Martin LX1E Review
Martins are great guitars. A bad Martin is better than many other brands top of the line instrument. Our Martin LX1E review with cover this specific guitar so you can put it into context with other brands you may be shopping for.First off this is a mini guitar. Although it is smaller than the “average” guitar do not confuse that with a kid’s guitar or a beginner instrument. While the LX1E could certainly fill both of these rolls, it is a quality guitar with a price tag to match. Beginner instruments usually range from $150 to $300 while this Martin will run right between $415 and $450 USD. This is a great price given the quality of the guitar, but it should be considered a step above a kid’s first guitar. The LX1E might also be referred to as parlor sized or even a traveling guitar.
Martin LX1E Features
- Solid Sitka spruce top.
- Modified 1 Style top braceing pattern.
- Inlaid Boltaron rosette w/ red fiber
- Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish back and sides.
- Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval.
- Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint.
- Nut Material: White Corian.
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- 23″ scale length.
- 20 frets total.
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16″
- Finished top
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
- Bridge Material: Solid Morado
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel w/ Small Knobs.
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq.
- Bridge and End Pins: White w/ Black Dots.
- Interior Label: Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent #
- Electronics: Fishman Sonitone pickup
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