There is nothing quite like the warm, rich, and woody tone of an all-Mahogany guitar. The Martin D-15M features a solid Mahogany top and solid Mahogany back and sides to deliver that specific delicate warmth and evenness. It has a solid rosewood bridge and a solid rosewood fingerboard, and it is set up with a bone nut, a bone saddle, and open-back style tuning machines. Its tone is rich, warm, and full sounding, but slightly restrained and with even projection and even response. Like most all-Mahogany guitars, it accompanies voice nicely and performs well in front of a sensitive mic in the studio.
This 2022 D-15M is gently used and shows minimal play wear and use (see photos). In fact, the protective film is still on the pickguard. In 2023, the D-15M model changed slightly, but this one was made before the changes. Because of that, it has genuine Grover tuning machines, and includes a Martin 300-Series hardshell case instead of the new soft case.
Soundwise, this D-15M still sounds like a brand new Martin, so it needs someone to play it in. Like every good all-solid-wood guitar, it will sound better every time you pick it up. American-made guitars like the D-15M won't be around much longer—the economic realities of the industry make it harder and harder to produce a guitar in Pennsylvania at this price point. Fortunately, there are still opportunities to grab one at a great price, like this gently-used D-15M.
- Top: Solid Mahogany
- Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
- Bracing: X Bracing, 5/16" Sitka Spruce
- Neck Joint: Simple Dovetail
- Fingerboard & Bridge: East Indian Rosewood
- Nut: Bone, 1-11/16"
- Saddle: Compensated Bone, 2-1/8" string spacing
- Scale length: 25.4"
- Tuning Machines: Grover open-gear
- Pickguard: Tortoise