Martin has hit on a new winning formula with this year's 16 Series. The DC-16E has a dreadnought size with a 000 depth and comes loaded with a Fishman Matrix pickup and electronics. Traditional Martin tonewoods throughout with a Sitka spruce top, sycamore back/sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge. It also features very sharp looking silver binding and heelcap, a multi-stripe orange top inlay and rosette.
Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway (000 Depth)
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Sycamore
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
Side Material: Sycamore
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: None
Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headplate Logo Style:
Script Old Style Overlay
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Fingerboard Binding Material: Silver
Side Dots: Black
Back and Side Finish: Satin
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Satin Pearl Open Gear
Recommended Strings: SP LIFESPAN 92/8 PHOSPHOR BRONZE MEDIUM (MSP7200)
Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
Case: Ply Hardshell
Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2