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Title: Anyone Played the New Martin D-15M?
Post by: 01strat on January 31, 2010, 08:05:21 AM
Has anyone played the new Martin D-15M?  I've always liked the D-15 but have been turned off by that fake decal rosette and I'm not really a fan of the look of Martin's sapele tops.  With the new D-15M, gone is that cheap gold herringbone decal and you get a real rosette inlay (albeit only a single ring), Butterbean open back tuners, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge pins, higher quality pickguard, and most importantly - all mahogany top, back, sides, and neck.  There's no sapele whatsoever.  It's got a real vintage vibe.

Street price of the D-15M is less than the street price of a Larrivee D03.  There's also a 000-15M and 000-15SM custom version (12 fret slothead with 1 3/4" nut width with the same M style treatments).  I'm seriously considering the D...


Title: Re: Anyone Played the New Martin D-15M?
Post by: DaveyO on February 02, 2010, 11:13:23 PM
Where did you see it? I have always like the regular d15, if it had the nicer tuners that would be icing on the cake
Dave


Title: Re: Anyone Played the New Martin D-15M?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 03, 2010, 12:10:50 AM
I haven't played a new one but I just installed a pickup in an non new one.Decent sound very Martinish.


Title: Re: Anyone Played the New Martin D-15M?
Post by: 01strat on February 03, 2010, 08:47:56 PM
Where did you see it? I have always like the regular d15, if it had the nicer tuners that would be icing on the cake

Hi Dave,

New 2010 Martin D15M
http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/items/MTND15MAH.htm
I also noticed the inlays on the fretboard are nicer than the old D15 plus all the additions/upgrades in the original post.

Custom 2010 Martin 000-15SM (Slothead)
http://www.myfavoriteguitars.com/product.php?productid=16164&cat=0&page=1



Title: Re: Anyone Played the New Martin D-15M?
Post by: DaveyO on February 04, 2010, 04:16:50 PM
01stat,
thanks for the link, very cool gutars,
It would be perfect if it was gloss, pretty and plain at the same time,
Just like I like my  women :humour:
Dave