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Equipped with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood body, mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard, the MMV Solid Wood Martin Dreadnought Rosewood/Sitka Acoustic Guitar features renowned Martin X-bracing which makes the most of the its fine combination of tonewoods. Cosmetics include a deluxe 19-ply rosette, gold tuners, white binding and a nitro-cellulose finish. 


Includes Martin 345 hardshell case.

Martin Dreadnought
The very first Dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first Dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 Dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin Dreadnought has defined what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become the most popular acoustic guitar design in the world. 

FEATURES
Body
Body type: D-14 Fret
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Eastern Indian rosewood
Bracing pattern: Sitka, Non scalloped X-type
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Fingerboard: Black Ebony
Neck wood: Select Hardwood
Scale length: 25.4"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: 15 Sheen/Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Brand: Not applicable
Configuration: Not applicable
Preamp EQ: No
Feedback filter: No
Tuner: No
Other
Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold with Small Knobs
Bridge: Black ebony
Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq/White Corian
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Custom model
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: D-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Eastern Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Sitka, Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Neck wood: Select Hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: 15 Sheen/Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold with Small Knobs
  • Bridge: Black ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated White Tusq/White Corian
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Custom model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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MartinCustom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Stays in tune (14)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (11)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Let me add some supporting details to all the above...

This guitar has a modified "A" brace design. The original"A" bracing system was initially...Read complete review

Let me add some supporting details to all the above...

This guitar has a modified "A" brace design. The original"A" bracing system was initially used on some of the more recent less expensive models. It was apparently a bit less costly to make (fewer pieces), burt also had some advantages over the long-used "X" brace system. One was that the forward section -- that between the sound hole and the neck -- was better supported and thus likely would require fewer "neck resets" than other models. This was important to the company because they will reset the neck as many times as is needed at no cost to the original owner over his or her lifetime.

The "downside" to the new design was a little less bass 'thump.'

The modeified "A" used on the Mmv provides the best of both. It has the well supported "A" design up front, but a complex "X" beacing system much like the original from the sound hole back. I think it is this combination that makes the guitar sound as evenly balanced as it does.

The wood used on my copy is truly lovely. The grain of the soundboard is even and close. The rose wood fine. The ebony a deep black -- sadly sometimes not the case on some newer guitars.

The "fit and finish" to use an automotive phrase is perfection. It is as good as on any Martin guitar I have ever seen or played. Less fancy then some, yes, but just as well crafted.

The neck is lovely. I played mostly electric (Gibsons and Fenders) for most of my years -- as a working musician with a well known recording back in the `60s -- so I am used to low action. For an acoustic this guitar comes pretty close to my ideal. The action is low but totally buzz free all the way up the neck.

The "Martin" inscribed tuners (Gotohs?) are fine. Smooth in action, firm in holding string tention. The gold finish is particularly lovely.

The case is heavy. Probably not the first choice for on-the-road use. (I expect the vinyl surface would be easily damaged) But it cradles the guitar well and looks just fine-- plush really! -- for use in the home an an occasion car trip.

As all the above suggests I cannot recommend this guitar more highly. If you've always wanted a Martin and couldn't quite swing the cost this is your chance. Cheap? No. But an absolutely stunningly good deal.
Rating "Features" on a purely acoustic guitar is basically meaningless. It is what it is and does what it does. But the Marshall Mmv does what it does so perfectly that I'm giving it a maximum score.
This instrument is perfection. Truly. I've been playing for almost fifty years and owned several dozen instruments. (I presently own half that number) None is finer than this guitar. None.

The design, of course, is pure and simple Martin. Martins can be flashy or they can be "plain." This one has a few touches of flash -- the gold tuners for instance and the particularly tasteful rosette, but its beauty remains its simplicity. And its extraordinarily fine materials, construction and finish.

Sound-wise it is pure Martin Dreadnaught but perhaps a little less 'scooped' then some I have played. I.e., it has the expected Martin bass chunk and the usual Martin sparkling top end, but it also has a smoother more equally balanced sound. I suppose to some this might be a disappointment; to me it was a gift.

Playability was superb right out of the box. Moderately low action, Near perfect intonation (the bridge is slightely carved for compensation). Why it was even in pretty close to correct tune! (How'd they manage that?)

In other words shes a "Ten."
Impossibly good. Truly. I've craved having a Martin in my collection for nearly 40 years. This one made it possible.Though MF sells this as an Mmv the model name on the instrument's (laser cut) wooden interior "sticker" says it is a "Custom." MF must have worked out quite the deal for us with C.F. Martin and passed it along. Wow!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't bother with this one

this guitar had to be defective. The top looked like a factory reject. Can't believe Martin let this junk out of the shop.

this guitar had to be defective. The top looked like a factory reject. Can't believe Martin let this junk out of the shop.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A lot of guitar for the money

By Wayne Mishler

from Arkansas

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Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I own several top of the line guitars including a Gretsch White Falcon and Gibson Songwriter, and now the Martin. They are all special in their own way. I grew up in a family of bluegrass musicians on a farm in the Ozarks. That's one of the reasons I wanted a Martin, and I find myself reaching for it first in most cases. It sort of takes me home again. As I said, the value of a guitar is intrinsic. I expect a lot from a guitar. The Mmv exceeds my expectations. It fits me well. It plays fast and easy. It's voice is pure and sweet. If you are shopping for an acoustic guitar, you won't find a better value. Nor will you find a better guitar than the Martin Mmv.
This is the second Martin I've owned, and there is something about this one that is beyond words. It's in the sound it produces, a full dynamic range of tones with unbelievable sustain. It's in the volume and presence of the sound. It's in the playability. The action is low and fast. The ebony fingerboard and satin mahogany neck are silky and pleasant to the touch. It's in the quality and the beauty of the wood: the Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce with flawless gloss finish. It's in the substance and feel of the guitar as it vibrates against your body. The gold tuners are a nice touch, and more important, the guitar stays in tune. It frets easily and accurately up and down the neck; I've checked it with a chromatic tuner. MF calls this the Mmv; the wood label on the inside says it is a custom model. It is about as close to a D-28 as you can come. And it is made in the U.S.A.
Everything about this guitar bespeaks quality. It is light but not too light. It has a substantial feel. All acoustic guitars require care and protection from abuse and extremes in humidity and temperature, but some are more durable than others. There is a real sense that this guitar will endure and improve with age.
It is not easy and maybe not even appropriate to rate the value of a guitar by its price. The greater value is intrinsic. That said, this is a lot of guitar for the money. You could easily pay twice as much for similar quality.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

By Duckman

from Monadnock Region, New Hampshire

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Ask me a question

Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Let me add some supporting details to all the above...

This guitar has a modified "A" brace design. The original"A" bracing system was initially used on some of the more recent less expensive models. It was apparently a bit less costly to make (fewer pieces), burt also had some advantages over the long-used "X" brace system. One was that the forward section -- that between the sound hole and the neck -- was better supported and thus likely would require fewer "neck resets" than other models. This was important to the company because they will reset the neck as many times as is needed at no cost to the original owner over his or her lifetime.

The "downside" to the new design was a little less bass 'thump.'

The modeified "A" used on the Mmv provides the best of both. It has the well supported "A" design up front, but a complex "X" beacing system much like the original from the sound hole back. I think it is this combination that makes the guitar sound as evenly balanced as it does.

The wood used on my copy is truly lovely. The grain of the soundboard is even and close. The rose wood fine. The ebony a deep black -- sadly sometimes not the case on some newer guitars.

The "fit and finish" to use an automotive phrase is perfection. It is as good as on any Martin guitar I have ever seen or played. Less fancy then some, yes, but just as well crafted.

The neck is lovely. I played mostly electric (Gibsons and Fenders) for most of my years -- as a working musician with a well known recording back in the `60s -- so I am used to low action. For an acoustic this guitar comes pretty close to my ideal. The action is low but totally buzz free all the way up the neck.

The "Martin" inscribed tuners (Gotohs?) are fine. Smooth in action, firm in holding string tention. The gold finish is particularly lovely.

The case is heavy. Probably not the first choice for on-the-road use. (I expect the vinyl surface would be easily damaged) But it cradles the guitar well and looks just fine-- plush really! -- for use in the home an an occasion car trip.

As all the above suggests I cannot recommend this guitar more highly. If you've always wanted a Martin and couldn't quite swing the cost this is your chance. Cheap? No. But an absolutely stunningly good deal.
Rating "Features" on a purely acoustic guitar is basically meaningless. It is what it is and does what it does. But the Marshall Mmv does what it does so perfectly that I'm giving it a maximum score.
This instrument is perfection. Truly. I've been playing for almost fifty years and owned several dozen instruments. (I presently own half that number) None is finer than this guitar. None.

The design, of course, is pure and simple Martin. Martins can be flashy or they can be "plain." This one has a few touches of flash -- the gold tuners for instance and the particularly tasteful rosette, but its beauty remains its simplicity. And its extraordinarily fine materials, construction and finish.

Sound-wise it is pure Martin Dreadnaught but perhaps a little less 'scooped' then some I have played. I.e., it has the expected Martin bass chunk and the usual Martin sparkling top end, but it also has a smoother more equally balanced sound. I suppose to some this might be a disappointment; to me it was a gift.

Playability was superb right out of the box. Moderately low action, Near perfect intonation (the bridge is slightely carved for compensation). Why it was even in pretty close to correct tune! (How'd they manage that?)

In other words shes a "Ten."
Impossibly good. Truly. I've craved having a Martin in my collection for nearly 40 years. This one made it possible.Though MF sells this as an Mmv the model name on the instrument's (laser cut) wooden interior "sticker" says it is a "Custom." MF must have worked out quite the deal for us with C.F. Martin and passed it along. Wow!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Martin deal for real

By Slide-eiHl9

from Marietta, GA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I've waited many years for a Martin and the price of this one got my attention. But I was ready to get a Martin no matter what - thinking it'd probably have to be a D-28. How could a guitar of this price compete? Well, I played it first, then did some homework. According to Martin, this guitar is based on the D-16 (rosewood) and the D-15, but with some upgrades and downgrades. You can read about most of that in the product descriptions, but know this: despite what's stated here, this guitar uses the A-bracing system of the D-15, and the fingerboard and bridge may be ebony or may be the manmade material, Richlite. Martin says either could be in the box when you order yours. That said, I'm not sure I care. This instrument is made alongside the D-28's and other standard series dreads, right in Martin's US factory. It's beautifully crafted and all the woods are first rate - at least on my sample. The beauty of its glossy finish is understated with a lack of purfling, fancy inlays or a spec of abalone anywhere - but just try finding the seam where the bookmatched back pieces adjoin. And wait until you hear it! Real Martin bass thump, plenty of upper sparkle and maybe a less "scooped" midrange than the pricier X-braced guitars. It sounds different, yes, but to my ear not inferior. I carefully compared tone against a D-35 and a D-28 and was very satisfied to come home with this one. I'm a happy guy!

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Poor Man's D-28

      By Pudd

      from US

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Beautiful Woodgrain
      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Great finish
      • Quality Case
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I was looking to spend around $1500, so I went to the store with a blank mind, and decided I would just try them all, and buy what worked best for me. I spent maybe two hours annoying the staff while playing different guitars from Martin, Taylor, Breedlove, and Gibson. While I found some with better looks, or a little better tone, I kept coming back to this. It fits my hand so well, and it just plays great for me. The sound is smooth, and it projects very well. It's perfectly balanced in tone, if not a little more "bassy", and the volume you can get out of this is about as good as a true acoustic (I.E. not acoustic-electrid) will get. I did spend a little time with the D-28, and trying to pick out the tonal differences, but I honestly couldn't. It really is a D-28 for the less well-to-do. The finish is great. Very even, deep, and the woodgrain is gorgeous. It came with the hardcase, and man it's a good one. The fit is nice and snug, and the green interior just looks like class. And that's how I feel this guitar is overall... classy. Subdued looks, but very high quality parts, sound, finish, and feel.

        This get's 5 stars both for quality AND value.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Long Time Coming

        By beaubrum

        from Richmond, VA

        Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I have compared this guitar to every higher end Martin and Gibson that Guitar Center has in their acoustic room. Not only does this guitar sound beautiful to me, but it honestly (and of course, subjectively) makes the majority of these guitars sound dull in comparison. The MMV is bright, but not overly bright. The action is very low, which is great for me. The guitar has a classic aesthetic appeal to it as well. To me the looks are reminiscent of early 70's Martins. The sound is the greatest part about this guitar however. It is undoubtedly one of the best acoustic guitars I have ever played, having played the aforementioned guitars, as well as many vintage guitars and Guilds. This guitar is extremely balanced, great for fingerpicking and is perfectly sustaining for moderate to hard strumming. The same notes I pick on my other guitar sound crystal clear on the MMV, balanced, and just more professional and earthy sounding. You really get the feeling that the wood is coming alive on this guitar. The light bracing that the MMV gives more 'leeway' for sound to resonate, I feel, which creates a very unique sound. Frankly, and to reiterate, the guitar is unbelievable. It's one of the best guitars I've ever played and it's at a price that's affordable too! By golly. Has it changed my life? Yes, and for the better. Thanks mom!

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This guitar has it all

        By Bassman1967

        from Michigan

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Sounds And Feels Right
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          This Martin (Martin Custom MMV) was my first venture in to Martin guitars. I'm an original owner of a couple of vintage acoustics (1970 Guild F50r Jumbo and a 1968 Guild N4 12 String). Part of the decision to buy this Martin was price. I liked the various Martins I had played at several music stores and this was one of them. The sound, quality, feel and look of this Martin matched all of the Martins I had played. I ordered the MMV from MF with the idea that if I really loved this guitar I would eventually return to Martin for another purchase (possibly a 000-28 or M-36).
          Well, I love this guitar! It has a big sound throughout the spectrum: brilliant highs, deep lows and a fabulous neck. Quality abounds. The only thing that was a bit disappointing but not a show-stopper was the Richlite fingerboard. But of all the Martins I played with wood fingerboards, well I didn't see what the fuss was about.
          Recently I was playing a Martin M-36 at a local store and was seriously thinking about another Martin purchase but so far I haven't played a Martin that I like as much as my MMV.
          A beautiful instrument at an excellent price.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Martin MMV Dreadnought

          By Mike McKean

          from Orlando, FL

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          Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Buy the D45 if you must, but this is everything I need, plus gold plated hardware (had to add my own gold plated strap button) and the fun of confusing other players (no, it's not a D21).
          Here's the Martin MMV negatives: single ply top binding and comes with the basic Martin case. Also, you have to explain to other Martin players what MMV stands for. (There is the rarer HD MMV with herringbone binding that can be found for a few more dollars, you can buy a fancier Martin case.
          Not a single flaw. Even a top scratch I thought mine had came off with Martin finish cleaner (oops, might have been dog snot...)
          This is the most affordable Martin Dreadnought that doesn't use "man-made" materials or have a satin finish. And that rosewood still smells great after five years!

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm lovin' my new MMV!

          By Opa John

          from Columbus, Ohio

          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 Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I had $1500 to spend on a new acoustic guitar and I wanted it to be a Martin. After comparing everything I could find, I couldn't see buying anything else except the MMV. What's to decide? It's all solid spruce and rosewood, gloss finish with a satin finished neck, solid ebony fret board and bridge, 19 ply rosette, it comes with a beautiful hard shell case, it sounds and plays like it was touched by angels and, best of all, IT'S A GENUINE, MADE IN THE U.S.A., MARTIN GUITAR. It's a no brainer. The only other recommendation I can make is you should buy one before Martin & Co. decides to stop building them!! I'm hard to please, and I'm very pleased with this one! You will be too.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The guitar I always wanted!

            By Drifter

            from Palm Beach, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Well built w/flawless finish. Everything that was advertized! Well worth the money.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best in Class

              By Wes

              from California

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Richlite Board And Bridge

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Simply put, this is the best acoustic guitar I've ever played. This guitar plays and sounds better than guitars 2-3 times the cost. I played several D-28's, a D-35, HD-28, a JM signature, Clapton Signature, Santa Cruz Dread, and countless other acoustics from all the big names. This guitar had me hooked the second I picked it up. Gorgeous even, loud sound with a solid bass thump. The neck is incredible. Finish is flawless, and it stays in tune FOREVER. Sounds great for all styles of music. It fits perfectly in a mix for recording purposes and live (I have a Fishman Matrix Infinity installed).

              The one complaint I have about this guitar is the fact that Martin now uses Richlite on the fretboard and bridge for this model. My friend has one of the older ones (2008ish) and his fretboard/bridge are made of ebony. I can't tell any audible difference between the two fretboard types, and I honestly had no idea it wasn't ebony until I closely looked at it, but having ebony on this guitar would be a nice feature.

              Overall, this guitar is perfect. Buy it.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Killer Deal!

              By Happy

              from Palo Alto

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar is a no brainer of a buy. Sounds huge right out of the box. Embodies classic Martin characteristics at an affordable price. I should have bought two!

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow.

              By Davidthestroup

              from Lakenheath, UK

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                When I opened the somewhat cheaply made case I instantly smelled the wood from the guitar. Awesome. The woods used to make up the guitar from the headstock to the body are just beautiful. Really nice to look at. I picked up the guitar and strummed it, almost fully tuned already. Way to go martin. I tuned it and starting strumming away. Blown away by the amazing sound, I was smiling so much my eyes were closed. This guitar has inspired me to write a couple new songs. It is my go to guitar and I couldn't ask for a better acoustic. The action is awesome. The sustain is great and there is no fret buzz on the upper frets. I can't say enough about this guitar. Premium quality instrument. If you like acoustics.. you should probably own this one.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing.

                By jman925

                from Pittsburgh,PA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  This guitar is just strait out amazing. It has everything that a D-28 basically gives EXCEPT the cost!!! I love my mmv!! if you want a martin but don't want to spend all of yopur $$$ buy this .

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best martin I've played.

                  By picker

                  from chillicothe, ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Playing In Church
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I have allways wanted a martin,rather it be a d18 or a d28.They were above what i could afford,played the mmv and was amazed how it was up ther with high end models.You want a great sounding and playing guitar you have to .check out the mmv

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best bang for your buck Martin

                  By Kmac

                  from St. Louis

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    This is a beautiful well made guitar that sounds and plays amazing. In my opinion this is the best acoustic out there in this price range.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Martin Mmv

                    By Carolyn Lee

                    from Arizona

                    Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Salesman was exceptional answering my questions. It was delivered so fast. And the sound was beautiful, so full and clear. A keeper for life!
                    Beautiful guitar!!
                    I have never heard such a beautiful sound, it was so full and clear
                    Great Price

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing guitar for the money! A must Have!

                    By guitarguy864

                    from Boiling Springs, SC

                    Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I was planning to buy this guitar online, but I was nervous about spending that much money on a guitar. Then I went to a music store near me and tried it out. Unbelievable! The tone really appealed to me. I am mainly a fingerpicker, and the bass tones are very important to me. Well, the Martin MMV totally provided all the bass I could hope for and more. The treble was beautiful, sparkling and bright. The action was perfect. Not high at all, and with a set of Martin Silk and Steel Extra Light strings, you just can't get any better. I tried a couple of other Martins and Gibsons. The Gibsons don't even come close to the massive tone. I honestly think you can't get any better in the sound, although there are a few Martins that are louder. This guitar is a must have!

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best guitar around

                    By Music Man 57

                    from West Virginia

                    Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar after checkin' out many other Martin and Taylor guitars. I was just about ready to buy the D16RGT. Now that I bought this one, I'm extremely happy with this guitar.The tone is equal to a D 28 and the appointments are so clean . The resonance is deep and clear giving me tones I could never get on any of my other acoustics. I own 12 guitars all with different tones and characteristics . My favorite was my Fender 12 string acoustic made in the 70's. However now the mmv right out of the box is my favorite. I call it my dream Machine. You can truly own and play with the big boys in any acoustic genre you desire with this guitar.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW!

                    By Tom-Ymzmy

                    from Auburn AL

                    Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I cannot believe the sound and features of this guitar for the money. Classic features (solid rosewood sides/back, Sitka Spruce Top and gloss finish) and impressive tone. I have owned a D-28 Martin, D-25 Guild and an F50R Guild. This MMV sounds better. Before purchasing I compared it with all other Martins, Taylors and Gibsons in two guitar stores. A couple rivaled the sound(Gibson Dove and Martin D45), most fell short and none surpassed. I ordered from Musicians Friend (no tax or shipping and 15% discount).I was worried the one ordered would not sound as good as the one played in the store. It was every bit as good! You cannot go wrong with this purchase!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Had to have it

                    By Kenny

                    from Bandon, Oregon

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

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                        Comments about Martin Custom MMV Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        I played this instrument and was immediately impressed. It has most of the attributes of a Martin D-28 (solid spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, white binding) with just a few differences, none of which are that significant. I recently purchased a Martin D-18 (which I love), but I just couldn't get the MMV out of my mind. So I bought it. The price was amazing considering the power and beauty of this instrument. I'm very happy with this guitar.

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