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Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
4.6

(17 reviews)

SKU: MLX1EXXXX-P

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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 Sonitone electronics for plug-in-and-play flexibility. Additional appointments include a Black Richlite bridge with compensated Tusq saddle and chrome tuners. Includes a padded gig bag.

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  • Soft Gig Bag

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LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • School bands (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

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5.0

SMALL GUITAR, BIG SOUND

By 

from INDIANA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great looking guitar! Super playable. The action was spot-on out of the box. Surprisingly versatile array of tones. The neck fits your hand like a glove. The guitar is extremely comfortable whether sitting or standing. The workmanship is high-quality throughout. What a great deal!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BIG SOUNDING LITTLE GUITAR

By 

from MUNCIE, INDIANA

Verified Reviewer

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12 Brilliant Acoustic Guitars for Under $500

Acoustic Nation· Nov 12, 2014

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What do you like?

A traditional acoustic? One with a pickup? A funky re-issue? A cool classical?

Whatever you have a hankering for, we've found a solid choice for under $500.

What? Yep. Today's manufacturers have developed some ingenious production techniques in order to bring you these wonderful instruments at an easy on the pocket price.

While the Martin LX1E is their smallest guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility.
The LX1E acoustic electric model features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany high-pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, and a warm satin finish.
It's ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire.
Great Martin Guitar tone in a compact package! This guitar simply ROCKS!

 
4.0

Good small guitar

By 

from Chile

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great Neck, well made!

     
    5.0

    Marvelous Mini Martin!

    By 

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camp Fires
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The Martin LX1E "Little Martin" is a great playing guitar with a surprisingly great sound. How do they get so much sound out of the 3/4 size body? Easy, Martin magic!

      The smaller sized body allows players to enjoy a nice guitar with the ease of play that we are accustomed to with Martin.

      Staff reviewer at Sam Ash Cleveland

       
      5.0

      Little Guitar, Full Tone

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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              Other Features Fishman Sonitone Electronics
              Series Little Martin
              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.