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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.
- 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
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
Reviewed by 5 customers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.