It's no surprise that this plucky little Martin is so high in the list - after all, you might as well rename this guitar the Ed Sheeran.
The ginger fury (as literally nobody calls him) has made the LX1 his own, playing the travel sized acoustic throughout his rise to fame, so it surprised no one when Martin awarded Ed his own signature model (check out our review of below).
And really, it's a lot of guitar in a tiny package. Spruce topped, with Martin HPL (that's high pressure laminate, abbreviation fans) back and sides, it projects beautifully and has a wonderfully playable neck.
If you don't mind people asking why you're playing a child's guitar, the LX1 is well worth checking out.
"Ed Sheeran's Lil' Martin is the perfect guitar to bring out the inner troubadour in us all. Superb on all counts."45 Stars