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Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

The Martin D-16RGT is a fantastic dreadnought acoustic for a good price. With solid Rosewood back and sides, the Martin D-16RGT offers great tone. (77) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Hybrid scalloped X bracing More projection and tonal clarity; lighter weight
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Black micarta fretboard and bridge Smooth playability and tone, very durable
Looking for the classic sound of a Martin dreadnought in a comfortably priced guitar? Check out the D-16RGT. With solid tonewoods and classic Martin design, the D-16RGT radiates with the same brilliant tone and exceptional balance that has endeared Martins guitars to players since 1833. Great for gigging, recording, or just practicing at home, this dreadnought delivers all the gorgeous sound and superb build-quality you expect from a genuine Martin.

Timeless Tone of a Martin Dreadnought

Martin D-series acoustics have always been celebrated for robust lows, ringing highs, and the sheer magnitude of their sound. The D-16RGT uses rosewood for its back and sides to achieve a defined yet deep sonic texture, with a Sitka spruce giving a crisp snap to the high-end. A hybrid scalloped bracing pattern provides excellent focus and projection, which allows this guitar to work especially well when miked. The combination of the distinct bracing pattern with the spruce top has this guitar singing with a clear presence that makes this a great choice for the studio.

Classic Hardware and Appointments

Everything about the D-16RGT maintains the classic qualities of a vintage Martin. The body and neck sport lovely white binding, which looks especially dashing set against the tortoise-shell pickguard. The fingerboard is made from a strong Micarta composite which captures the essence and feel of solid ebony. Overall, this dreadnought makes a statement of pure elegance through its simple, classic design.

Features:

- Solid tonewoods with Sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides
- Comfortable black Micarta fingerboard
- Striking Herringbone rosette and white binding
- Martin limited lifetime warranty
- Included hardshell case

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- Body Style: 14-Fret Dreadnought (D)
- Series: 16 Series
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Single Black Fiber
- Pickguard: Tortoise Color
- Bracing: 1 Style with Hybrid Scalloped Bracing
- Side Wood: Solid Rosewood
- Back Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Back Construction: 2-Piece
- Back Inlay Strip: none
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Black Micarta
- Binding: White
- Bound Fingerboard: White
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16 in.
- Scale Length: 25.4 in.
- Frets Clear: 14
- Frets Total: 20
- Body Finish: Satin
- Number of Strings: 6
- Recommended Strings: MSPlus-3200 Medium 80/20 Bronze
- Case: Case Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 8 in
Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner.) Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837

Product Description

Featuring solid woods throughout, the Martin D-16RGT is a superb, dreadnought acoustic at an affordable price. With details like herringbone inlays, 2-piece back construction, scalloped (hybrid) bracing, and a Spruce top, the D-16RGT sounds as great as it loosk. The Martin D-16RGT features a solid Rosewood back & sides, white body & neck binding, and a satin finish. The D-16RGT also includes a hardshell case.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (77 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Try this before you spend thousands on your next guitar"
Sound: I chose this Martin because it sounded better than some more spendy guitars i put it up against. I play country gospel and bluegrass and this guitar rocks! If you are a finger picker this is a must own! I have owned the guitar less than a year and the sound just gets sweeter. It has opend up some and now has the power i wanted. My friend said if he had found my martin when he was looking and bought his Taylor he would have bought the Martin. Better than the dgt in bass and general sound. Feature: This model has a sitka spruce top gloss finish and matte rosewood sides and back. I had a bone saddle put in mine and it made a difference. I have read other reviews that said the same. I would prefer and ebony finger board but the micarta still works well. Quality: This is a martin and the finish was outstanding and the matched bookend wood is beautiful. I depend on it and do not think i will have any problems with it. Value: this guitar in my opinion is the best in its price range! Manufacturer Support: I have had no reason to deal with Martin because i have had no problems. The Wow Factor: This guitar has its beauty in its simplicity Overall: I will play this guitar till it can no longer play or i am not hear to play it. I am totally pleased with it and feel like i scored a good one!
Style of Music: Gospel country and bluegrass
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I've played a lot of Martins. All different ranges. This guitar is as close to a D-28 series as anything I've played. Just a tad"
Sound: I had a D-28 that I sort of "had" to sell. It was about 40 years old and sounded incredible in the studio. Broke my heart to sell it, but that's not the story. I bought my D-16RGT about a year later, and the first thing I noticed is that it had no balls compared to the D-28. It was a few years old and had a chance to work in, so I was a little disappointed. Oh, and going through withdrawals over my D-28. I've had it for about 10 years now, and I have to say it's starting to fight back. I have the same comfort and command over the neck I had before, and the tone is nice and even through the entire range. Balanced flow, not midrangey if you know what I mean. Each string resonates perfectly. I do not get the same harmonics from inside the guitar, but overall it is more than doing the job. Getting this guitar was like trying to replace your dog when he dies. You are sure the new dog isn't going to be the same, but sooner or later he wins you over. That's what happened with this guitar. Don't get me wrong. I'd still like my D-28 back. But this puppy is doing just fine. Feature: Just the basic gold tone tuning pegs, saddle, nut. Some nice inlay around the edges,nice position markers. Actually a bit fancier than the D-28. The fretboard is some kind of composite but plays well. Overall a very nice looking axe. Ease of Use: Too easy. The action is a bit too low off the rack. I find that compromises the sound.That extra couple of millimeters provides just enough more air volume for the strings to move around. That can be fixed or improved with different strings or raising or lowering the bridge. Quality: This is a fine guitar, and no only for the price. It plays like more expensive Martins and better than Taylors I have played. The Taylors sound great out of the box, but they don't age. They stagnate. This axe gets better every year. Value: They always say to get the best you can afford. With this model, you can get the best without having to afford more than you can afford. Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed it, but it's a Martin. I'm not worried. The Wow Factor: If I buy a guitar because of sex appeal, shoot me. Overall: My equipment stays with me. Can you say Dan Electro?
Style of Music: Acid Rock
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