Hello everyone. On Saturday I stumbled upon a little guitar shop, one of those that sell and trade used guitars.
I asked the owner if he had any Martin guitars in (not really expecting one), and he went out the back and returned with a 6 / 7 year old (we think) Martin 00-15 - I had been hoping to get a 00-15e Retro but thats outside of my current price range at the moment.
Anyway I had a try, and it sounded and played absolutely amazing - I'm not sure if its Solid Mahogany or Mahogany top with Sapele back and sides. Don't really care now, it sounds exactly like what I'd be looking for. I had to trade one of my guitars in to help me pay for it today (and to help keep the other half happy) so that was a little depressing - but overall I'm delighted to have found the tone I'd been looking for.
Anyway, I had to share as I'm still buzzing!