The Martin LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is a great small travel or a beginning student guitar. It has a solid Sitka spruce soundboard atop the small, modified 0-14 body to guarantee tight, rich tone. Richlite fretboard and bridge, 23″ scale, Stratabond modified low-oval neck, and Martin’s patented mortise/tenon neck joint. Ping 14:1 tuners. Includes a nice padded gig bag.

Martin LX1 - Little Martin

Martin LX1 – Little Martin

I received this as part of a cool promotion being done by Martin. It was included with 10 sets of Lifespan Strings plus the Little Martin LX1 with padded gig bag with my recent purchase of a Martin HD-28. This Little Martin sure is nicer than the Martin Backpacker I once owned.

The Stratabond neck adds some weight to this little guitar, but makes it pretty sturdy for travel and the affects of temperature and humidity changes. Guitar weighs in a 3-lbs 6.5-ozes making it only 1-lb lighter than many full sized Martin acoustic guitars.


  • Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
  • Modified O – 14 Fret Body
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Inlaid Boltaron rosette w/ red fiber
  • Modified 1 Style top braceing pattern
  • TOP BRACES: Inverted 1 Style Crowned Cross Brace & Graphite Bowtie Plate
  • Mahogany pattern HPL textured finish back and sides
  • Rust Stratabond neck
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Square/Tapered
  • Headplate: Mahogany Pattern HPL w/ Printed Logo
  • Fingerboard Material: Richlite
  • 23″ scale length
  • 14 frets clear
  • 20 frets total
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16″
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Bridge Material: Richlite
  • Bridge Type: 1 Style Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8″
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel w/ Small Knobs
  • Bridge and End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Case: Padded Gig Bag
  • Interior Label: Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent #