I was in The Music Emporium here in Lexington on Monday afternoon buying some strings, and decided to check out the Martin 00015-SM I saw on the rack. I was taken aback by how rich and well-balanced it sounded, and I loved the slotted headstock and simple, classic appointments. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and went back this morning right when they opened, ready to make a deal; I brought with me my '64 Gibson F25 Folksinger for trade-in. I won't go into the details, but I feel like I got a crackin' good deal from The Music Emporium, and the whole negotiation process was painless and easy. They were willing to give me credit that was about $25 more than I paid for the Gibson last year, plus they knocked $200 off the sticker price advertised on most dealer websites for the 00015-SM. Because my cash outlay was minimal, I didn't have to pay a lot of sales tax either. At the end of the day, I was able to acquire a brand new Martin for not a whole lot more than what they typically go for on the used market. Unlike buying sight unseen from an online dealer, I was able to ensure before purchasing that the guitar sounds/looks good and plays well. I was also very happy to support a business located in my home town. The only downside is I had to go directly from The Music Emporium to work, and the sweet smell of mahogany tormented me all day! Below are photos from TME's website of the actual guitar that I purchased. She's a beauty!