The Martin 16 series is an affordable entry-point into the world of USA-made Martin guitars. With its granadillo body, Sitka spruce top, and built-in Fishman Matrix VT electronics, the 000-16E is a workhorse guitar offering the quality of tone and craftsmanship you expect from an American-made Martin.
The 000 body shape is a true all-rounder. Unlike larger body shapes like dreadnoughts and jumbos, you get a more balanced sound across the frequencies, so it's great for a wide range of genres. The 000 shape is similar to the OM, however, the 000 has a slightly shorter scale length and a narrower fingerboard making it easier to fret chords. Whether you're fingerpicking or strumming you'll find the 000 responds well to your playing.
The versatile 000 body is complemented by the tonewoods on this guitar. The grandillo back and sides has a similar tone to rosewood with its emphasised lows and high but also has greater sustain thanks to the increased density. The grandillo body is paired with a Sitka spruce top which has a balanced response. The result is a versatile tone that can be used for a wide range of styles. This guitar has a modified low oval neck, a rounded shape that fills the hand nicely. The high-performance neck taper keeps the neck comfortable whether you're playing open chords reaching those upper frets.
Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics
This guitar is ready to perform thanks to the built-in Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics. The Enhance undersaddle pickup is designed to bring out the dynamics and percussiveness in your playing. You can blend this in or out with the discreet, soundhole mounted preamp that also features volume and tone controls for shaping your sound. Whether you're performing live into an amp/PA, or you're recording into an audio interface, the 000-16E is ready to go right out of the box!
- BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
- FINISH TOP: Gloss
- CONSTRUCTION: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- BACK & SIDE FINISH: Satin
- BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
- SCALE LENGTH: 24.9"
- BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
- TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
- NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
- BACK MATERIAL: Granadillo
- NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
- SIDE MATERIAL: Granadillo
- ELECTRONICS: Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance™