PDA

View Full Version : 1 3/4 Alternative to Martin 000-15M


teleboli
05-14-2011, 03:08 PM
Hi all. I have a Martin 00015M. I love the sound of the darn thing but wanting to concentrate mostly on fingerstyle I would do better with a 1 3/4 nut width. What would be a good swap or lateral move from the 000-15M to get the 1 3/4 nut width? I'm also fine with models up to $2500. ish and mahogany back and sides as well. All suggestions appreciated. BTW the 000-15M may be up in the Emporium as a trade/partial trade to achieve the nut change!

HHP
05-14-2011, 03:12 PM
How about this?

http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/items/00015SCUST.htm

Humulus
05-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Taylor has an all mahogany spring limited in their GC body size (short scale). Not sure what the price is.

edman
05-14-2011, 03:17 PM
I'm lucky - I have no problem playing fingerstyle on my 000-15M.

You may want to consider buying an OM-21 Special.

patticake
05-14-2011, 03:20 PM
maybe there's a custom 000-15 model out there or on the way with a 1 3/4" nut. have you checked with laguitarsales.com, maury's and myfavoriteguitars.com ?

kerbie
05-14-2011, 03:28 PM
I usually prefer Martins to Taylors, but right now Taylor has a spring 2011 Limited Edition all-mahogany in a grand concert size... very similar to the 000. I've played it in 2 different stores and it's a beautiful guitar...

gitnoob
05-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Larrivee OM-03MT. Nicer than the Martin 000-15 in many respects, and I even prefer the Larrivee's tone.

Idaho John
05-14-2011, 05:37 PM
let me add a voice to the suggestion to check out LA Guitar Sales. Ted has done a couple orders of all mahogany Martins - both with 1 3/4 inch nut width. One is an OM (000-14 fret body size a little longer scale length) and a 00-15 and both of them feature the improvements noted in the new 15 m series from Martin. Some of them may still be available with tortoise binding.

The GC series are my favorites when it comes to Taylor guitars. With the all mahogany, you might just get a taste of traditional tone along with Taylor brightness.

Good luck!

john

gitnoob
05-14-2011, 05:39 PM
One is an OM (000-14 fret body size a little longer scale length)

I forgot about the OM-15. Same scale length as the 000-15, just a wider nut AFAIK.

dodge
05-14-2011, 05:45 PM
Santa Cruz 1929 models all hog just amazing guitars.

bluwood
05-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Ted's guitar's , SC 1929, and Martin 000-15s . All have what you are looking for, the Martin you will have to find used. I am waiting for my custom 00-15m from Ted.

teleboli
05-14-2011, 05:59 PM
I've actually been considering the OM21 Special. Two questions if you will. Does anyone have experience a/b ing the OM21 Special and OM21? Also, how does the OM21/OM21 Special playing experience differ from the 00015M? Thanks so much.

gitnoob
05-14-2011, 06:08 PM
how does the OM21/OM21 Special playing experience differ from the 00015M?

Hugely different. Different neck profile, different bracing, different woods, different tone.

If you're looking for warm/mellow/woodsy, go with the 15. The 21 is louder and, erhm, different. :)

AZLiberty
05-14-2011, 09:52 PM
Larrivee OM-03MT. Nicer than the Martin 000-15 in many respects, and I even prefer the Larrivee's tone.

See above.

guitpl4evr
05-14-2011, 09:53 PM
I'm lucky - I have no problem playing fingerstyle on my 000-15M.

You may want to consider buying an OM-21 Special.

If price is not an option, then the OM-21 Special is without a doubt a sleeper.

Solosdad
05-14-2011, 10:13 PM
LA Guitar sales has an OM15 M custom with a 1 3/4 nut width. for $1199.shipped. Check their website.

Solosdad
05-14-2011, 10:24 PM
Go to LAguitarsales.com and they have the guitar you are looking for. $1199. shipped. Hurry only one left. I bought two of them,one for my son in law and one for me.

Misifus
05-15-2011, 01:37 PM
The OM-21 guitars are great guitars, but they are also a far cry from a -15 series instrument. For the OP's original query, a 000-15S is close. It's a twelve-fret with a 1-3/4 inch nut. Like the 000-15M, the "S" model is all hog (or sapele), and has the wider nut. This is a very sweet sounding guitar, one of my favorites.

-Raf