Martin D-16 Adirondack Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Spotsylvania Va.
February 18, 2013Music Background:
Former professional musician-- amateur now.
martin d-16a guitar--highly recomendedgreat bell like tone and love the vintage V profile neck.The action is perfect for me all the way up the neck--not super low, I would say medium low which is just right for a Martin.The intonation is real good up the neck as is the tone and volume.The Adirondack top has a different sound than Sitca and cuts through very well when playing with other instruments.If you are looking for a Martin, definitely check this guitar out.The new ones come with richlite fingerboards and bridges and I don't know how they compare.I have a 12-string Martin with richlite board and bridge which I love
October 31, 2012Music Background:
Guitar collector and player
Martin D 16 Adirondack TopThe D-16 Adi Top is an incredible dred!!! I could not tell ANY difference in th sound quality and playability between this guitar and a D-18 G E and it costs much less. The neck is wide ,fat and vintage and is not a dovetaail joint but rather a mortise -tendon bolt on such as Santa Cruz and other high end botique makers employ from time to time. This neck results in more projection and a quite louder sound. I am a tone freak and also have several Gibson and Martin acoustics ,but I will put this sweety up against most dreds for tonal qualities and overall great sound.It really does have the vintage sound ,even being brand new. This could be one of Martin`s best kept secrets of all time!!! Go and compare to more expensive Martins and see for yourself, you will not believe it at first ,then you will be happy you discovered one . These are not easy to find but SWEETWATER does stock them. This is truely an heirloom Martin !!!
from Fort Worth Texas
February 18, 2011Music Background:
13 Year Acoustic Guitar Player
Incredible Value for Unbelievable ToneThe vintage styling and incredible tone from this value priced dread is well beyond what I could have ever expected. This instrument looks and feels like one of the top-of-the-line Martins, but is priced in the mid-range. Ive owned 6 Martins in my lifetime, and this one surpasses them all. The combonation of Adirondack Spruce and Solid Mahogany is something you only see on custom built instruments and/or dreads costing double what this one does. I would urge any guitar player looking for a 1 3/4 nut width and a balanced woody tone to really consider this instrument. Its typically very difficult to find a 14 Fret Dread with a 1 3/4 nut width and adequate string spacing at the bridge. You will be impressed.