Martin Guitars C F Martin D-16E w Fishman Matrix VT Enhance

Code: C F Martin D-16E w Fishman Matrix VT Enhance
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  • RRP £2,247.00
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What We Think

The Martin D-16E is a beautifully made dreadnaught with a 000 body depth constructed of a solid sitka spruce top and sycamore back and sides. The combination of these well selected tone woods, really do give this guitar a sound like no other! A modified low oval neck makes this instrument extremely playable all the way up and down the neck. The Martin D16 is also equipped with the “Fishman Matrix VT enhance pickup system”, making this instrument incredibly versatile for someone who likes to play and practice at home to the recording/gigging musician! We currently have this fantastic guitar in stock and available to try here at Rimmers Music in Bolton!

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The Martin DC-16E Electro Acoustic Guitar offers players a superb combination of looks and tone. Crafted with a sitka spruce top and sycamore body, the DC-16E offers a powerful projection with clean overtones, and the cutaway design allows easier access to those unreachable frets.A forward shifted X bracing system provides enhanced vibration and tone, and offers a sturdy soundboard. For added volume, players can benefit from the onboard Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics, with soundhole-mounted rotary controls for Volume and Tone.

Dreadnought Body Shape With Cutaway

The Martin DC-16E Electro Acoustic Guitar features a classic dreadnought body shape with a 000 depth. A dreadnought is renowned for delivering a deep low end, along with a crisp midrange and a clear tone that flatpickers and strummers will love. This type of guitar body also accommodates a full host of different playing styles, offering a versatile tone and comfortable contours. An elegant cutaway design enables easier access to the higher frets, offering a versatile choice of notes.

Sitka Spruce & Sycamore

Players can benefit from the combination of sitka spruce soundboard and sycamore body for a superb tone and classic looks. Sitka spruce provides an ideal diaphragm for sound projection, along with longevity and strength. Combined with a sycamore body, the Martin DC-16E delivers clean overtones, along with punch and elasticity.

High Performance Neck Profile

For added comfort, the Martin DC-16E features a high performance neck profile that makes it easy to move up and down the fingerboard with fluid hand flexibility. Another great feature is the newly introduced Plek technology from Germany. The benefits of this new technology create the finest playing surface possible, and ensure the frets always give you an optimum playing experience.

Forward X Bracing

The Martin DC-16E is also equipped with a forward shifted bracing pattern that features sitka spruce braces in the form of an X. Located behind the soundboard, the X pattern provides a continuous flow of strength from the upper bout to the lower bout, and enhances the overall tone and vibration.

Fishman Matrix VT Enhance Electronics

For added volume, players can benefit from the onboard Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics. This discreet pickup and preamp features an accessible soundhole-mounted Volume and Tone rotary controls, along with a 384 hour battery life. This low profile unit delivers a clear, transparent tone with dynamic string response and is ideal for lager performances where extra volume is needed.


  • Equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 electronics for added volume
  • Dreadnought body shape offers dynamic tone and accommodates many styles
  • Sitka spruce top delivers a broad dynamic range and a powerful projection
  • Sycamore body offers clean overtones with punch and elasticity
  • Cutaway design provides easier access to the higher frets
  • Forward shifted X bracing offers strength and improves vibration and tone
  • Ornate appointments include silver binding and heelcap, silver bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl diamonds and squares inlay
  • Low oval neck with a high performance taper make this guitar easy to play up and down the fingerboard


Body & Bridge

  • Series: 16 Series
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Back/ Side Wood: Sycamore
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted X Brace
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Black Tusq
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Scale Length: 25.4"

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Joint: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Neck Style: High Performance Taper
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Diamonds and Squares
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width:2 1/8"

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickup/ Preamp: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
  • Tuners: Satin Pearl Open Gear
  • Buttons: Butterbean
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: Ply Hardshell

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