Little Martin Guitars

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About the Little Martin

The Little Martin is perfect for beginners looking for a high quality starter guitar. It is also a great choice for experienced players seeking a travel sized guitar. Martin offer a full range of these smaller instruments under the LX name. This range includes the LX1e , the LXM and the LXK2.

With downsized bodies and smaller scale lengths, everytbody will be able to get their hands around these beautiful mini Martin guitars with ease. Take a Martin guitar with you everywhere you go with the travel size Little Martin range.

Frequently Asked Questions about Little Martin Guitars

Question: How much smaller is the Little Martin?
The Little Martin range all have a scale length of 23" which is a good inch and a half shorter than most full-size guitars. Their bodies are smaller and slightly shallower too. Size-wise, they are not dissimilar to Parlour guitar, though the shape is known as a 'modified 0'.
Question: Do the Little Martin guitars sound different to full-sized Martins?
Yes, they do. Due to their reduced body size and scale length, Little martins have a bright, breezy sound that is strong in the upper mid-range area. They have slightly less power and sustain than full-sized Martins but have a quality, convincing acoustic sound all of their own.
Question: Where is the Little Martin range made?
The Little Martin is made at Martin's Mexico factory in Navojoa, Sonora.
Question: Is the Little Martin a good starter guitar?
Indeed, the Little Martin is an exceptional starter guitar: it is easy to play, comfortable, has less tension in the strings (due to the smaller scale length) so fingers won't hurt so much and it sounds fantastic.
Question: Can I take a Little Martin on an aeroplane?
While it is always worth checking these things with your airline, the Little Martin is certainly small enough to fit - inside its own custom gig bag - into an aeroplane's overhead compartment.