Crafted in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the Martin Grand J-16E is a premium 12-string acoustic-electric guitar with a bold, powerful sound. Pairing Martin's big, booming Jumbo body with the bright, jangly sound of a 12-string, this acoustic has a distinct sound with balanced harmonics and a robust low-end. If you've been hunting for a well-rounded 12-string that can pack a serious punch, look no further than the Grand J-16E.
This model has a notably rich sound with deep lows, slightly scooped mids, and bright, shimmering highs, courtesy of its East Indian Rosewood body and solid spruce top. Its scalloped X-bracing allows the soundboard to move more freely, enhancing its resonance and low-end response, and its genuine bone nut allows the strings to vibrate longer, giving it a brighter, fuller sound. And while 12-strings can be notoriously challenging to play, this Martin's high-performance neck taper makes it easy to perform chords, melodies, and everything in between.
For players who need more volume, the J-16E is equipped with a Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 pickup system that gives it a stellar amplified sound. The Fishman Matrix under-saddle pickup captures all the dynamics of your playing, while the Enhance element blends in the natural sound of your acoustic, an excellent feature for players who use techniques like body tapping.
Complete with a natural finish, a tortoiseshell pickguard, and a bold herringbone multi-stripe rosette, the Martin Grand J-16E is a well-crafted 12-string acoustic-electric guitar with a massive sound.
Body Size: Grand J-14 Fret (000 Depth)
Finish Top: Gloss
Back and Side Finish: Satin
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 13/16''
Top Material: Spruce
Neck Shape: 12 String
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Modern Belly- 12 String- Drop in Saddle
Binding: Antique White
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern or Black
Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: None
Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
Heelcap: Antique White
Side Detail: None
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: None
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: White
Headstock Shape: Solid with 12 String Taper
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None