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Martin BC-16E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar - Natural

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Martin BC-16E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar – Natural

4-string Acoustic-electric Bass with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Matrix VT Electronics – Natural

Extremely Playable Acoustic-electric Bass

The Martin BC-16E acoustic-electric bass is a great option for the bassist that prefers to play unplugged. This acoustic axe produces mellow tones that will have you smiling from ear to ear. The body is made from all-solid tonewoods. A Sitka spruce top adds extra definition to the warm, creamy tone of the rosewood back and sides. The select hardwood neck has an ebony fingerboard and a slim carve that you’ll find very easy to play for extended sessions. Meanwhile, the cutaway body gives you total access to the upper frets. When you need to plug in with a band, the onboard Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics reproduce powerful tones fit for the stage. If you’re interested in entering the world of acoustic bass, the Martin BC-16E is the way to go.

Martin quality meets acoustic bass

Acoustic players know Martin as one of the leading manufacturers of flat tops. They manage to embrace the past while looking to the future. It may be a tightrope act, but Martin has always been able to pull it off. That’s why they’ve consistently been a leader in acoustic instrument design, infusing their guitars with new materials, building techniques, and technologies — while producing fine instruments that age with incredibly well. When you’re buying a Martin, you’re buying more than an instrument. You’re buying a highly playable heirloom that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come.

Solid tonewoods create memorable tones

The Martin BC-16E acoustic-electric bass is made with all-solid tonewoods to deliver top-notch tone. The body features a Sitka spruce top that’s paired with East Indian rosewood back and sides. It produces warm, resonant tones with a smooth midrange and mellow bass response. The spruce top adds extra note definition and a dash of brightness when you’re picking. Discerning players love this tonewood combination, and so will you.

Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics deliver great plugged-in tone

By equipping the BC-16E with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics, Martin takes the acoustic-electric back to basics. This simple pickup system gives you tone and volume control, along with an Enhance feature, for incredible plugged-in tone. Simple, effective, and coupled with the tonewood selection, the result is pure, natural amplified sound. Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics help you take the stage with total confidence.

Martin BC-16E Acoustic-electric Bass Features:

  • Cutaway body gives you total access to the upper frets
  • Sitka spruce top allows for greater projection and superior note definition
  • Factory Plek treatment lowers action and enables smooth playability
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides create a sweet, well-balanced sound
  • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics contribute great plugged-in tone
  • Forward-shifted X-bracing enables greater bass response

Tech Specs:

  • Number of Strings: 4
  • String Type: Steel
  • Body Type: Acoustic Bass
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Satin
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood: East Indian Rosewood
  • Body Bracing: Forward Shifted X-bracing
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Bass
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 23
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.58″
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/White Tusq
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Tuning Machines: Black Closed Gear
  • Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
  • Strings: Authentic Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze, .045-.100
  • Case Included: Softshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 10BC16E-01


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