"A great value in an all solid wood Martin guitar."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Sound quality is bright with a good balance between bass and treble. I was quite impressed with the sustain. It’s long and has a slight shimmer to it. Impressed with the volume as some have said a 000 body will not be as loud as a dreadnaught. Maybe so, but the sound projection is excellent and loud enough for strummers. I have two Taylor dreads to compare for tone and I would say this Martin more than holds its own. I’m impressed with the note for note clarity. Good for various musical styles from blues to folk to country. Overall, very impressed.
Standard features for an acoustic guitar of this type. I was glad it came with bone for the nut and saddle. Very loud woody smell. Can smell up a whole room! Nice. The included case is very well made.
Ease of Use:
Action was set good right out of the box. This is probably one of the best guitars I’ve ever played for slide. I get very clean tones and not all the rattling. Fingerstyle play and alternate tunings work well.
I found the overall quality of construction and craftsmanship to be top notch. Some say it’s a plain looking instrument but I view it as one of the prettiest guitars I own. I’ve grown to admire the dark looks and satin finish.
Never called so cannot say.
I think it’s well worth the asking price not only in comparison with other brands but for the playability, sound quality and craftsmanship.
The Wow Factor:
A very good addition to my gear collection. It fills in a missing gap in my sonic range.
The Martin 000-15M is a real keeper. It’s my first all mahogany body guitar and very impressed with the tonal qualities. If lost or stolen I would buy another one again. This guitar meets all of my musical and creative needs and has the the sound I’m looking for. As stated above, I own several Taylor guitars and like them very much but they don’t have a guitar like this in their product catalog. Highly recommended.