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Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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The Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playability of an electric guitar. Martin’s auditorium body is famo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines that world-famous Martin sound with the contemporary playability of an electric guitar. Martin’s auditorium body is famous for defining the balanced acoustic guitar tone, with the right amount of bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. The body is constructed with Martin’s forest-friendly Jett Black HPL to give you an attractive visual look. This guitar was crafted to be a "player's dream."


The X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a very playable laminate birch neck with a modified low oval neck shape. This precision-cut neck has fast FSC Certified Richlite fingerboard, and a 1-11/16 in. nut width, to give you a comfortable spacing between the strings. 

Looking for electronics? The X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes complete with an onboard Fishman Sonitone preamp. This soundhole-mounted-preamp features easy-to-use rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The controls are mounted conveniently under the soundhole for easy access while you are performing. All you have to do is plug in and play. You’ll have a studio-quality sound right out of the box.

This guitar is everything you’ve come to expect from Martin, at a price that just about anyone can afford. Pick one up. You’ll love the sound and playability of this fine instrument.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Auditorium/OOO
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Jett Black HPL
  • Back & sides: Jett Black HPL
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch Laminate
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Jett Black HPL
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: FSC Certified Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Black Corian, Compensated black tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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MartinX Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

I am in love with this guitar. Amazing sound and feel to it...insanely easy to play...great price it's pretty much a bargain for the quality you're getting. I would recommend...Read complete review

I am in love with this guitar. Amazing sound and feel to it...insanely easy to play...great price it's pretty much a bargain for the quality you're getting. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality guitar that looks sleek and will last a long time. Plus it's electric with a tuner. What's not to love????

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Horrible finish ... permanent stain and marks all over

The guitar had permanent stains and marks all over in front and back. Looks like a bad finish with paints are faded in some place and marks all over... its not just finger...Read complete review

The guitar had permanent stains and marks all over in front and back. Looks like a bad finish with paints are faded in some place and marks all over... its not just finger stains.....posted pics here. Unfortunately I didnt open the box when I bought it as I had to take it to a place outside US. Devastated that I got cheated and I saved for several years and put all my hard earned money in buying this one.

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(28 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Leah the guitar enthusiast

from New Jersey

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am in love with this guitar. Amazing sound and feel to it...insanely easy to play...great price it's pretty much a bargain for the quality you're getting. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality guitar that looks sleek and will last a long time. Plus it's electric with a tuner. What's not to love????

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A True Battleaxe of a Guitar!

By The Druid

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have this black X-000CE model as well as the "Alternative X" model with the stainless top. I've toured with these guitars for years. I play many outdoor venues where temperature, dust and moisture are all issues. They are built like TANKS, they stay in tune under extreme conditions and have never let me down.

I get to the venue, pull it out of the case, plug it in to my pedalboad.DI and GO. The Fishman electronics make this guitar sound HUGE through a PA. Sound techs are always asking me questions about it because of the sound.

These guys don't sing as well unplugged...but that's not their design...these are stage guitars. If you want a guitar to sound big unplugged, this isn't the one. They still sound good unplugged, but these babies really shine in a live, plugged in setting.

Oh, and the HPL laminate body takes all the pressure off of spilling beer on your guitar. :-P Wipes right off! lol.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Jay

from Mesquite TX

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Very nice, easy to play, has a built in tuner, probably the best inexpensive guitar you could buy. All your friends can envy the fact you have a Martin. You get to be the center of attention. No cons to be seen yet and its built to last. Plus the matte black and solid wood neck are absolutely beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again if I could

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has been the best guitar purchase of my life. For the price the guitar has a beautiful sound, it's easy to play, the tuner is easy to use, the color is beautiful I love the Matt black finish, and plugged into an amplifier the feedback is minimal. I strongly suggest this guitar to anyone looking for a guitar with thousand dollar quality.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Sound!! Better Than Most $2,000 Dollars Guitars

By Zcook94

from Birmingham, AL

Pros

  • Design
  • Look
  • Playability
  • Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I received this guitar for my birthday. WOW! this thing is amazing. it's very tough and the sound perfect. I played many guitars at GC when deciding what I wanted. I play a $2,000 dollar Taylor, Gibson J-45, $1,000 dollar PRS and many other "expensive guitars." However, I kept coming to this one because it played the best and sounded the best. for a 000 the bass is perfecting balanced whereas with Taylor's they sound like paper.

      If you are considering getting a new guitar, get this one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happy Birthday to me!

      By Batman

      from Providence, RI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good deal, great sound

      Cons

      • They didn't give it to me free for my birthday

      Best Uses

      • To play drums... Duh..to play guitar and jam

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Nice addition to the flock. My son loves it, but it's mine. Nice sound, plugged and unplugged. Low end Martin but it fits the bill.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Loving this guitar!

      By Deuce

      from Trophy Club, Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I keep this little bad boy right by my computer and use it to practice and learn songs from youtube!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Martin Custom X Series 2016 X-000CE

      By hugh

      from Columbus OH

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Martin Custom X Series 2016 X-000CE, I like it so far. It has good sound quality as other said. However, it is indeed different sound quality compare to other solid top guitars. I personally feel that it has clear sound. Some might say bit plastic. Anyway I am satisfied with it. Only one issue I have is the gap between the flat board and strings are little bit much (it hurts). I might use sand paper to lower the saddle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Jethro

      from Gainesville, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar - warm tone. Exactly what I expected from Martin

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Guitar!!!

      By 風雲

      from San Diego, CA

      Pros

      • Perfect

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This guitar it is a an artwork. It is looks cool, and it sounds nice as well.
          Martins' guitar always has the best low pitch compare to others, it is really good for singing while playing the guitar. Finger style solo is also OK.
          I do love this guitar, it is my favorite one so far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unbelievable Sound

          By Tancredi

          from Boston, MA

          Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I tried several Martins on the same price range and finally I decided to purchase this one. This guitar is well engineered, It has a unique look, it feels great and it has a beautiful sound quite unique compared to most popular Martin's guitar. I am in love with this 2016 model.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I'd read the info a little more closely. Good though.

          By Donald

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I really like the guitar. I've been playing it. acoustically. Nice sound. Nice action. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that it has an automatic tuner that goes into active mode when the guitar is hooked up to an amplifier. Apparently I didn't read the fine print. I don't care for the Fishman tuner. I'd rather have electric without the tuner. My bad. I'll continue enjoying it as an acoustic guitar. Thanks.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Smitty

          from Ohio

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • An awesome Guitar

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great for practice and all around use

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Great product to practice with, and the Fishman Audio is awesome!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Cost Benefit

            By Bruno Antonio

            from Framingham, MA

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            weight is very comfortable, easy to play, clear sound

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Slighty disappointed in tone. It's the HPL

            By Just a player in STL

            from St. Louis

            Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I played this for an hour at my local GC. I've played Martins before and really wanted one that fit my budget. Acoustic guitars aren't easy to buy because there are so many variances in tone woods. HPL just doesn't project as well and lacks the chime you expect with a Martin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet Jammer

            By FIN

            from Tampa, FL

            Pros

            • Awesome look
            • Easy to use
            • Great sound
            • Sounds great plugged in on acoustic

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Just bought this guitar at GC and had a hard time putting it down once I got home. Great feel, awesome looks and the sound is great! The neck is easy to slide on and the action is just what you would expect from a Martin. Plugged in sounds good but sounds great as an acoustic. I recommend, as with all guitars, you get a chance to play it yourself before you buy. If you have your hearts set on a Martin made only of wood, then save some more and get one but I am very satisfied with this guitar in every reguard. I found it online, fell in love with the looks and then bought it after a few minutes of playing it at GC.

                Can't go wrong with this one! Price tag is sure better than its wood based brothers

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent guitar

                By Someguywithaguitar

                from Dallas, Texas

                Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Have had no issues. The HPL is quitereally, but perfect for what I use it for. This was my first Martin and it definitely won't be the last. Taylor's are junk comparedo to Martin's low end bliss

                 
                5.0

                I bought this Martin and couldn't be happier!

                By Trawick in the house

                from Arlington Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar is an incredible value. The playability and tone matches or exceeds a lot of guitars costing hundreds more. I will use this for acoustic shows and also in my cover band. Thanks Donnie at Guitar Center Arlington. C.F. Martin baby!

                   
                  4.0

                  quality guitar sound is excellent

                  By Pat

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  great sound and feel. quality guitar. they should show to use the built in tuner for people that have never used one, you need to hold down the button to turn it on, took me awhile to figure that out. but works great anyway

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar

                  By Gooze

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  Comments about Martin X Series Custom X-000CE Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Feels good when playing, great sound.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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