Hailing from the premium quality 15 Series by Martin, the DC15ME features an all-mahogany construction, new onboard electronics and superb hardware to provide an excellent playing experience. When it comes to purchasing a timeless acoustic, Martin are without doubt a brand to choose. The DC15ME draws influence from its counterpart, the D-15, which is played by Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Dreadnought Cutaway Body
The DC15ME has the quintessential dreadnought body profile with a single cutaway. The cutaway shape of the body allows you to reach the upper registers of the neck with real ease. As mentioned, the body of the DC15ME has been constructed entirely from mahogany. This is a rich-sounding tonewood which brings out a naturally warm voice from the guitar. The body top is strengthened by X Bracing made from Sitka Spruce, improving the clarity and sound output.
A smooth mahogany neck is firmly joined to the body via a traditional Mortise and Tenon joint for a reliable, sturdy build. The neck is shaped to a modified low oval profile which feels extremely comfortable in the hand. The neck is topped with a sumptuous East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, beautifully adorned with abalone Golden Era style diamonds and squares inlays as an easy point of reference. The neck joins the body at the 14th fret, and there are 20 frets in total to enjoy.
New Fishman Electronics
An innovative feature of the DC15ME is the new Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance onboard electronics. The Matrix VT is the world's best-selling under-saddle pickup with a discreet, unique design. Unlike other electro acoustics, no control holes are cut into the side of the DC15ME, leaving your guitar construction in its natural form. Instead, the controls are mounted beneath the soundhole, allowing you to tweak Volume and Tone with ease. There is also the Enhance blend control on the lower part of the soundhole. This is a bridge plate transducer that has been specifically developed to boost the guitar's voice, taking your sound to another level.
The solid Martin headstock has a square taper and is fitted with the ever-reliable nickel open gear tuning machines with butterbean knobs. Like the fingerboard, an East Indian rosewood bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the body which maintains a strong connection between strings and body.
The deluxe mahogany body has a faux tortoise pickguard which decorates the top while defending against scratches. Further protection comes in the form of a ply hardshell case included with every Martin DC15ME Electro Acoustic Guitar.
Manufacturer Martin Model DC15ME Mahogany Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Dreadnought Cutaway Body Material All-Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material East Indian Rosewood Position Inlays Abalone Diamonds and Squares Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Faux Tortoise Electronics Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Finish Natural Included Accessories Ply Hardshell Case
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