- Beautiful “Worn” Satin Finish
- Comfortable Rolled Edges
- Solid Mahogany Top, Back & Sides
- Touch Sensitive with Volume at the Ready
- Excellent Value
- Gig Bag Included
Street Price $1,399.00
The 000-15M StreetMasterTM is a wonderful offering from Martin Guitars. It’s got it all – looks, feel, tone, versatility, volume and value! This is surely an acoustic guitar that you will want to pick up and play!
The first thing you will notice, upon opening the included gig bag, is the beautiful “worn” satin finish. The guitar’s wear pattern, found in all the right places, elicits a feeling of familiarity and nostalgia – almost as if this well-loved instrument were handed down to you by its previous owner. I really appreciated all the thoughtful appointments: open back tuners, butterbean tuning buttons, delicate fret markers and a lovely single inlay rosette. Each element, while simple, is beautifully intentional and make for a wonderful piece of art.
The concept of a “familiar and well-loved” guitar continues as the instrument is tucked into the playing position. The smaller body of this 000 model coupled with its rolled edges are a fine touch – not only increasing comfort, but the amount of time that can be spent playing… no forearm creases to be found here! The neck, Martin’s famous “modified low-oval” shape, combined with a 1 11/16” nut, Plek’d frets and 25.4” scale, make an excellent quartet for chord-grabbing, thumb-wrapping and quick melodic lines. Each note of this mahogany top, back and side guitar rings and sings with a beautiful, even tone – perfectly suited for accompanying vocals!
I was also impressed by the clarity, articulation and touch sensitivity of this 000 model – it goes 0 to 100 at the flip of a pick! Play it gently and it’s right there with you as you fingerpick your favorite lullaby… start digging in and it goes right where you need it to go; powerful and assertive, but without the “string flapping” one can get from some small bodied guitars! One of the most amazing traits is its ability to move air – I’m talking major volume!
The name “StreetMasterTM” is perfectly appropriate here – if you need to be heard, it’s got a voice one can probably hear from a block away!
At a street price of $1,399.00, the 000-15M StreetMasterTM makes for an excellent value! Designed for the musician looking for a stand-out, solid wood, “next-level” instrument, this Martin guitar satisfies in all departments… attractive finish and appointments, a comfortable pleasure to play, warm tones, great articulation, touch sensitive and volume at the ready!
Be sure to take this one for a spin – it’s a jack of many trades and a master of each.