The Martin 00LX1AE Electro Acoustic Guitar is a new addition from the affordable X-Range of guitars. Combining a wealth of knowledge and luthier-ship you get a guitar that has premium features at a fantastic price point, whilst still retaining that classic Martin 'chime' that has been a staple of the brand since inception.
The Martin 00LX1AE is a Grand Concert, slope shoulder model constructed with a Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. The Mahogany gives this guitar a warm tone with fantastic sustain and a balanced tone, paired with the Sitka spruce to make for a loud sounding guitar. This combination of woods makes this guitar very versatile and perfect for any style, whether you're strumming hard or fingerpicking gently.
The high performance tapered neck is built from a rust-coloured birch laminate with a narrower width at the nut than at the 12th fret for added comfort and playability. The neck is hand-rubbed to ensure your hands glide smoothly up and down the neck, leaving you to play unabounded with aplomb.
The fretboard is constructed from FSC Certified Richlite, a sustainable material manufactured from recycled paper and phenolic resin. Ordinarily used for kitchen countertops, it has recently become popular amongst guitar luthiers seeking an alternative to Ebony and Rosewood.
Fishman Sonitone Piezo Pickup
The Martin 00LX1AE comes with a Fishman Sonitone pickup under the saddle for when you want to amplify your acoustic sound. Designed to give a natural sound without affecting the acoustic resonance, this pickup will ensure your guitar sound is well translated in a live or recording scenario. There are two controls to keep things simple, with a volume and tone knob to adjust your sound, and the controls for the guitar have been designed with a minimalist aesthetic so as not to ruin the smooth lines of this beautiful looking guitar.
This guitar has a standard 'X', non-scalloped bracing that allows the top to vibrate yet at the same time keeps it stable and durable. Steel strings can pull upwards of 200lbs of force on the neck and body and bracing ensures the guitar doesn't fold in on itself! Martin were one of the original innovators of this style in the mid-40s and due to its suitability, it's remained a part of their line up ever since. The X-Bracing allows the Martin 00LX1AE to resonate unbridled, giving you a tone that rings for days and will reach the ears of all your listeners.
Manufacturer Martin Model 00LX1AE Colour Natural Body Size 00-14 Fret Slope Shoulder Construction Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint Bracing Pattern X-Brace Brace Shape Non-Scalloped Top Material Sitka Spruce Back Material HPL Side Material HPL Finish Top Hand Rubbed Back & Side Finish None Scale Length 24.9-inch Fingerboard Width At Nut 1 3/4-inch Neck Shape Performing Artist Neck Taper High Performance Taper Electronics Fishman Sonitone
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