The newly reimagined X Series was made for those with music in their soul and adventure in their hearts. Whether you’re just learning, or a seasoned performer seeking a durable travel guitar, the X Series delivers affordable, eco-conscious instruments without compromising Martin’s legendary tone.
The use of high pressure laminate (HPL) coupled with select hardwood in the X Series make these models some of the sturdiest, scratch and weather-resistant models in Martin’s lineup. Equipped with Fishman® electronics, the X Series will transition with you from your couch, to the studio, to the stage – or even to the great outdoors.
The X Series is available in a number of body shapes utilizing solid wood or HPL tops, and HPL back and sides. The lineup also includes a 12-string, slope-shoulder, and all black models. New HPL patterns with the look of solid wood and mother-of-pearl pattern inlay on the fingerboards and rosette lend a touch of richness making the X Series as impressive to look at as they are to play. All models come with Fishman® electronics and are strung with Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings. With a new, soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge, and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior, and foam padding, your X Series instrument is ready to go anywhere.
The high-performance neck taper and tonality when strummed or picked resonated with the feel of an expensive guitar. Martin Guitar has created a winner in the features of the DX Johnny Cash Martin and the value.
Eric Dahl, Rock & Review
Fishman® MX electronics, Style 28 inlay pattern, and a select hardwood bridge make the new Martin X Series guitars a great choice for players of all skill levels!
The Music Zoo blog
The X Series is available at most authorized Martin dealers. Use our locator to find a dealer near you.
Yes, select X Series models are available through Martin’s Buy From Factory program at our factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Yes, select X-Series models are available for left-handed players. If a model is available for left-handed players, it will be noted in the specifications of that model.
The X Series is made and manufactured at Martin’s factory in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico.
Yes, like all Martin guitars, X Series instruments are hand-made and assembled by our specially trained guitar builders.
Martin Guitar’s limited lifetime warranty is available for the original, registered owner of full-size instruments purchased through the original Martin dealer within the US or Canada . This excludes Little Martin models, Backpacker instruments, and Mexico-made ukuleles. These instruments carry a one-year warranty that does not require instrument registration. More details can be found in the warranty booklet accompanying your guitar. Please contact your Martin dealer for details of international warranties. All returns should be addressed directly with the dealer through which the instrument was purchased.
HPL stands for high pressure laminate. It is a composite material made from paper and resin that is pressed at very high pressure. The surface will have a wood pattern (Mahogany, rosewood, Koa, etc.) and a protective clear coating. It is not a wood veneer.
Please watch our Restringing Your Acoustic Guitar video for a tutorial.
X Series guitars come strung with Martin’s custom light Authentic Acoustic Lifespan®0 strings. Check the specifications of your guitar for gauge information.