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Martin 15 Series DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Martin 15 Series DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H77731)

An all-mahogany dreadnought with cutaway and Shadow NanoMag Pickup.

The Martin DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Case is constructed of genuine solid mahogany for a warm, full tone with distinctive character. This Martin D 14-fret dreadnought with cutaway also features a bone nut and saddle, diamond & square fingerboard inlays, and a satin finish. The mahogany neck with solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard adds to the guitar's acoustic warmth. If you need to go electric, the Shadow NanoMag Pickup is ready for faithful sound reproduction with volume and tone controls discretely mounted inside the soundhole.

Structure of the Shadow NanoMag Pickup
NanoMAG combines various, high-quality Samarium Cobalt magnets with an air coil and active electronics, all encased within the smallest of packages. The small size of the NanoMAG pickup allows for installation at the end of the fingerboard. Because of its subtle construction, the NanoMAG mounts nearly invisibly and without detracting from an instrument’s aesthetic appearance. Moreover, epoxy resin and a special, highly conductive silver-platinum plating provide a shield that, in combination with active electronics, helps transmit a hum-free, low impedance output signal.

Sound Characteristics of the NanoMAG Pickup
The NanoMAG’s low impedance output, responsible for an utterly noise-free signal with excellent dynamics, also maintains perfect balance among strings. Low impedance signals, in contrast to high impedance, have the advantage of much greater power capacity, which makes them less sensitive to disturbances. In other words, low impedance signals deliver more power, less noise and, as a result, simply sound better. The NanoMAG’s open sound thus carries over what is so essential to an acoustic feel: overtones and harmonics of a completely natural sounding character. Includes case.

Martin 15 Series DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Dreadnought body size
    Genuine solid mahogany top, back, sides, and neck
    Solid East Indian rosewood bridge, fingerboard, and headplate
    Shadow NanoMag Pickup
    Includes Martin hardshell case

Martin 15 Series DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Model DC-15ME
    Construction: mortise/tenon neck joint
    Body size: D 14-fret cutaway
    Top: solid genuine mahogany
    Rosette: single ring
    Top bracing pattern: a-frame ''x''
    Top braces: solid sitka spruce 5/16''
    Back material: solid genuine mahogany
    Back purfling: none
    Side material: solid genuine mahogany
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece inlay: none
    Binding: none
    Top inlay style: none
    Side inlay: none
    Back inlay: none
    Neck material: solid genuine mahogany
    Neck shape: modified low oval
    Nut material: black tusq
    Headstock: solid/square taper
    Headplate: solid east Indian rosewood
    Heelcap: none
    Fingerboard material: solid east Indian rosewood
    Scale length: 25.4''
    # of frets clear: 14
    # of frets total: 20
    Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
    Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
    Fingerboard position inlays: diamonds & squares - short pattern
    Fingerboard binding: none
    Finish back & sides: satin
    Finish top: satin
    Finish neck: satin
    Bridge material: solid east Indian rosewood
    Bridge style: belly
    Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
    Saddle: 16'' radius/compensated/white tusq
    Tuning machines: nickel open-geared w/ butterbean knobs
    Recommended strings: Martin SP lifespan phosphor bronze light gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & end pins: solid black ebony
    Pickguard: Delmar tortoise color
    Case: 345 hardshell
    Interior label: none
    Electronics: Shadow Nano mag

Martin 15 Series DC-15ME Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Product Reviews
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  • Mahogany Shadow mag...

    As reviewed by d nutz on 4/29/2014

    20 plus years of playing, recording, studio sessions...etc. The D28 is the Martin by which all others are measured, but as we know this Brazilian, now Indian Rosewood trophy is both very expensive, and limited by certain standards. Next we can look at the D18 which is a warmer guitar, still an amazing instrument and also a benchmark Martin is judged by....but, when looking for a higher mid-range level martin, the DC 15ME stands above the rest. Butter bean tuners, solid mahogany, rosewood headstock and nanomag pickup discreetly hidden in the soundhole, all lead up to an amazing sound, rich with that mahogany tone. I recently played a show and had to work with soundguy before set to turn down his master reverb hahaha! The guitar is remniscent of the pre-war Woody Guthrie Martins back in old days, but this one kicked the shit out of my DM, and D28 miked up! She's a keeper, btw-screws on the tuners seem to move one fell out, check em periodically.

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  • Best guitar I´ve ever played.

    As reviewed by Jesus Sandoval on 8/27/2013

    I bought this guitar from Guitar Center, and it is the best acoustic-electric guitar I have ever played. The look is impressive, very beautiful and disctintive colour. The sound is absolutely amazing. The only problem with this guitar, is that you will live worried about hitting it accidentally with something, it?s like a "supermodel" guitar, you must be very careful to avoid accidents.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Surprise Defect With Martin DC15-ME

    As reviewed by Dana Ziskrout on 3/19/2013

    I bought my DC15-ME and rec'd it 2nd day air as promised. I played it and it sounded great. Went on vacation, came back a week later, took it out of the case, and the internal electronics fell off from the guitar body. I called Martin and the genius there was less than helpful. So I then called Guitar Center. They were very helpful, immediately emailed me a return label, and now I have to wait about ~2 weeks for a new guitar. I give GC 5 Stars for service, and I give Martin, whose guitars are NOT cheap, 1 Star for the "so what's the problem dude" attitude. Shame on Martin.

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