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2000 Martin J-15 Mahogany Jumbo

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Serial #: 725966, stamped on neck block

Body Width: 16" Scale Length: 25.4" Body Depth, Neck to Heel: 3 7/8"- 4 7/8" Nut Width: 1 11/16" String Spacing at Bridge: 2 1/4" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .78/.81

Materials: Solid bookmatched mahogany body and neck; solid Morado (Bolivian Rosewood) fingerboard and bridge, herringbone soundhole rosette, tortoise pickguard, cream dot bridge pins, Martin Schaller M-6 tuners. Highlander 9V internal gooseneck mic with 1/4" endpin jack.

Notes: Martin's Style 15 guitars were first prototyped in 1935, but it was not until 1940 that todays' all-mahogany model was finally put into regular production, initially as an 0 size flat top. Discontinued in 1961, the Style 15 was revived in 1997 as the D-15 dreadnought, with 00, 000 and cutaway versions added the following year.

A little over a decade earlier, Martin had debuted their J series 'Jumbo' bodied guitars, a deeper version of the F series '0000' guitars the firm had been producing since the late '70s. With their extra depth 16" body and long scale neck, the Jumbos were an instant hit, and actually outsold Martin's dreadnoughts for some years in their heyday. Finally, the J-15 was premiered in 1999, with its all mahogany body lending warmth and style to the Jumbo series.

Produced in limited numbers only through 2005, the J-15 remains one of the rarest models in recent Martin history, and has been particularly elusive on the vintage market ever since. At just 4lb 6oz, the guitar is notably light in weight and well balanced, on the lap or the strap, with smooth low action over a fresh high pecision setup, on its gentle, modified low oval neck.

The matte lacquer finish and hardware are all original, and the instrument is free of pick, buckle, thumb, fret, or fingerboard wear. Apart from a few patches of darkend finish near the bottom rim, and a few incidental finish nicks, the instrument shows few signs of age altogether. A special plus, the guitar is fitted with a Highlander 9V internal gooseneck mic with 1/4" endpin jack.

Whether its your first pro-quality guitar, or a versatile backup instrument for touring, the studio, or the campfire, this handsome guitar is a rare find, and an exceptional value in a modern Martin classic. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings, and will accommodate lighter or heavier strings, according to preference.

Case: Deluxe black TKL hardshell case with plush lining.


















































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