Martin & Co DC-15E
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Martin & Co DC-15E

DC-15E, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Martin & Co in the 15 series.

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MGR/Beggars\' Bread 09/23/2004

Martin & Co DC-15E : MGR/Beggars\' Bread's user review

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Bought online for $789.

This guitar has a wonderful warm sound, with a very professional set-up. It stays in tune beautifully, and the built-in Fishman Electronics make amplification easy and beautiful. I am a church musician who performs Christian Rock weekly. Needless to say, I needed a professional instrument for not a lot of money. The Martin 15 fits the bill perfectly.
It is certainly a no-frills guitar as far as cosmetics, but the dark wood with no bling bling gives it a certain counter-cultural vibe. Everything you need -- nothing you don't!

I did have one slot in the nut that bound, and made tuning difficult. My luthier fixed that up for $5.60 (Where else can you get a professional craftsman to even look at anything for less than $60?).

I also discovered that you need to take the owner's manual seriously when it talks about humidity. Keep this guitar in the case, and use a humidifier in the winter, or you will be sorry!

The construction and quality are outstanding! A truely professional instrument without the cosmetics!

I would reccomend one to anyone who needs a professional instrument for not a lot of money.

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