Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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 Richlite fingerboard. The LX1E also features the addition of a Fishman Sonitone pickup.

Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin LX1E Features:

 

  1. Comes with a solid Sitka Spruce top.
  2. Modified 1 Style top bracing pattern.
  3. Comes with inlaid Boltaron rosette wood/ red fiber.
  4. Comes with Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish back & sides.
  5. Comes with a Mahogany pattern HPL headplate.
  6. Comes with a modified low oval neck shape.
  7. Tenon/Mortise neck joint.
  8. The Nut Material is made with White Corian.
  9. Comes with Richlite fingerboard.
  10. Comes with a 23” scale length.
  11. Comes with a total of 20 frets.
  12. Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16”
  13. Comes with a finished top.
  14. Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16”
  15. Comes with Solid Morado bridge material.
  16. Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel w/ Small Knobs.
  17. Comes with Compensated White Tusq saddle.
  18. Bridge and End Pins: White w/ black dots.
  19. Interior Label: Gold foil label with Patent and Serial.
  20. Comes with Fishman Sonitone pickup electronics.

 

Martin LX1E Little Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 

Conclusion:

 

This is certainly not one of Martin’s top offerings as those are going to be priced at thousands of dollars. If you are wondering if it plays well I would guess yes. I wouldn’t know for sure as I would never pick it up in fear of dropping it.

The LX1E has a solid spruce top with a Mahogany back and sides. This will help keep the price below the $500 mark but also add a more rugged quality to the guitar. As previously mentioned this guitar is good for traveling and certainly campfires.

 

 

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