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The Martin Special 16 Style Rosewood dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar offers full, balanced tone and natural resonance. Crafted with satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top, this guitar produces deep bass, rich overtones and crisp highs. Its High Performance Neck taper provides smooth playability across the fretboard. Now equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics for plug-and-play live performance or studio recording, the Special 16 Style Rosewood dreadnought is ready to shine on stage or in the studio.

Premium Tonewoods for a Lifetime of Playing

The solid East Indian rosewood back and sides give this guitar a warm, resonant voice with full lows and sparkling highs. Coupled with a solid Sitka spruce top, the tonewood combination produces a balanced, articulate tone with plenty of projection. Built to withstand years of regular playing, the rosewood and spruce tonewoods will open up over time, producing an even richer, more complex sound.

Fishman Pickup System for Stage and Studio

The Fishman Matrix VT Enhance pickup system gives you total control over your amplified tone. Blend between the piezo pickup and internal microphone to find the perfect balance of crispness and natural resonance. Shape your EQ with the intuitive control knobs for bass, mid and treble. With the Special 16 Style Rosewood dreadnought, you have a guitar that can hold its own whether unplugged or amplified on stage.

Playability and Portability

This guitar features a High Performance Neck taper for smooth, comfortable playability across the fretboard. The neck taper provides an ideal combination of sturdiness and maneuverability. Light enough for hours of playing yet durable for life on the road, the Special 16 Style Rosewood dreadnought acoustic-electric comes with a padded gig bag for easy transport and storage.

Legendary Martin Craftsmanship

Since 1833, Martin & Co. has been crafting premium acoustic guitars known for their playability, tone and durability. The Special 16 Style Rosewood dreadnought continues this tradition of excellence with solid wood construction, a timeless dreadnought shape and electronics ready for any playing situation. This guitar is built to be your musical companion for life.

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  • Spruce gloss top and satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • High-performance neck taper for easy playability
  • Equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics
  • Strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 light gauge strings
  • Mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
  • Tortoise-pattern pickguard

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  • Body Style: D-14 Fret
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Back & Sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X, scalloped spruce, 5/16"
  • Finish: Gloss top, satin back and sides
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval with High Performance taper
  • Neck Material: Select hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Finish: Satin
  • Preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut & Saddle Material: Bone, Compensated White Tusq
  • Case: Soft shell
  • Country of origin: United States

collapse expand iconWarranty

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

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