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The Martin 000-15 Special was a limited run made in Nazareth, PA out of all solid woods, intended to be a high quality, lower cost instrument, available in small numbers.  The top is Sitka spruce and the sides and back are Honduran mahogany.  The neck is also mahogany with an East Indian rosewood fretboard.


The build quality is clearly very high with superb fit and finish.  The guitar is a feather light 3.75 pounds.  The build is highly resonant with a quick attack, present low end, and brillian high end sparkle.  This is a remarkable guitar value.  If you're looking for an American made Martin this guitar is a fantastic opportunity.


The playability is great and the "modified low oval" neck carve feels great in the hand.  The frets show light wear, with a bit of flattening of the first three frets under the highest strings, and almost unnoticeable otherwise.  The satin finish is also in excellent condition.


Weight - 3.75 pounds

Nut width - 1.70 inches

1st fret depth - 0.83 inches

10th fret depth - 0.94 inches

Scale length - 25.4 inches


The guitar comes with the original hard shell case.


Ships free in the United States, and for reasonable rates worldwide.


Specs from Martin:



Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Finish Top: Satin
Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Side Finish: Satin
Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16'' (this one measures at 1.70")
Top Material: Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: Mahogany
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Mahogany
Electronics: None


Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding: Black
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Top Inlay Material: N/A
Bridge Material: East Indian Rosewood
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Ebony
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"


Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
Back Inlay Material: None
Heelcap: Black
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: N/A
Side Inlay Material: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: N/A


Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: East Indian Rosewood
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Golden Era Style Diamonds and Squares Short Pattern
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: Yellow


Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Headplate Detail: N/A

Case: Ply Hardshell


SOLD - 2015 Martin 000-15 Special

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