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NGD: Martin 000-15M

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by mjcyates, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. mjcyates

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    This showed up yesterday from Gruhn Guitars:

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    Nice! That is a guitar I have always listed after but never bought...yet.

    Might be my favorite Martin. My favorite size and love the sound of mahogany tops.
     
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    Same, I've always GASed for one for no particular reason at all other than "it's so cool".

    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks! Well my requirements were, Solid Wood construction, made in USA, and less than $2k. I was debating between this and a Taylor American Dream. I really wanted the smaller body and I really like the vintage vibe of this guitar. Very pleased. I am going to put some different strings on, have the action lowered a bit and have a K & K Pure Mini pickup installed, and call it a day.
     
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    I had his little brother, the 00-15m, for a while and sold it in a fit of gas for something else. Regret it. The best value going in guitars at that price point, in my opinion. Have fun and enjoy!
     
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    IMHO, you did good getting the Martin. I’ve never been a fan of the Taylor sound. To me Martina sound is how acoustics should sound.

    While I could certainly afford that guitar I just have trouble, at 73, justifying spending over $1000 for a guitar that would only be played at home. But you aren’t helping me any.
     
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    Nice! I love the 000 size. Comfy and accessible.
     
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    I have an 0-15M Limited Edition (Elderly Instruments) that I haven't bonded with. I think the main thing I don't like about the 15 series is the 25.4" scale length. I much prefer the 24.9". Tone is a tad on the bright side because of the mahogany and the single 0 size, but careful string selection helps.

    Great instruments!
     
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    I found Martin retro monels and surprisingly elixir 80/20 were a great match for mine- the monels especially with the longer scale. The 25.5” was actually one of the main reasons why I liked it! I’ve had Martin dreads forever and it was more familiar to me. That guitar is unstoppable with a k&k mini in my opinion.
     
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    Hey it's only $1,299, go for it, especially at 73. Treat yourself a little.
     
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    Elixir 80/20 Custom Light is what I will be putting on. I have read and heard many good things regarding the k&k mini.
     
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    I have been trying to convince myself of that for a few years now. And I have been primarily an acoustic player since I began playing in 1957.
     
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    Nice! I love that guitar and almost bought one too but I got swayed last minute by a vintage Guild. Still love that mellow all hog vibe for fingerpicking. Enjoy!
     
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    Funny you mention that. My acoustic guitar journey started with a Guild that my parents bought me for a high school graduation gift. Don't remember the model but it was maple and it was a dreadnought. I'm sure it was a great guitar but for me, (I am primarily an electric player) it was difficult to play so I never played it. I ended up selling it and buying a Breedlove (one of their first import guitars) and then later also a Taylor GS Mini. I sold them both to get this Martin. So my high school graduation present from my parents has now turned into a Martin 000-15M!
     
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    Congrats, that is a fine looking Martin. Enjoy to the fullest.
     
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    I got one for pretty much the same reasons. I jumped when a local place had one on sale because of a ding.

    I love it!
     
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    Cool!
     
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    That is funny. I’m curious which Guild it was? Mine is a ‘76 D-50 which plays like butter with low action for an acoustic. I tried a D-25 once that was in rough shape and sounded dull, didn’t like that one.

    I also almost bought one of those Bozeman Gibson J-15’s which are great too!
     
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    Monels are a good match for overly bright guitars.
     
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    After doing a little research I am pretty sure it was a G37. Probably from around 1980-1981.
     
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