I think I have posted on here about my next guitar probably is going to be a PRS McCarty 594. But, if I look at my guitar stable, where I have a recognizable deficiency is in the acoustic side. I'm an electric guy first and I'm fortunate I've got a handful of nice electric guitars that reflect that. But, if I post a NGD thread anytime soon, it really should be for an acoustic.
Should that happen, until now, I have always known that thread would announce a new Martin 000-EC. I had the opportunity to play one at a local store here and fell in love. But recently I watched a guy with Alamo Guitars discuss the Martin 000-15M series. He said something to the effect it is not just the best value in the Martin line but maybe the best value of any acoustic guitar out there right now. He also raved about the mahogany for blues and how all the old blues guys played 000 size mahogany guitars. When I think about those guys and their guitars, he's right! 000 or auditorium size mahogany guitars! Sweetwater also says "the 000-15M may be one of the best values you'll find".
There is also a, the term is "artist clinician for C.F. Martin Guitar & Co", named Corey Congilio that I actually met at a "road show" for Martin here in Omaha. He is the one that had largely talked me into the Clapton. But he also, on a YT video about Martin guitars, raved about the 15M both for the tone of the mahogany for acoustic blues and the value.
So.........what say you Martin experts? Anyone here, hopefully, familiar with both the EC and the 15M series? To be clear, I'm not saying the 15M is my fallback. It seems like it is a great guitar in its own right. If not, I'm in a position to go forward with the EC. But if the 15M will serve me well for blues I can take the difference and apply it to the PRS electric soon. (yeah, I've got a problem ?)
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
[u]Guitars:[/u] 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic[br][u]Amps:[/u] Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45