Here's what Martin say about the Grand J-16E 12 String:
Ideal for experienced players looking to build on their skills, the Grand J-16E 12 String is a full-bodied, muscular guitar that generates well-balanced harmonics with a strong, solid low end.
We craft it in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, so this powerhouse looks as good as it sounds. We also added scalloped X-bracing to create beautifully resonant tone that fills the room even when unplugged. And, while playing a 12 string can be challenging, our high-performance taper neck makes this one comfortable-playing, big-sounding guitar.
- Series: 16 Series
- Edition Size: Open
- Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: Grand J-14 Fret (000 Depth)
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe X
- Bracing Pattern: Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Antique White
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: 12 String
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock Shape: Solid with 12 String Taper
- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
- Heelcap: Antique White
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 13/16''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
- Side Dots: White
- Back and Side Finish: Satin
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Clear
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly- 12 String- Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Knob: Small
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
- Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
- Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
- Case: Ply Hardshell/Soft Shell
- Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2