#1
hey everyone, im looking into getting a TOP NOTCH travel sized guitar, and ive been reffered to get the MARTIN LXM, i just wanted to get some other opinions first....i was also considering the baby taylor, similar prices, just diff brand...

can i get some opinions? reviews? thoughts? than youuu

here is the link to the Martin LXM

and heres the link for the Baby Taylor

anything would we well appreciated
#2
Martin acoustic guitars are amazing.
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#3
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Martin acoustic guitars are amazing.

yea bro, i kno, thats why i was leaning for the martin...i always wanted one, but thier soo much $$$..$$$

so i was thinking, heres my chance to get one..
so u think i should get it? i was hoping someone that has it, or has played it, would give me their thoughts on it
#4
Neither the Martin or the Baby Taylor hold a candle to even their lower-end full sized models - understand that. You should play either or both before you get one - if you think you are going to get "Martin" or "Taylor" sound out of either, you're going to be disappointed.

I do have a baby Taylor that I got for my son. It's pretty good considering the size etc, but again - you have to realize that you're playing a 3/4 guitar and are not going to get the kind of tone you are used to with a full sized instrument.
#6
Is there any special reason why you want a travel guitar? I wouldent expect the "martin standard" or quality from any of their guitars for under $1000...

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#7
PROTIP: Don't be fooled by the name on the headstock. Those guitars are terribly overpriced and the Martin is made from crappy materials.
#8
i've heard the baby taylor is okay, but why do you want a 3/4 guitar? you can find plenty of regular sized travel guitars that are very nice. look into some traveler ones. but if you insist, the martin backpacker is neato.
#9
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Martin acoustic guitars are amazing.

Obviously you've never played an X series or a 000-28EC.
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#10
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i've heard the baby taylor is okay, but why do you want a 3/4 guitar? you can find plenty of regular sized travel guitars that are very nice. look into some traveler ones. but if you insist, the martin backpacker is neato.


im looking for a small sized guitar that i can just bring about (walk around the house, put in my car, something i can just pull out of the back seat of my car and just start playing...u kno lol)

i was also looking @ the size as well...its small enough to fit just about anywhere and the price for a martin...u cant beat 250 ish....lol

so yea, if i werent to get the martin or baby taylor, which OTHER travel sized guitar would you guys recommend?
#11
Just because it says Martin does NOT make it a decent acoustic. Honestly, the Alvarez MSD1 is the only "travel" guitar I've ever seen that I liked. The Martin backpacker has its charm, but you might as well just learn concert ukulele. It's more rewarding.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#12
Well, you said TOP NOTCH.

You want a Larrivee Parlor guitar.... about $1000. Check out the Larrivee site and the Larrivee forum.

Used ones come up for around $700ish...
#13
If you are looking for a travel guitar wait a few weeks, composite acoustics have a new guitar called the cargo and it is a composite acoustic which is supposedly really loud. I have not played on yet but I know a few people who have played it at NAMM and it is supposedly an amazing guitar.

Also I have an art and lutherie ami, which is a parlor, it sounds really crisp and real loud. It is louder than my dreadnought. It is really balanced and the lamination on the back and sides actually enhances the sound. Most people think that lamination is plywood which a lot of it is. But is you laminate using quality woods then you will actually make the guitar stiffer. A luthier named Tim Mcnight did an experiment and found that out. He offers laminated sides and also double topped guitars.

Good luck with the search.
#14
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Well, you said TOP NOTCH.

You want a Larrivee Parlor guitar.... about $1000. Check out the Larrivee site and the Larrivee forum.

Used ones come up for around $700ish...

Parlor does not necessarily mean shorter scale, though.
Sincerely, Chad.
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