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Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar Mahogany 

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Overview
  • 000 12-fret body size
  • Solid genuine mahogany top, back, sides and neck
  • Slotted/square taper headstock
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An instant classic with 12-fret body style and special blend of tonewoods.

The Martin 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar with Case improves on a previous model known as the 000-15S. The 000-15SM shares the same all-mahogany body with slotted headstock as its predecessor but now comes with a morado fingerboard and bridge, real rosette, improved fretboard inlays, and nickel tuners with butterbean nobs. This small-bodied guitar harkens back to an earlier time before the invasion of the dreadnought. It features a 12-fret body design that offers up plenty of woody tone and volume, in spite of its compact size. This is a great guitar for fingerpickers or anyone looking to acquire an instant classic. Includes case.

Features
  • 000 12-fret body size
  • Solid genuine mahogany top, back, sides and neck
  • Slotted/square taper headstock
  • Solid East Indian rosewood headplate
  • Morado fingerboard and bridge
  • Includes Martin hardshell case

For a lifetime of musical enjoyment order this special Martin today.

 

15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000 12-Fret
  • Top: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Rosette: Single Ring
  • Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X''
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: none
  • Top Inlay Style: none
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Slotted/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Heelcap: none
  • Fingerboard Material: Morado
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 12
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Satin
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Morado
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Ivoroid Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 331 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
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Martin15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Good feel (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great little guitar

    By APS

    from Phoenix

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

        Have had this guitar for a few days.

        First impressions:

        It is very well set up out of the box. Intonation and action require no adjustment (stock strings, standard tuning).

        Very, very good sustain and harmonics.

        It is a very basic-looking instrument, but upon closer inspection you realize why it's a Martin and why it's not cheap. Minor details: bone bridge and nut; tuning stability; real materials (even the strap peg is ebony).

        The guitar has good volume, but is much quieter than a dreadnought. If you play by yourself, this is fine. If you play with a group, you may need to consider a pickup.

        The neck has a similar feel to a Traditional Les Paul (1950's-style C).

        Smells wonderful.

        Nice case.

        I've always played electrics and am lucky enough to have four very nice American-made instruments. I feel embarassed to admit that this is my first acoustic guitar. It is so simple, it makes me see my electrics differently and I suspect this will help me become a better player. The bonus of an American-made instrument is that it supports American workers, and will hold its value (if not appreciate with time). It's a good investment. I am confident this little Martin will get better with age.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar & Equal Service

        By nick6

        from union, nj

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Playability Is Great
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

        amazing playability on an instrument that can be handed down to future generations...that's the beauty of owning a martin guitar!

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow.

        By slowcode

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

          I've been trying to play guitar for years. I am a 52 year-old professional bassist and have the idea down, but the strings are farther apart on a bass and I have very large hands.

          So for me, this Martin has been a godsend - like I've been set free. I'm playing the daylights out of this guitar. I have 8 electrics laying around the house and a couple jazz boxes, but the nut width on this Martin is just what I needed. I've found myself actually fretting accurate chords and changing in tempo, which up till now had been very difficult. It plays like butter. I had been intimidated to buy a Martin as I'd heard it's like driving a truck. Not so.

          I like my collection of axes, but I think this is all the guitar I'll ever need.

          The full mahogany box makes it sonorous and rich in sound, and yet the 80/20 bronze strings I've been playing ring really well. I still get the highs I want but without the sometimes overly bright punch of a spruce top. It can be very loud when played prominently and the voice is what I'd describe as a luscious baritone. Relaxed somehow - mellow but not muddy. I don't know how it would do un-miced on stage, but my neighbors commented that I'm getting better. : )

          The sustain surprised me, It is really very good and I find myself muffing strings during some changes more often because an open string keeps going. Something I hadn't been used to. The neck shape is perfect for me, and I assume was well-chosen by the designers.

          It's very light and easy to move around on my lap but stays put with little effort. It's a comfortable, well-balanced guitar. If you've been reaching across a dreadnought and losing feeling in your right forearm to achieve a deep, booming, full-bodied sound, have a look at one of these.

          Looks cool, too. It looks antique with dark wood and old-fashioned headstock and tuning gears like a throwback to early times. I think the lack of embellishment makes a big difference. Simple, tasteful neck inlays, a pick guard. That's it. Beautiful. Understated. Solid. Nothing on it that isn't functional. I keep all of my instruments out on stands and it's between a PRS SC-J in AAAAA honey tiger maple and a korina Gibson Flying V. It's the focal point between the three. Like Jessica Biel sitting between Dita Von Teeze and next month's Playmate.

          As a beginner with a history in the business, I'd just have to say - buy this guitar. You will not be disappointed.

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          5.0

          Wow.

          By slowcode

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

            I've been trying to play guitar for years. I am a 52 year-old professional bassist and have the idea down, but the strings are farther apart on a bass and I have very large hands.

            So for me, this Martin has been a godsend - like I've been set free. I'm playing the daylights out of this guitar. I have 8 electrics laying around the house and a couple jazz boxes, but the nut width on this Martin is just what I needed. I've found myself actually fretting accurate chords and changing in tempo, which up till now had been very difficult. It plays like butter. I had been intimidated to buy a Martin as I'd heard it's like driving a truck. Not so.

            I like my collection of axes, but I think this is all the guitar I'll ever need.

            The full mahogany box makes it sonorous and rich in sound, and yet the 80/20 bronze strings I've been playing ring really well. I still get the highs I want but without the sometimes overly bright punch of a spruce top. It can be very loud when played prominently and the voice is what I'd describe as a luscious baritone. Relaxed somehow - mellow but not muddy. I don't know how it would do un-miced on stage, but my neighbors commented that I'm getting better. : )

            The sustain surprised me, It is really very good and I find myself muffing strings during some changes more often because an open string keeps going. Something I hadn't been used to. The neck shape is perfect for me, and I assume was well-chosen by the designers.

            It's very light and easy to move around on my lap but stays put with little effort. It's a comfortable, well-balanced guitar. If you've been reaching across a dreadnought and losing feeling in your right forearm to achieve a deep, booming, full-bodied sound, have a look at one of these.

            Looks cool, too. It looks antique with dark wood and old-fashioned headstock and tuning gears like a throwback to early times. I think the lack of embellishment makes a big difference. Simple, tasteful neck inlays, a pick guard. That's it. Beautiful. Understated. Solid. Nothing on it that isn't functional. I keep all of my instruments out on stands and it's between a PRS SC-J in AAAAA honey tiger maple and a korina Gibson Flying V. It's the focal point between the three. Like Jessica Biel sitting between Dita Von Teeze and next month's Playmate.

            As a beginner with a history in the business, I'd just have to say - buy this guitar. You will not be disappointed.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent customer service. Kila Guitar

            By Cars&guitars

            from Boca Raton, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

              Great Martin sound . This is my second Martin mahogony guitar, my other one is a DC 15M. Lightweight 000-15SM sounds fantastic and is great for flat picking or fingerpicking. Great setup out of the box, although I did adjust the neck a hair and sand the bone bridge just a bit and action is perfect. This is my go to acoustic now !
              Musicians Freind has excellent service and I will buy again from them.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great tone, stiff action

              By Don

              from Denver, Co

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Tone

              Cons

              • Cosmetics

              Best Uses

              • Fingerstyle Blues

              Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

              I had researched this guitar and found that new models feature a morado fingerboard and bridge. However, the description at Musicians Friend shows and states that the bridge is rosewood. My sales rep. assured me that MF does offer the guitar with a rosewood bridge, and that if I received one with morado, I could return it. With this assurance, I purchased my 000-15SM from Musicians Friend and received it promptly in three days. But it did have the morado bridge. So, tonally, the guitar does not disappoint--its tone is rich and punchy, yet articulate. But, cosmeticly, it is nothing like the photo at Musicians Friend. The body is dark brown and the bridge and fingerboard are very light. I have decided to keep it and try darkening the bridge. Also, the guitar is set up with medium high action and medium gage strings. If you are buying this guitar for fingerstyle, you'll need a setup, too.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              a great 12 fretter!

              By Don

              from Denver, Co

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Action
              • Tone

              Cons

              • Cosmetics

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Fingerstyle

              Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

              The Columbus Day special motivated me to purchase this Martin, plus, I could not find one locally in Denver. It's a quality guitar. The tone is all that an all mahogany guitar should be. The description of this guitar states that the bridge is rosewood. It's not; it's the same as the fretboard, and is lighter than what is pictured in the ad. My sales rep. said I could return it, but I like it enough to keep it and try darkening the lighter bridge and fretboard. One other thing, and this is for Martins in general, they come set up a little high. Overall, for a small-bodied guitar, it has a rich, somewhat deep, tone.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect size and plays like a dream

              By Golfandfishallday

              from Diminished7thville

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

                Dreads are mighty big and mighty loud and can be mighty uncomfortable/awkward to play if you want to throw down some blues runs. This size is perfect in my opinion, and the sound is ethereal. It plays by itself. I don't like plugging in my electric to practice (you know...neighbors), and I don't like the tinny, buzzy sound when I practice unplugged. That's why I bought this acoustic. I'll get an idea for a blues riff or a chord-filled turn around and I'll run for this guitar and work it out. Yes, this is an investment...not a simple purchase of picks or strings...but I went for quality and am thrilled with this guitar. Took it in for a set up; it was perfect, but I put in some John Pearse Pure Nickel Wound Lights. Very nice. One of the teachers at the shop played some J.S. Bach and Luis de Milan that was off the meter amazing.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                clear,mellow, sweet sound, easy to play

                By Lsalza

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

                    I have several acoustic guitars including a Gibson J45 that I bought new in 1969. I find I am playing the new Martin more because it fits me better and I love the mellow, rich tone.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar, but some sloppy QA

                    By Mississippi Jim

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar:

                      The guitar had small pieces/shavings left in the body from the construction process...this material also got into the case lining. Really, no excuse for leaving this material in the guitar. Also one of the strings was not wound on the correct side of the tuning peg.

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