Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought w/Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Cedar Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, and Hard Case - Natural
Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought w/Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural image 1
Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought w/Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural image 1
$1,859.00
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Martin D-16RGT Dreadnought w/Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural
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Stunning Martin Dreadnought with a Classic Acoustic Voice!

The gorgeous D-16RGT is a fine example of a Martin dreadnought acoustic guitar, bringing classic looks and classic tone to fingerstyle players, flatpickers, and strummers alike. The D-16RGT shines when used in the studio, as the solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides deliver a tried-and-true prominent acoustic voice for your recordings. Other important features on the D-16RGT include its comfortable solid Spanish cedar neck and Richlite fingerboard. As a final elegant touch, a traditional tortoise-colored pickguard complements the D-16RGT's natural gloss-finished spruce top.

Martin D-16RGT 6-string Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • D-14 Fret body size
  • Mortise/Tenon neck joint construction
  • Gloss-finished solid Sitka spruce top
  • Bold Herringbone rosette
  • D1 Hybrid top bracing pattern with 1 style/scalloped braces
  • Rosewood back and sides with a satin, light mahogany stain finish
  • Black Boltaron endpiece and binding
  • Solid Spanish cedar neck and modified low-oval shape with semi-gloss, light red mahogany stain and dark filler finish
  • White Corian nut
  • Solid/6-string, no diamond/standard taper headstock
  • Solid East Indian rosewood with gold-foil logo headplate
  • Solid East Indian rosewood heelcap
  • Richlite fingerboard with Style 28 inlays
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1 11/16"
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/8"
  • 25.4" scale length
  • 14 frets clear / 20 frets total
  • Richlite 1 Style Belly bridge with 2 1/8" string spacing
  • Compensated White Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines with small knobs
  • White bridge and end pins with black dots
  • I-02 Tortoise color pickguard
  • 345 Hardshell case
  • Interior paper label
Timeless acoustic tone, timeless acoustic looks — meet the Martin D-16RGT dreadnought acoustic guitar!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Polished Gloss (top)/Satin with Light Mahogany Stain (back and sides), Semi Gloss (neck)
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing Hybrid X Scalloped, 5/16" Solid Sitka Spruce
Binding Black Boltaron
Neck Wood Solid Spanish Cedar
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Style 28
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Chrome with Small Knobs
Bridge Material Richlite
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian/Compensated White TUSQ
Nut Width 1.6875"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.625"
Body Depth 4.875"
Overall Length 40.5"
Strings Martin MSP7200
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10D16RGT

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Awesome Guitar

I have had the guitar for some months now and every time I pick it up it sounds better and better. Build quality is top notch. I really do love it. Just the smell of the wood is awesome. It is loud and clear and really shines when using a pick for single runs or chords. Finder picking is very good but remember it is not really a true finger style guitar. I still have the same strings on it that it came with and they still sound fantastic. Comes with a beautiful hard shell case. I look forward to many years of fun playing with this great guitar. As usual the customer service at Sweetwater is top notch. Martin and Sweetwater rock!!
5/5

Wonderful Guitar

This guitar is just as great as the one I auditioned at GC. I had to wait but it was well worth it. Had a tear in the case but Nate and the customer care people took very good care of me and sent me not just a case to replace it but an upgraded version. Now the Martin has a great home. Many thanks to all at Sweetwater.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

martin d16rgt

this guitar has all the trimmings. it has solid rosewood back and sides it looks like a hd35 no triple back and plays bueatifuly the sound is deep and rewarding it's hard to put down. this is the best deal it has all the same as the high end martins and sounds just as good
Music background: 50 years playing almost everyday hours
5/5

Try It You'll Love It

The service and customer care that Mr. Alex Morales provided to me is second to none. Mr. Morales took care of my every need. Answered all my questions, always got back to me withinin 24 hours or less. The D-16RGT is stunning in her appearance, a true work of art and love. The sound is like none I have ever experienced from a "Flat Top Box" The tone quality is so rich and deep that it is exciting just to play an open "D" cord with the bass "E" tuned to a "D" and listen to the music. ( "I could her Don Williams or the Late Great Waylon singing Amanda...) I have always wanted to have a Martin "Flat Top Box" and can only tell ya'all go for it. The D-16 RGT is well worth the investment and you will be amazed by the over all quality of this insturment.
Music background: Former Professional Musician, Hobbyist
4.5/5

Very Nice

First, I'll say how great Sweetwater was to work with. I arranged a 24 month no interest financing without issue. I had to return the 1st guitar I ordered ( different than the D-16RGT ) and Matt made it easy and painless. Because I had owned a 1970 D-35 yrs ago, I finally decided that was the type of guitar I wanted, and the D-16RGT hit the mark in many ways. Appearance-wise, the D-16RGT is nicely done with plain white binding on the neck and back and wbwbw on the front. Nice looking herringbone inlay around the soundhole. The quality of workmanship is 1st rate. Not one issue visually. Satin finished sides, back and neck feel great, though you can tell this is where Martin cut costs, as they don't fill the grain like they do on gloss finished guitars. The spruce top is fairly clear, but not nearly as much as their higher priced guitars. The rosewood back and sides are also very nice, and no seams are visible. Appearance of wood varies from one guitar to the next, and it's great that Sweetwater publishes photos of the guitars they carry so the buyer can choose which guitar they prefer. But we don't buy Martins because of their understated looks, but for their tone and quality. This guitar has a clear, deep bass and clear strong trebles. A little lacking in the midrange, but that is to be expected of a rosewood dread. It is pretty loud when strummed with a pick, but still finger picks nicely. The neck shape ( modified low oval ) works fine with my smaller hands plagued by arthritis. Set up was very good, but I switched from med. gauge strings to light gauge. Tone might suffer slightly but it made playing much easier for me. This is a very good guitar and value, especially when considering it cost about 1K less than a D-35. It has the full, rich Martin tone we all know and love, and the build quality is outstanding. Highly recommended for a D type guitar where one doesn't have thousands to spend.
Music background: former full time pro, now hobbyist and part-time pro
See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars