With over 180 years of experience crafting and building guitars of an excellent standard, Martin have maintained this tradition in the form of the D-15M acoustic guitar. The D-15M takes a lot of influence from models which precede this, from as far back as the 40s. The distinctive dreadnought body profile has been revered by many guitarists over the years. A superior blend of tonewood has been employed to allow the D-15M to resonate freely and generate a full-bodied, vintage acoustic voice.
As per many previous, classic Martins, the D-15M is shaped to the dreadnought profile and hails from the 15 Series. The dreadnought shape is one of the leading types of guitar body profiles and it has the ability to produce a mighty sustain with a deep tonal range. The body shape enhances the sound that the guitar is capable of producing but also looks the part whether you’re playing for pleasure or in the studio.
BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF TONEWOODS
The conventional dreadnought D-15M guitar is given a solid sitka spruce top because of its flexibility and capacity to project a dynamic, articulate range of tones which works whether you prefer fingerstyle playing or strumming big chords. In order to bolster the stability of the soundboard, Martin have used A-Frame ''X-1'' bracing beneath the top which is a tried and tested technique that helps to improve the tonal range of the guitar while ensuring a strong playing feel.
The back and sides are built out of solid mahogany, known for its rich, dark tone and ability to resonate. Solid mahogany has a strong sound full of volume but its darker tone makes it a handy accomplice if you’re singing along as it leaves room for your voice. Joined to the body is a solid mahogany neck with a modified low oval profile for comfortable playability. The neck is long with a scale length of 25.4 inches and has a 20-fret East Indian rosewood fingerboard atop of it. Of the 20 frets, 14 are open (unlike other acoustic guitars), so you can experiment freely with those higher notes without getting uncomfortable. To help you along the frets are sophisticated diamond and square position inlays.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
To uphold tuning integrity with accuracy and precision, Martin have fitted nickel open geared tuning machines with butterbean knobs to the headstock. The belly style bridge is constructed from solid East Indian rosewood and it has a firm connection between the body and the strings so that you can play on for hours with confidence.
A single ring rosette decorates the soundhole and is accompanied by a tortoise pickguard which offers added protection against scratches. The rosette and pickguard also give the D-15M guitar a very slick finish to its appearance.
The Martin D-15M Acoustic Guitar is packed with premium features to give you an enticing instrument that has a vintage, full-bodied acoustic sound that stands out from the rest. To further protect your brand new guitar whether on the road or in safe storage, Martin have supplied a guitar case to go with the D-15M.
Manufacturer Martin Model D-15M Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Dreadnought Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Back and Side Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material Solid Mahogany Fingerboard Material Solid East Indian Rosewood Position Inlays Diamonds and Squares Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Tortoise Finish Natural Accessories Guitar Case
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