The Martin 00015M Acoustic Guitar looks like it came right out of the history books and it delivers a sound for the ages. In its 175-year history, Martin has set more guitar design trends than can be ... Read More
The Martin 00015M Acoustic Guitar looks like it came right out of the history books and it delivers a sound for the ages. In its 175-year history, Martin has set more guitar design trends than can be counted. The company still embraces design techniques introduced many years ago to create their guitars' timeless tone.
The Martin 00015M offers a perfect blend of vintage features and modern technology to create an acoustic guitar of exceptional tone, playability and classic Martin good looks. Back, sides and top are bookmatched solid genuine mahogany with A-frame Sitka Spruce X-bracing and a traditional maple bridge-plate. The 14-fret neck-also genuine mahogany-is joined with an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and headplate. The traditional rosewood belly-bridge is fitted with a bone saddle, and the nut is fashioned from bone as well.
The Martin 000-15M is embellished with a dark mahogany stain and a satin lacquer finish. The end result is a guitar of beauty and simplicity with a warm, rich mahogany voice. Includes case.
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I ordered this guitar thinking I would use it mostly for fingerstyle blues playing around the house, but as soon as I took it out of the case and started playing it I was BLOWN AWAY by the sounds coming out of it. I own an older Taylor 814, and that guitar is amazing, and I was even trying some other higher end guitars against it (000-28 and D-35), but they are SO expensive. I tend to have very high expectations of guitars once you're paying over $2,000, so I didn't expect too much out of this one, but in my opinion it is the best sounding guitar I have ever played! It is a very balanced, warm tone (maybe a bit more low end would make it perfect) with crisp highs. The thing that really impressed me about the sound was how it cut through when my wife and I were practicing some songs for a wedding. We sing really loud, and the piano was cranked up, and this little guitar cut through all of that even better than dreadnaughts that I have played! Not only does it sound incredible, but the playability is immaculate. The action is just right (maybe a TAD low for heavier strumming), and the neck is very small, which I love because my hands are smaller. My Taylor has an awesome neck, but I liked the feel of this one even better in my hand. I also like the meat and potatoes simplicity of this guitar. No flashy gimmicks, just pure sound quality (although the open tuners, inlays, and dark mahogany are simply stunning). Given the price, the sound, the ease of playing, I would say this is my favorite guitar I have ever played. I can't wait to install my L.R. Baggs Anthem SL and see how it sounds plugged in! Buy it, buy it, buy it!!!
I spent about 4 hours trying different guitars: Taylor, Ibanez, Breedlove, Gibson, Yamaha and many others, but none of them delivered like this Martin. When I first picked this guitar up, it felt and fit so right. For me, since I'm a woman, it's harder for me to find a small body guitar that gives the same tone as a larger, fuller guitar. The other guitars that I tried were either too uncomfortable for me to play or size wise fine but the tone was not great. This little Martin changed it all. It has a great sound to it, and the all mahogany build really benefits the guitar. I've owned this guitar for a little over two months now, which I know is not long, but Martin has not failed to impress. I play it every day and find it so hard to put down. Great quality for a smaller body, great sound, great look, great feel - what more do you need?
I have been playing guitar now for about 3 years, mostly blues and several dips into old rock and roll and good country. I had purchased a Breedlove Passport series as my first acoustic guitar and for most things it is totally spot on. But then a friend purchased a 000-15m; and this changed my opinion on acoustic guitars forever. So, as the story usually goes... 3 weeks later the local guitar store calls me and says my 000-15m was ready for me to come pick it up. This guitars warmth, and tone, and versatile size makes the inner guitar 5 year old come out every time you touch it. Its American Made, and when you open the case it smells like fresh wood, and over 100 years of rocking out. I cannot give a guitar higher praise. Any fellow blues players out there? Well prepare to have your world rocked, it sounds better then the Eric Clapton Martin, and is 1/4 the price. I love this guitar, and you will too!
I just started playing approx 3 months ago. I started out with an Epiphone AJ220S that I received for a Christmas gift. I played it every day for anywhere from 2-5 hrs a day since then, and started learning quickly. The Epiphone had a nice sound to it, but the dreadnaught style was a little bigger than I really wanted. Went to GC with the idea of trying out some smaller bodied, more expensive guitars. The sales guy asked me what I was looking for, and quickly handed me the 000-15m. I played it for about 5 minutes, then he started handing me various other Martins, Taylors, Seaguls and Breedloves. Some of them were 3x the price of the 000-15m. After playing all of them I went right back to this Martin and could not put it down. It's so easy to play, and the sound is unreal. After that I couldn't leave the store without it, and I could not be happier with this guitar. If you're looking for a new guitar, do yourself a favor and go play a 000-15m.
Play this guitar a few minutes and then play a Taylor. Repeat that a few times. Then try some other Martins. This Martin 0015M will seduce you. After you get it home set it next to your other guitars and play each one daily. Over time you will play this guitar more and the others less. You will notice that when you feel the urge to play, the Martin 00 15M will almost always be the one you pick up. You will still play your other guitars so you can return to this mahogany and get seduced all over again. It's warm and soft and smooth and full of blues. Buy it and enjoy the seduction.
I have been playing a HD-28 since I bought it in 2001 and it is the best guitar I ever played and made in my opinion. I went to guitar center about 10 times in Delaware to buy another Martin to bring down to the Jersey shore on weekends instead of bringing down my HD-28. The last time I was GC, there was a 000-15m hanging their for the first time and After playing it for one minute I had to have it.. The sound of this guitar is Incredible. Worth every penny and Some. Nice Martin case also. A Steal at the value. Especially if you can take advantage of a discount. Thanks Paul
Although it's rare that you could own a pre 1940 Martin, this little gem delivers. Since I saw Eric Clapton on unplugged, I always wanted to own a Martin 000. I went to the local guitar store and played both the spruce and mahogany, and I gotta say the mahogany is the way to go. Incredible lows and rich highs makes this one THE guitar I go to when playing. I bought a Taylor 414ce at the same time and no doubt Martin has the truest neck of any guitar I've ever played. It holds a tune after weeks of not playing, while the Taylor always needs a tweak and they sit side by side. If you like fingerpicking, then this ones for you. Other guitars, like the Taylor sound incredible plugged in and flatpicking, but this one will help you write songs, and it only sounds better over time. Best of luck in you're choice!
I set out to my local Guitar Center in NC, recently, to pick up a new acoustic that felt better in my lap. I made a quick decision several months ago to purchase a Martin D-16GT ,which I found out is a dreadnought, and that it's big, booming and uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful instrument but I play in my home and front porch and I wanted something slightly smaller and more comfortable. I spent several hours strumming, picking, plundering and inquiring with Rob, the fantastic acoustic guy in Raleigh. I knew I wanted a Martin. I was 1st drawn to the Martin OOO15-M after initially noticing how unique and "bluesy" it looks. I played it and immediately noticed its weight... Light. NICE. The highs were clear and there's a very attractive groaning low to the low E. I play mostly blues and this baby really responded to my "rookie" licks and runs. I would play it, then play 3-5 other guitars. Every so often I would return to the OOO15M and just think "wow, this is the one." I was in that store most of the day trying my best to make a good decision when I finally decided to purchase it. Rob made the trade-in smooth. I've played this new Martin nonstop since I got it and I am super happy with it. I made a GREAT decision and would recommend this bad boy to anyone. It looks rustic, and it plays like a dream!! Thanks Martin.... And thanks Rob. Buy one!
I've played a lot of really good acoustic guitars. I own Taylors, Martins, Ibanez, Godin. The folks at GC know me for coming back and trading when I find that the sound or the feel just isn't right. I'm picky and when you spend good money, you should be especially for something you love doing. This beauty is simple. The size is perfect. The sound rich, old, classic and sooo very smooth. No flash, all substance. I first played this at the Martin Factory in Nazareth, PA a month or so ago. They have a room where you can play all of the high end guitars. I could not put this down among ones 4 times more expensive. I had just bought the D15M a week earlier and was loving it. The choice was difficult at first but, the dreadnought went back and I got this instead. It is the first I pick up every day and lately the only. This will never go back. This is like coming home.
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