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Martin & Co 000C16RGTE AURA

Martin & Co 000C16RGTE AURA


Featuring a polished gloss top, a East-Indian rosewood body, a cutaway 000 shape, and onboard Aura electronics for pristine sound both acoustically and plugged-in. East-Indian rosewood is a very resonant wood, producing a deep, warm, projective bass response. All 16-Series Martins feature a hybrid A-frame bracing pattern that combines patented A-bracing with a modified version of scalloped X-bracing.

Aura System

Now you can bring the studio-quality sound of your Martin guitar to the stage in an onboard format with the Martin /Fishman Onboard Aura TMSystem. This onboard version of Fishman’s groundbreaking new Aura Acoustic Imaging Blender harnesses the power of Fishman’s proprietary Acoustic Sound Imaging technology and builds it into your Martin. The Onboard Aura features six customized Aura Acoustic Sound Images, specially created for and by Martin, which can be blended with the Martin Gold+Plus pickup signal for unequalled studio-quality reproduction of the world-renowned Martin acoustic tone. These Acoustic Sound Images are derived from real studio recordings of each specific Martin Aura model being played into a variety of high-end condenser microphones. Other Onboard Aura features include digital and fully programmable equalization, feedback control, and a chromatic tuner.

Aura System Features

  • Play with the highest quality sound of a studio recording
  • Choose from six pre-recorded sound images
  • Option to blend sound images with the Gold+Plus pickup


  • Convenient onboard digital tuner and feedback controls at your fingertips
  • Construction: mortise/tenon neck joint
  • Body size: 000-14 fret cutaway
  • Top: solid Sitka spruce
  • Rosette: bold herringbone
  • Top bracing pattern: 0001 Hybrid
  • Top braces: 1 Style/scalloped
  • Back material: solid East Indian rosewood
  • Back purfling: none
  • Side material: solid East Indian rosewood
  • Endpiece: white Boltaron
  • Endpiece inlay: black/white Boltaron
  • Binding: white Boltaron
  • Top inlay style: multiple black / white
  • Side inlay: none
  • Back inlay: none
  • Neck material: select hardwood
  • Neck shape: modified low oval
  • Nut material: white Corian
  • Headstock: solid/6 string no diamond/standard taper
  • Headplate: solid East Indian rosewood /raised gold foil logo
  • Heelcap: solid East Indian rosewood
  • Fingerboard material: black Micarta
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • # of frets clear: 14
  • # of frets total: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1 11/16 in.
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/8 in.
  • Fingerboard position inlays: Style 28
  • Fingerboard binding: white Boltaron
  • Finish back & sides: satin
  • Finish top: polished gloss
  • Finish neck: semi gloss/ dark mahogany stain
  • Bridge material: black Micarta
  • Bridge style: 1 Style belly
  • Bridge string spacing: 2 1/8 in.
  • Saddle: compensated white Tusq
  • Tuning machines: chrome w/ small knobs
  • Recommended strings: Martin MSP 4100 light phosphor bronze
  • Bridge & end pins: white w/ black dots
  • Pickguard: I-02 tortoise color
  • Case: 330 hard shell
  • Interior label: paper label
  • Electronics: Fishman Prefix Aura system