Indeed it is made of some nice woods! These days they are $500 to $600 used guitars, which is not too bad for a US-made Martin that is built with nice woods. The D15 combines select woods and Martin quality in a tonally rich dreadnought! It has a smooth oval profile, and has a glossy finish. Despite its entry-level cost it has a definite Martin character and tone. Since it offers a loud, bright treble response, genuine Mahogany was used for the top, back and sides. The dreadnaught body style allows for sufficient power, and the low oval profile neck is fast and easy to handle. The neck is pretty sweet. It might take a while…. Unfortunately, it looks kind of cheap if you think about it too much. Martin Custom Order painted in an individual who has been produced in the will to gloss finish are all gloss, we are contributing in the tone of luxury and gloss appearance. This one is in pretty good shape on its 8th birthday. I am not sure where the fretboard came from, but it is rosewood too. I guess the important thing is how much these things cost. End of Martin D-15 Custom Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Review :: Martin Guitar Reviews. great for any acoustic style and sounds beautiful solo or when played with other (spruce) topped guitars; the harmonics are excellent, strike a chord and the guitar sounds like a choir unto itself; perfect sound for playing from country and old rock to gospel and blues,Dawg, bluegrass, jazzgrass, folk, Irish, acoustic trance, new world, rock; string height is good and the string tension when fretting as well; everything seems well put-together, all the seams and edges look clean, no nasty edges, smooth, level frets. I've needed a new guitar for kids music gigs - my trusty OM-1 needing some work and showi Plus, they have all been getting older and the tops have been loosening up, so they sound better than ever. The custom part is that this instrument have a spruce top and rosewood sides and back, unlike other Martin D-15 guitars that are made of solid mahogany. It is fun to play, and is nice for songwriting, fingerpicking, folk, country and bluegrass. Album Review: Dudley Taft -- Deep Deep Blue. the tone is bright on the high end, sleightly airy, with a good amount of low-end as well; crystal clear highs, and tight rounded lows that are not muddy at all like some other guitars – quite a perfect sound, definately studio quality. It looks quite simple, but expect a wolf in sheeps clothing. Album Review: Chris Winters Band -- Blue Fever, Johnny Winter: February 23, 1944 to July 16, 2014. Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Acoustic Guitar Review. Inside there is D1 A-frame bracing, if you have any idea what that means. I have this guitar and it does play and sound amazing. Today we are looking at a 2006 Martin D-15 Custom dreadnaught acoustic guitar. Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream... 2004 Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar Review. The modified low-oval mahogany neck is set with a mortise-and-tenon neck joint and has an adjustable truss rod and solid Indian rosewood fingerboard. But the matte finish is very thin, it's almost bare wood, which makes them very fragile and easily damaged if temp and humidity are not well controlled. Ovation CS257 Celebrity Deluxe Acoustic Electric Guitar... Epiphone Les Paul Special Bass Guitar Review, solid mahogany; Mortise-and-tenon neck joint, Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal, Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent #, Available left-handed at no additional charge. The bass is loud and full, and the midrange detail is sweet with a good balance between the two. Find a dealer or buy online today. The body and neck are bound in tortoise-colored binding. It weighs in at around 4 pounds, 6 ounces in case you are keeping track. Ernie Ball Power Slinky Bass Strings .055 to .110 ... Tommy Ramone: January 29, 1952 to July 11, 2014, 1982 Westone Thunder 1 Bass Guitar Review. This model is on the lower end of the Martin spectrum, but is still a pretty nice US-made guitar. If appearance is important, save up and buy a D-28. Ornamentation is sparse -- the body has a matte finish, a simple rosette and body binding, and a nice-looking faux tortoiseshell pickguard. Reminiscent of the 15 Series guitars of the 1940s – this model eschews vintage all-mahogany construction for a select solid Sitka spruce top and the ringing punch and sustain of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. 14 of the 20 frets are clear of the body, and they are well-finished and pretty level. Today we are looking at a 2006 Martin D-15 Custom dreadnaught acoustic guitar. My top split along the seem at the bottom, and even though there is a lifetime warranty, they said it was damaged by the environment and not covered. quite a perfect sound, definitely studio quality. It just has a few marks, dings, and nicks, and the matte finish has been worn shiny in a few places. Only available through Musicansfriend. Up for sale is my 2004 Martin D-15 Custom (also know as Custom D) Rosewood...all solid wood construction and made in the USA. Impressions of music and musical equipment from my point of view. Check one out, and if you can get put up with the Spartan appointments, they are a pretty good deal. The custom part is that this instrument have a spruce top and rosewood sides and back, unlike other Martin D-15 guitars that are made of solid mahogany. I haven't posted in some time, but today was a surprise NGD! Don’t get me wrong – it is not in the same league as my D-18GE, but it is pretty darned good. The bridge is made of East Indian rosewood too. The neck is capped by a rosewood headstock overlay, a gold foil logo, and nice quality chromed sealed-back tuners. Required fields are marked *, Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, For more pictures of these musical instruments, click below on Page 2. Back when they were new, they had a list price of $1499, and a street price of $999, which included a nice-quality hardshell case. Your email address will not be published. How does it work? Reminiscent of the 15 Series guitars of the 1940s – this model eschews vintage all-mahogany construction for a select solid Sitka spruce top and the ringing punch and sustain of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Review of Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at the Holl... 2006 Martin D-15 Custom Acoustic Guitar Review. Dreadnought size of the all-mahogany body, mahogany one piece neck, rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge,. This model is on the lower end of the Martin spectrum, but is still a pretty nice US-made guitar. It has the traditional 25 1/2-inch scale 1 11/16-inch width nut. Martin D-15 Custom Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Review:: Martin Guitar Reviews quite a perfect sound, definitely studio quality. Your email address will not be published. The frets are still in great shape, and it sets up nicely with a very low action on light gauge strings. I've read in some forums that this guitar has the appointments of a classic D15, the wood of a D28, and the bracing of a D35. the bridge is great, the contouring on the bridge helps keep this guitar in great tune; installing a bone saddle and nut, some consider it being necessary for better tone and sustain; if the action comes too low – you can resolve it with a professional setup; if the action comes too high – use a good piece of sandpaper on the saddle.