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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by mjcyates, Feb 26, 2021.
This showed up yesterday from Gruhn Guitars:
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.
Same, I've always GASed for one for no particular reason at all other than "it's so cool".
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.
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!
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.
Nice! I love the 000 size. Comfy and accessible.
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.
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.
Hey it's only $1,299, go for it, especially at 73. Treat yourself a little.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Congrats, that is a fine looking Martin. Enjoy to the fullest.
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!
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!
Monels are a good match for overly bright guitars.
After doing a little research I am pretty sure it was a G37. Probably from around 1980-1981.