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Martin DC-16RGTE Aura Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Martin DC-16RGTE Aura offers amazing construction and tone. The onboard Aura system means the Martin DC-16RGTE Aura sounds great onstage too. (48) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Martin DC-16RGTE Aura has already made waves. Legendary Martin tone, optimum tonewoods, and new Aura electronics make this handcrafted instrument a fine choice for the stage, studio, or anywhere else.

Martin DC-16RGTE Aura: Introducing the Aura System


Now you can bring the studio-quality sound of your Martin guitar to the stage in an onboard format with the Martin /Fishman Onboard Aura System. This onboard version of Fishman's groundbreaking new Aura Acoustic Imaging Blender harnesses the power of Fishman's proprietary Acoustic Sound Imaging technology and builds it into your Martin. The Onboard Aura features six customized Aura Acoustic Sound Images, specially created for and by Martin, which can be blended with the Martin Gold+Plus pickup signal for unequalled studio-quality reproduction of the world-renowned Martin acoustic tone. These Acoustic Sound Images are derived from real studio recordings of each specific Martin Aura model being played into a variety of high-end condenser microphones. Other Onboard Aura features include digital and fully programmable equalization, feedback control, and a chromatic tuner.

Martin DC-16RGTE Aura: Aura System Features


Play with the highest quality sound of a studio recording

Choose from six pre-recorded sound images

Option to blend sound images with the Gold+Plus pickup

Convenient onboard digital tuner and feedback controls at your fingertips

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Model: DC-16RGTE AURA

Construction: mortise/tenon neck joint

Body size: D-14 fret cutaway

Top: solid Sitka spruce

Rosette: bold herringbone

Top bracing pattern: D1 hybrid

Top braces: 1 Style/scalloped

Back material: solid East Indian rosewood

Back purfling: none

Side material: solid East Indian rosewood

Endpiece: white Boltaron

Endpiece inlay: black/white Boltaron

Binding: white Boltaron

Top inlay style: multiple black / white

Side inlay: none

Back inlay: none

Neck material: select hardwood

Neck shape: modified low oval

Nut material: white Corian

Headstock: solid/6 string no diamond/standard taper

Headplate: solid East Indian rosewood /raised gold foil logo

Heelcap: solid East Indian rosewood

Fingerboard material: black Micarta

Scale length: 25.4 in.

# of frets clear: 14

# of frets total: 20

Fingerboard width at nut: 1 11/16 in.

Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/8 in.

Fingerboard position inlays: Style 28

Fingerboard binding: white Boltaron

Finish back & sides: satin / dark filler

Finish top: polished gloss

Finish neck: semi gloss/ dark mahogany stain/ dark filler

Bridge material: black Micarta

Bridge style: 1 Style belly

Bridge string spacing: 2 1/8 in.

Saddle: compensated white Tusq

Tuning machines: chrome w/ small knobs

Recommended strings: Martin MSP 4100 light phosphor bronze

Bridge & end pins: white w/ black dots

Pickguard: I-02 tortoise color

Case: 345 hard shell

Interior label: paper label

Electronics: Fishman Prefix Aura System
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
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (48 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "DC-16RGTE-Aura... quite simple the BEST 16 body size guitar made."
Sound: As an acoustic guitar, this is one of the best sounding Martin's I've head. Not as throaty as a D-28, but still great bass sound coupled with good highs. Plugged in is where this guitar shines. With the Aura pickup, and the option to blend makes this guitar sound so good when plugged in that I find myself plugging in sometimes at home just to play around a little. Feature: Built in tuner. Aura pickup with customizable settings, and so on. What else could you ask for in a Ac/Elec? Quality: Straight out of the box one of the nicest guitars I've owned. Finish was excellent, not a blem on it, and plays excellent. Holds tune VERY well (too well, since I sometimes take for granted that it will just be in tune when I pick it up). Value: A little pricey, but well worth the cost. Great product. Manufacturer Support: Called Martin one time to just talk about the onboard tuner, and they were a treat to deal with. Very pleasurable experience. The Wow Factor: Looks great under the lights on stage. The gloss top really puts off the light. Wish it were full gloss, but hey, can't have it all... or can we? ;-)
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian, Country, Easy Rock, Classic Rock
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"Have Martin will go anywhere."
Sound: Full sound with many options. Martin+Fishman= Great Sound. Any acoustic guitar will begin to sound better as the wood ages but with a sound this good from day one I can't wait to hear what she sounds like in 20 years. Ease of Use: With the many option of the blended mic and pick up the options are many. I find myself spending a lot of time during practice just seeing what tones I can get out of her. Quality: Martin Quality made right here in the U.S.A. by people who know what a guitar should sound like and actually care. Value: You get what you pay for. You can put a pig in a dress and you still got a pig. However a truly beautiful woman looks great in a ball gown or old faded jeans and a ball cap. Manufacturer Support: Have not had to use any support yet but they have contacted me to let me know that they are there if I need them. The Wow Factor: This guitar lives up to the Martin name.
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian
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