No other luthier can boast the same track record as Martin when it comes to starting guitar-building trends. They were the first to introduce scalloped bracing and the dreadnought body, for example, and they're not about to stop trying new things. The Martin 15 Series is yet another revolution from the masterminds at C.F. Martin & Co., drawing inspiration from the Style 15 instruments of the 1940s. Filled with unique design elements and a gorgeous historical look, this collection offers a really special balance between vintage qualities and modern craftsmanship. The results are instruments that are exceptional in every way: looks, tone, playability and longevity.
The first thing that sets the Martin 15 Series apart from the norm is the solid mahogany construction from end-to-end. That gives them a uniquely rich voice, and it's accented by Sitka spruce X-bracing to build strength and add dimension to the sound. Martin hasn't forgotten the little touches, either. Subtle details like real rosettes, antiqued pickguards and nickel tuners with butterbean knobs all contribute to the overall appeal of each guitar. And with dovetailed mortise and tenon joints attaching the necks, the 15 Series instruments have above-average resonance and durability.
You might be wondering which Martin 15 Series guitar is right for you. The answer is that it's as easy as choosing your preferred body type. Looking for a small-bodied instrument based on pre-dreadnought designs? Check out the 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar. If, on the other hand, the dreadnought is more your style, consider the D-15M. And if you want the power of a dread in a more classical package, you'll find that in the Martin 15 Series 00015M Acoustic Guitar.
One of the marks of a great guitar is that it instantly puts a smile on your face when you pick it up and start playing. The Martin 15 Series instruments definitely have that effect, so if you've been holding back on grabbing one, consider this your opportunity to take the plunge. No matter which 15 Series guitar is right for you, there's no doubt that you'll love everything about it once it's yours.