The Performing Artist series has been discontinued to allow us to make room for building other exciting new guitars. Though these models are no longer being manufactured, they may still be found at select dealers and each model's specifications remain on our website in the Discontinued section for specification reference.
The 16 Series is Martin's most stage-ready series including guitars in a variety of cutaway and non-cutaway body sizes from D to 00, appropriate for any playing style. What's more, 16 Series models all come in a thinner 000 body depth for the playing comfort of any artist. The 16 Series guitars are crafted from select hardwood for uncompromised tone and quality. Nearly all models are designed with a high-performance neck taper and come equipped with electronics.
The versatility of the 16 Series makes it the preferred choice for those looking to make it big as well as for those who already have.