Hello all,I owned this Mahogany back and sides beauty years ago and sold it--mistake!I have done the normal searching on auction web sites with no luck up to this point. If anyone has a bead on this model, your help would be appreciated!Thanks in advance,DavidSee More
Yes, I teach! Thank you for this valuable resource. It is helpful.
For my younger students, I always ask them how to spell the word guitar--of course they spell it correctly--but I say that is wrong---it is spelled FUN!
Thanks again, David"
"It would be the guitar I made. A small jumbo body with a 40 year old Sitka Spruce top with solid walnut back and sides, nut width 1 3/4 inch-- bone nut and saddle. The upper bout is 10 13/16 inches, lower bout is 15 5/16 inches and the waist is 8…"
"It is hard not to agree with Kent's comments. Since it is a new guitar, you should not have to treat the fretboard for several months--general statement. Also simply wiping down your new ax with a 100% clean cotton cloth after every use will…"
No arch back; It's an OM body shape solid Indian Rosewood back and sides with a solid Sitka Spruce top, two-piece mahogany neck with a 1 3/4 inch nut width classic x-bracing pattern and a 25 1/2 inch scale.---More of a fingerstyle guitar.…"
"Hey David, would love to see some pics as I have not played this particular model before...is the back arched like an archtop and has no bracing? I have a 1980 JF30 (which I think is the jumbo version of your guitar) with maple back and sides, the…"
Just picked up from Elderly in Lansing, MI. Wow what a guitar; perfect blend of tone and sustain for an OM body. It's a great complement to my 1968 D-25. 'Wondering why I waited so long! Anyone's thoughts on this beautiful guitar? I give it a 10 out of 10 rating!DavidSee More
"12 fretters, at least according to Taylor guitars, have better resonance due to the longer amount of string over the soundboard relative to a 14 fretter:
"As a result of joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th and…"
"If you are interested in a Martin 15 Series with a 1.75 nut width, you might look into the Martin 000-15SM. I haven't played one so I can't comment directly on it. For those fixated on the 1.75 nut width (I include myself in…"
"I'm afraid I don't have any info on Larivee, but I hear good things and I need to give them a try. I would like to add, though, that I absolutely LOVE my OM-28V as a fingerstyle guitar. It has a 1.75" nut and, more…"
"IMHO, also check out a Seagull Maritime or Artist - the 1.8" nut is great for fingerstyle and, while not all mahogany, they'll be solid mahogany back and sides with a solid spruce or solid cedar top. Here are 2 pics to whet your…"
Hey David ... I don't think your message got onto the Martin group discussion page. Did you join the group first? Pretty sure you can't post or message the group unless you are a member.
At any rate, here's my feedback on your question:
Dave ... one caveat about the Martin 00015M ... unlike other Martin 000 models, this one has the narrower 1.68 inch nut. As a fingerstyle player, you probably appreciate the 1.75 nut that comes on other 000 Martins and is what I think you have on your Taylor. Just something to be aware of as you decide.
I have played the Martin 00028EC, and absolutely loved it. Of course price-wise, that is apples and oranges with the 00015. I believe you need to go up in cost to the 00018 to get a 1.75 nut.
But ... while not mahogany topped, the new Martin "Performing Artist" line features a very reasonably priced solid wood model called the GCPA4 that has the 1.75 nut and also has a Fishman built-in pickup. It's a Grand Concert size (similar to the 000) and sells at under $1,100 at most shops. They also have a dreadnought and an orchestra-size at the same price.