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Martin DC-15E Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Martin DC-15E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar dispenses with elaborate cosmetics to bring you revered Martin sound at a more affordable pric...Click To Read More About This Product
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A classic ready for plugged-in stage service.
The Martin DC-15E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar dispenses with elaborate cosmetics to bring you revered Martin sound at a more affordable price. With either a solid mahogany or sapele body and top, the DC-15E is armed with a Fishman undersaddle transducer. The onboard Prefix Plus Pro preamp makes the Martin DC-15E a fine plug-and-play stage guitar. Other characteristics of the Martin DC-15E dreadnought include a low profile neck shape, rosewood fretboard (1-11/16" nut width, standard 25.4" scale), and a dark mahogany matte finish.
Reviewed by 25 customers
My Wife bought this guitar and an Amp from here for my Birthday because I was deployed. On top of how happy I was to be home, she presented me with this masterpiece. Everything about this guitar is awesome. The crisp sound and the finish is what makes this stand out. I have played several other guitars in my life, but none comes close to the quality, sound and craftsmanship that comes with a Martin.
I'm 57, The Kids are grown The house is paid for. It was time for a good guitar. I use to gig full time but now it's just for me. I wanted all wood construction in an A/E guitar. The DX15E has Martin Quality throughout. It will sustain a Chord for a slow 8 count. It has even and equal tone quaiity on all strings. I record directly into a computer line in and it produces an Acustic sound, through a mixer/preamp for an electric sound. The included hard case is of good quality and that suprised me. I like it and threw the box away tiday.
This is a great guitar for the money. I have owned it for a few months now and am very happy with my purchase. If you can find this guitar at or BELOW this price, don't hesitate. The action was as fine as any guitar out of the box and can be lowered if needed. GREAT TONE, really beautiful sounding unplugged. The electronics are as good as can be found on an American made guitar under $1500. This guitar sounds so good unplugged that it would be impossible to do it justice plugged in. Nonetheless, the electronics sound good, very versatile and smooth sounding, not harsh at all. The case is built to last too. I disagree with another review that says these guitars can't take the abuse of years of heavy use. If you take care of this guitar it will last 20 years or more. Very high quality construction and attention to detail, great craftmanship, MARTIN. I play mine every day and travel with it, holding up wonderfully. The matte finish is nice, very smooth. The finish is prone to collecting oil from the skin of my picking hand, which has resulted in a shiny, glossy patch where the palm of my picking hand rests above the strings. No big deal, I'm sure it would come out with cleaner. The tuning machines are pretty good too.All in all, this is a really good guitar for the money:solid woods, awesome sound, easy to play, American, decent electronics, I do not regret mt purchase one bit!
Just bought this guitar and I'm pleased that I did. It has the sound and the feel of what I have come to expect from a Martin. Even though the pick up was a little of a disappointment I was blown away by the brightness and clarity of the sound. The action is good and the guitar is very light. All of this for an affordable price (by Martin standards). I would recommend it to anyone who cares enough to desire a great sound whether playing straight acoustic or acoustic-electric.
This guitar is worth every penny. One of the most beautiful sounds.
I have a martin d28 but I find myself using the d15 cutaway more. The tone quality is great and its lighter weight makes it easier to handle. On the downside, they have skimped on the ornamentation, The herring bone design around the sound hole is painted on and there is a slight gap where the neck and the body are joined.
I work at a music store and had the opportunity to buy one of several Martin guitars. The tone and functionability of the DC-15E was remarkable. I purchased this guitar over seven years ago and have never grown tired of the way it plays and sounds. By far, I have gotten more than I bargained for in this exceptional instrument.
This is a great guitar, what a lady she is. I was on my way to the gig, and the UPS man drove up. She was right out of the box. I tuned her up, and she played a 2 hour gig w/me. It was like dancing with a new partner, but we figured each other out. This is a great guitar.
I bought the Martin DC15-E a year ago. It is probably some of the best investments in a musical instrument I've ever made. It's quality and beauty all around. It does not have any sophisticated finish of more expensive guitars, no fancy rosette, no abalone bindings, or lacquer layer. But it has the sound, intonation, playability, and craftsmanship of much more guitars. As a matter of fact, it's simplicity and tone is what attracted me to it. The finish has a satin feel to it. The sound was a bit brighter than I expected when I first got it, but it's becoming more warm and full. I always keep it in a hard shell case, when I'm not playing it, and it rarely goes out of tune. Highly recommend it!
besides looking like one the most beatiful guitars i have ever laid eyes on, it also has the best sound i have ever played. i own about six guitars and this one by far gets the most attention
I have been gigging with this guitar for 5 years. The tone of my DC15E cuts through the din of my buddies playing their Fender electrics and provides a beautiful compliment. If it's crunchy Rock, melodic country or blues rythym, this ax holds her own. I like how the matte finish wears to shinny. You can tell it's been loved. The crisp tone and long sustain always gets looks from the crowd when you're picking a tune. I have the stock Fishman pickup and have purchased the Fishman Loadbox Performer. Great combo. I'll grow old with this gal.
I bought this Martin as a giging instrument. My work horse guitar. My '72 D-28 just shouldn't be going out on gigs anymore. The DC15-E feels just great and easy to play. I really like the mahogany finish too. Fingerprints are a thing of the past. The neck feels just like my D-28, nicely done Martin. I'm sure I'll have this one just as long as the 1st one.
I bought this guitar back in 2003, after spending 2 hours playing Taylors and Gibsons that cost way more. This guitar feels right, Sounds awesome and is extremely reliable. I tune it and play it, thats it. The truss rod will need occasional adjustment. The pickup is not the greatest (Taylors sound much better plugged in), but its natural sound is rarely beat. My friends play my guitar any chance they get.
Played three different peoples guitars (all thedc-15e) I love this guitar and prefer it's sound to more expensive Taylor guitars. It has aan inferior pick-up system to the Taylor expression system, but I would still buy this guitar for it's value over a Taylor, unless you like the more tiny twangy sonding guitars.
Plays like butter. Very smooth and has a great look and sound. Sounds great plugged in or unplugged.
Comfortable??.open the case and play it and it?s like your favorite jeans??it just feels right. I?m really happy with it. It feels like you could play this guitar for a long time with no strain on fingers and hand.Great full sound. Just an excellent guitar!
I was in the market for a guitar in the $1000 price range. I shopped around and played numerous guitars. I was interested in Martins, but found the tone to be too dark for my taste. Then, I picked up a D-15 (the version of this guitar w/o the cutaway and electronics). I was blown away. I knew right away that I wanted this guitar. The mahogany is warmer than other Martins and incredibly well balanced from low to high. Delicate playing sounds wonderful and yet it can really growl if necessary. The quality is evident in the sustain. I'm thrilled with my purchase and get excited every time I open the case. (also, like other Martins, the smell of the guitar is quite remarkable - if that sounds weird, pick one up and you'll see what I mean!)
my cousen has this guitar. Great Action, Amazing sound, and every time you open up the case it smells like wood! truely Amazing guitar right here, great job martin!
Everything you would expect from a Martin. By far my most used guitar. Like silk to the hands when paying. If you are in the market for an Acoustic/Electic, look no further cause you can't go wrong with this one.
i own this guitar and it is definitely worth every penny!