Martin LX Black Little Martin - Black

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Black Finish and Backpack Gig Bag - "Little Martin" Compact
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Martin LX Black Little Martin - Black image 1
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The Little Martin That Could!

The LX Black "Little Martin" features black HPL (high pressure laminate) on the top, back, sides, and headstock. The Martin LX Black neck is carved from natural colored Stratabond.

Like its predecessors, the Martin LX Black is built with the same Martin quality craftsmanship, with an emphasis on producing great sound in a smaller guitar. The LX Black "Little Martin" is durable and easy to play. The LX Black is the perfect "pick up and play" guitar that lets you jam at home or on the road and is the perfect choice for students.

Your LX Black "Little Martin" comes with a padded gig bag made of a tough ballistic cloth exterior, plush interior, backpack straps, and a front zipper compartment.

LX Black "Little Martin" Features at a Glance:
  • Construction: Mortise/Tenon neck joint
  • Body size: Modified O to 14 fret
  • Top/Back/Side material: Jett black HPL textured finish
  • Rosette: Decal (gold & black herringbone)
  • Top bracing pattern: Modified 1 style
  • Top braces: Inverted 1 style crowned cross brace & graphite bowtie plate
  • Neck material: Natural Stratabond
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval
  • Nut material: Black Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square/Tapered
  • Headplate: Solid jett black HPL texture finish
  • Fingerboard/Bridge material: Black Micarta or Black Richlite
  • Scale length: 23"
  • Number of clear frets: 14
  • Number of total frets: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1 11/16"
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/16"
  • Bridge style: 1 style belly
  • Bridge string spacing: 2 1/8"
  • Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated/Black Micarta
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh nickel with small knobs
  • Recommended strings: Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze
  • Bridge and end pins: Black with white dots
  • Case: Padded gig bag
  • Interior label: Back label, gold foil label with LXBlack; Serial No. and Patent No.

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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 Black
Top Wood Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
Back & Sides Wood Jett Black HPL Textured Finish
Body Bracing Modified X Series X, Crowned Cross Brace
Neck Wood Natural Stratabond
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
Fingerboard Material Black Micarta or Black Richlite
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 23"
Tuning Machines Chrome with Small Buttons
Bridge Material Black Micarta or Black Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material Black Corian/16" Radius Compensated Black 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 11LXBLACK

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Little Martin and Gretch spider roundneck resonator

This year I bought a little martin LX and Gretch roundneck resonator from you and I play them so much that I donated all my other guitars (9) to the Monroe High School music department.. Your service and the quality of the instruments I have purchased is fantastic. Sweetwater is the only play to by guitars, in my opinion.
Music background: Started playing at eight years on and am now seventy two


Alexandra lived the little guitar. It was exactly what she wanted. She she played it last Sunday in front of the entire church as she was singing. It sounded great. Although she still treasures her full size Martin, this one is perfect for her dorm room at Liberty.

Great Sound

Received this as a anniversary present from my wife. For such a small guitar its has amazing tone and sound. Fits perfectly in a Corvette and I can take it when I give lessons and save wear and tear on my performance guitars.
Music background: Teacher/Performer

One Little Great Guitar !!!!!!!!

This is the second Martin LX Little Black Guitar that I've purchased I think this is the best guitar on the market. It's well made and sounds great,just as good as an expensive one. Martin is the only acoustic I own. Don't hesitate to buy one ,YOU SURE WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED.

I love this guitar!

I bought this guitar to supplement my Guild which I've had for many years, but now I find myself playing this one more often. It has remarkable sound for a small guitar, it looks great, and it's small size means it will be making road trips. The Gig Bag that came with is nice too. For the price and quality, you really can't beat it.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars