The Minor Chord

C. F. Martin & Co.

C.F. Martin began his venture in 1833. Four generations later, Chris Martin IV is at the helm of this family business. Although there have been many changes over the past 178 years, one thing has remained consistent: C.F. Martin's commitment to quality. For over a century, Martin guitars have been considered the standard by which all others are measured.

The Minor Chord is proud to be an authorized C. F. Martin dealer. We always have a wide selection of Martin instruments for you to play and compare before you buy. Our prices are competitive with the national chains and reputable online dealers. If you are considering a C. F. Martin instrument and are within an hour's drive of our store, you owe it to yourself to pay us a visit!

For more information about C. F. Martin instruments please visit the C.F. Martin Company website.

Closeup of Martin HD-28

Current Inventory

As of June 12, 2021 we have the following Martin instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

As you can see in the listing below, the Martin factory is seriously backlogged from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are ordering months ahead so that we can continue to offer you a selection of Martin instruments. If you are interested in any of the instruments marked On Order, just call or use our Ask Us! page and we'll let you know when they arrive.

Of course, we can also order other Martin guitar models for you.

Production Martin Models

Martin 00-18

A choice guitar for fingerstyle playing and light strumming, the Martin 00-18 is a sweet little instrument. Made of solid Sitka spruce and genuine mahogany, it will yield a sound much warmer and fuller than expected.

The 00 body shape and short scale neck makes for easy reach of playing. The 1-3/4 inch nut width allows for nice string spacing. If you're looking for an intimate guitar for the recording studio, this is a great candidate as well. $2,499.00 in Martin hardshell case.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 00-14 fret body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Gloss body finish
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Tortoise binding
  • Multi-stripe purfling
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • Abalone 'Old-style 18' inlays
  • Satin finish neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

Martin OMC-16E Burst

Ovangkol wood has really made strides in the guitar industry, especially in the last 20 years. Martin is now offering this OMC-16E Burst which features ovangkol back, sides, and top. A lively and resonant wood it has rich basses and nice harmonic overtones.

The OM shape with a cutaway is very versatile. Strumming, fingerpicking, and playing up the neck shouldn't be an issue. An attractive looking guitar as well with the mahogany burst top finish and tortoise body binding. The Fishman VT Enhance pickup system plugged in will enable some sound sculpting as well. $1,899.00 in Martin Soft Shell case.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 000-14 fret cutaway body shape
  • Solid Ovangkol top in gloss mahogany burst finish
  • Solid Ovangkol back and sides in satin finish
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Herringbone rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Tortoise body binding
  • Select hardwood neck with satin finish
  • Modified Low Oval neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard/li>
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated white tusq saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance system
  • Martin Soft Shell case included

D-35

The D-35 has been one of the Martin classic dreadnaught models since the mid-1960's.

The D-35 distinguishers itself from the D-28 with its 3-piece rosewood back and antique white binding on the body and neck. It has that characteristic big Martin dreadnaught sound, but the low end seems to be a bit more balanced with the mids when compared to a D-28. So if you're looking for a slightly less-boomy Martin dreadnaught, the D-35 might be your guitar of choice. There's no shortage of power, however; the D-35 will easily handle most things that come its way.

Come see why the D-35 has a following all its own! $3,099.00 in Martin molded hardshell case.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Solid Indian rosewood 3-piece back and sides
  • Solid Indian rosewood sides
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Gloss body finish
  • Forward shifted X-bracing
  • Antique white binding on body and neck
  • Multi-stripe rosette
  • Select hardwood neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • Satin neck finish
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Pearl Style 28 inlays
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Molded Martin hardshell case included

GPC-16E-01

Martin's 16 Series is a good way to get a Nazareth, PA built guitar that will sound good, with a lot of features. The Grand Performance shape with it's wide lower bout and deep body width will give good Dreadnaught-like bass response, but with a slimmer waist for easier reach and fingerpicking playability. This guitar can be driven hard and will hold up to heavier strum attacks with the longer 25.4 inch scale length. The ebony fretboard plays nicely and the Fishman pickup system will deliver the goods plugged-in.

Martin's are very hard to come by these days, if you're in the market for a good all-around versatile Martin, give this one some thought. $1,699.00 in a Martin softshell case.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • Grand Performance body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Gloss top finish
  • Satin finish back and sides
  • Forward shifted scalloped X-bracing
  • White binding
  • Select hardwood neck
  • Modified low oval neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Nickel open gear tuning machines
  • Bone nut
  • Tusq saddle
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 pickup system
  • Martin softshell case included

OMC-15ME

Martin's 15-Series has long been some of our best-selling models here at the store.

This OMC-15ME will give you the whole performance package: Versatility, a smooth feel, a warm and full sound, a cutaway for easy access to the higher frets, and the convenience of a built-in tuner and pickup.

The 15-series understated look is all about the quality tone woods. These tend to really age and break in nicely as they're played over time.

$1,599.00 in a Martin hardshell case.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 000-14 Fret body with cutaway
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Satin finish body and neck
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • Diamonds-and-Squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 electronics
  • Martin hardshell case included

OOO-X2E-01

Here is a nice durable Martin alternative to a Dreadnaught or Grand Performance shape. The 000-X2E-01 is a member of the rugged X-Series. The solid Sitka spruce top will yield a good responsive sound with nice projection. The HPL mahogany back and sides will hold up a bit better against use.

Not as far to reach with the shorter 24.9 inch scale, but still decent spacing at the nut being 1-3/4 inches. Fishman's MX pickup system is minimal with hidden volume and tone control wheels in the soundhole. A good shape for both strumming and playing fingerstyle. Martin gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Martin's durable X-Series
  • 00 14-Fret body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X-Brace
  • M.O.P. rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • HPL mahogany back and sides
  • Satin finish body
  • Select hardwood neck with hand-rubbed finish
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • Select hardwood bridge and fingerboard
  • Style 28 inlays
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX system
  • Martin gig bag included

OO-X2E-01

It's amazing the amount of sound that Martin can get out of their smaller-bodied guitars. The 00-15M has long been one of our best-sellers here at the store, and this Martin 00-X2E is a nice alternative at a lower price point. As mentioned, the 00 body size is super comfortable to wrap your arms around. Good for either strumming or playing fingerstyle on either leg.

The solid Sitka spruce top will yield a good responsive sound with nice projection. Not as far to reach with the shorter 24.9 inch scale, but still decent spacing at the nut being 1-3/4 inches. Fishman's MX pickup system is minimal with hidden volume and tone control wheels in the soundhole. Martin gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Martin's durable X-Series
  • 00 14-Fret body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X-Brace
  • M.O.P. rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • HPL mahogany back and sides
  • Satin finish body
  • Select hardwood neck with hand-rubbed finish
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • Select hardwood bridge and fingerboard
  • Style 28 inlays
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX system
  • Martin gig bag included

D-X2E 12-String

Another new X-Series model just in is this D-X2E 12 String. As mentioned with the X-Series instruments, they represent good durability and value while still maintaining a Martin tone. The Dreadnaught body paired with the solid Sitka spruce top gets the player a full and bright, projecting sound.

The neck has a comfortable carve and the 1-7/8 inch nut is ideal for the 12-string spacing. The Fishman MX system will get you where you need to be plugged-in. Even though we have the "No Stairway to Heaven" sign in our store, it's still o.k. to jam on Zeppelin's "Over the Hills and Far Away" on a 12-string. Quality Martin gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Martin's durable X-Series
  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • M.O.P. rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Gloss body finish
  • HPL mahogany back and sides
  • Satin finish body
  • Select hardwood neck with hand-rubbed finish
  • Low profile neck shape with standard taper
  • Select hardwood bridge and fretboard
  • Style 28 inlays
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-7/8 inch nut width
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX system
  • Martin gig bag included

GPC-X2E Macassar

New off the Martin line is this striking GPCX2E Macassar. The solid Sapele top really stands out with the nice striping in the grain. Martin has different HPL patterns they use, this one has the dark rich-looking Macassar laminate. Compared to a solid spruce top guitar, the sapele will be a bit darker sounding, especially when broken in over time.

The Grand Performance shape is a nice compromise between a Dreadnaught and an OM. Folks are digging the Fishman MX system with it's minimal controls hidden in the soundhole. If you're looking for Martin quality and sound at under the $1,000.00 price point, give their X-Series instruments some consideration. Quality Martin gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Martin's durable X-Series
  • Grand Performance body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sapele top
  • Scalloped X-Brace
  • M.O.P. rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • HPL Macassar back and sides
  • Select hardwood neck with hand-rubbed finish
  • Select hardwood bridge and fretboard
  • Style 28 inlays
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX pickup system
  • Martin gig bag included

D-28

There's not much to say about the legendary D-28 that hasn't already been said.

The D-28 is Martin's flagship model, with plenty of volume and the time-proven Sitka and rosewood tonewood combination to get you where you want to go sonically.

Martin reimagined the D-28 a while back to feature the aging-toner top, open gear butterbean tuners, and a modern neck profile.

This is a guitar that owners have been proud to pass down through generations. Martin hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA USA
  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Forward-shifted X-bracing
  • Gloss body finish
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Multi-stripe purfling
  • Antique white binding
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape with high-performance taper
  • Satin finish neck
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

OOO-18

If you are a fan of the shorter scale neck, you should definitely check out this particular Martin.

Crafted of choice tone woods - the ever popular mahogany and spruce - this guitar delivers a woody, punchy sound. The 000 body size is nicely balanced from highs to lows, great for fingerstyle guitar playing. The simple appointments have an elegant understated look, but it's all about the sound with Martin!

These OOO models typically don't stay around too long, so don't wait.

Martin hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA USA
  • 000 14-fret body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Gloss body finish
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Tortoise binding
  • Multi-stripe purfling
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • Abalone 'Old-style 18' inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape with high-performance taper
  • Satin finish neck
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

D-16E Rosewood

Martin's 16-Series has changed it's look over the years but one thing has remained constant: Quality tone woods and qualilty built in Nazareth, PA! This current D-16E version features satin finish Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce gloss top.

Big full sound with lots of sustain, and priced well below it's older cousin, the D-28. The volume/tone/enhance controls are minimal in the sound hole. $1,699.00 in Martin soft shell case

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with gloss finish
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides in satin finish
  • Forward-shifted scalloped X-brace
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Herringbone rosette
  • Antique white binding
  • Select hardwood neck with satin finish
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • M.O.P style 28 inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape with High-performance taper
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Fishman Matrix VT enhance electronics
  • Martin soft shell case included

DCX2E-03 Rosewood

Get that big, boomy Martin Dreadnaught sound in a versatile and affordable package with the DCX2E-03 Rosewood model. Meant to be a performer's instrument, the cutaway body will allow access high up the fretboard.

The Performing Artist neck shape is comfortable, and the hand-rubbed neck finish shouldn't drag while sliding around. The Sitka spruce top projects plenty of volume and the Fishman MX pickup system ensures you're ready to plug-in and jam. $699.00 including a quality Martin gig bag.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • HPL rosewood back and sides
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Hardwood neck with hand-rubbed finish
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • MOP rosette
  • MOP dot inlays
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX pickup
  • Martin Gig Bag included

OOO-12E Koa

Martin's Road Series instruments are all about getting a lot of value and features for the money. The 000-12E Koa pairs a solid Sitka spruce top with an attractive Koa veneer back and sides. Koa is one of the most strikingly beautiful woods in the world and will add some natural 'bling' to the look of the guitar.

The 000 body shape works well for both strumming and fingerstyle. This model features the shorter 24.9 inch scale with a 1-3/4 inch nut width. The sound rings clearly and this wood combination yields plenty of sustain. The Fishman MX-T pickup delivers for plugged-in scenarios and the auto-mute feature of the built in tuner is well-designed. $1,249.00 in Martin hard bag.

The specs:

  • Martin's Road Series
  • 000-14 fret body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Koa veneer back and sides
  • Full gloss body
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • M.O.P rosette
  • Select hardwood neck in hand-rubbed finish
  • Richlite bridge and fingerboard
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-Performance taper
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Black tuning machines
  • Fishman MX-T pickup system with tuner and auto-mute function
  • Martin Hard Bag included

O-18

Here's a less-common Martin model: The 0-18. Even smaller than the already comfortable 00 body style, it's surprising just how much warmth and sound comes out of this little guitar. Compared to other parlor-size guitars, it's noticeably more full sounding.

Playing fingerstyle is super easy and the guitar can really shine with light to moderate strumming. The 18 series woods of mahogany and Sitka spruce are a proven winning combination. We don't often stock this guitar, so come try it while it's here!

Martin hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 0-14 fret body style
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Full gloss body
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Select hardwood neck
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • Modified low oval neck with high performance taper
  • Satin finish neck
  • Abalone old style 18 inlays
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

000-17 Whiskey Sunset

When first picking up the 000-17 Whiskey Sunset, one immediately notices the lightweight build. A nice throaty tone with plenty of projection from the solid mahogany and Sitka spruce combination. The satin finish neck is ultra fast and smooth to play. Martin was going for an older-school look with the relic nickel tuners and 1955 style 18 inlays. Martin strings the guitar from the factory with Monel lights which seem to suit the guitar very well.

If you're in the market for a U.S. made Martin 000 under $2,000, this guitar should get your consideration. Martin hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 000 14-fret body style
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Whiskey sunset burst finish
  • Antique white binding
  • Satin finish body and neck
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • 1955 Style 18 inlays
  • Modified low oval neck with high performance taper
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Golden age relic nickel tuners with cream buttons
  • Martin hardshell case included

000-16E

Both Martin's 15 and 16 Series instruments have been long-standing staples here at The Minor Chord. The 16 Series has gotten an upgrade and here is one of their new models, the 000-16E.

Featuring a Sitka spruce top and grenadillo back and sides, it has a nice balanced tone with the dense grenadillo (think rosewood) adding a glimmer quality to the sound. Great for fingerstyle with the shorter 24.9 inch scale. Smooth playability with the ebony fretboard over the satin finish modified low oval neck.

The Fishman Matrix VT Enhance pickup makes for easy live playing or recording applications. The auto-mute feature of the built in tuner guarantees quiet tuning when you're plugged in. Another versatile offering from our friends at Martin. Soft shell bag included.

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 000 body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with gloss finish
  • Solid grenadillo back and sides
  • Satin finish body
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Modified low oval neck with high-performance taper
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Nickel open gear butterbean tuners
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics
  • Built in tuner with auto-mute function
  • Martin soft-shell bag included

000-13E

Martin's Road Series guitars are meant to give the player a great all-around instrument for many occasions. This has been one of our more popular Martins over the last year. Featuring all solid wood, a comfortable 000 body size, and a Fishman MX-T pickup with a built in tuner, it's easy to see why. Acoustically it has a very nice balance of lows/mids/highs. When plugged in, a cool feature of the Fishman MX-T system is a true bypass which mutes everything when the tuner is activated.

Ready for travel or the stage with Martins new soft-shell case. Come see why our customers are digging the 000-13E!

The specs:

  • 000-14 fret body shape
  • Solid Siris back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Gloss body finish
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • M.O.P rosette
  • White binding
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • M.O.P dot inlays
  • Performing artist neck shape with high performance taper
  • Hand rubbed neck finish
  • 24.9 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX-T system
  • Martin Soft-Shell case included

OM-28

When a customer walks in and says to us, "I want one guitar that does everything!" we suggest the Martin OM. We have always stocked the OM-21, which is a dressed-down version of this guitar, the OM-28. The OM size is more comfortable than a dreadnaught but it's not so small that you lack sound.

Strumming or fingerpicking are no problem. There's a reason the Martin OM style is one of the most copied body shapes in the world. Great balance, feel, a true winner. The combination of rosewood body, spruce top, and ebony bridge and fretboard is the go-to wood scheme for most players.

The specs:

  • OOO/OM body size
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Herringbone trim
  • Gloss body finish
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Scalloped bracing
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • High performance taper
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

00-28

Martin redesigned the OO-28 in 2018 and we're impressed. The 00 body shape is super comfortable for most people and never hunches up the shoulder.

Amazing warmth and balance from lows to highs. The OO-28 is wonderful for intimate playing situations - a great recording or songwriting guitar. The short scale neck and 1-3/4" nut width are a nice combination of not reaching too far but having adequate space for the fingers.

Molded Martin hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Newly designed in 2018
  • 00 14-fret body shape
  • Solid Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Select hardwood neck
  • Modified low oval, high performance neck taper
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • 24.9 inch scale, 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Herringbone trim
  • Gloss finish body, satin finish neck
  • Abalone diamonds and squares inlay
  • Butterbean open gear nickel tuners

HD-28

The Martin HD-28 has established itself as a Martin classic. Boomy, big tone with clarity as well. A fine guitar for the bluegrass/jam circle and recording that larger acoustic rhythm sound. The aging toner on the top with the nickel butterbean tuners looks sharp. The herringbone trim is more subtle than flashy inlays, but folks tend to love its simplicity, especially here in conservative New England. Countless musicians have played the HD-28, come check it out!

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Herringbone trim
  • Gloss body finish
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Diamonds and squares inlays
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Forward shifted X-brace
  • Scalloped bracing
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

D-18

There's not much we can say that hasn't already been said about Martin's all-time classic, the D-18. Big sound from the Dreadnaught body; the classic tone of the mahogany and Sitka spruce tonewood combination. Strum away in your living room or in the bluegrass jam, you'll certainly be heard playing the D-18.

It was redesigned a few years back with the slightly wider 1-3/4 inch nut with, aging toner top, and nickel open-gear butterbean tuners. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Gloss body finish
  • Forward-shifted and scalloped X-bracing
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • '18'-style abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Hardshell case included

00-15M

Along with the D-15M, the 00-15M has always been a standard Martin stocking model here at The Minor Chord. Compared to dreadnaughts or OM size guitars, it's much harder to find 00's in general. Not only that, typically because of the smaller compact size, sound tends to lack. The 00-15M however, is an exception.

The simplicity of the satin finish and quality tone woods is beautifully understated. All solid mahogany, including the top, yields an extra warmth and depth that the brighter spruce tops don't always have. The neck profile is slim and easy to manage.

As we mentioned with the D-15M, these guitars break in wonderfully over the years. U.S. made, quality woods, simple look, a solid choice for that Martin sound. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • 00 body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Satin finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

Martin 00-15M Lefty

We like to have a few left handed guitars in stock here at the store, including a decent U.S. made solid wood model. Because of the superior comfort and popularity of the 00-15M, we stock it left handed as well. Despite being a smaller body shape, the all solid mahogany wood scheme yields plenty of warmth and volume. Understated looks but elegant at the same time. These wear in nicely as the years progress as well. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • 00 body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Satin finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

D-15M

The satin finish and simplicity of Martin's U.S. made '15'-Series instruments creates a beauty of its own. All solid mahogany guitars have a deep rich sound that spruce top models tend to lack. The slimmer nut width and the satin finish on the neck and body make a very smooth-playing instrument.

These models break in very nicely over the years as well. If a big, boomy sound is what you're looking for, the '15' Series is a good choice. For fingerstyle and a super comfortable size, check out the Martin 00-15M. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body style
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Satin finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Nickel butterbean tuning machines
  • Hardshell case included

GPC-13E

The acoustic/electric world has grown tremendously in the past 10-20 years with countless models currently available to the customer. Martin now has several options including this new GPC-13E. A solid choice for the performing musician, the all solid Mutenye and Sitka spruce is nicely balanced for both strumming and fingerstyle.

The Grand Performance shape sits on the lap more comfortably than a Dreadnaught. The Fishman MX-T system is really cool with the built in soundhole tuner. The auto mute function makes sense when needing to tune during a live performance. Quality Martin soft shell case makes for easy travel with your instrument. An all-around great choice.

The specs:

  • Grand Performance body style with cutaway
  • Solid Mutenye back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Full gloss body finish
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Richlite bridge and fingerboard
  • Performing Artist neck shape with taper
  • Hand rubbed neck finish
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Fishman MX-T electronics
  • Built in soundhole tuner with auto mute function
  • Martin soft shell case included

GPC-11E

The GPC-11E is a brand new Martin Road Series model. The Grand Performance body is a hybrid shape with a larger bout like a dreadnaught, but a slimmer waist more like an OM. Combined, this shape delivers a strong bass response and balanced tone but is more comfortable on the lap than a dreadnaught.

With the cutaway and brand new Fishman MX-T pickup system, this guitar is ready for the stage. The MX-T features an easily visible tuner in the soundhole with an auto-mute function for convenient tuning any time. Premium soft case included.

The specs:

  • Road Series instrument
  • Grand Performance body style with cutaway
  • Solid sapele back and sides in satin finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top in gloss finish
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • Performing Artist neck shape with hand-rubbed finish
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Chrome tuners
  • MOP and multi-stripe rosette
  • MOP inlays
  • Fishman MX-T pickup with auto-mute tuner
  • Martin premium soft case included

GPC-11E

The GPC-11E is a brand new Martin Road Series model. The Grand Performance body is a nice shape with a larger bout like a dreadnaught, but a slimmer waist more like an OM. Combined, this shape yields a strong bass response and balanced tone but is more comfortable on the lap than a dreadnaught.

With the cutaway and brand new Fishman MX-T pickup system, this guitar is ready for the stage. The MX-T features an easily visible tuner in the soundhole with an auto-mute function for convenient anytime. Premium soft case included.

The specs:

  • Road Series instrument
  • Grand Performance body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sapele back and sides in satin finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top in gloss finish
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • Performing Artist neck shape with hand-rubbed finish
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Chrome tuners
  • MOP and multi-stripe rosette
  • MOP inlays
  • Fishman MX-T pickup with auto-mute tuner
  • Martin premium soft case included

D-X2E-01

The Martin X-Series line is excellent for those who want to get a quality Martin at well under the $1K price range. The HPL koa back and sides, although not solid wood, certainly looks sharp. The solid Sitka spruce top paired with a Martin dreadnaught body shape produces a large boomy tone.

The Fishman MX system works great plugged in, with controls for volume and tone. Martin gig bag included.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • HPL koa back and sides
  • Performing artist neck shape with high-performance taper
  • Katalox bridge and fingerboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Fishman MX pickup
  • Martin gig bag included

Dreadnaught Jr

Released in 2015, the Dreadnaught Jr. guitars immediately impressed us.

The Dreadnaught Jr. is a scaled-down Dreadnaught shape with a slightly shorter 24-inch scale. This makes it extraordinarily comfortable to play. Another nice surprise is the solid sapele back and sides, an unusual feature in an under-$1,000 guitar. The top is available in solid Sitka spruce or solid sapele.

Thanks to the all-solid-wood construction, this guitar delivers a much bigger and surprisingly fuller sound than one would expect from the small body and short scale.

With its optional Fishman Sonitone electronics, you can enjoy this wonderful little guitar plugged in as well.

We stock the Dreadnaught Jr. Model DJr-10-02 (pictured), with a solid Sitka spruce top. Other models are also available by special order:

  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top)
  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top with pickup)
  • DJrE-10-02 (Sitka spruce top with pickup)

OOO Jr-10

Following the release of their super successful Dreadnaught Jr. models, Martin has released an even more comfortable 000Jr shape.

Here is the straight acoustic version, the 000Jr-10. Great value for the $499.00 price with all solid wood. Super comfy to play with the smaller 000 Junior body and the short 24 inch scale. Strung from the factory with Martin MM12 Retro lights, these strings do bring out a warm old-timey sound to the guitar. Martin gig bag included.

  • 000 Junior body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included

OOOC Jr-10

And here we have the cutaway acoustic/electric version of the 000 Junior series, the 000CJr-10E. As mentioned with the acoustic version above, the all solid wood sapele and Sitka spruce yields a warmer and fuller sound than expected from the body size. Shouldn't cause any uncomfortable issues for most players with the shape and shorter 24 inch scale. The Fishman Sonitone pickup system is convenient to have if needed. The Martin MM12 Retro strings seem to be a nice fit for these guitars. Martin gig bag included

  • 000 Junior body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included

T1K Koa Tenor Uke

Here's a nice solid-koa tenor uke at a reasonable price! Brighter, crisper tone than mahogany without being harsh. Satin lacquer finish. Includes Martin carrying bag.

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