New Toys: Martin D-15E 15 Series Acoustic Guitar

One of the four new models introduced for the summer, the Martin D-15E is a 14-fret (20 frets total) Dreadnought guitar made with sapele for the back and sides and, from India, a top made from an Indian Plantation mahogany. Body size is noted as D-14 Fret. The scale length is 25.4-inches and the fingerboard width at the nut is 1.75 inches.

Non-scalloped X-bracing inside the body will insure that this guitar is loud, bright but with a beautiful and unique presence that's hard to get from an acoustic guitar this size.

These qualities, along with Martin's E1 electronics, make this an all-around useful instrument for any music genre in either live or in-studio use. The new Martin D-15E 15 Series Acoustic Guitar sells for $1,299 MSRP.