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Martin LX1 Little Martin X Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)
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Martin LX1 Little Martin X Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Take the sound of a Martin steel-string with you anywhere you go with the portable and great-sounding LX1 Little Martin.

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Submitted June 25, 2012 by Wayne L in Kearny, NJ
"Martin LX 1"
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My wife ask me what I'd like for my birthday and since I have already done extensive research on the LX1 it was a no brainer. ZZOUNDS is superb. I once ordered a classical guitar and I was not pleased with it, they sent me a free shipping label to send it back. They were very helpful and made everything right. Anyway, I had them send me this little martin. Man, as soon as I tuned it and gave it a strum the room filled with sound. Sound with balance,projection, and clarity. A sound that I would only expect from a FULL size guitar and one that was 3 times the price. Simply amzing. Great action right out of the box. The shipment arrived in like 2 days packaged beautifully with no damage at all. I brought it to a well kown professional luthier/guitar tech and he was even impressed by this little beast. He said all in all it was setup pretty nicely but he brought the action down a pinch, why not? Plus I was so pleased with this little beast I had him put a bone nut and bone saddle on it. Then, well, Game Over. Game over for even the full dreadnoughts, I think the tech wanted to keep it for his own fun. I am sure he'll get one. This guy works on the highest end of stringed instruments and his smile said it all. This was meant to be for travel and knockaround but not anymore, I will be taking care of this as it deserves it. Still the smaller size will come in handy when just relaxing on the couch, backyard, etc. No need to hug a tree anymore this thing is comfortable, loud,warm when fingerpicking with nicely balanced tones,( highs,mids, and lows.) The sustain is amazing and it will also stay in tune for days. Thank you ZZOUNDS you guys are awesome. Their payment plan is also a helpful, easy to use option that they offer. Giveem' a call they are friendlier and more helpful then any store associate at a big retail store. I never wrote a review before, ZZOUNDS was the exception. Customer for life, Wayne
Sound
Amazing, even better, if you could imagine that, with a bone nut and saddle. I am 40 years old and I have played many guitars. This little martin plays louder, nicer, and more well balanced then my friends full size yamaha. Just awesome.
Features
Solid spruse top. Great sustain. Stays in tune for days. Wish it had a pickguard but I'll have my tech guy custom make me one.
Ease of Use
Highly playable. Not a kid's guitar or toy. This thing is solid, has nice weight and feels like a guitar should. No novelty here, true craftsmanship in a true musical instrument. Martin Quality for sure. May I add, the action on this little beast was near perfect out of the box. No blemishes,glue,scuffs, nothing. Smooth. A simple, well made guitar (period).
Quality
As stated above, this instrument is extremely well made. Cosmetically and mechanically superb. I can not believe the price, I may buy another to use at the beach.
Value
It is worth it, and then some. Cheaper in price then the baby taylor and built way better. Just do your research. This is now the benchmark for small travel guitars.
Manufacturer Support
I have not had to deal with Martin Guitars, I am very pleased with this instrument. I have contacted zzounds on other unrelated topics and inquiries for which I have never recieved such friendlyl,helpful, and courteous customer service anywhere else. Truth.
The Wow Factor
Very appealing. The looks I get when people hear the sound that this little guitar projects is telling in it of itself. Small package- big boy sound. Whether I needed it or not I would have still bought it because it is just an amazing feat that Martin has been able to affordably build a small scale guitar that sounds better than many full size guitars at 3 times it's price. If nothing more, that's cool enough in itself.
Musical Background:
Been playing music for 30 years. I play guitar,ukulele, and saxophone.
Musical Style:
Folk, Blues, anything positive and chilled. Christian,upbeat,and any music that is deep, sincere, morally christian and meaning
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Submitted February 10, 2014 by Dolores I in New York, NY
"little martin Xl1 guitar"
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the guitar was damaged, recieved a new one in 24 hrs, I am happy with the guitar , but the gig bag does not have enough storage, only one area, so i am unable to store all my music, strings and other things i need to travel with, if i was able to get a gig bag for my little martin LX1 it would make very happy, all in all I love the guitar, it is great for travel.
Musical Background:
jam at home and out with friends
Musical Style:
everything
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Submitted March 8, 2020 by Ronald Jones in Buffalo, IL
"LX1 Little Martin Guitar for Grandson"
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Just received this Little Martin from zZounds. I just ordered a couple days ago.This guitar is awesome!!!! Great sound and Quality. The workmanship on this guitar is second to none. Buy this guitar---- you won't be sorry. I can't say enough great things about zZounds. Their payment plan made this possible .I have bought many things from zZounds and have always been very pleased with everything. Their price, their selection and Great customer service. This guitar is so impressive I think I'll buy myself one. Thank You zZounds!!
Musical Background:
Drums, guitar jam at home
Musical Style:
Country
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Submitted December 31, 2013 by Zan McMahan in Coffee Springs, AL
"LX1 Little Martin X"
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I purchased this travel guitar for my husband who is a song writer and owns a recording studio. He was extremely pleased with the guitar and amazed at the sound it produces. He said it is as loud as an electric acoustic guitar and can't believe the rich tone that come from it. Love the guitar!!!
Musical Background:
Purchased as a gift for my husband who is a songwriter and owns recording studio
Musical Style:
Country, Blues, Christian
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Submitted December 13, 2015 by Tim H in Bartlesville, OK
"Martin LX1 fun"
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Fun little acoustic to play. Easy to travel with and it has volume. Great for teaching kids with smaller hands and bodies
Musical Background:
Have been playing almost 50 years. Mostly for fun these days
Musical Style:
Country. early rock and roll, gospel
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Submitted September 29, 2014 by Nathan C in Minneapolis, MN
"Little Martin"
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Bought this for convenience purposes. It's a perfect little size to bring anywhere, or kick back on the couch with it in hand. Surprisingly bright, quality sound for such a small body. I own 3 other Martin guitars and the Little holds true to Martin's premium quality and only $299.
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Submitted April 6, 2015 by clay b in quesnel, BC
"martin LX1"
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This was my first order from ZZounds and I am completely thrilled with every aspect of the transaction,they did wonderful work with great integrity. As far as the little Martin,I`ve got to say...I love it ! It has a very easy action,the strings seem somewhat slinky to me,but she has great sound and resonates amazingly good. She`s a 9 Thank you ZZ Clay British Columbia.Ca.
Musical Background:
home taught, play by ear mainly,some pc lessons nowadays,been playing on and off for 40 yrs or so.teach students
Musical Style:
everything nearly......bluegrass and blues being at the top
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Submitted March 17, 2015 by Jim Hunter in Anderson, IN
"Excellent purchase...Mini guitar, big sound."
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Great quality for a ridiculous (as in low) price. small guitar, big sound. Purchased to that I could teach my wife to play guitar. Smaller size guitar, but looking for little or no comrpo
Musical Background:
I've been playing since I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan...I was 9 at the time..I am 60 now., have played professionally, but th
Musical Style:
Alt-country, Folk, Soul, R & B, Rock, gospel...pretty much like everything. I'm versatile, but not virtuoso...in bands, mostly s
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Submitted February 27, 2014 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Very Pleased"
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Everything it was advertised to be and more and the service from zZounds was perfect.
Musical Background:
70 years non-professional piano, clarinet, dulcimer, harmonica, violin, and now guitar
Musical Style:
blues, rock, and classical
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