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“I was writing with a guy named Luke Potashnick [Rooster, lots of sessions, The Temperance Movement – Ed] ] who’s an amazing guitarist,” she explains on how she came by the guitar. “I was going through his guitar collection and his Martin, as soon as I was playing it, I was thinking, ‘This is just ridiculous’. So he put me in touch with Martin in the UK. I tried a few guitars and I chose the 000-15. “I just loved it. It’s small, but the sound is really warm without being too bright. Tom [Crouch, Aplin’s guitarist] hates me because I never change my strings. I like them sounding old and dead... but without sounding too, um, s**t! [laughs]. They’re not too flouncy or pretentious; just beautiful. And now I have two.” - via [Music Radar](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/gabrielle-aplin-on-arenas-acoustics-and-joni-mitchell-595298/4)more
In this photo, Nanna can be seen playing a Martin 000-15M, which corroborates with [this page](https://www.martinguitar.com/players/of-monsters-and-men/) of Martin Guitar's website, which states that Of Monsters and Men's main guitars are a Martin D-28 and a Martin 000-15M.more
So I saw some of my biggest idols play this guitar, eg. Chris Martin of Coldplay and Dallas Green of City And Colour, and I've always loved the looks of the dark brown mahogany with the satin finish. But it wasn't until I actually bought the cheaper version by "Sigma Guitars", that I realized, it was just what I needed soundwise as well. I got it in summer 2013 and it hasn't left my side ever since. As a result I've also become a huge Martin Guitars fan in general. My next adventure is gonna be the same one as a dreadnought, the D-15M.
I went into my local guitar center time after time, and I found myself picking this guy up every time I went in. Sounds great, and it plays better than any acoustic I've ever played. I'd highly recommend it.