Intricate details will also come through thanks to this classic headstock design. The neck material of the D-15 is select hardwood, which works to the same end as the headstock: a solid, clear tone. The A-frame "X" top bracing pattern also helps out with the tone. This bracing ensures that the D-15 will be good to those who value fingerpicking and slide picking. If you like to play country, folk, or blues, the D-15 will likely serve you well. The tortoise-colored pickguard serves as a nice compliment to the satin finish. Overall, the reviews of the Martin D-15 have been very positive.