Martin D-16E Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Soft Case)

With its rosewood back and sides and Sitka spruce top, this D-16E's an incredible value! This model includes versatile Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Balanced tone; soundhole-mounted volume and tone
This Martin D-16E Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is crafted with satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides for resonant sound with deep base and rich overtones. It includes a Sitka spruce gloss top for balanced tone and projection and a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard. The D-16E comes equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics. Strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 light gauge strings.
- Model: D-16E
- Heelcap: Antique White
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Series: 16
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Body Size: D-14 Fret (000 Depth)
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
- Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Side Dots: White
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back and Side Finish: Satin
- Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Clear
- Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly -Drop in Saddle
- Binding: Antique White
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Light (SMA540T)
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Knob: Butter Bean
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
- Plek: Yes
- Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
- Nut Material: Bone
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Case: Soft Shell
- Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT D16ER
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(3 ratings)
Submitted September 11, 2020 by K M in Jacksonville, FL
"Historical American Craftsmanship"
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I now own a piece of history. The D-16E checks all the boxes for an American Made acoustic guitar. I am impressed with the clarity and projection of this instrument. Right out of the box, guitar was in tune and the set-up was perfect, unlike many other guitars I have purchased over the years. Attention to detail was evident. This is my first Martin, but all of my research and gained knowledge of the Nazareth, Pa. company, left me confidant that I was buying a quality piece and I am not disappointed. The workmanship is top notch. The guitar is absolutely beautiful to the eye and touch.This guitar is high quality, and stage ready. The factory mounted Fishman pickups are a great addition. This is my 4th guitar purchased from zZounds, including Marshall amps and a bunch of effects pedals and accessories, I have had only positive experience's. I would recommend C.F. Martin acoustic guitars, any model. They are the best in the world in my opinion. The D-16E is extremely affordable and it's American made quality.
Musical Background:
40 years
Musical Style:
Rock, Blues and Country
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