Martin has been setting the standard in acoustic tone and playability for almost a century, and this Martin D16GT Dreadnought acoustic guitar follows suit -- bringing you everything you could ever want in a timeless acoustic guitar. Talk about playability: this baby boasts a sturdy solid Spanish cedar neck in a modified low oval shape and a silky-smooth Richlite fingerboard of 20 frets with tight action. That unparalleled dreadnought sound comes through in droves, thanks to this Martin's resonating Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Holding everything down is the D16GT's Richlite bridge and compensated white Tusq saddle. Get the best of playability and rich dreadnought tone with this elegant Martin acoustic -- crafted from all solid wood.
Dreadnought Through and Through
C.F. Martin and Company brought the dreadnought acoustic body shape into being a century ago, and the world of acoustic guitars has never been the same since. The dreadnought shape, with its large size and squared shoulders, has become the ubiquitous acoustic guitar shape copied by manufacturers over and over. Martin's dreadnought guitars resonate with full and rich sound -- it's no wonder this traditional shape remains so immensely popular, and nobody does dreadnought better than Martin.
Sitka Spruce Top and Mahogany Body
Sitka spruce is a strong wood that stands up to the test of time. It harnesses a crisp tone that cuts through the air in attention-stealing articulation. Mahogany brings in heaps of depth to your playing by emphasizing your middle and lower frequencies. Together, sitka spruce and mahogany tonewoods harness a warm and full-bodied resonance that pours out of your guitar. And since the D16GT is crafted from all solid wood, you get that resonance and complexity of tone that's just not possible with cheaper layered or laminated wood.
Solid Spanish Cedar Neck and Richlite Fingerboard
This axe's solid Spanish cedar neck rests comfortably in your hand in its snug low oval shape, and its super-smooth Richlite fretboard plays like butter. Cedar has similar tonal characteristics to rosewood -- only slightly brighter. When it comes to action, the strings on this appendage hug each of its 20 frets tightly for unbeatable playability. Once you get your hand on the neck of a Martin, you won't want to let go.
Attractive Tones and Elegant Looks
Aside from filling the room with unmatched Martin dreadnought tone, this acoustic guitar sports some elegant threads. A black boltaron binding brings an attractive air of visual sophistication to your performance, and a bold herringbone rosette with single D-18 rings on each side keeps things classy. Finally, a tortoise pickguard adds a stylish contrast against the interesting grain pattern of your D16GT dreadnought's spruce top.
- Classic dreadnought shape and tone
- Sitka spruce top
- Warm sounding mahogany back and sides
- Black boltaron endpiece and binding
- Solid Spanish cedar neck in modified low oval shape
- Richlite fingerboard with 20 frets
- Scale length of 25.4"
- Solid East Indian rosewood headplate and heelcap
- Bold herringbone rosette with Single D-18 rings on each side
- Tortoise colored pickguard
- Attractive chrome tuners with small knobs
- Hardshell case included