From its outset, the Martin 16-Series has been all business. Proudly manufactured in Nazareth, Pa., the 16-Series are dependable, hard-working guitars that are sold at prices that don't break the bank.
The D-16GT features Martin's classic Dreadnought body with a solid Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. This time-tested template delivers rich, warm tone. In 2010s, Martin cut back on this model by swapping out the fingerboard for a Richlite composite, but this 2000 D-16GT was made when the model still include a solid Rosewood fingerboard and a solid Rosewood bridge. It also has a solid Mahogany neck that has a fast low profile carve, and with a solid Rosewood pedghead overlay, that makes this D-16GT all solid wood. When this guitar was released, the D-16 was marketed like a lower-priced D-18, and its tone does compete with the more expensive Standard Series models.
This D-16GT has a bone nut that measures 1-11/16" wide, and it's a nice looking guitar, too! It has a gloss lacquer top finish and satin lacquer on the back and sides. The Herringbone rosette and mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays provide characteristic Martin under-stated elegance.
This 2000 Martin D-16GT doesn't appear to have been played much over the years. In fact, the protective film is still on the pickguard. Sure, there is enough wear and tear that you can tell it's not a new guitar (see photos—most severe is some minor finish discoloring on the bass side of the fingerboard extension). But all around, it's about as clean as you could ask a 21-year-old guitar to be, and it's current setup is fantastic.
This 2000 Martin D-16GT is a great-sounding, made-in-America dreadnought that features all solid wood construction. It includes its original hardshell case, and at this price, it's hard to argue with.