Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Short of size and scale, the CF Martin LX1E "Little Martin" acoustic-electric guitar is anything but lacking in features!

The LX1E features a solid Sitka spruce top with hand-rubbed finish for a stylish look. The LX1E also features Mahogany Pattern HPL (high pressure laminate) back and sides with a textured finish, along with a Rust Stratabond neck and Black Richlite fingerboard. These materials help deliver that Martin sound in a compact and affordable instrument that's perfect for the traveling troubadour. It's also great as a beginning instrument for the small-handed player.

The CF Martin LX1E is equipped with a Fishman Isys T EQ system with a built-in tuner. Additional appointments include a Black Richlite bridge with compensated Tusq saddle and chrome tuners. Includes a padded gig bag.


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Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar
  • Padded Gig Bag

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LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Stays in tune (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Little Guitar, Full Tone

By 

from Edison, NJ

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Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    If you are like me, and have dainty little hands, sometimes you feel discouraged by that lengthy 25.5" scale. Well, fret no more (pun intended)! Martin has come with the answer in a cute form factor, but the sound is still one of a full size. Chord play is easier, and the guitar is just more accessible. For younger kids, it's a great guitar to begin holding. For experienced guitar players the feeling is familiar, but everything is just closer and easier to reach. For little hands like mine, this is an excellent alternative. Oh, and it can plug in as an electric. That's right, this little guy didn't skimp on features!

     
    5.0

    Great sounding guitar

    By 

    from New Brunswick, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Solo Artists

      Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a great little guitar for the price. I saw someone playing one at an open mic night and the sound was way beyond what I thought was possible for a smaller guitar. This guitar really shines when plugged into an amp or a PA system, and it sounds good by itself as well. I'd recommend this for anyone who does solo gigs or performs at open mic nights. It's also great for students who want something of higher quality.

       
      5.0

      BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

      By 

      from CANOGA PK CAL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        GREAT SOUNDING AND WARM TONE. THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAAM ASH MUSIC

         
        5.0

        Great playing little guitar

        By 

        from Sam Ash Music Ontario

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Awesome sound quality and playability, just like you would expect from a Martin. Neck feels great and the body is super durable. Great for traveling. I bought one of these for my daughter because she was doing a lot of flying back and forth from Chicago. Guitar held up great. Comes with a nice gig bag too.

         
        4.0

        Great little guitar

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The Martin LX1E is a great 3/4 size acoustic. Great for little kids that want to start playing guitar and great for people that are on the move and want something to fiddle around with while they are on the road. Best part is that it comes with electronics so you can always plug it into and amp.

         
        4.0

        Small size big sound

        By 

        from Columbus Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is a great smaller body acoustic guitar. Featuring Fishman Isys electronics, this is a great value for anyone who needs a compact pro sounding instrument. This is a review by Jim at Columbus Sam Ash.

           
          5.0

          A perfect travel guitar

          By 

          from Lombard, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Portable
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            The Little Martin is diminutive in size, but not in tone. This guitar sounds great acoustic or plugged in. Its' compact size is great for travel or for a younger player. The guitar has many features of its' bigger brothers including a solid spruce top and Fishman preamp. The included gig bag offers protection wherever you travel with your guitar.

             
            5.0

            Another Martin Classic

            By 

            from Canoga Park, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues
              • Travel

              Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This little guy rocks pretty hard. Great for travel or practice for any level or age player. The electronics are also pretty solid as well. I could see this being a great touring guitar for an electric guitarist in a band who needs that true acoustic sound for one or two songs on the set list. Martin's are classic, and the mini series is no exception.

               
              4.0

              HUGE sound, TINY guitar

              By 

              from Sarasota, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Finding a small guitar to travel with that sounds great has always been a thorn in my side, but now I don't have to break the bank to get both in one package! I thought it sounded great, then I plugged it in and was BLOWN AWAY. HUGE sound, like its bigger counterparts, but in a much smaller package. PERFECT for practice at home or to play at a gig where you don't want to bring a bigger guitar without sacrificing sound. I TOTALLY recommend this one.

                 
                3.0

                Requires Constant Tuning

                By 

                from Argentina

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                • Requires Constant Tuning

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                So im from Argentina, my mom went to miami and she bought the guitar. at first sight it is amazing. a 3/4 size and its martin! so you can have very good quality were ever you go, i was really in love at first playing! but then i realize that the guitar requires constant tuning, i use a lot the capo too, and there is no way they get on tune! it was very disapointing, the neck has a rough finish but i didnt care to much. but it is my first martin and i reallyt wanted to be special. mabye sam ash you have check out what you are selling! please if you are going to buy chek out all this stuff. sorry my bad english. have a nice day.

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                Series X Series
                Other Features Fishman Isys T EQ system with built-in tuner
                Model LX1E
                Warranty Info:

                LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

                Backpackers and Little Martins have a limited one-year warranty. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.