The Martin 000-16 Streetmaster Acoustic Guitar combines Heat-Treated Adirondack Spruce and Rosewood back and sides at an unheard-of price! This guitar punches well above its weight class!
Adirondack Spruce is the stronger, stiffer cousin of Sitka Spruce. It produces a louder-sounding guitar with a bigger low-end and brighter top-end. Considered by most to be the best Spruce out there, there certainly is a price-premium associated with it. On top of a high-grade spruce, Martin has given it their VTS treatment, a process that ages wood, giving it a more aged tone out of the box. On the 000-16, Martin paired this revered tonewood with Indian Rosewood back and sides, another equally revered tonewood that has always been reserved for top-of-the-line guitars.
The neck is made from Mahogany and carved to the Modified Low-Oval Profile with the High-Performance Taper. Considered by many to be the most playable neck Martin makes, you'll be able to rack up the hours of practice with this fine-playing acoustic guitar. 1.75" nut width and 24.9" scale length cover the remaining important details.
Martin's popular StreetMaster® finish was introduced into their solid mahogany 15 Series in 2017 as a respectful nod to the working musician. Now Martin has applied this beautifully distressed finish to East Indian rosewood and Adirondack spruce for the first time, and it is a fine addition to our 16 Series. The Adirondack spruce top also includes our proprietary VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS), which ages the wood for a truly vintage tone that you’d normally have to wait many decades to enjoy. If you love the look of the StreetMaster finish but want the bigger and bassier sound you get from highly coveted East Indian rosewood and Adirondack spruce, this guitar was made for you. Whether your next gig is at the historic Ryman Auditorium or a day of busking in the big city, the StreetMaster gives you the look and feel of a well-worn instrument, with a limited lifetime warranty and the superb playability of a new guitar. This model comes with a soft-shell case, making it easy to take it to the streets!