Martin LX1 Little Martin

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Natural Finish - "Little Martin" Compact
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A "little" Martin goes A Long Way

Adding to their compact and affordable, yet highly playable "Little Martin" Travel series, the new LX1 features the same great sounding hand-rubbed solid Sitka Spruce top you would find on the top-of-the-line Martins, Mahogany Pattern HPL textured finish back and sides. Comes with a gig bag.

Like its predecessors, the latest addition to the Martin line is built with the same Martin quality craftsmanship, with an emphasis on producing great sound in a smaller guitar. These Little Martins are durable and easy to play. They are the perfect "pick up and play" guitars that let you jam at home or on the road and are the perfect choice for students. Little Martins come with a padded gig bag made of a tough ballistic cloth exterior, plush interior, backpack straps and a front zipper compartment.

Martin LX1 Features:
  • Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Modified O - 14 Fret Body
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Inlaid Boltaron rosette w/ red fiber
  • Modified 1 Style top braceing pattern
  • TOP BRACES: Inverted 1 Style Crowned Cross Brace &
  • Graphite Bowtie Plate
  • Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish back and sides
  • Rust Stratabond neck
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square/Tapered
  • Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL w/ Printed Logo
  • Fingerboard Material: Richlite
  • 23" scale length
  • 14 frets clear
  • 20 frets total
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16"
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Bridge Material: Richlite
  • Bridge Type: 1 Style Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8"
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel w/ Small Knobs
  • Bridge and End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Case: Padded Gig Bag
  • Interior Label: Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent #

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Modified 0-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Hand Rubbed
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Body Bracing Modified X Series X, Crowned Cross Brace
Neck Wood Rust Stratabond
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 23"
Tuning Machines Chrome with Small Buttons
Bridge Material Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian/16" Radius Compensated White TUSQ
Nut Width 1.6875"
Body Length 15"
Body Width 12"
Body Depth 3"
Overall Length 34"
Strings Martin MSP7100 Lifespan
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 11LX1

Customer Reviews

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Sweet little guitar

Beautiful Martin guitar. The little Martin is big on sound. The smaller size makes it convenient for my small fingers and for travel. The bag provides great protection without the weight and bulk. The sound is perfect-exactly as a Martin should be. My brother had a Martin that I envied for its beautiful wood and sound. The quality of the little Martin rivals his. The wood grain is beautiful; construction is second to none. I love this guitar; you will too


Been playing the same guitar for 22 years and wanted something different and practical. I went with the Martin LX 1 mainly because wanted something for around the house and that would not take up too much space in our RV. And lastly I've always wanted a Martin since I started playing 35 years ago and I have some Lehigh Valley, PA history. This little Martin fit what I was looking for perfectly. Not only did it fit my budget, it sounds great and the playability is awesome, especially for my aging and arthritic fingers the smaller scale is nice. The gig bag is a very nice addition as well. I am very happy with this guitar. Sweetwater service as always is the best in the business!
Music background: 35 + year hobbyest

Little Price Martin

Bought this guitar always have a guitar handy and to travel; I'm very satisfied Martin a smaller size

Finally LX1!

I have been wanting this Guitar FOREVER for my Daughter and I! Extremely happy with the quality and sound, as well as with Sweetwater. Fast, safe shipping, and superb customer service. Thanks for making this purchase an easy stress free one!
Music background: Student

super guitar for the price

sounds just like a martin should sound with plenty of volume and a nice bass tone for such a little guy! i own a D35 also so i'm picky about tone quality! i was surprised at this little guitar. never mind the mexico sticker!
Music background: hobbyist
See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars