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Title: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: Mikeymac on January 23, 2017, 09:14:00 PM
This wonderful little guitar arrived last week, and I switched it around to play lefty.

For an almost 50 year old guitar, and a "low end" model at that, it's in incredible condition - I would say excellent. There are no major dings, dents or scratches.. no cracks either. Neck action (with no truss rod) is very good; it's very playable and there's still some room to lower the saddle a bit more, which I will do eventually.

Along with playability, the tone is what matters, and this little guitar has a big, balanced warm tone! Plenty of bass without being boomy like some standard size classicals. The trebles have enough volume to play nice fingerstyle stuff on it. This is the sound of wood that has been aging for decades - nice!

The neck is right at 2" and is pretty beefy, but less so than standard classicals.

This is a  :nice guitar:

 :gotpics:  Why, yes, I do!


Title: Re: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 23, 2017, 09:33:44 PM
 :ohmy: Looks great and you sound very happy with your new child.CONGRATS!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: Mikeymac on January 24, 2017, 05:57:52 PM
:ohmy: Looks great and you sound very happy with your new child.CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

Thanks, unclrob - yes - this is a very nice sounding little guitar!

And my new "child" unclrob is referring to is a new grandson, Elisha "Eli" - born 5 weeks early, but healthy, and went home with mom and dad from the hospital without spending any time in the NICU (where this same daughter is, ironically, a nurse). Little Eli is one week old today!

(P.S. I just noticed, in the pics above, I hadn't flipped the strings yet [previous owner's pics]. I have reversed the strings, and it plays like a dream.)



Title: Re: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: Davy Vanthuyne on January 24, 2017, 06:28:50 PM
 Congrats, mikeymac


Title: Re: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: Scrambler17 on January 24, 2017, 07:10:59 PM
Congrats.  A good looking guitar


Title: Re: 1968 Martin 00-16C
Post by: ducktrapper on January 24, 2017, 09:55:57 PM
Except for the headstock, it looks a lot like my OM-01. Nice. Congrats.