The LX1 Ed Sheeran 3 is the third Signature Martin guitar that he's had to commemorate the release of yet another amazing album. Ed Sheeran built his career on a similar Martin LX1 guitar just like this new 'Divide' model.
Small And Sturdy
The LX1 is a travel-size guitar which means it's great for when you're just starting out and learning to play or if you want a fantastic gig-worthy guitar that doesn't take up too much space on the train. It's got a Fishman Sonitone pickup on-board so that you can plug directly into a PA system at gigs or plug into a looper pedal just like Ed does.
The Spruce top gives the guitar a bright and clear tone and when matched up with the HPL back and sides you get a sturdy guitar that would you could take on the road. Especially with the handly travel gig bag that it comes with.
Fishman Sonitone Pickup
The Fishman Sonitone pickup is an undersaddle pickup that sits in the bridge of your guitar. It’s a low maintenance pickup that gives you a great sound for the stage. The tone control will change the EQ and you can use the volume knob to control how loud you are on stage.
HPL Back & Sides
In order to make this LX1 sturdy enough for the road, Martin have made the back & sides with their HPL technology. HPL stands for High Pressure Laminate. It’s harder-wearing than wood and can take temperature changes without changing form. And it sounds fantastic! You’d only need to hear some Ed’s live performances to know how great these guitars sound, especially when plugged in.
Ed Sheeran’s third album has been an absolute smash-hit on the charts and this guitar follows suit. It’s got the blue division sign inlays in the fretboard and the vivid blue ‘divide’ headstock inlay.
With a division sign etched into the body of the guitar, this model really pays homage to the ‘Divide’ album. And it’s available in left-handed too so that we don’t leave out the southpaws.
Here's what Martin say about the LX1 Ed Sheeran 3 'Divide' Model
After selling millions of records and taking a year-long creative hiatus, Ed Sheeran has re-emerged in 2017 with a new chart-busting album and his latest Martin Custom model, the Ed Sheeran ÷ Signature Edition. Built upon Ed’s love of the LX1E LITTLE MARTIN, and continuing with his mathematical themed album cover art, the “Ed Sheeran 3” forms a trilogy of signature guitars that have supported Ed along his soaring career path to pop stardom.
Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top etched with Ed’s album art and a blue soundhole rosette to match, the Ed Sheeran ÷ Signature Edition is constructed with mahogany HPL back and sides and sports blue ÷ symbols across the fingerboard and headstock. Equipped with a Custom interior label, Fishman Sonitone electronics and a gig bag, this little Martin with a big sound is ready to hit the stage, just as Ed intended.
- Model: Ed Sheeran ÷ Signature Edition
- Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
- Body Size: Modified 0-14 Fret
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Top Detail: Custom Design
- Rosette: Multi-Stripe
- Bracing Pattern: X Brace
- Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back Material: HPL
- Back Detail: Mahogany Pattern
- Back Purfling/Strip: None
- Side Material: HPL
- Side Detail: Mahogany Pattern
- Endpiece: None
- Endpiece Inlay: None
- Binding: None
- Top Inlay Material: None
- Side Inlay Material: None
- Back Inlay Material: None
- Neck Material: Rust Birch Laminate
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Neck Taper: Standard Taper
- Plek: No
- Nut Material: Black Corian
- Headstock Shape: Solid with LX Taper
- Headplate Material: HPL
- Headplate Detail: Black
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Ink
- Headplate Binding Material: None
- Heelcap: None
- Fingerboard Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
- Scale Length: 23''
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16''
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Blue Plastic
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Division Signs
- Fingerboard Binding Material: None
- Side Dots: White
- Back and Side Finish: None
- Back and Sides Color: None
- Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
- Top Color: Clear
- Finish Neck: None
- Neck Color: None
- Bridge Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
- Bridge Style: Junior Style Belly
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
- Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Black Enclosed Gear
- Recommended Strings: SP LIFESPAN 92/8 PHOSPHOR BRONZE MEDIUM (MSP7200)
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: Blue Plastic
- Pickguard: None
- Pickguard Inlay: None
- Case: Soft Gig Bag
- Label: Paper Label with Model Name, Ed Sheeran Logo Signature and Serial #
- Electronics: Fishman Sonitone
- Left Handed Availability: Yes