        In my opinion, these guitars have been so poorly marketed. The only marketing seems to be Martin admitting that there are no frills and almost apologizing for using laminate back and sides by saying that "at least it is environmentally friendly."

        I thought that these guitars were some kind of manufactured blasphemy before I even held one. In fact, I didn't really want to try one. The only gave one a chance because it was the only 000 sized Martin in the store. I was immediately surprised by the quality feel of the neck and the astounding tone coming out of it.

        The tone is phenomenal, in fact, it is the most balanced tone I have ever heard from a guitar. The bass sounds great and the highs do not sound cheap or harsh. (Most of the far eastern imports from major manufacturers have way more features but poor feel and harsh tones.)

        After trying a few, I picked up the Dreadnaught sized one (the Dx1ae), and now I have also purchased the OOO sized model.

        The craftsmanship and comfort of both of them are top notch. It really is the easiest playing neck on an acoustic that I have ever owned. And both guitars stay in tune very well.

        The only negative comments that I have on these guitars are:
        The neck is heavy. This does kind of throw off the balance of the guitar. It does not matter to me, but there are some that might find this off-putting.
        And
        The strings that come on it which I believe are the Lifespan strings, don't seem to be the best match for the guitar. I tried a few different sets and ended up with the D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Light Strings. These really enhanced the tone with a warm sustain.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Guitar!!

        By Big D

        from Nashville,TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church
          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Had my eye on another guitar but, on a whim, i plugged the Martin up. It was wow from the beginning. Has a really cool sound to it. Unlike any of the others i played in this price range. Great feel and playability. I also played the same style in a Taylor and it blew it out of the water. The fit and finish was nice. Action wasn't too high or too low. Had GC set it up for me. Everything was in order. i have a lot of friends that are salesman at various large music stores and they all have had nothing but good things to say about the X series Martins and that says a lot. i like the matte finish. Won't show off those scratches and bumps as easy. If you are a wood-snob then this might not be for you, but for a player.....you can't go wrong. It really has soul. Tons of life!! Just and all around cool guitar.

          (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disaster

          By GS

          from Smithfield, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin X Series Custom 2016 X1-000E Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Went looking for an inexpensive 000 and thought I'd give Martin's X-Series a try having been fairly pleased with my X-Series Dread. Unfortunately, things seem to be going downhill in Martin's Mexico operation. I sampled several of these in two different Guitar Center locations and all had some glaring flaw. I attributed that to rough handling in store and ordered one. Unfortunately, the cabling of the guitar I received was flopping around loose inside and there was a strange greenish tint to the spruce top where it met the neck. I'm not saying every made in Mexico Martin is a lemon but I sure wouldn't buy one I hadn't laid hands on.

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