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Overview by GAK

The Martin Grand J-16E 12-string is a U.S. crafted electro-acoustic guitar, with a powerful and weighty sound that boasts balanced harmonics and a full low-end. This guitar is an ideal solution for players that are looking to expand the tonal palette of their acoustic instrument roster with the lush chorus that only a twelve string can provide.

At the core of the Martin Grand J-16E 12 string’s enormous sound is its East Indian Rosewood construction, which is renowned for its crisp high-end fidelity and deep lows. The classic Sitka Spruce top contributes to the Grand J16-E 12-string’s clarity and striking looks.

The Martin Grand J-16 E 12-string can attribute its stellar build-quality to its origins, having been crafted by Martin’s skilled luthiers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. To give the Grand J-16E 12-string its gorgeous resonance and room-filling tone, Martin have opted for a scalloped X-bracing construction.

Thanks to the advanced Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 electronics, the Martin Grand J-16E 12 string’s plugged-in sound conveys the nuance and detail of its true voice whilst retaining dynamics and responsiveness. The discrete controls are tucked away in the soundhole, preserving the Grand J-16E 12-string’s traditional looks.

The high-performance taper provides an effortless playing experience, making this one of the easiest twelve-strings to get to grips with.

If you’ve always wanted to play a twelve-string or fancied adding that magical jangle to your sound palette, the Grand J-16 E 12 string is a great choice for live, studio and home use - with the Martin seal-of-quality you cannot go wrong!

Overview by Martin

Ideal for experienced players looking to build on their skills, the Grand J-16E 12 String is a full-bodied, muscular guitar that generates well balanced harmonics with a strong, solid low end. We craft it in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, so this powerhouse looks as good as it sounds. We also added scalloped X-bracing to create beautifully resonant tone that fills the room even when unplugged. And, while playing a 12 string can be challenging, our high-performance taper neck makes this one comfortable playing, big-sounding guitar.

  • Series: 16 Series
  • Edition Size: Open
  • Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: Grand J-14 Fret (000 Depth) (New Option)
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Top Detail: None
  • Rosette: Bold Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bracing Pattern: X Brace
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: None
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: None
  • Endpiece Inlay: None
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Side Inlay Material: None
  • Back Inlay Material: Black Stripe
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: 12 String (New Option)
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Plek: Yes
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with 12 String Taper
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Headplate Binding Material: None
  • Heelcap: Antique White
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 13/16"
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4"
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: White
  • Back and Side Finish: Satin
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly- 12 String- Drop in Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"
  • Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Extra Light (SMA500T)
  • Knob: Small
  • Bridge Pin Material: Black Tusq
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Mother of Pearl
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Case: Ply Hardshell/Soft Shell
  • Label: None
  • Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes



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