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Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under 700 - Comparison Test 1
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How do they stack up? The Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon vs the Martin LX1E

We take a look at two popular items, the Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon and the Martin LX1E. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. If you find this article interesting, you might also want to read Top 10 Best Acoustic Electric Guitars Under $700

Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon. The most important thing when it comes to guitars is of course the sound. So listen to the guitar being played on the link below. Notice the fullness of the guitar tone and the luscious bass guitar tone. A steel string guitar with lots of potential!

Next up is the Martin LX1E. The first thing we noticed when we started researching this Martin acoustic electric guitar was that all the reviews said the same thing- it sounds great! Many claims that they’ve had a few guitars before, but this one beats them all. Many are also astounded that this Martin guitar so cheap but still sounds so good.


Taking a closer look at the features of the Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon

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Taking a closer look at the features of the Martin LX1E

The second thing you learn as you read more about the Martin acoustic electric is that it’s the same guitar that Ed Sheeran uses, so if you’re a fan (of course you are!), you should check this Martin guitar out! Here is a video review where you can both learn more about the guitar and listen to it.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Martin LX1E
KEY FEATURES
+ White with gold sparkle appointments
+ Full, warm tone
+ Gold sparkle binding
+ Mahogany neck


+ Ed Sheeran’s guitar of choice
+ Small, known as the Little Martin
+ Built-in tuner
+ Padded gig bag
+ Great as travel guitars

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
The main reason anybody would buy this guitar is probably the way it looks. It has an exclusive look to it, and will make any guitar player feel like a million bucks when you play it. But that doesn’t mean that the sound isn’t good, it really gives a guitar player's music soul and fills it with all the right overtones. Just the fact that Ed Sheeran uses this little Martin guitar is reason enough for many to buy it, but that’s not the only reason why you should consider it. This Martin acoustic electric guitar is small, which is handy if you tend to require travel guitars or electric guitars for smaller sized hands, and the sound is actually great. It’s really nice that the Little Martin features an built-in tuner as well, no need to look for your tuner every time you’re going to play! Check out the Martin DRS2 or other Martin Road Series DRS1, the Martin DRS 2 and onwards guitars for great Martin acoustics and electrics.


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