1992 Martin D-16 custom. SN 518018 Guitar Database.

Martin | D16 custom | 1992 | SN:518018

Vintage 1992 Martin D-16 custom guitar. SN 518018 Guitar Database.

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  • Model: D-16
  • Year: 1992
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
  • String Spacing: 2 1/4″
  • Scale: 25.4″
  • Body Length: 19 7/8″
  • Lower Bout: 15 5/8″
  • Upper Bout: 11 3/8″
  • Body Depth: 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: Ring
  • Backstrip: Herringbone

Vintage 1992 Martin D-16 custom guitar. SN 518018 Guitar Database.

Vintage 1992 Martin D-16 custom guitar. SN 518018 Guitar Database.

This is an unusual 1992 D16 custom out of Adirondack and Brazilian rosewood. Designed with feature prewar woods but a different aesthetic trim. The style “16” was introduced by Martin in 1961 aiming towards an affordable instrument with understated appointments. Later in the 90’s Martin used the series as a platform to experiment with sustainable, native woods such as ash and different bracing patterns such as the hybrid A-frame X bracing. The prior owner has this to say:”I purchased this beauty at Charley’s Guitar Shop in September of 2001. I was the first owner, but before it arrived at Charley’s earlier in the week I purchased it, it had hung in a guitar shop that went out of business before going back to Martin and subsequently to Charley’s. I have kept it in a smoke-free, humidity controlled environment, and there are no issues other than two small scratches, shown in the photos. They are barely visible especially after the guitar has been polished.”


Vintage 1992 Martin D-16 custom guitar. SN 518018 Guitar Database.

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References: Martin Guitars, a History by Mike Longworth.

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