The 00-15E Retro is the latest guitar in Martins Retro Series, combining true, vintage Martin design with Fishman AuraVT electronics.
This 14fret, non-cutaway model finds its inspiration in Martrin’s mid 30’s design. It features a solid mahogony top, back and sides, with the top finishing with a visually distinctive 15-style burst. It’s mahogony build partners sublimely with a beautiful hardwood neck, which has been made half-round for increased playability.
The smooth luxury of the 00-15E acoustic experience is complemented by Martin’s collaboration with Fishman, who have contributed the specially customised AuraVT pick up system to the guitar. Offering the most advanced technology, Aura Acoustic Imaging, the unique and pristine acoustic tone of each instrument is preserved with studio microphone quality. A new bridge plate mounted transducer adds dimension, resonance and body to the amplified tone. And with no control holes cut into the side of the guitar, Aura VT is discreet and simple to use with Volume, Tone and Enhance Blend controls inside the sound hole and at your fingertips.
The result is a sound that is pure Martin, with more responsiveness to your playing dynamics and touch.