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Manufacturer's ID: OMC15MEL
What we say:The depression-era 15 range has long been a favourite for players looking for authentic Martin feel and tone but with a slight twist away from the standard Spruce and Rosewood combination. The solid Mahogany top, back and sides give a mildly darker, smoother tones which is still lively and expressive. The 15 range is stripped for simplicity with a satin finish and no binding. Otherwise, this understated left-hander is classic Martin all the way.
Orchestral models (OM) are the choice for players who enjoy the single note projection of 000 bodies but need more body and low end, like a dreadnought. In many ways they are the best of both worlds. You'll get a great 'scooped' tone with this: in other words, lots of sparkle, lots of bass and less mids. This is why it's popular with single note styles and fingerpickers.
With the 15 series, it isn't even about 'cheaper': these guitars have a vibe and attitude all of their own and many players prefer these models specifically, regardless of cost. Make sure you include a Martin 15 in your shortlist of guitars to demo next to you're in one of our stores researching the next addition to your guitar family.