Martin 000-15M... a solid Mahogany guitar at a fantastic price!
The Martin 000-15M is an incredible amount of guitar for the money. Built of all solid tonewoods throughout, it is a 14-fret 000 (Auditorium) size instrument made in Style 15, with all-Mahogany construction of the back, sides, neck, and top, supported by solid spruce bracing.
It has many vintage Martin features, including nickel open gear butterbean tuners, Diamonds & Squares fretboard markers in the prewar pattern, a solid rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and of course a satin finish just like the mahogany-topped Martins of bygone eras, including Bob Dylan's first Martin guitar, and those played by legendary stars including Woody Guthrie and Elvis Presley. Just as modern versions have appeared in the hands of players as diverse as Gabrielle Aplin, Eddie Vender, Steve Earle, Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
While the rich, dark brown appearance sets them apart from spruce-topped guitars, it is the unique tone that is the real draw. The trebles are not as bright and shiny as heard from spruce soundboards. Instead they are rounder and polished, and there is a delightful bloom of warmth across the midrange heard only in mahogany-topped guitars. It is a hallmark of the 15 Series sound.
Martin didn't make a mahogany-topped model in a size as large as the 000 until modern times. And that auditorium body size amplifies that 15 Series sound with increased bass response and overall volume, while the 00015M remains confortable when sitting down compared to the larger dreadnought size.
And for all its vintage vibe, the 00015M has the modern advantages of perfect intonantion, thanks to the compensated bone saddle, and sleek 1-11/16" neck with Martin's popular Modified Low Oval profile.
All of our Martin 000-15M guitars are brand new, factory-fresh, come with a Martin hardshell case and Martin Lifetime Warranty. We thoroughly inspect every guitar before it ships (learn more). We can even set it up to your specs upon request! Simply choose between "Factory Setup" or "Custom Setup" when placing your order. Click here for more details.
Please note: Adding a guitar pickup or strap button to this model will disqualify it from our return policy and cannot be returned after these upgrades have been installed. Upgrade prices below include installation; these fees are non-refundable.