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Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview
  • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,499.00
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    - $350.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,14900

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Deluxe appointments, solid woods, and gorgeous gloss top!

The traditional Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is part of the 16 series of guitars, which incorporate modern guitar specifications with the famous Martin quality and sound. Quality-built with a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, black Richlite fretboard and bridge, and hybrid X bracing. Features numerous deluxe appointments such as a bold herringbone rosette, black Boltaron binding, tortoise pickguard, chrome-enclosed tuners, and a natural gloss-top finish. Limited lifetime warranty.

Includes Martin hardshell case.

Features
  • Construction: Ply Blocks/Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Bold Herringbone
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Hybrid ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: none
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: none
  • 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/Raised Gold Foil
  • Heelcap: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Satin
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Black Richlite
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed with Small Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200) - sold separately
  • Bridge & End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Color
  • Case: 345

Taste the best of both worlds with this unique Martin guitar. Order today!

 
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MartinD-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 60 reviews)

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    (56)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Stays in tune (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (5)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect application for what I needed!

    I bought a guitar to go outside with, sit by the fire, and not break the bank. This does not have the bass of my D28, or the mids of my D35,...Read complete review

    I bought a guitar to go outside with, sit by the fire, and not break the bank. This does not have the bass of my D28, or the mids of my D35, but it has the right balance without loss of quality, beautiful to look at, built perfectly and sounds like heaven in my hands. Save your wallet, and don't live with regret because you bought an over priced Taylor or Gibson. I have a custom James Goodall, that cost 5k......and this guitar has longer sustain. Buy this beauty!
    This thing is not equipped with bells and whistles, and it's not supposed to be. This is a basic D16 just as advertised.
    Just what I expected from a guitar built in Nazareth PA. Martin's attention to detail is unmatched in production guitars. Gibson is the same, however they are over priced for what you get in my opinion. This thing is flawless except for a small sanding bump, and I mean small on the back of the neck between the 5 and 2 tuners......seriously who the heck is going to notice? I look at it this way, its a unique flaw, I know this is mine, a few small swirls in the spruce top that can only be seen under dim light at night just adds character. It's not a production flaw, its the grain of the wood. I could pick this guitar out of a police lineup, and know it's my guitar.
    For the money this is a gem, nothing else compares.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not impressed

    I just traded for a D-16GT, mine has a pickup in it. It sounds decent on an amp, but acousticaly it is weak. The action was high, but I fixed that....Read complete review

    I just traded for a D-16GT, mine has a pickup in it. It sounds decent on an amp, but acousticaly it is weak. The action was high, but I fixed that. I'm a Martin fan, but not impressed with this one. I have a Blueridge 180 that plays and sounds like a high end Martin. It's in the same price range, but more guitar.

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    5.0

    Moving On Up!

    By Don

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Rich handmade custom sound is the key ... staying in tune and easy to pick up and play is the mantra for this D-16. The D-16 plays soft and speaks loud. The Martin D-16 fits a perfect second guitar (thanks Renee) owner as well as a seasoned pro. Why should guitar players not treat ourselves to a Martin? There is no good reason.

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      5.0

      I love this guitar!!!

      By Jono

      from Mid-Maryland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Classic Beauty
      • Consistent
      • Durable
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Never Ending Sustain
      • Reasonably Priced
      • RELIABLE
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • None To Speak Of In 15 Yr

      Best Uses

      • Camp Fires
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Showing Off
      • Small Venues
      • Writing

      Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have never owned a more reliable acoustic guitar in my life. The action is always perfect as is the intonation. Seems to stay in tune after long play. Always amazed by the sustain. Pick a note and hold your ear to the sound hole. The sound is endless and beautiful. Plus it's pretty cheap compared to other Martins so you don't mind passing it around.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best i have found

      By miningmechanic

      from gordon,ky

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I played a lot in years past. I got married ,kids etc. and just stop playing. I decided it was time to find me another guitar. I wanted one that wasn't so expensive but one that wasn't junk. I looked for about 2 months I played ten thousand do$$ar guitars to cheapos.in the end it come down to the martin d16gt or a Gibson song writer 2.i chose the martin .I couldn't be any happier. It sounds great stays in tune. When I first got it the action was a little high. I had it set-up professionally, installed a bone nut and saddle, installed a lr baggs lyric pickup. Guitar is simply amazing I recommend it to anyone that is looking for a great guitar.BTW the bags lyric pickup is great on this guitar.Imo D'Addario 80 20 med. strings sound the best on this guitar.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for a Grand

        By Tucknfoldman

        from West Palm Beach, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Comes With Hard Case
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good value
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Mircarta Fingerboard

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        This is not a Standard series guitar so Why compare. It is a very good guitar for just under twelve hundred, I got mine for five bills. there is a lot of competition and with the D-15M. Martin has a great lineup. the last guy who found the guitar hard to play simply needs to get a setup and take some lessons
        Overall a great guitar

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good sound but not so easy to play

        By GreekTroubador

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Confirmation Phone Call
        • Good Feel
        • High Quality Case
        • Looks great
        • Lower Price
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Not So Easy To Play

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        My new Martin sounds great, looks great, has a sturdy, nice looking case but...
        The strings were too heavy for my taste and require a lot of figer pressure to play, particularly when playing solos.
        Also the strings sit too high making it difficult to play barred chords.
        I'm changing the strings to a lighter gauge and I'm taking it to a repair shop to lower the strings (adjustment to the saddle, most likely).

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST BUY FOR THE MONEY

        By TUKEY SLAYER

        from Richlands, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I purchased My D-16GT in 2006. It has just got better with age. The top has darkened with age. The rich full sound is great. I play it each day. It sits by my couch in the den. I have been palying for over 30 years and have played them all. For the money you can not get the full tone and pitch from any other guitar for the price. I also have a D-28 3 piece back and the D-16GT is up there with the 28.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superb

          By paley

          from Brighton, UK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Sustain

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Been without an acoustic for about 15 years so auditioned a few. Liked the Gibson Hummingbird, in fact preferred it to a couple of high priced Martins.Then I tried the D 16GT. Loved it from the off. Beautiful build - light and playable, great sustain, frequency range and all for a good price. I'm now re-learning to play the guitar and learning some stuff I never knew with a new friend.

          Comment on this review

          (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect application for what I needed!

          Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought a guitar to go outside with, sit by the fire, and not break the bank. This does not have the bass of my D28, or the mids of my D35, but it has the right balance without loss of quality, beautiful to look at, built perfectly and sounds like heaven in my hands. Save your wallet, and don't live with regret because you bought an over priced Taylor or Gibson. I have a custom James Goodall, that cost 5k......and this guitar has longer sustain. Buy this beauty!
          This thing is not equipped with bells and whistles, and it's not supposed to be. This is a basic D16 just as advertised.
          Just what I expected from a guitar built in Nazareth PA. Martin's attention to detail is unmatched in production guitars. Gibson is the same, however they are over priced for what you get in my opinion. This thing is flawless except for a small sanding bump, and I mean small on the back of the neck between the 5 and 2 tuners......seriously who the heck is going to notice? I look at it this way, its a unique flaw, I know this is mine, a few small swirls in the spruce top that can only be seen under dim light at night just adds character. It's not a production flaw, its the grain of the wood. I could pick this guitar out of a police lineup, and know it's my guitar.
          For the money this is a gem, nothing else compares.

          Comment on this review

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not a "beginner's" guitar.

          By TJxSJ

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I went in ready to buy a D-15M and walked out with the D-16GT. VERY nice guitar for the price. Just because it's roughly half the price most people associate with Martin doesn't mean it's a "beginner's" guitar. I inspected this thing for a half hour and couldn't find a single construction flaw, or even any shopwear. The seams between the binding and top/sides are perfect, the neck was straight as a board, and the factory set up seems lower than other Martins I've played in the past. Its "voice" is quite interesting for a Martin--big bass, but also a bright high-end that surprised me. Very smooth and even tone that can get loud if you dig in with a pick. The narrow nut is very good for strumming and flatpicking, but one can do some fingerstyle on it, too. Purists (and snobs who can't get past the low price) will scoff at the Richlite/micarta fretboard and bridge. If you hate synthetic material on your guitar, then you'll never like the D-16GT. I like that the micarta is more eco-friendly and doesn't use wood on surfaces that don't influence tone (though that's that's open to debate). The fretboard certainly *looks* beautiful in its uniformity, and I cannot feel ANY difference between it and the ebony board on my Taylor. Also, no silly oils or ointments, just a damp cloth to clean it. I rated it low on "features" because, for all the saving on a synthetic fretboard, you don't get any electronics or a bone saddle, but I didn't want that and will install my own preferred system anyways. I will also install a bone saddle, though it already sounds excellent as is. I wish I could tell the differenc between sapele and mahogany, but that's just curiosity. Overall, an EXCELLENT solid-wood Martin for a very competitive price.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          review of D16GT

          By John Douglas Burdett

          from Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

          Comments about Martin D-16GT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          For the price it can't be beat ! It's not a D28 but sounds almost as good for less than half the price !I've had mine for over a year and it's been great. Stays in tune and gets better with age. Don't try to improve it... I tried bone pins and John Pearse strings... horrible ! Went back to the plastic pins and Martin MSP 4200's and it's back the way it should be ! I play classic country and you can't get better for Merle or Conway or Johnny or Porter or Bobby Bare or Jim Ed or even Tammy. Great instrument !

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