The Martin X Series is an affordable range of guitars featuring Martin's signature sound and built-in electronics for easy amplification. The 000X1AE model comes with with the classic combination of a solid sitka Spruce top with Mahogany HPL (High Pressure Laminate) back and sides. And you can be sure that you'll sound just as good amplified, with the inbuilt Fishman Sonitone electronics.
The Martin Guitar Company prides itself as a leader in the use of sustainable materials for instrument construction. A stand out feature of this guitar, born from this ethos, is the use of the Richlite Paper Composite material for the bridge and fingerboard. Tested by Martin and proved to provide properties ideally suited for instrument construction, Richlite is hard-wearing, with the appearance of ebony, while being fully FSC certified.
Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Multiple Black/White Boltaron With Red Fiber
Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X-1''
Top Braces: Solid Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Mahogany Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Side Material: Mahogany Pattern Hpl Textured Finish
Neck Material: Rust Stratabond
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut Material: White Corian
Headplate: Mahogany Pattern Hpl
Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
Scale Length: 25.4''
# Of Frets Clear: 14
# Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Finish Top: Hand Rubbed Finish
Bridge Material: Black Richlite
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed W/ Small Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (Msp4100)
Bridge & End Pins: White W/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Colour
Electronics: Fishman Sonitone