The X Series is an affordable and versatile choice for both beginner and professional musicians. Pictured is the X2E and this new collection aims to raise the expectations of what an affordable acoustic guitar can be. 

That expectation is met by the many features and boutique details usually only seen on much more expensive acoustic guitars. The X Series boasts a new series of high-pressure laminate (HPL) patterns for the back and sides. 

There are three new ones: Cocobolo, Ziricote, and Brazilian rosewood along with the mahogany, Koa (Hawaiian acacia), and all-black. In addition, the headplates match the respective HPL patterns plus there are satin tuners, refined rosettes, and Martin E-1 electronics with chromatic tuner and volume, tone, and phase controls. 

The X Series guitars have that legendary Martin tone and comfortable playability with a thinner fingerboard and a beveled comfort edge. I like the bridge contour and refined string spacing that fits my hands better. There is a diverse range of body sizes with X Series guitar in 0, 00, 000, D, and GPC sizes. 

Martin Guitars crafts their guitars with sustainable woods making them an environmentally conscious choice for musicians. The X Series includes models: 0-X2E Cocobolo, 00-X2E Cocobolo, 000-X2E Brazilian, D-X1E Koa, D-X1E Mahogany, D-X2E Brazilian, D-X2E Mahogany, D-X2E Ziricote Burst, D-X2E Brazilian 12-String, GPC-X1E Black, GPC-X2E Cocobolo, and GPC-X2E Ziricote. The new X2E as shown sells for $699 MSRP.