1996 Martin SPDC - 16TR ID-5868
1996 Pre Owned Martin SPDC - 16TR
The Martin 16 Series incorporates modern guitar specifications with famous Martin quality and sound. This dreadnought features a solid sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. A key feature of the 16 series is Martin's modern Hybrid "X" Scalloped bracing pattern, which incorporates scalloped bracing with patented A-frame technology... this bracing pattern undoubtedly increases the thump and low-end response this particular guitar contains. This Pre Owned Martin also contains a modern "Modified Low Oval" neck profile. The modified low oval profile is much sleeker than the traditional martin V profiles, making it play easy and fast, especially up the neck.
Solid Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood are the driving tonewoods on this guitar. Sitka and Rosewood is an all time classic combination of tonewoods that offer deep, rich low end with natural reverberation thanks to the qualities of the rosewood. Sitka is highly responsive and can take moderately heavy playing as well, so it is well suited to many types of playing styles.
There are numerous small dents on the back of the neck in the first position, more than likely from a capo, which are shown in the detail photo. There is also a "S" like dent on the lower portion of the neck, near the heel joint. There are numerous scratches on the back of the guitar, which, if able to be photographed, are shown in the detail photos. The binding has started to shrink, typical of a guitar this age. This does not affect playability or structural integrity, and the example photograph makes it look much more obvious than it is in person. Hardshell case included.
- Model: SPDC-16TR
- serial: 593119
- Year: 1996
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Rosette Style 45
- Top Bracing Pattern: D1 Hybrid
- Top Braces: 1 Style/Scalloped
- Endpiece: Tortoise Style
- Binding: Tortoise
- Neck: Solid Spanish Cedar
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Nut: White Corian
- Headplate: Rosewood w/Gold Foil Logo
- Heelcap: Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Striped Ebony
- Scale: 25.4"
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- FB Inlays: Modified Snowflake
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated/White Micarta
- Tuners: Gold Gotoh w/Large Knobs
- Bridge and End Pins: Black with White Dots
- Tortoise Style Pickguard
- Hardshell Case Included