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Martin Guitar Revamps Its 16 Series With Three New Models That Will Debut at Winter NAMM 2017

Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Hall B Booth 5454) – November 21, 2016 – C.F. Martin & Co. ® (Martin Guitar) will add  three new models to their popular 16 Series, which will be unveiled at the 2017 Winter NAMM Trade Show in Anaheim, CA  from January 19th -22nd . These new guitars include the D-16E, DC-16E and OMC-16E and all models will include Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification system (https://www.martinguitar.com/features-materials/aura-vt-matrix-vt-enhance/ ).

Full details on the new Martin Guitar models that will be displayed at 2017 Winter NAMM are below and at www.martinguitar.com/new

New 16 Series

  • D-16E – The D-16E is a Dreadnought, with a 000 depth, constructed of a Sitka spruce top and sycamore back and sides. It features silver binding and heelcap, an ebony bridge and a silver bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl diamonds and squares inlay. A modified low oval neck with a high performance taper make this guitar easy to play up and down the fingerboard. This model is also equipped with Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance electronics. (MSRP: $2699)
  • DC-16E This acoustic-electric cutaway Dreadnought, with a 000 depth, is crafted with a Sitka spruce top and sycamore back and sides. It features silver binding and heelcap, a multi-stripe orange top inlay and rosette, an ebony bridge, a silver bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl diamonds and squares inlay and Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance electronics. This is a great all-around guitar for players of any style. (MSRP: $2899)
  • OMC-16E - A cutaway Orchestra Model that features a Sitka spruce top paired with cherry back and sides. This FSC® Certified model features a modified low oval neck with high performance taper, simple dovetail neck joint, silver binding and heelcap, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge, a silver bound ebony fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlaid in mother-of-pearl and Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance electronics. A great sounding guitar that has a rich, dense, clean and articulate tone with great sustain and clarity. (MSRP: $2899)

About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F. Martin & Co. ® (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 184 years.  It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings and they have been making their own strings since 1970. These include the successful Martin SP® Lifespan® , the fastest-growing long-life string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber,  and the Martin SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core lines, which use an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world (www.martinguitar.com/players), from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.  They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.

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