Martin D-15M Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

This Martin acoustic's all-solid-mahogany body will catch your eye -- and your ear, with its warm midrange and clear top end enhanced by A-frame X-bracing.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Modified low oval neck shape Thin, fast feel with even tapering towards bridge
A-frame X brace Great top stability and focused tone
Mortise/tenon neck joint Enhanced stability, sustain and strength
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

Constructed of solid mahogany from the top down, the Martin D-15M is a go-to guitar for any player seeking rich sound and classic looks.

Class Over Flash

The D-15M's dramatically dark look stems from its solid mahogany top with satin finish. Though mahogany is often used to craft a guitar's back and sides, a mahogany top is less common and stands out among other tonewoods for its rich appearance. The D15M features a mahogany back and sides as well as a mahogany neck, giving the guitar a uniform look. Subtlety is the order of the day here; touches like the satin finish, herringbone rosette, Delmar tortoise-color pickguard, and butterbean-shaped tuning machines lend understated elegance to the model.

Naturally Warm Sound

Mahogany is not only noted for its appearance, however. The wood also gives the guitar a warm sound in the midrange and crisp highs. Those guitarists unsatisfied with sharper, brighter tonewoods may find the sound they are looking for in mahogany. If you like the mellow and earthy sound, there is plenty to hear -- as the guitar's sustain is only made stronger by the East Indian rosewood bridge.

An Echo of Martin's History

The D-15M's design -- and name -- hearkens back to the Style 15 Martin guitars from the 1940s. Like those guitars, the D-15M features no binding along the body or neck and no extra ornamentation or electronics that risk changing the tonal character. The neck is joined to the body by a simple Dovetail Neck Joint, which binds the two pieces with a specialized groove read more and glue. The top is reinforced through A-Frame X bracing, a technique Martin uses specifically for guitars with simple Dovetail Neck Joint


- Solid mahogany top
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Satin finish
- Solid sitka spruce bracing
- A-frame X top bracing pattern
- Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
- Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Neck joins body at 14th fret
- Solid East Indian rosewood headplate
- Delmar tortoise color pickguard
- Single ring rosette
- Ebony bridge pins
- Includes hardshell case

Fans of mid-century roots and blues music look no further: the D15M has the sound of a guitar from that period made with Martin's time-honed production methods.
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- Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-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 4200 Light Phosphor Bronze
- Bridge and End Pins: Solid Black Ebony
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
- Case: 345 Hard Shell
- Electronics: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10D15M

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Martin D-15M Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The Martin D15M acoustic guitar is the most affordable solid wood guitar of the D15 series plus it is the most visually distinctive and innovative. Martin has the long recognized the excellent tonal qualities of mahogany - bright, clear trebles and a warm mid-range. Additional features include herringbone rosette, rich satin finish, patented neck mortise and A-frame X bracing for enhanced tone.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (21 ratings)
Submitted March 26, 2015 by Aubrey England in Peoria, IL
"Head over heels in love...."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I've played a Seagull Entourage for the past 6 years, and the Martin D-15m has been one of the best music purchases/upgrades I've ever made... The ease of playing, the balanced sound, the resonance, the sustain, THE SMELL. wow. the smell alone is worth the cost. I really can't say enough good things about this instrument and my experience. The D15m is the real deal, and blows similar guitars away. The grand price point is such a sweet spot, particularly for Martin guitars. You really can't go wrong with the d15m. I even played the DRS-1 to compare it... and there simply is no comparison... I loaded my D-15m with a LR Baggs Anthem SL pickup, which has been a stellar improvement- and has turned it into a fully giggable instrument. Installed by a skilled luthier, the action hasn't changed and plugged in, it doesn't sound metal-y like most pickups because it's essentially 2 different pickups working together. One small gripe would be that I wish Martin made a d15m model with a pickup already installed- but I guess that is somewhat going against the spirit that this instrument was made in. Overall, I probably paid the It stays in tune so well that I don't have to worry about re tuning every time I play, or even when using a Capo- which was a big issue with my Seagull. The case the D15m comes with is also a work of art. Nice green, soft interior with a small cubby for holding stuff. I also had another pin strap installed at the heel of the guitar, for added strap security. Martin's stock strings are also surprisingly good... read more I'm actually excited to try different strings on the guitar, including Martin's retro strings and i've also heard good things about John Pearse strings- normally, i'd just throw on elixir's and be done with it, but this is a gorgeous instrument that will definitely react to whatever strings you throw on it.. The guitar itself is so light and reactive to your playing, that it can really handle any style of playing or dynamics you throw at it. I was amazed at how well a standard C chord rings out... and just keeps resonating. I bought the D15M specifically because of it's simplicity. All solid wood. gorgeous Mahogany! Extremely minimal appointments - but to me, that what makes it gorgeous. Sure, you can buy a Martin made with more exotic woods, fancy inlays, and a finish... But over time, those things will start to fade away and become less pretty- it'll also be 3 times the amount. Huge thanks to ZZounds for making the transaction smooth, and the pay as you play system is bloody brilliant. This is an instrument that I will absolutely baby. Mostly because someday, I want to be able to show this USA crafted instrument to my future wife and children and play songs I've written for them - and I cannot wait for that day. You're buying an heirloom and you wont be disappointed. It has helped me as a performer not be so conscious or concerned about my guitar tone, so I can focus on singing and other aspects of the performance. I know this has been long winded, but I'll close with this: I cried the first time I tuned this guitar up and played it. I've never felt such a strong connection to an instrument before this one. I smile every time I play and I tear up when i get to share it with other people. Cheers, Aubrey

Musical Background:
Guitar for 10+ years

Musical Style:
Folk, Folk Rock, Indie.
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