Martin 000-15M Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

Rich, warm, well-balanced tone without any harshness -- that's the sound you get from this solid-mahogany acoustic. And it's one of Martin's most affordable.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
A-frame X brace Great top stability and focused tone
Modified low oval neck shape Thin, fast feel with even tapering towards bridge
East Indian rosewood fretboard Rich lows and pronounced highs
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
The Martin 000-15M acoustic guitar is outfitted to bring back a no-nonsense approach to historic American sounds. Crafted from all solid mahogany, it delivers a warm voice with a harmonic-rich midrange, with all the craftsmanship you expect from a Martin.

The Warmth Only Mahogany Can Bring

Guitarists looking for a robust midrange sound will smile as soon as they strum the Martin 000-15M. Constructed from all solid mahogany, the guitar's top, back and sides reverberate with rich tone throughout. Today's acoustic players will appreciate this little guitar's big voice, snappy response and ability to be heard over vocals even without amplification.

A Neck Comfortable for all Styles

Like the guitar's body, the neck on the 000-15M is made of solid mahogany. It's joined to the body through a mortise/tenon neck joint which increases the neck's stability and helps foster resonance between the neck and the body. The East Indian rosewood fretboard features 20 frets at a scale length of 25.4 inches. Sporting a "low oval" profile, the neck feels somewhere between a C- and V-shape and offers a slightly slimmed fretboard with a 43 mm radius at the nut.

Appointments Made Where They Count

With a conservative approach to decor, the 000-15M is priced to be more affordable than some of Martin's other offerings. That does not mean the guitar is missing out on premium features, however. The 000-15M incorporates Martin's proven X-bracing system which creates an offset box section under the guitar's top read more to promote tonal vibrancy. The open-geared nickel tuners with Butterbean knobs not only keep up with rowdy strumming, but cap off the swampy blues aesthetic.

Check out our exclusive run-down of the Martin 000-15M Acoustic Guitar:


- Solid mahogany body
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Mahogany "low oval" neck with mortise/tenon neck joint
- 20-fret East Indian rosewood fretboard clears at the 14th fret
- Diamond and square pattern fretboard inlays
- A-Frame X bracing pattern
- 16-inch radius compensated bone saddle
- Open-geared nickel tuners with Butterbean knobs
- Delmar tortoise color pickguard
- Single ring rosette
- Hardshell case included

The 12-bar blues format has changed little in the century or so it's been around. Having been crafting guitars for even longer, Martin has worked the spirit of the Delta blues into a modern incarnation: the Martin 000-15M acoustic guitar.
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- Model: OOO-15M
- Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: OOO-14 Fret
- Top: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Rosette: Single Ring
- Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame X
- Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 inches
- Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Endpiece: None
- Endpiece Inlay: None
- Binding: None
- Top Inlay Style: None
- Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
- Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Heelcap: None
- Fingerboard Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Scale Length: 25.4 inches
- Number of Frets Clear: 14
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16 inches
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8 inches
- Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern
- Fingerboard Binding: None
- Finish Back and Sides: Satin
- Finish Top: Satin
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Bridge Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Style: Belly
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8 inches
- Saddle: 16 inch Radius/Compensated/Bone
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared with Butterbean Knobs
- Recommended Strings: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
- Bridge and End Pins: Solid Black Ebony
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
- Case: 330 Hard Shell
- Interior Label: None
- Electronics: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT CM00015M
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Martin 000-15M Acoustic Guitar

The Martin 00015M acoustic guitar has the long recognized the excellent tonal qualities of mahogany - bright, clear trebles and a warm mid-range. Among Martin's most affordable solid wood guitars, the 00015M acoustic guitar is the most visually distinctive and innovative. The 000-15M model continues the Martin tradition with a 000-14 fret body size, solid all-mahogany construction and a rich satin finish. Satisfy your desire with an affordable solid wood guitar that is visually distinctive and innovative.
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Submitted December 19, 2010 by a customer from
"Best sounding and playing acoustic I've owned."
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I won't go into how long I've played and how many guitars I've owned. Let's just say a long time....and hundreds of guitars. This is a keeper that will stay in family for generations. The first thing that hits you is the mahogany smell (think chocolate wood) as dirty as that sounds. Then you hit a chord and the room comes to life. Best sounding instrument I've ever played.
I love you C.F. Martin but why not include strap buttons on the guitar? Other than need to have the strap buttons installed and getting the guitar setup (action is very high for me out of the box), everything else was great.
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If this thing goes to 11, I would give it an 11.
All Martin's are pricey and I know some of what you pay for is the name. But you will know you are playing a Martin with this one and it's well worth the money. I like that it's stripped down without a ton of appointments that don't effect the sound anyway.
Manufacturer Support
All my experiences with Martin service dept have been great.
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