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Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar, Satin Mahogany


Player's Perspective

Martin's 15 series guitars are some of our in-house tech Paul's favorite acoustic instruments. It's easy to see why: These guitars have classic Martin tone, styling and quality, but they're just different enough to make them really special. All 15 series guitars have solid mahogany tops. Martin introduced them during World War II when spruce was hard to come by, and it turns out mahogany thrives as a top wood. It has great projection and clarity, but it's a touch warmer and more consistent across the EQ spectrum than spruce. Fingerpickers will certainly dig the natural balance between the lows and highs, and strummers will appreciate the way that simple open-position chords blend together. Recording is a breeze with these guitars as well - you won't get as many weird EQ spikes in certain places. The 000 12 fret body style is comfortable and sleek, the neck is comfortable and the mellow finish is easy on the eyes. This is a very cool, useful guitar.

Special Features

This 000-15SM sports all solid mahogany - top, back, sides and even neck. The sound has great clarity, projection and warmth. The body is the comfortable, sleek 000 12-fret style. For some people (read: short people like me!), it can be a lot more ergonomic than a dreadnought. There's a slightly less pronounced low-end than a dread, but more mid range focus and punch. 1 3/4" string spacing is right in that sweet spot that's wide enough for fingerpickers but slim enough for flatpickers and strummers. This one's an easy buy.


  • Martin 15 Series 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar
  • 000 12-Fret Body Shape
  • Solid Mahogany Top
  • Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Satin Body Finish
  • Single Ring Rosette
  • A-Frame X Bracing
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Braces
  • Select Mahogany Neck
  • Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Satin Neck Finish
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Modified Low Oval Neck Shape
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone Nut
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood Bridge
  • Nickel Open-Gear Tuning Machines w/ Ivoroid Buttons
  • Compensated Bone Saddle
  • Solid Black Ebony End Pins
  • Hardshell Case - 331
  • Instrument Weight: 3.8 lbs.
  • Serial #: 2553705

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin. This 000-15SM is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.