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The 2016 Martin LX1 Little Martin acoustic guitar is perfect for musicians on the move as its modified O-style body is expertly crafted from solid spruce and mahogany-pattern HPL, yielding a surprisingly lush tone for such a small guitar. The LX1's 23" scale length and low-profile neck provide a loose, comfortable feel for players of all sizes.

Solid Spruce Top Radiates Crisp, Balanced Tone

The LX1 Little Martin's solid spruce top is the foundation for its impressive tone. Spruce is a preferred top wood for acoustics thanks to its ability to produce a clear, articulate sound with a balanced frequency response. Despite its diminutive size, the LX1 projects with surprising volume and sustain. Single notes ring out with piano-like clarity while full chords bloom with rich overtones.

Mahogany-Pattern HPL: Resilient and Resonant

The LX1's mahogany-pattern high-pressure laminate back and sides are made to withstand the rigors of the road. HPL is an ultra-durable material resistant to temperature and humidity changes. Yet its mahogany-inspired grain pattern also enhances the guitar's warm, punchy midrange. The result is an instrument built for adventuring that still sounds and plays like a traditional acoustic.

Comfortably Compact

With a 23" scale length, 1-11/16" nut width and modified low oval neck profile, the LX1 Little Martin is tailored for maximum comfort. Its compact size rests easy on smaller frames, while the slim nut width and low-profile neck play fast and familiar for most guitarists. Whether practicing, performing or enjoying leisurely playing, the LX1's ergonomic design keeps you cozy for the long haul.

Hand-Rubbed Finish Accents the Wood's Beauty

A hand-rubbed satin finish graces the LX1 Little Martin, protecting the wood while highlighting its natural beauty. The thin, matte coat allows the spruce and mahogany-pattern HPL to resonate freely. Visually, the satin sheen gives an understated elegance to the LX1's rustic charm. Overall, the hand-rubbed finish complements both the tone and aesthetic of this small but mighty acoustic.

Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Natural
Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Natural
Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Natural

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  • Body type: Concert/O
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Hand-rubbed top, unfinished back & sides
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Neck wood: Birch laminate
  • Scale length: 23"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Unfinished
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome with small buttons
  • Bridge: Richlite
  • Saddle & nut: Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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