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Martin Guitars LX1E Acoustic/Electric Little Martin Guitar

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LX1E

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While the Little Martin is our 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.

Specifications:
Model: LX1E Little Martin
Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: Modified 0-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron with Red Fiber
Top Bracing Pattern: Modified X Series ''X''
Top Braces: Crowned Cross Brace
Back Material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Side Material: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish
Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock: Solid/LX Taper
Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL
Fingerboard Material: Richlite
Scale Length: 23''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/16''
Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
Bridge Material: Richlite
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Tuning Machines: Chrome w/ Small Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: none
Case: Padded Gig Bag
Interior Label: Black Foil Label
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone

Great little guitar!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
My wife got me a mini martin as a birthday present, I love this guitar. Thie size is awesome and the quality and sound is impressive. I tend to play it often and I take it everywhere. It's missing some of the bass tones of a larger guitar but has a very clean overall sound. If you're looking for a small guitar for travel or just a good compact instrument the Mini Martin is a great choice.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2015
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
I got Little Martin for my 60th birthday and could not be more happy. Quality and playability are awesome, compact size is great for travel and chilling on the patio. I put a set of Martin Silk & Steel strings on it and it sounds bigger than it's size! Highly recommended to add to any guitar collection!
Posted by Crusty Old Guy on Jul 20, 2015
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Good, but too hyped...3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
While this is certainly a good little travel guitar, I don't think its unplugged sound is as good as some reviewers state. To me it is just o.k. I also think this guitar is over priced. By the time you pay the tax it's $500.00. That's a lot of money for this little guy. The Takamine Gmini is a travel guitar that is built and sounds more like an authentic guitar for $100.00 less.
Posted by Greg on Mar 17, 2015
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Goes Everywhere4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
My indecision about the LX1E was due to silly comparisons with my Martin D35. How could Martin's smallest guitar sound as rich as a full-sized instrument that I've played for 38 years? Of course it doesn't, but as a stand-alone acoustic the LX1E is bright, enjoyably loud, and plays much like the D35, making them interchangeable for practising. When plugged into a studio monitor, the LX1E sounds surprisingly like the D35. And the built-in Fishman pickup allows for direct input as an electric guitar to my Zoom H4n and Logic Pro. But it was the baby that sold me. When I sat on the floor and started playing, she flashed her toothless smile, reached out her tiny hand, and strummed a G chord. A magical, musical hour with our six-month-old granddaughter solely because this highly-portable little Martin LX1E was with me. The D35 doesn't like camping, travelling, or babies who yank the strings. The LX1E fits in the gig bag and goes wherever I go. In fact, right now I'm strapping it onto my back, like a teenager, and hiking down to Long & McQuade to buy more stuff.
Posted by Bruce Obee on Aug 29, 2013
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Excellent Little Guitar3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
I was intrigued by this guitar as I have other Martins (DM, 000-16GT) that I love and wanted a travel guitar to bang around with me everywhere I go. I was expecting a decent little instrument but was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The sound is richer than I would expect from a parlour-sized guitar and quite well balanced. Right out of the box, the action was almost perfect. (Normally, I find the factory action on Martins to be quite high and in need of a good setup before it's to my liking.) Plugged in, it has a very big sound that can hang with much more expensive guitars. With the shorter scale length, it makes this guitar a blast to play even for an experienced player, and would make a fantastic student/beginner guitar. There are a few cons (which are easily offset by the price): The tuners aren't the greatest. They are fairly stiff and seem to have a lower gear ratio - meaning that they feel imprecise. If you are heavy-handed with your playing, you will knock this guitar slightly out of tune relatively quickly and the the built-in tuner leaves a bit to be desired. That said, Martin packs tremendous value into this package, with the padded gig bag included. If you are considering this guitar, go for it. You won't regret it.
Posted by Colin on Aug 7, 2013
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Great Guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Ok, so this is a good guitar for beginners, but also I would recommend it to anyone. Seriously, it plays like a guitar that costs 10 times more. I bought mine mainly for travel but I play it more than my Gibson and Taylor's even when I'm home. Definitely one of my top 2 guitars which is good because the rest are like 900-2000
Posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2013
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Ed Sheeran3 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Ed Sheeran plays this guitar and I want it now. I t sounds awesome when he plays it, really full sound for a 3/4 guitar. To bad I don't have $400
Posted by Ed Sheeran fan on Jun 1, 2013
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I definitely recommend this guitar.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRichmond, British Columbia
Even though it took almost 2 months for this guitar to finally get into my hands, it was definitely worth the wait. It sounds fantastic for such a small body guitar, the Solid Sitka Spruce top helps in the sound quite a bit. The neck is really playable and the action was really low, comparable to an electric guitar. The built-in pickup sounds amazing and the built-in tuner is very useful. The gig-bag that came with the guitar is very well padded and great for traveling. Some cons I found are the neck being really neck heavy, I've noticed while wearing a strap the guitar would always tilt forward and to the left if you were not holding it. Another con is the strings not staying in tune with really big bends. Overall I would definitely recommend this over the Baby Taylor or the Taylor GS-Mini. If you want to hear what this guitar sounds like please check out my review on this guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uumhbCFBieI
Posted by Colin Lee on Jan 31, 2013
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Fun comes in a small size1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
great service from L&M. the little Martin is a great little guitar to grab and take with you or pick up and play with it around the house when you don't want your big parlour guitar in your hands. It has big guitar features and sounds quite good. Action is low, stays in tune and the intonation was spot on. The fretboard is nice. Will have a tendency to go sharp or flat on string bends. Overall a excellent guitar for young hands or old really playable
Posted by Jeff on Jan 26, 2013
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Great guitar1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
First off L&M are selling it for $375 when everywhere else such as tomleemusic.ca is selling it for $357.40 or $360, try to price match. The guitar is awesome, I've tried out the baby Taylor's and gs mini and I liked the Martin better overall. The price isn't bad, I bought his guitar without even trying it out and as soon as I received it I loved it! Built in tuner and gig bag is just a huge bonus also. For travel guitars this is best in my opinion.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2012
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
If your looking for a high quality compact travel guitar with big sound the little martin Lx1e is it. The solid sitka spruce top really gives this little guitar a huge sound. I havn't put it down since I bought it, such a cool guitar to play. Compared to the Lx1 I think its worth the extra 60 dollars for the pick up and built in tuner. I highly recommend this guitar for anyone interested in buying a travel guitar. I was also very impressed with the quickness of the shipping. I live in Newfoundland and orded this guitar online Monday morning and was playing it by Friday afternoon.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012
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