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Martin 16 Series D-16RGT Dreadnought Guitar
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Deluxe appointments, solid woods, and gorgeous gloss top!

The traditional Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought Guitar features a top of solid spruce and back and sides of solid East Indian rosewood. Easy-playing neck and fretboard is a joy. Numerous deluxe-style appointments include wood herringbone rosette, black binding, tortoise pickguard, chrome-enclosed tuners, and a natural gloss top finish. Includes case.

Martin 16 Series D-16RGT Dreadnought Guitar Features:

  • Dreadnought body style
    Solid Sitka spruce top
    Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
    Solid Spanish cedar neck
    Micarta fretboard and bridge
    Herringbone rosette
    Hybrid D1 bracing pattern
    Nut width 1-11/16"
    25.4" scale neck
    20 frets
    Includes hardshell case
    Limited lifetime warranty

Martin 16 Series D-16RGT Dreadnought Guitar Includes:

    limited lifetime warranty and Martin hardshell case

Martin 16 Series D-16RGT Dreadnought Guitar

One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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  • Tried them all and then bought this...

    As reviewed by JpDog on 10/24/2010

    The best advice I have received on buying a guitar is to try them all and decide. And thats what I did with this guitar. A week after buying it I attended a Martin clinic and couldn't have been happier after learning more about them. Lets see, invented the steel string guitar, invented the dreadnought style, invented bracing technics all manufacturers still use to day. Amazing. Here's what I learned about this guitar vs. the D28 big brother that make it more affordable: 1) Mortise and Tenon neck - This is much more economic to produce at the factory vs. Dove Tail. There is a debate on what sounds better but considering every single Taylor is bolt on neck (much more economic), do you really think the sound is better? I don't. And Martin doesn't. 2) Satin finish on back and sides - The same amount of nitrocellulous lacquer is used on both (6-7 coats) but satin dries faster. Time is money. 3) Micarta finger board vs. Ebony. 4) Top wood - Best of the best VISUALLY go to the D28 but ALL top woods are tested and are equal in wood quality. 5) Nut, Saddle, Bridge, etc. are less expensive pieces on the D-16 series. 6) Bracing - The mortise and tenon neck requires some different bracing vs. the dove tail. The interesting note is that the D16 line has scalloped bracing similar to the higher end HD-28. Whats the same: 1) Top - Tested Sitka Spruce. 2) Back and Sides - book matched East Indian Rosewood. 3) Look - same level of appointments and color of binding. 4) Each guitar is made by hand in the factory side by side with every other Martin made in Nazareth Pennsylvania. Hope that helps everyone. Get out and play these and they will speak for themselves.

    54 of 54 people found this review helpful.
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  • My first GOOD acoustic

    As reviewed by LizReed on 12/20/2006

    I have been playing for 30 years on a classical, Celebebrity acoustic and early 70's Tele. This is my first good acoustic - and it has not disappointed. The tone and sustain is great, as is the responsive to both soft and loud playing. The action was a bit high from the factory so I removed and sanded the saddle at small increments to get the action where I wanted it. Made a huge difference in both chording and lead playing. I LOVE this guitar...

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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  • You won't be disappointed...

    As reviewed by Newbie on 1/7/2011

    Already own a 000X1 which my daughter now plays. I've been in the market for a dreadnaught and have gone back and forth between Martin and Taylor. Make no mistake...both make great guitars. However, after trying out a bunch of different models, it became crystal clear that when you buy a Martin, you're buying a unique sound that Taylor just can't match. I love my D-16. It's beautifully made and sounds as good when fingerpicked as it does flatpicked. This guitar also represents an exceptional value. You can't go wrong....

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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