Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition


Photo by Steve Rose


The Ed Sheeran LX1E is a limited edition model that Martin released last year. I purchased this guitar based on it’s portability and features. It’s nice to have a guitar that you can just pick up and play while sitting on the couch or take with you when playing around a campfire.


While this is a smaller scale, travel-type guitar, it doesn’t feel like you are playing a small guitar. It fits well when in your hands and has good balance whileon your lap. I was concerned that I would have some playability issues given the smaller sized neck and fretboard, but that was not the case. Whether you’re flatpicking or fingerpicking, the notes ring out well and sound great on this guitar. I may not choose this over a D-28, but it is a nice option for those looking for portability or someone starting out and looking for a quality instrument.

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