New Toys: Martin Guitars 000-16 Streetmaster

Announced at the last NAMM Show, Martin Guitars has four new acoustics: D-18 Authentic 1937, D-28 Authentic 1937, the GPC-13E Burst, and the 000-16 StreetMaster. The StreetMaster gives you the look and feel of a well-worn instrument, but comes with a limited, lifetime warranty and the fresh playability of a new guitar.

The StreetMaster's finish was introduced back in 2017 on the solid mahogany 15 Series. I liked the 'distressed' look on the East Indian rosewood back and the dark mahogany color of the back and sides. The Adirondack spruce top, also stressed, has a rosewood bridge with ebony bridge pins. StreetMaster has a 000-14 fret body size with a rosewood fingerboard and abalone inlays.

Martin’s proprietary Vintage Tone System (VTS) accelerates the aging process greatly so you don’t have wait ages to enjoy the look of the StreetMaster finish. You get the big fat sound from the East Indian rosewood and Adirondack spruce right now.

Martin Guitars 000-16 StreetMaster comes with a soft-shell case; you'll need it when you hit the streets. It sells for $1,999 MSRP.