Martin Road 000M Acoustic Guitar Reviews

Martin Road 000M Acoustic Guitar

2 ratings (2 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Martin 000M - nice ax!

Nov 28, 2000 (Updated Apr 17, 2005)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Solid-top Martin at a good price

Cons:Matte finish is kinda drab

The Bottom Line: A fine guitar, sadly no longer made.


I've played guitar for about 35 years. My wife plays a little, and I got her this guitar to take with her to guitar camp. She didn't want to spend very much (no commitment!) but I wanted her to get something decent to play, as it's easy to be discouraged by trying to learn on an unplayable guitar.

The 000M is a medium-sized, steel string guitar with a matte finish. This matte finish makes the Martin "M" series about $100 cheaper than the "1" series. I don't like the look of the finish very much, but it's not obnoxious and it doesn't appear to affect the sound of the guitar. The decorations on the guitar are plain.

I put silk-and-steel strings on it for my wife, since her calluses are not developed. She played every day for a week at camp without problems. The guitar would sound better, or louder anyway, with light gauge steel strings. The silk-and-steels don't drive the top as much as they should. The neck is comfortable to play. The guitar is well-made, with no flaws that I could see.

When people come over to my house to jam, they often pick up the 000M and are surprised by how light it is, how easy it is to play, and what a fine sound it has. I think it's quite a bargain for a $600 guitar. It has a solid spruce top and it's made in America by Martin. The neck is 1 5/8 inches wide. If you're into fingerpicking, you might also consider the OMM which has a wider neck. A lot depends on how big your hands and fingers are.

The 000M is a good choice for a "road" guitar. You wouldn't want to risk your $2,000+ "good" guitar where it might get stolen, or smashed by an airplane baggage handler. The 000M is a plain looking guitar, but it plays well, and I like that. We're had this guitar for a couple of years now, and we're happy with it.

UPDATE April 2005: This model had been discontinued by Martin, but may still be available as old stock from a dealer, or as a used guitar.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (1)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Martin D15M Mahogany Acoustic Guitar with Case

Martin D15M Mahogany Acoustic Guitar with Case

The Martin D15M acoustic guitar is the most affordable solid wood guitar of the D15 series plus it is the most visually distinctive and innovative. ...
American Musical Supply

$1249.00

FREE Shipping
Martin D-15M Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Martin D-15M Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The Martin D15M acoustic guitar is the most affordable solid wood guitar of the D15 series plus it is the most visually distinctive and innovative. Ma...
zZounds.com

$1249.00

FREE Shipping
Martin D-15m Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Mahogany Satin 15 Style Burst

Martin D-15m Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Mahogany Satin 15 Style Burst

The D-15M offers a perfect blend of vintage features and modern technology to create an instrument of exceptional tone, playability and classic Martin...
eBay
Martin D-18 Ge Golden Era Acoustic Guitar With Factory Warranty

Martin D-18 Ge Golden Era Acoustic Guitar With Factory Warranty

Martin D18GE Golden EraMartin sets the standard for acoustic guitars, and since 1833 has been a leader in guitar innovation and craftsmanship. Everyon...
eBay
Martin LX Little Martin Travel Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag

Martin LX Little Martin Travel Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag

The Martin LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar is small enough to travel and big enough to Entertain a Crowd! The Little Martin is built with the same ...
American Musical Supply

$289.00

FREE Shipping
Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, bac...
eBay

$219.00

FREE Shipping
Martin LXBlack Little Martin Acoustic Guitar, Black

Martin LXBlack Little Martin Acoustic Guitar, Black

Martin is proud to introduce the Little Martin. Like its predecessors, this addition to the Martin line is built with the same Martin quality craftsma...
zZounds.com

$289.00

FREE Shipping
Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, bac...
eBay

$219.00

FREE Shipping
Martin 000-16GT (000-16GT Acoustic Guitar)

Martin 000-16GT (000-16GT Acoustic Guitar)

Acoustic Guitars - The Martin 000-16GT acoustic guitar has exceptional playability for fingerpickers, but with a balanced tone that any player can app...
Sweetwater

$1249.00

FREE Shipping
Martin Standard Series D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Martin Standard Series D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Martin D-45The first D-45 was custom built for legendary cowboy star Gene Autry in 1931. Today, the D-45 still holds the distinction of being the most...
eBay

$8249.00

FREE Shipping