Martin Grand J-16E 12-String Jumbo Electro Acoustic
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
No upgrades available