Guitar made in Mexico. HIAL is composed of a laminated compressed wood based Koa.
The comfortable handle is made of several slices of wood glued giving a striped appearance and finish
is almost gross. The key is micarta rather flat and the bridge, finishing of the credit union advantage is reminiscent of a painting than the varnish. The table is very thin. Finally, travel guitar forces the pitch is short and the format is halfway between 3 / 4 and the parlor.
The handle is comfortable, quite fine, the key is smooth and the frets offer no resistance to the fast game and slipped. The guitar is small but rather heavy for its size. Access to acute is good despite the lack of cutaway.
The sound of the LX is surprising. It is powerful and focused high frequencies while the format makes us
expect to treble in front and no bass. Here it is different, the sound is reminiscent of a much larger instrument.
It responds well with good momentum, sustain is good despite the format. She is comfortable in picking and arpeggio cash but very strong even at the rhythmical pick. It is quite versatile.
I did last year. I needed a little guitar to carry around everywhere but not a gadget. In choosing Martin I could not deceive me and I have here a real instrument. Biensur the price is high for a travel guitar but it is more than that: it's a guitar at all, much better than the same great price.
I remake that choice without hesitation.