Product Review: Martin 000-15M Streetmaster Acoustic Guitar

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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine June 2018 issue.

I just picked up Martin’s 000-15M StreetMaster Acoustic Guitar, a 14-fret, long scale (25.4”) acoustic that really packs a punch! Right out of the case, this lightweight solid mahogany, OM shaped body guitar has the pleasant, natural aroma of mahogany, projects sound evenly, and sustains beautifully. I enjoyed the warm, beautiful tones from this guitar.

Aesthetically, the satin has a worn and weathered appeal, and with no pickguard, one can get the full appreciation of the beautiful wood from which this guitar was built. No frills, just a pure vintage look that is simple, yet stunning. To add to the vintage appeal are Golden Age Nickel open geared tuners. Comfort and playability are excellent with its soft edges around the body of the guitar alleviating pain that sometimes occurs under your arms when being creased by the sharp edges of typical acoustics.

It sits comfortably in your lap, or it’s easy to hold with a strap while standing to perform due to the lightweight construction and body size. The action on this model is a bit high for me, but that could easily be adjusted from the accessible truss rod located just inside the sound hole. It is a wonderful instrument to play and enjoy the crisp sounds it produces.

This guitar is all “Martin,” crafted in its Nazareth, PA plant, constructed of high-quality materials, with a natural vintage look, it is a beautiful instrument to behold. The price point is reachable to a broader target market than the very high-end Martins, and at $1,799.00 it is an excellent buy for a U.S. made Martin.

This guitar comes with a Martin gig bag. Any acoustic player would be thrilled to have this beauty among their collection.

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