The Martin 000-16 StreetMaster VTS rosewood acoustic guitar features a solid mahogany top with solid rosewood back and sides—a tonewood combination that has yielded countless classic Martin guitars. Now, they have added their popular distressed StreetMaster finish to this combination, giving players a guitar that looks and feels well-loved from day one. The StreetMaster finish lightly adds dings, dents and wear marks to create an authentically vintage vibe, ideal for folk, Americana and blues players seeking an organic, earthy tone.
Premium Tonewoods Project a Warm, Complex Tone
The StreetMaster's solid mahogany top, rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck provide a warm, balanced tone with clear mids and tight bass. As the guitar ages, the tone will open up and become more complex. A modified low-oval neck profile and 1-3/4" nut width provide comfortable playability.
Authentic Distressed Finish Inspires Instant Vintage Appeal
The StreetMaster finish is carefully applied by Martin craftsmen, who hand-apply dents, dings, scratches and wear marks to create a naturally worn appearance. The finish gives the 000-16 StreetMaster an authentic vintage vibe and feel from the moment you pick it up. The worn satin finish also helps reduce friction while playing, allowing fingers to glide smoothly across the fretboard.
Premium Appointments and Martin Build Quality
Premium appointments include an East Indian rosewood fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and open-gear tuners. Like all Martin guitars, the 000-16 StreetMaster is built using traditional dovetail neck joint construction, with hide glue bonding the neck to the body. This time-tested construction, combined with premium tonewoods and finishes, results in an acoustic guitar made to last a lifetime.
East Indian rosewood body with simple dovetail neck joint construction
Adirondack spruce top with VTS, multi-stripe rosette
Rosewood fingerboard with abalone GE Diamond & Square Short fingerboard inlays
Special StreetMaster satin finish
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Body shape: 000-14 Fret
Top wood: Adirondack spruce with VTS
Back & sides: East Indian rosewood
Bracing: 5/16" spruce scalloped X
Neck shape: Modified low oval with high-performance taper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Number of frets: 20
Nut width: 1-3/4''
Nut material: Bone
Tuning machines: Golden Age Relic nickel