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    For the past year or so I've been playing more and more acoustic...its convenient, I like the sound...so of course, I wanted a "nicer" guitar.

    I had been eyeing a 000-17 from Martin...but couldn't find one anywhere. Multiple people had told me to try a 000-15, as it might be better for playing jazz...

    Today I lucked out and found one to try, and it was love at first m6/9 chord. So now I have a "nice" acoustic. Fun stuff.

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    Congrats. Those are great guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Congrats. Those are great guitars.
    Thanks! Yeah, definitely a jazz players flat top...no overtones and super even response all over neck. I'm very happy.

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    Very nice tone and technique. Congratulations on finding a great 000 for your needs.

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    Congrats.Nice sound.

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    Many years ago I got to play a friend's all-mahogany Harmony. I vowed then that one day I would get something comparable. You have scored the apex example of the species. Congratulations, and play it in good health!

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    Happy New Guitar Day! I guess you gave yourself a nice B-day present?

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    Congratulations! Martins are classy guitars. When I got married 'way back in 1979, for our first Christmas my wife surprised me with a Martin D28. I knew then, as I know now, I'd married well. Very well.

    I hope you make a lot of great music on that very nice guitar.

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    Thanks folks.

    It was kind of a birthday gift to myself. It seems very versatile. I think I'll get a lot of use out of it

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    Yup, I have a 45 year old 000-28, but I don't play jazz chord melody on it much.
    But all-mahogany flat-tops have a sweet sound for that.
    (I had a little Guild M20 once, but that's another story.)
    Lovely, albeit brief, rendition Jeff!

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    I have the smaller 00-15M version. Such a sweet guitar. It's set up with low, easy action. A keeper, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Thanks! Yeah, definitely a jazz players flat top...no overtones and super even response all over neck. I'm very happy.

    Enjoy ! What strings do you have have on it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medblues
    Enjoy ! What strings do you have have on it ?
    Thanks!

    Right now I have 80/20's, my "usual." I'll let them break in and get an idea of how they sound, and then im going to try retro Monels.

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    Big Martin Fan..
    Very well done..

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    Sweet! I have one, too. I love that guitar an awful lot.

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    I have a fender Tim Armstrong hellcat which is mahogany and a mahogany gretsch mandolin. Lovely sounds from both.


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    I put monels on yesterday. Whoa. We'll see how they age, but right now these are THE strings for this guitar.

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    I bought a Guild M-20 (Oxnard) in March of 2020 and still love it. I only play fingerstyle. All mahogany back and sides flattops are great. I agree with Mr. Beaumont on mahogany flattops as a jazz players flattop. I did try monels but I always seem to go back to EJ16's. I am a fan of very worn phosphor bronze strings. EJ16 strings start to sound good to me after about a month and I keep them on for about 3 months.

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    To my ears and eyes, the Martin 15 series are my favorite! I love the unadorned and utilitarian look and I think mahogany is one of the most underrated guitar tonewoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curbucci
    I bought a Guild M-20 (Oxnard) in March of 2020 and still love it. I only play fingerstyle. All mahogany back and sides flattops are great. I agree with Mr. Beaumont on mahogany flattops as a jazz players flattop. I did try monels but I always seem to go back to EJ16's. I am a fan of very worn phosphor bronze strings. EJ16 strings start to sound good to me after about a month and I keep them on for about 3 months.
    That guitar was on my short list (huge Nick Drake fan) but I never ran across one in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I put monels on yesterday. Whoa. We'll see how they age, but right now these are THE strings for this guitar.
    I have monels on mine right now and like them. Sometimes I go with 80/20. That's what I used for the first 15 years of the guitar's life.

    I play fingerstyle and the 80/20s have a little something extra...volume for one thing. The monels seem quiet to me, but tonally sound closer to what I hear on old recordings that I like. It's easy enough to go back and forth depending on my mood. And the volume thing might be in my head. The tone thing too for that matter.

    I definitely don't like phosphor bronze on that guitar, but I don't like PB on most guitars.