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The Martin 000C12-16E is an auditorium-style nylon string acoustic guitar. Ideal for classical and folk music, this Nazareth, PA-made Martin guitar offers professional level playability and features, with a cutaway body of course allowing for easier access to the guitar's higher register.
The 000C12-16E is part of the Martin 16 series of guitars, noted for their gloss top and satin finish back and sides pairings - as well as solid wood construction; no laminate woods used here. It begins with a gloss finished spruce top, enforced by Martin's Unique/A Frame X-bracing system. With a mahogany back and sides pairing, the 000C12-16E delivers staple acoustic tone.
This guitar is also noted for its longer 26.44" scale length and 1.875" nut width. Although these may seem like daunting numbers when comparing spec to a steel string acoustic, fret not as this is common practice for nylon/classical guitar builds, as nylon strings require more tension for proper playability.
You can take this guitar on the road again with the help of onboard electronics in the Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 system. This system combines an undersaddle pickup with Fishman's Enhance transducer system, which when blended can allow for strengthening the dynamics of percussive playing. Volume and tone controls for the Matrix undersaddle pickup are at the top of the sound hole, while the Enhance pickup volume is located on the bottom.
The Martin 000C12-16E is most certainly a working player's nylon string guitar, with features offering comfortable playability and inspiring tone.
- Nazareth, PA made Martin Guitar with Gloss Spruce Top
- Solid Mahogany Back and Sides with Satin Finish
- Ebony Drop in Saddle Classical Bridge
- Low Profile Hardwood Neck with Standard Taper
- Factory Equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 Pickup System
- Slotted Headstock with Round Slots and Square Taper
- Martin Soft Shell Case Included
|Top Material:||Sitka Spruce|
|Neck Material:||Select Hardwood|
|Body Shape:||000-12 Fret Cutaway|
|Neck Profile:||Low Profile|
|Bracing:||Unique (A-Frame) X-Brace System|
|Electronics:||Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1|
|Case:||Martin Soft Shell|