Best Concert Shape Martin Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Concert shape Martin guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 89
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
  • 20 Medium Gold frets
  • Gold Side Mount tuners
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  • From Martin's 2022 Modern Deluxe series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce with VTS top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Vintage Deluxe Set neck
  • 20 Medium Gold frets
  • Gold Side Mount tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin 012-28 Modern Deluxe
  • Gold Frets
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Compensated Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Martin 0-18

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 86
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $2,399 >
  • From Martin's 1898 Standard series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
  • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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  • From Martin's 1898 Standard series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Solid Genuine Mahogany back
  • Solid Genuine Mahogany sides
  • Select Hardwood neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Nickel Open Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin 0-18
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Compensated Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Martin LX1R Little Martin

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Playability 82
Sound 83
Build quality 68
Value for money 88
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $499 >
  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin LX1R Little Martin
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Martin LX1 Little Martin

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Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 62
Value for money 85
Overall Score 75

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Spruce top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin LX1 Little Martin
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Martin 0-X1E

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Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 66
Value for money 79
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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  • From Martin's 2020 X series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • HPL top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $549 >
  • From Martin's 2020 X series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.9"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • HPL top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Rust Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman MX (Preamp/Active)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin 0-X1E
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Top Wood
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Martin LXK2 Little Martin

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Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 58
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • HPL top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Natural Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 5 Prices - New from $449 >
  • From Martin's 2014 Little Martin series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • HPL top
  • HPL back
  • HPL sides
  • Natural Birch Laminate neck
  • FSC Certified Richlite fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • FSC Certified Richlite bridge
  • Acoustic Modified Low Oval Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Martin LXK2 Little Martin
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Top Wood
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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