The Martin 16 series is an affordable entry-point into the world of USA-made Martin guitars. With its cherry body, Sitka spruce top and built-in Fishman Matrix VT electronics, the OMC-16E is a workhorse guitar offering the quality of tone and craftsmanship you expect from an American-made Martin.
The OM 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 OM shape is similar to the 000, however, the OM has a slightly longer scale length as well as wider fingerboard which makes fingerstyle more comfortable. Whether you're fingerpicking or strumming you'll find the OM responds well to your playing. There's also a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets.
The versatile OM body is complemented by the tonewoods on this guitar. The cherry back and sides provide warmth midrange tone that project well while the Sitka spruce top has a balanced response. The result is a versatile tone that's great for a wide range of styles, particularly folk and blues genres where a warm, direct tone is important. 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 OMC-16E is ready to go right out of the box!
- Body shape: OM
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Cherry
- Nut: Bone
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Inlays: Mother-of-pearl
- Pickup: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance.