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Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar
- Mahogany pattern HPL (high pressure laminate) textured finish, solid sitka spruce top
- Rust Stratabond neck, shortened 3/4 scale.
- Solid Morado or East Indian Rosewood fingerboard
- Chrome small-knob tuners. Tusq saddle.
- Includes padded gig bag.
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Short of size and scale, the CF Martin Little Martin acoustic guitar is anything but lacking in features! The Mahogany Pattern HPL (high pressure laminate) textured finish also sports a solid Sitka spruce top with hand-rubbed finish for a stylish look, along with a Rust Stratabond neck and Solid Morado or East Indian Rosewood fingerboard.These materials help deliver that Martin sound in a compact and affordable instrument that s perfect for the traveling troubadour. It s also great as a beginning instrument for the small-handed player. Additional appointments include a Black Micarta bridge with compensated Tusq saddle and chrome small-knob tuners. Includes a padded gig bag.CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint BODY SIZE: Modified O - 14 Fret TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce wirh hand-rubbed finishROSETTE: Inlaid Boltaron w/ Red Fiber TOP BRACING PATTERN: Modified X Series X TOP BRACES: Crowned Cross Brace Graphite Bowtie Plate BACK MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish BACK PURFLING: none SIDE MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish ENDPIECE: none ENDPIECE INLAY: none BINDING: none TOP INLAY STYLE: none SIDE INLAY: none BACK INLAY: none NECK MATERIAL: Rust Stratabond NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval NUT MATERIAL: White Corian HEADSTOCK: Solid/Square Taper HEADPLATE: Mahogany Pattern HPL w/ Printed Logo HEELCAP: none SCALE LENGTH: 23 # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14 # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16 FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/16 FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: none FINGERBOARD BINDING: none FINISH BACK SIDES: none FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish FINISH NECK: none BRIDGE MATERIAL: Morado BRIDGE STYLE: Belly BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8 SADDLE: 16 Radius/Compensated/White Tusq TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze BRIDGE END PINS: White w/Black Dots PICKGUARD: none CASE: Padded Gig Bag INTERIOR LABEL: Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent # Martin guitars features a
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I own two high-end Martins and he usually plays one of them...that he's pretty much claimed as his own, but he admits he would be a little nervous about it in a dorm (at least at first). We test drove the Little Martin and the Baby Taylor. Both are excellent 3/4 size guitars. As most reviews state, we found the Martin to have a warmer tone and the Taylor to have a brighter tone. Both of us prefer what we consider to be the richer tone of the Martin so I went with the Little Martin. The sound for such a small guitar is amazing. The joints, seams and finish are excellent. It looks and feels like a quality instrument. My son loves the action, feel and sound. It has become his guitar of choice - he plays it at church instead of the full-size Martin he was playing. It's also just a lot of fun to play. For the price, the quality and sound is beyond what you would expect.
I would recommend this guitar for guitarists who travel, players who are small in stature, and/or those who want a cheaper, but still good-sounding guitar to knock around with.
In the winter in this part of the country (Alabama) it gets awfully dry inside. In those conditions, all of my guitars (except the LXK2 but including the LX1) have Oasis humidifiers in them, and the LXK2 is the only one I let out of the case for any extended period.
Note: To make string changes easier, I replaced the tuning machines with Grover Roto-grips. As these guitars require medium gauge strings, it turns out the Roto-grips can't handle the thicker low E string. I had some regular Rotomatics laying around, and I used one of them for that string so they'd all be cosmetically similar. I can stand tying off one string the old-fashioned way.
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