Martin LX1E Little Martin - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top and Fishman Isys T Electronics - Natural
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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 LX1E 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 and Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The LX1E also features the addition of a Fishman Isys T preamp.

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 LX1E 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: Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood.
  • 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 #
  • Electronics: Fishman Isys T

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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 Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood
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"
Electronics Fishman Isys T with Tuner
Strings Martin MSP7100 Lifespan
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 11LX1E

Customer Reviews

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All I can say is... Wow!

Been playing guitar for over 35 years now.. Martin is known for quality, great sounding instruments. This LX1E holds that heritage without a doubt. The acoustic side is full and rich. As expected, more treble due to its small body and construction but even unplugged it is sweet perfume to the ear drum. Plugged in? It grows to double its size in sound quality. Full, rich, and satisfying. This instrument will more than surprise you. Highly recommended to all levels of player experience. Thanks, Tyler B. Sir, you never cease to amaze me in customer service.
Music background: Busker/Troubadour

Great Guitar

This is a small guitar with a big tone! I had only played the acoustic model before I ordered this one and the acoustic electric model blew the acoustic one out of the water.

Quality sound, acoustic and electronic!!!

Great little guitar! Electronics are awesome, especially built in tuner! Great service from Sweetwater. Martin is a great guitar with a solid top that provides consistent good sound.
Music background: Student / Hobbyist

Couldn't be better

Awesome little instrument by martin! this is my first martin and id have to say... dont let the price and the size fool ya. If you're considering buying it, just go for it. No review is enough to explain how wonderful this instrument is. Great loud and very crisp sound. GO BUY IT! And no better place to buy it than Sweetwater! i read all about how great their customer service is. and my god do they go above and beyond. amazing customer service by sweetwater. they know how its done! extremely happy with my purchase!!

I couldn't believe it!!!!!

This is one of those guitars where I didn't get to play it first before buying but a very good close friend of mine recommended this one to me because of my small hands. Let me just tell you.... DO NOT LET THE SIZE OF THIS THING FOOL YOU! You will be amazed at its sound , its quality of build. They say this thing is just a practice guitar. In my opinion its a solid performer as well. And its a Martin. If they are proud enough to stamp their name on it, I'm not ashamed to play it out anywhere. Get it, you wont put it down.
Music background: Singer , songwriter, recording engineer.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Martin Acoustic / Electric Guitars