The JC-16RE Aura is a full-gloss, solid-wood Jumbo in Martin's affordable 16 Series. This Martin embodies everything a guitar should: great action, wider fingerboard, deep bass, good trebles, and a Fishman Prefix Pro blender. The combination of a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides produces a loud and clear tone, suited perfectly for light to heavy strumming, and even some moderate finger picking.
The solid Sitka spruce soundboard is adorned with a simple but elegant single-ring multi-colored rosette and bound in black boltaron. The 16" radius striped ebony fingerboard has a 1-3/4" width at the nut. Additional appointments include a black pickguard, ebony fretboard and bridge with white pins.
The stage-ready Fishman Aura onboard electronics are included giving you the ability to blend any of the six acoustic sound images with the Martin Gold Plus under-the-saddle pickup signal for unequaled studio quality acoustic sound reproduction.
The Onboard Aura features six customized Aura Acoustic Sound Images, specially created for and by Martin, which can be blended with the Martin Gold+Plus pickup signal for unequalled studio-quality reproduction of the world-renowned Martin acoustic tone. These Acoustic Sound Images are derived from real studio recordings of each specific Martin Aura model being played into a variety of high-end condenser microphones. Other Onboard Aura features include digital and fully programmable equalization, feedback control, and a chromatic tuner.
This 2003 Martin Jumbo Cutaway JC 16 GTE is in excellent condition with only a few surface scratches on the top, back and sides as seen in the detailed photos below. It has moderate fretwear, also pictured and includes the original hardshell case.