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 00-16E is a workhorse guitar offering the quality of tone and craftsmanship you expect from an American-made Martin.
The 00 is a slightly smaller version of the 000 body shape. Like the 000 the 00 can handle a wide range of playing styles but has a softer and warmer sound which makes it an excellent fingerpicking guitar. The 00 is great for those who want a versatile guitar that feels less cumbersome to play. A great strummer that's articulate and responds well to the dynamics of your playing when fingerpicking.
The 00 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 00-16E is ready to go right out of the box!
- BODY SIZE: 00-14 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™