Serial Number: 845702
Martin made the "D16M" as a limited run between 1986 and 1991. The D16M is not similar to the basic Martin D16 series. It is actually closer to the D18-V with standard build specs, forward shifted scalloped bracing, (aka Vintage) and dovetail neck joint.
This guitar is one of Martin's hidden treasures of the discontinued models, because it was a hard sell against the D18's while this was in the line. The D-16M was made from 1986-1990 with a total production of 2,120 guitars. Within that time frame they also made the A, K, and W models. Production numbers for them were 818, 390, and 138 respectively. The D-16T came along in 1995 with the TR joining in 1996.
Conditional Notes: An extremely clean example of this model. Very little play wear present.
-No significant marks to finished surfaces
-Missing end pin
Guitar & Martin Hardshell Case
Construction: Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint
Body size: 000-14
Top: Arroyo Durango HPL
Top bracing pattern: Forward-shifted X
Top braces: Scalloped 5/16"
Back material: Arroyo Durango HPL
Back purfling: None
Side material: Arroyo Durango HPL
Top inlay style: Multiple, black/white
Neck material: Solid mahogany
Neck shape: Modified low oval
Nut material: Black Corian
Headstock: Solid, square, tapered
Headplate: Arroyo Durango HPL
Fingerboard material: Richlite
Scale length: 25.4''
Clear frets: 14
Total frets: 20
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard position inlays: Old-style 18, abalone
Finish back and sides: Satin
Top finish: Satin
Neck finish: Satin
Bridge style: Vintage belly-drop in long saddle
Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' radius/black Micarta
Tuning machines: Black Gotoh sealed butterbean knobs
Bridge and end pins: black with abalone dots