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

 Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher FalconEveryone 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.

 Martin LX1ENext up is the Martin LX1E.


Gretsch 5022CWFE Rancher Falcon

Martin LX1E


+ White with gold sparkle appointments
+ Full, warm tone
+ Gold sparkle binding

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


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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