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Martin JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The jumbo cutaway Martin JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a polished gloss lacquered body, European flamed maple back and sides and a s...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Onboard Aura puts you on the cutting edge in acoustic guitar sound technology!

The jumbo cutaway Martin JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a polished gloss lacquered body, European flamed maple back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. The fingerboard and bridge are crafted from striped Macassar ebony. Each JC16ME guitar is equipped with the acclaimed Fishman onboard Aura sound reinforcement system. The Aura is capable of blending your choice of six acoustic sound images with the Martin Gold Plus under-the-saddle transducer. The sound images are derived from studio recordings of each guitar being played into high-end condenser microphones for an unequaled studio quality reproduction of the world renowned Martin tone.

FEATURES
  • Play with the highest quality sound of a studio recording
  • Choose from six pre-recorded sound images
  • Option to blend sound images with the Gold+Plus pickup
  • Convenient onboard digital tuner and feedback controls at your fingertips
SPECIFICATIONS

JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    BODY SIZE: J-14 Fret CUTAWAY
    TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
    ROSETTE: Single Ring
    TOP BRACING PATTERN: J1 Hybrid
    TOP BRACES: 1 Style/Scalloped
    BACK MATERIAL: Solid European Flamed Maple
    BACK PURFLING: Style 45
    SIDE MATERIAL: Solid European Flamed Maple
    ENDPIECE: White Boltaron
    ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
    BINDING: White Boltaron
    TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black / White
    SIDE INLAY: B/W/B Boltaron
    BACK INLAY: B/W/B Boltaron
    NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
    NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
    NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
    HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper
    HEADPLATE: East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil Logo
    HEELCAP: White Boltaron
    FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Striped Ebony
    SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
    # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
    # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
    FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
    FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4''
    FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 28 Abalone Dots
    FINGERBOARD BINDING: White Boltaron
    FINISH BACK & SIDES: PolishedGloss British Tan Stain w/Lime Yellow Filler
    FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
    FINISH NECK: Satin
    BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Striped Ebony
    BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
    BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4''
    SADDLE: Compensated White Tusq
    TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
    RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
    BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/Black Dots
    PICKGUARD: Tortoise Color
    CASE: 380 Hard Shell
    INTERIOR LABEL: none
    ELECTRONICS: Fishman Onboard Aura
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4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Beautiful Tone and Quality

By Steve Baltimore

from Baltimore

This Martin is very balanced sounding because it is not bass heavy sounding. Crisp, but full tone. The combination of the big jumbo body, yet European flame maple gives it a balanced tone. It's quite nice to look at as well. The neck is typical Martin in that it's silky smooth with nice relatively low action. Although this acoustic guitar may seem a bit pricey, it's well worth it. I just received it today and only played it unplugged so far. But the Aura system keeps getting rave reviews, so I'm looking forward to pluggin it in.

 
5.0

Worth The Moolah

By SoonToBeFamous

from Tulsa, OK

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I just got it yesterday and it blew me away. It's so sturdy, so dependable sounding. The cheaper guitars are very fragile in comparison. I'm always wondering how I can get a better sound out of them. ...probably pretty good exercise. But with this JC-16ME just do your normal stuff. It's really got character and it's not sensitive. Go ahead and pound. It stands up to it--doesn't 'break up'. Nice and boomy, has many 'secrets to tell' as well. I haven't even tried the electronics yet but everyone's raving about the Aura. Great playing. Unfortunately, one has to spend this much to get professional quality. I'm not familiar with Taylor but I've owned a Gibson and I suspect that you can't go wrong with any of the three at this price range.

 
4.0

Big sound - good lookin !

By Bob G

from Revelstoke, British Columbia

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I've had mine about eight months now. Great action right out of the box. Real good sound throughout the range.The maple back and sides are beautiful.The aura electronics are the best. I wasn't impressed with the case.The strap button/cord jack was loose when I got it. I'd like to hear this guitar in 20 years.

 
5.0

It's a beauty

By MtnSt8

from Charleston, WV

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I ordered this and was thinking that they just take pictures of one made with beautiful wood but the ones they ship are probably plain. Nope. The flame maple on the back and sides is top quality. The fit and finish is impeccable. The sound...well everything you'd expect and more with the onboard AURA. Amazing.

 
5.0

Outstanding Guitar

By the_guitar_guru-tDDH5

from Caledonia, MI

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This is an outstanding guitar in every respect; acoustic tone, plugged in tone, playability and overall quality are all top notch. The fiddleback maple sides and back on this guitar give a nice bright projection with keeping that signiture Martin sound; not to bright and not to dark. I had a Taylor 814ce before it which paled in comparisson. The JC-16ME Aura is a much better value.

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