Martin 00-15M 6-String Acoustic Guitar

98
GEARANK

98 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1,499
Martin 00-15M 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Martin 00-15M: Highest Rated Parlor Guitar Under $2000 - 2022.03

Gearank High Notes

Specifications

  • Body Shape: 00
  • Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Finish: Natural
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval / Standard Taper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"

Gearank Recommended

The 00-15M first appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $2000, at a time when we didn't have an Under $1500 price category, in August 2021 but came off the list in March 2022. This was despite it having an impressively high Gearank Rating of 98 at the time but it was out-ranked by both the Martin 000-15M and Martin D-15M which both had a rating of 99 at the time!

It also appeared on our recommended list for Parlor Guitars when we published the first edition in September 2021 and it remains there today.

See our Current Recommendation.

Overview

Martin's all-solid mahogany body guitars are rated very highly by guitarists, allowing them to secure multiple recommendations on our list of Best Acoustic Guitars.

The Martin 00-15M is part of this line, with a 00 body that qualifies it as a parlor guitar and features a solid mahogany top and solid mahogany back and sides - a combination that accentuates the mids for a warm tone that works great for fingerstyle and for vocal accompaniment.

It follows the same neck specs as the other 15M Martin guitars, with a dovetail neck joint construction, modified low oval mahogany neck, and topped by a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard.

The top, back, sides and the neck all have a satin finish.

Being an all-mahogany body acoustic guitar, and given its 00 shape, don't expect this to sound like a spruce topped dreadnought.

But its mellow tone has proven itself as excellent for finger style playing, as well as blues and folk more broadly.

C.F. Martin & Co. continues to be the go to brand when it comes to premium acoustic guitars in the sub $2000 price range, check out the Martin 00-15M if you're looking for a warm sounding alternative to the dreadnought.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Audiofanzine gregprika 100/100
Acoustic Guitar Forum jrbarilla 94/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Note: At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Best Parlor Guitars Under $2000. You can also see highly rated alternatives in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars

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About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.