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Martin DC-16OGTE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Martin DC-16OGTE Acoustic-Electric Guitar (501665)
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A state-of-the-art preamp and a superb blend of tonewoods make this guitar perfect on or off the stage.

The Martin DC-16OGTE is an acoustic-electric guitar that features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid ovangkol sides. The back boasts solid ovangkol wings with a solid East Indian rosewood wedge for a superb blend of tonewoods. This Martin guitar also features 5/16" hybrid scalloped "X" bracing for enhanced projection, control, and tonal clarity. The guitar's onboard Roland AP-1 preamp affords you a superb plugged-in experience. The guitar's preamp uses Roland's Composite Object Sound Modeling technology to produce 3 body-specific tone variations. The preamp has a programmable 7-band EQ, anti-feedback control, digital chromatic tuner, digital reverb, and LCD display. Includes case.

Martin DC-16OGTE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Model: DC-16OGTE
    Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Bold Herringbone
    Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid Ovangkol Wings with Solid East Indian Rosewood Wedge
    Back Purfling: None
    Side Material: Solid Ovangkol
    Endpiece: White Boltaron
    Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
    Binding: White Boltaron
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Side Inlay: None
    Back Inlay: None
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut Material: White Corian
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Heelcap: White Boltaron
    Fingerboard Material: Black Micarta
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    # Of Frets Clear: 14
    # Of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
    Fingerboard Binding: White Boltaron
    Finish Back & Sides: Satin
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Black Micarta
    Bridge Style: Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Chrome with Large Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (MSP4100)
    Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
    Pickguard: Tortoise Color
    Case: 345 Hardshell
    Interior Label: Paper Label
    Electronics: Roland AP-1




Martin DC-16OGTE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Product Reviews
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  • Truly GREAT guitar!

    As reviewed by J. Bugajski on 12/21/2009

    I own this guitar, and it's incredible. You cannot let the modern refinements sway your opinion. The Micarta fretboard is never sticky, it's smooth and will never warp or crack. The pre-amp is the best most versital unit available for the gigging musician, reverb, eq, body shape, it does everything it can to help YOU get EXACTLY the sound YOU want from an acoustic. 10 stars!!!

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • Perfect Martin for Me

    As reviewed by brian on 12/2/2009

    I bought this guitar on black Friday to replace my three series Taylor that just broke. I played every nice guitar in the acoustic barn before i made this decision. if you want a great acoustic, check this one out, best sound that i have played. Every ear is different, but to my ear this is the perfect guitar.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • Under-the-Radar Gem!

    As reviewed by Matt on 6/3/2010

    I just purchased this guitar after a long search that included all the "major" brands. If you've researched the DC-16OGTE, you know there aren't a ton of reviews, and I'm not sure why! This is an amazing instrument! The use of ovangkol, rosewood, and spruce give it an incredibly warm yet bright tone. Couple that with the new Roland preamp, and you've got an extremely versatile guitar. In this price point, I didn't play a guitar that came close.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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