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Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar

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While the simple appointments, understated satin finish, and modest price of this Martin D-15 Custom Acoustic Guitar are reminiscent of the 15 Series...Click To Read More About This Product

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A phenomenal price for a solid-rosewood 15-Series guitar!

While the simple appointments, understated satin finish, and modest price of this Martin D-15 Custom Acoustic Guitar are reminiscent of the 15 Series guitars of the 1940s, this model trades vintage all-mahogany construction for a select solid Sitka spruce top and the ringing punch and sustain of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. The solid mahogany neck is also satin finished for fast, comfortable play.

FEATURES
Mortise-and-tenon neck joint
Solid Sitka spruce top
Solid East Indian rosewood body and sides
Tortoise top binding
Modified low oval solid mahogany neck
Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal
Adjustable truss rod
Indian rosewood fingerboard with 16" radius
Inlaid single-ring rosette
Small dot position markers
Solid Indian rosewood bridge

Exceptional tone and playability at a down-to-earth price! Order your the Custom D now!

SPECIFICATIONS
25-2/5" scale length
14 clear frets
20 frets total
1-11/16" width at nut
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MartinCustom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin Custom D15

Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

I will give it a ten because it just "sings". Maybe I lucked out but this is one sweet playing guitar without the frills and solid wood. I have a J-160E, "Beatles", yet this Martin Custom 15 guitar satisfies me with its Martin sound.
Being lefthanded I always wanted a Martin of made of solid rosewood back and sides with a nice spruce top. However, I wanted the price range within reason for a home guitar. Folks, I have been playing since the mid sixties, bass, 12 string, LPs, Strats, Gretches, Gibsons, Guilds and inbetween. Again keep in mind I am lefty and in the early days my selection was limited so I have been there and done that. Now back to the Martin. This guitar is plain, lightweight, satin finish all around, nice Martin gold decal and the sound is extremely balanced and full. It vibrates with quality sound and superb action that keeps up with my loud voice as I sing. The neck is perfect for me. The two things I want in a Dreadnought is neck action and sound quality so I give it a 10. It is not a looker at first but once played it one has to grab and turn this guitar to find the magic and the magic is all inside the craftsmanship of this model.
There are some grain line going perpendiculiar on the back side, but it is in the grain and it doesn't effect the sound. As for appearance it is satin so it shows little. Not sure why Martin would allow such a piece be selected! Again, it doesn't effect the sound or construction. I consider it a birthmark of the guitar and works fine. every guitar has something to find or it will happen after a month of owning it.
It plays and sounds like a D-18 without the high appearance costs, i.e., gloss finish. It is solid rosewood on the back and sides with a solid spruce top.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Guitar like the pros play

By PTALBANY-c2OEd

from Vermont

Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

for those who may think this is a cheep run off of a D-28 you need to think again, this is a top of the line playing Martin like any other they makeIt?s a plane Jane model, however you do not sacrifice in sound or craftsmanship I've had mine 2yr. now and all I can say is with age it gets better every daySo don?t pass by a GREAT DEAL!!! Unless you want the bells & whistles of a fancy looking D-28Buy one today and you will have a great guitar for a lifetimePeacePT

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every bit as good as my HD-28!

By majick59

from Chicago

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Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

Seriously. The only thing that my HD28 has on this guitar is looks, SOME playability, and a few components. If you are looking for a D28 sound at a 1/3 of the price, this is it. You can't go wrong with this guitar.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

d-15 rosewood

By jeffrey kerr

from tucson,az.

Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

I've gone through and have many guitars, but this sounds as good as any i've played.If you play out this guitar is perfect.Guitar appointments are nice,but have nothing to do with sound.Granted lefty guitars are scarce,but I've been playing since '72 and this is the best acoustic sound I've played.
as good asa d-28
martin built!
a gret value

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!!!

By Flyin Brian.

from lexington, SC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Its A Real Peach
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

Plays great right out of the box. Perfect setup. Sounds better than any other acoustic that I have ever played. This is my second Martin and have played the Martin Hd28 and own a Taylor 410ce and thought nothing could play as good as my Taylor. The Custom D plays like a electric and Just cranks. The finish is different but is growing on me. Will add a pickup later. Best bang for the buck. Get it while you can.

 
5.0

Glorious Instrument

By Lefty in my right mind

from Pasadena CA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

    Sounds glorious! Plays like a dream. I was initially concerned about ordering on-line, with no opportunity to feel or hear the guitar before purchasing. I figured I would give it a shot in light of the 45-day return policy. Turns out the thing is better than I could have hoped for; this is a keeper all the way. I also like the way it looks. The flat finish is just fine, looks very good to me. I didn't realize it was made in Mexico, but that's no issue at this point. This baby just sings: it's pretty amazing!!

     
    5.0

    Above & Beyond

    By B.Hall

    from NorCal

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

      Gift for a talented young musician. Beautiful guitar, rich Martin sound, strong bass, impececiple workmanship. All the good stuff without all the bling at a great price.

       
      5.0

      Out of the case....

      By yoshin

      from pa

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

          Very nice feel and sound.. only down side is lack of finish. I'm not sure this will matter in the long run...time will see.

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