C. F. Martin / 016 NY / 1968 / Guitar
The Martin 00-16NY was made from 1961 until at least 1992 and in that time 6,138 were made. Being a Size 0 it is 13.5” in body width, has a Sitka spruce top and mahogany sides and back, a Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay,brazilian fingerboard and rectangular pin bridge. It is a slothead with a 1 7/8” nut width and a 2 ¼” string spacing at the bridge. The unbound rosewood fingerboard has no markers on the front surface but 7 white dotmarkers on the bass side. The top is bound with tortoise shell color celluloid, the back is unbound; the top also has black-white four ply purfling around its perimeter. The nut on this guitar is quite white and probably replaced, the side mounted tuners are filigree etched with crème buttons and appear original; the bridge saddle is set rather low but the action, with silk and steel strings is comfortable. The guitar shows light normal signs of use.Comes with a modern Martin C 630 case.