1997 Martin SPDC-16TR Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood Cutaway ID-5373
1997 Martin SPDC-16TR Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood Cutaway
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. Check out the specs on this Martin SPDC.
This 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 is a dent on the top upper bout, as seen in the detail photo. There are also some dents on the heelcap, also photographed. There is also some dings both top edges of the headstock, also photographed. 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: 1997
- 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
- Fishman Aura Ellipse Pickup System
- Hardshell Case Included