MARTIN DC-16E

  • Martin DC-16E (2017 model) acoustic guitar
  • Martin DC-16E (2003 model) acoustic guitar

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2003
2017

Originally manufactured in 2003 only, but reintroduced by Martin in 2017 with a thinner body, the Martin DC-16E is a single cutaway version of the D-16GT.

The 2003 model had a Sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides. The soundhole rosette was a single ring of Blue Paua Pearl with BWB fiber on both sides. Top inlays were style 28m with style 45 back purfling and it had Schertler Blue Stick electronics. Fingerboard was black micarta.

The 2017 model is made with a Sitka spruce top and sycamore back and sides. It features silver binding and heelcap, a multi-stripe orange top inlay and rosette, an ebony bridge, a silver bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl diamonds and squares inlay and Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics.

Specifications (18)

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelFishman Matrix VT Enhance
PreampSchertler Blue Stick electronics

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectsgloss finish, satin finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.4 inches scale-length

Body

Body back materialsapele body back, sycamore body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body sides materialsapele body sides, sycamore body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materialsitka spruce body top
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, tortoiseshell pickguard
Soundhole rosettepaua shell rosette

Neck

Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Number of frets20 fret

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialblack micarta fingerboard

Hardware

TunersGotoh tuners

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2003$2999newguitar-listList price
2017$2899newguitar-listList price
2017$2299newguitar-listRetail price

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