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While the Little Martin is the smallest Martin guitar, it is very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LX1 model features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany high-pressure laminate HPL back and sides. Its ideal for travel, student practice or for just playing around the house or campfire.

Specifications:
Model: LX1 Little Martin
Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: Modified 0-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Top Detail: N/A
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: HPL
Back Detail: Mahogany Pattern
Back Purfling/Strip: N/A
Side Material: HPL
Side Detail: Mahogany Pattern
Endpiece: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: N/A
Binding: N/A
Top Inlay Material: N/A
Side Inlay Material: N/A
Back Inlay Material: N/A
Neck Material: Rust Birch Laminate
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Plek: No
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock Shape: Solid with LX Taper
Headplate Material: HPL
Headplate Detail: Rosewood Pattern
Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
Headplate Binding Material: N/A
Heelcap: N/A
Fingerboard Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Scale Length: 23''
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: N/A
Fingerboard Inlay Style: N/A
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: N/A
Back and Sides Color: N/A
Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
Neck Color: N/A
Bridge Material: FSC Certified Richlite
Bridge Style: Junior Style Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
Knob: Small
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard: N/A
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Case: Soft Gig Bag
Label: Foil Label

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I bought this guitar to hang it on the wall beside my bed, so I could grab it in the morning and strum away with my coffee. It's so easy to handle and easy to play that you just can't wait to pick it up. The wood is beautifully grained and the neck is so comfortably shaped. I have a Martin D-28 and it is beautifully sounding for sure but this guy I throw in the car with the gig bag it comes with and play it anywhere I have to stop for a while. A travel guitar yes but it stands on it own. As a bonus the electronics are great sounding. Hard to go wrong with this mini-martin; it has now a treasured place in my collection.
Posted by Bob on Jan 8, 2021
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Spruce top too soft4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Bought this guitar, model LX1E, and my only negative is the softness of the spruce top. There is no pick guard on the guitar and very shortly after playing for a few hours I noticed the top getting scratched after regular strumming. I had a clear pick guard installed and was satisfied that the top was protected. Unfortunately, the guard stopped about .25 inches from the edge of the top. Now that .25 inches on the edge is really taking a beating from my fingernails on my strumming hand. My recommendation: if you buy this guitar, it’s a great little guitar but have a pick guard installed that reaches all the way to the edge of the top.
Posted by Neil Convey on Dec 11, 2019
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Great Travel Guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
I bought one of these in the spring - barely used. A luthier did a setup for me. It played okay before but is really good now. It has a surprising amount of volume for it's size and has good tone. I bought it to use on a boat, so the High Pressure Laminate is a good material for this as it won't be impacted by humidity. On Martin's site it says (or said) that the HPL is mahogany, which is not true. It's a laminate - think laminate flooring with better acoustic qualities. I played a number of the small guitars and, for me, this was the clear winner in the price range. I liked the Koa Taylor OS Mini better but it was more money and I would be worried about using it for a travel guitar. I wasn't impressed with the Baby Taylor but the one I played desperately needed a setup.
Posted by Sean Russell on Oct 16, 2019
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The little Martin9 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
For what you pay it's amazing. Great as a travel guitar, as a stage instrument and a learners instrument. Highly recommend
Posted by James on Mar 17, 2017
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Little Martin4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
Amazing guitar for its price. Comfortable to play, plays beautifully and it's great for traveling or for a campfire guitar. Would highly recommend 10/10
Posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2017
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Guitar little acoustic6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Sounded pretty good off the wall but I got the bridge lowered for perfect action. Plays and sounds like a dream now. Great guitar for a tiny price.
Posted by Jeff on Feb 6, 2013
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Great for fingerstyle and light strumming. Nice to take on a trip but will require an airline travel case. Easy to play with decent highs and lows.
Posted by Kingsley Chong on Feb 12, 2012
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