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NGD Part Deux Martin 000-15M!


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I was, as many of you recall, trying to decide between the Martin 000-EC and the less expensive Martin 000-15M.  Actually, as you also may recall I ended up going with the Martin M-36, which I am enjoying immensely.  But I had that nagging, "what if?"  .  By going with the M-36 I saved significantly from what I would have spent on the Clapton.  What else could a guy do?  What is the only logical thing to do with those savings?!?!?!?  😉😆

Today, I picked up the little 000 Martin Mahogany.  I have only played it a little since getting it home.  But with it forecast to hit 104 today I am going to be spending this afternoon in the house.

But thus far I can tell you it is an entirely different sound than the M-36.  A lot fuller, robust lows probably due to the mahogany.  And so playable and the 000 size is really comfortable to me.   It is going to be another great, acoustic blues instrument, like the M-36, but, again, different.

I'm thinking, In the very near future, of starting to try some acoustic slide.  So I suspect one of these will be dedicated to that and probably tuned to a different tuning.  After some time with them I'll decide which.

And, again, forgive the horrible photo.  I'm getting it out of its case!

 

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That is a terrific contrast to the M-36, you really have chosen wisely.

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Congrats, @matonanjin.

I just bought a full Mahogany parlor guitar and for blues fingerpicking I like it more than my Spruce - Rosewood guitar.

 

Wim.

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21 hours ago, Mike Hoodenpyle said:

Congrats, and enjoy! I like your guitar budget logic.

Mike, as I have said so often, I can rationalize anything!!!! 😉😆

11 hours ago, Plantsman13 said:

@matonanjin My only question is why did you make TWO trips to the guitar shop?!? 🤣

Congratulations!

Because two different stores!  I purchased the M-36 from my favorite store.  It's actually across the river from Omaha in Council Bluffs.  But locally owned and a really great guy that runs it.  And the only PRS dealer in the area.

I absolutely hated to buy from Guitar Center but they had the 000-15M.  

 

10 hours ago, Fretless said:

That is a terrific contrast to the M-36, you really have chosen wisely.

 

4 hours ago, Wim VD1 said:

Congrats, @matonanjin.

I just bought a full Mahogany parlor guitar and for blues fingerpicking I like it more than my Spruce - Rosewood guitar.

 

Wim.

@Fretless and @Wim VD1 I appreciate it coming from two guys whose playing I have come to respect so much.

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On 6/19/2021 at 3:36 AM, Dave White said:

... all mahogany guitars are great ...

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I don't have a mahogany guitar but I do have a mahogany ukelele bass which produces a lovely full tone. I wholly agree and approve of mahogany instruments.

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On 6/17/2021 at 11:00 AM, matonanjin said:

I was, as many of you recall, trying to decide between the Martin 000-EC and the less expensive Martin 000-15M.  Actually, as you also may recall I ended up going with the Martin M-36, which I am enjoying immensely.  But I had that nagging, "what if?"  .  By going with the M-36 I saved significantly from what I would have spent on the Clapton.  What else could a guy do?  What is the only logical thing to do with those savings?!?!?!?  😉😆

Today, I picked up the little 000 Martin Mahogany.  I have only played it a little since getting it home.  But with it forecast to hit 104 today I am going to be spending this afternoon in the house.

But thus far I can tell you it is an entirely different sound than the M-36.  A lot fuller, robust lows probably due to the mahogany.  And so playable and the 000 size is really comfortable to me.   It is going to be another great, acoustic blues instrument, like the M-36, but, again, different.

I'm thinking, In the very near future, of starting to try some acoustic slide.  So I suspect one of these will be dedicated to that and probably tuned to a different tuning.  After some time with them I'll decide which.

And, again, forgive the horrible photo.  I'm getting it out of its case!

 

Martin 000-15M.jpg

Congrats on the new addition to the family. I am sure it sounds as sweet as it looks.  

Greg

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Nice guitar.  My profile pic is a custom Martin 00-15 gloss 😀👍

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