Welcome to the official martin guitar youtube channel. In contrast to martin guitars early inception in 1833, taylor guitars is a more modern guitar company started in 1974 by robert taylor. Small, modified 014 martin body features a woodpattern hpl top with 1style sitka spruce bracing, micarta fretboard and bridge, 23 scale, stratabond modified lowoval neck, and martins patented neck mortise. All the guitars are handmade and the craftspeople use original techniques created by the company s founder to build guitars.
One of the products from this brand is the bt2 from the baby taylor series, a series which offers guitars designed for junior players, small sized adults and for use as a travel guitar. Martin guitar company plant the nazaretharea guitar manufacturer introduced jam in place on monday with a threesong show from country singer sierra ferrell. We have seen the x series use highpressure laminate builds to keep prices south of a grand, and the lx series, aka little martin, offering affordable, travelsized guitars. Jun 14, 2019 so, if your serial number is 240121 for example then your martin guitar was built in 1968. Martin x series 2015 lx little martin acoustic guitar natural. We have seen the x series use highpressure laminate builds to keep prices south of a grand, and the lx series, aka. Small, modified 014 martin body features a woodpattern hpl top with 1style sitka spruce bracing, micarta fretboard and bridge, 23 scale, stratabond modified lowoval neck, and martin s patented neck mortise.
They are the creators of the dreadnought guitar, arguably the most popular acoustic guitar design in existence. Namely, the solid spruce top and a tonewood back and sides with the unique contour shape of the neck make this guitar beautiful and easy to play on. Whether youre just learning, or a seasoned performer seeking a durable travel guitar, the x series delivers affordable, ecoconscious instruments without compromising martin s legendary tone. Martin x series 2015 lx little martin acoustic guitar black. So, comparing the two cases i can see the difference. Martin lxk2 little martin x series koa acoustic guitar with gig bag travel the world with a martin by your side. So, if your serial number is 240121 for example then your martin guitar was built in 1968. Nonetheless, this guide encompasses the majority of their series and a look at some of the best aspects and models each has to offer. Mar 12, 2019 8 martin xseries 2015 little martin lxme acoustic electric guitar for the guitarist who is looking for a great sounding yet compact guitar, the little martin lxme 2015 is the answer. If you are petite, have small hands, or prefer a smallerbodied guitar, consider one of the little martin series models built on a. Martin c330 black guitar case the martin c330 black case was a perfect fit for my new martin x series custom acoustic guitar. Like the name will suggest, this is a smaller sized guitar than the regular sized guitars.
Martin lx1e little martin natural 6string acousticelectric guitar with sitka spruce top and fishman sonitone pickup natural adding to their compact and affordable, yet highly playable little martin travel series, the new lx1e features the same great sounding handrubbed solid sitka. Martin steel string backpacker travel guitar is made out of the highquality materials which makes it both durable and great at performing in any field. At andertons with free uk delivery and 0% interest finance options. The martin backpacker travel guitar is lightweight, durable, easy to tune, play and is perfectly shaped to fit into the smallest places. Also within this series is the very cool martin dx woodstock 50 th anniversary guitarperfect for the fans of unique, commemorative instruments, which dont break the bank. Steel string backpacker travel guitar martin guitars. A very small guitar with a body shaped like an elongated triangle, similar in shape to certain types of psaltery, and designed to be very portable and inexpensive while still being constructed of quality woods. The little martin is big on tone, quality, and versatility and includes sustainable wood parts. Read the paper label on the inside of your guitar if you have yet to find a serial number. Jul 02, 2019 martin steel string backpacker travel guitar is made out of the highquality materials which makes it both durable and great at performing in any field. All martin guitar facilities in pennsylvania are currently closed due to government mandate. The little martin is ideal for travel but also makes a great student guitar. While the little martin is our smallest guitar, it is still very big on quality, tone and versatility.
The little martin series of guitars actually includes seven models, one of which isnt readily available the ed sheeran model. Martin steel string backpacker travel guitar with bag. The martin road series are the perfect guitars for any musician on the go. Martin will forever be an aspirational acoustic guitar brand but that doesnt mean that it hasnt spared a thought for our pocketbooks in recent years. Martin backpacker travel size acoustic guitar andertons music co. The lx1 features a handrubbed solid spruce top, just like the topoftheline martin guitars and boasts truly great playability that make the little martin a perfect choice for a travel instrument. The number is above 230095 so it was built after 1967 but its less than 241925 so it was built before the end of 1968 so it was built in 1968. The 16 series is martin s most stageready series including guitars in a variety of cutaway and noncutaway body sizes from d to 00, appropriate for any playing style. Travel guitars top 5 that dont suck guitar adventures. Road series the martin road series sports numerous wellmade acoustics, stocked with excellent electronics so they can be played out night after night. Some guitarists who often travel opt for a little martin due to their great portability.
Jun 25, 2019 also within this series is the very cool martin dx woodstock 50 th anniversary guitarperfect for the fans of unique, commemorative instruments, which dont break the bank. Check the inside of the soundhole on the x series and you will see where it. The martin 16 series offers unique wood pairings to complement each body shape. Best mini acoustic guitars 2020 small 34 scale length. Were gonna put this guitar down and im gonna pick up a. This portable martin acoustic features a beautiful hawaiian koa body, and includes a gig bag. Martin guitar launches livestreamed concert series for. Now the depth on this guitar is the same depth as the guitar i just played but the body shape is a little different and theyll scale is different. You can choose from both acoustic and acousticelectric models. A smaller size doesnt have to mean a sacrifice on sound quality.
The martin lx1 little martin acoustic guitar is perfect for beginners or an ideal travelsize guitar. Guitar making pioneers esp and traveler guitar have formed an unprecedented partnership in order to bring you the traveler guitar ltd ec1, a full 24 a. Our customer service representatives are currently working remotely and can be contacted from 8 am 5 pm est at 8884339177 or through our contact us page. Choose martin category all martin guitars martin guitar sizes martin tonewoods martin neck shapes martin sunbursts martin acousticelectric martin lefthanded martin custom guitars build your own martin new martin models best selling martin guitars martin guitar specs about c. The martin lxm little martin acoustic guitar is a perfect choice for travel, practice, and beginning students. Another excellent travel guitar option is a little martin. Nov 07, 2014 the little martin acoustic guitar series may be a smaller guitar, but it can be a great addition to your collection if you need a simple but goodsounding guitar to travel with or just play around the campfire. Apr, 2017 available in acoustic and electro models lx1e, and not to mention the ed sheeran signature version, the martin lx1 is a great sounding, tough little travel guitar and also comes supplied with a. The unofficial martin guitar forum an unofficial forum for. Namely, the solid spruce top and a tonewood back and sides with the unique contour shape of the neck make this guitar beautiful and easy to. The little martin acoustic guitar series may be a smaller guitar, but it can be a great addition to your collection if you need a simple but goodsounding guitar to travel with or. Check out our list with the best sounding travel acoustic guitars. Martin backpacker acoustic travel guitar with gig bag.
Theres so much good to this guitar, its hard to find the negatives. This is a triple low 18, so the 18 series from martin is mahogany. I also have a new martin d28 case that came with the purchase of the guitar. The martin lx1 little martin compact travel guitar has a tone that defies its size and price. Martin has so many great guitars that we cant possibly highlight them all. Martin guitar serial numbers when was your martin guitar built. Martin 17 series guitars pair mahogany back and sides with a sitka spruce top, typically on smaller guitar bodies. Total ratings 17, shop4omni steel string backpacker travel guitar with bag. The original martins had a label that read martin and coupa, instruments made between 1833 and 1867 have the brand listed as c. Martin and company has set industry standards by making acoustic guitars and guitar strings. Available in acoustic and electro models lx1e, and not to mention the ed sheeran signature version, the martin lx1 is a great sounding, tough little travel guitar and also comes supplied with a. The guitar comes with the regular features you would have expected with the very best of martins acoustic guitars.
Martin lx1 lx1re natural 23 scale acoustic electric guitar travel w gig bag. Whats more, 16 series models all come in a thinner 000 body depth for the playing comfort of any artist. Click on a series below to view all martin guitars in that category. Martin guitars are a prestigious, heritage acoustic guitar brand from the usa. Martin new york, guitars manufactured between 1867 and 1898 have the brand listed as c. Martin lxk2 little martin x series koa acoustic guitar with. Support the unofficial martin guitar forum by making a donation. The martin backpacker travel size acoustic guitar has great tone and is great for travel.
Whether youre just learning, or a seasoned performer seeking a durable travel guitar, the x series delivers affordable, ecoconscious instruments without compromising martins legendary tone. The first instruments to catch your attention here might be the x series little martins, like the acousticelectric lx1e or the lx little martin acoustic guitar with its. Martin dx1e koa guitar we took the dxk2ae and reimagined it. The martin dm was introduced in 1996 as the prototype for martins road series, the companys most affordable allwood guitars. All martin 16 series guitars have the 000 body depth for maximum playing comfort. Buy products related to travel acoustic guitar products and see what customers say. The newly reimagined x series was made for those with music in their soul and adventure in their hearts. With a solid sitka spruce top and modified 014 body, the lx1 doesnt compromise its tight, rich tone. Martin road series d10e sapele top acousticelectric dreadnought guitar. The company was founded in 1833 in nazareth, pennsylvania and has made world class acoustic guitars ever since.
Part of the brands affordable classic design series, the ct60s features an. The luna safari series muse mahogany travel guitar. Total ratings 17, shop4omni steel string backpacker travel guitar with bag black. At an affordable price, the road series delivers the same quality expected from a martin.632 788 322 1438 351 982 1089 287 1582 126 976 746 268 493 456 675 570 185 932 464 547 1310 964 543 320 1283 852 358 598 1031 392 1318 517 1040 1136 208 1339 1352 60 194 988 1090 1278 343 1007 281