Earlier this year, Martin released it’s “X Series”, an economical line of acoustic guitars made for the ins and outs of daily living. With a price tag in the $500-700 range, Martin hopes this guitar will be your “daily commuter”.
Taking the X Series on a trip, letting it bang around your living room, or making it your practice workhorse – these are all good options for a guitar with a mix of quality and ruggedness. And the real value here is that Martin tone. Getting a good price on a flexible guitar…with that famous Martin tone…? That’s why this guitar shines.
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. Mother-of-pearl pattern inlay on the fingerboards and rosette add a touch of flash, making the X Series guitars 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 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.
- Solid wood or HPL tops*
- HPL back and sides*
- X Bracing
- Fishman® Electronics
- Mother-of-pearl pattern inlay
- Soft gig bag
- 6-string and 12-string models
*What is HPL?
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.
Does the Martin GPC-X2e have a solid spruce top or HPL top?