Martin D-15M 6 String Acoustic Guitar

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97 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1,299
Martin D-15M Acoustic Guitar

The Martin D-15M is the highest rated acoustic guitar under $2000.

The all Solid Mahogany construction of the top and body has proved extremely popular. Although this guitar comes in another version, the D-15M Burst, this version is far more popular and more highly rated.

This was pretty much the lowest priced full-sized solid wood Martin I found while researching for this guide.

Artists known to play a D-15M include Chris Martin from Coldplay and Andrew Davie from Bear's Den.

Specifications

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Body: Solid Mahogany back & sides
  • Finish: Satin - Natural
  • Bridge: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16''
  • Nut: Bone
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone

Pros

Many customers report in their reviews that the Martin D-15M is the best guitar they've ever owned or played. That's high praise indeed, but not uncommon with Martin guitars in this price range. The positive reports come from both fingerpickers and strummers and from a wide range of playing styles from church musicians through to blues, country and folk guitarists. Many people who had owned more expensive Taylors and Gibsons said they felt this guitar was on par with those more costly options.

Cons

Despite the fact that this guitar is made in Mexico there were no complaints about quality. In fact I didn't see any negative reviews from verified customers - I did see one that wasn't from a verified customer but it was primarily an anti Martin rant rather than a complaint about this guitar.

Overall

This is the best price you'll be able to get on a highly rated solid wood new Martin.