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The Martin D-16E Burst brings you balanced tone, exceptional playability, and a ton of style!

The Martin D-16E is an acoustic for the real player. This model includes a mahogany burst ovangkol gloss top for a balanced tone, and a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard. The D-16E Burst is equipped withMatrix VT Enhance electronics from Fishman, making this a great choice for both the gigging and session guitarist. Scroll below to get the full scoop and our personal take on the Martin D-16E, available now on our site!

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Martin D-16E Burst Acoustic-Electric Specs

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Mahogany Burst Finish
  • Gloss Top Finish, Satin Back and Sides
  • 14th Fret Neck/Body Joint
  • Ovangkol Top, Back and Sides
  • Forward Shifted X-Bracing
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Select Hardwood Neck
  • Black Ebony Fretboard
  • Modified Low Oval Neck Shape with High Performance Taper
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width
  • 16" Radius
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Red Faux Tortoise Shell Binding
  • Style 28 Mother of Pearl Fingerboard Inlays
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics

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Martin D-16E Burst Acoustic-Electric Tone

Martin dreadnoughts are known for resonant warm tones, quality craftsmanship, and tasteful styling, and this D-16E is no exception. The satin-finished Ovangkol back and sides make for a resonant sound with deep bass and rich overtones. 

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Martin D-16E Burst Acoustic-Electric Feel

The D-16E's neck features a Martin's Modified Low Oval profile with Performing Artist taper, designed specifically with performing guitarists in mind. For your playing pleasure, the ebony fingerboard is buffed to silky smoothness and the frets are dressed to perfection using a Plek Pro machine for optimized playability. The neck is comfortable to play, and strumming chords or picking a few small lines are both equally welcomed on the D-16E. 

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Why We Like It

Martin and Fishman have been working together for over 30 years in an effort to build the best acoustic-electric guitars on the market, and that is exemplified here incredibly well. The Matrix VT Enhance NT2 pickup system brings clear uncolored tone that takes no time to get used to.

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Need a little more fre access? Give the Martin OMC-16E a shot, with all of the same features as the 16E, but with a cutaway!

Martin D-16E Burst Acoustic-Electric Price

$1899.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Martin D-16E Burst Acoustic-Electric Colors

The Martin D-16E Burst is available in Mahogany Burst finish!

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