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Old 11-03-2010, 08:31 PM
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YIKES! 26.44 inches! That is a really long scale for a nylon string. Good luck with your bidding, vpolineni. I think I'd dislocate a finger trying to play that guitar.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:19 PM
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Well.....did you win it? It went for a reasonable price it seems.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:49 PM
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it was not me... back to the drawing board I guess.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:27 PM
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Sorry to hear that and I hope it works out.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:35 PM
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The right guitar will come along at the right time.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:38 PM
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Hello there,

I have a Martin 000C-SGTNE which is a 000 body size with slothead with gloss top and nylon and onboard electronics.

I use the Savarez 520 R's although the D'Addario EXP high tensions are pretty good as well. It is simply a fun guitar to play.

I have played NS24 and NS32 and they have nice bass but get that plastic sound up high and seem to have little resonance. I think they are fine plugged in but not unplugged.

The thing that got me was the mahogany/cedar with the long scale. I love long scale because I play a lot of barre chords up the fret board. I will not own a guitar a I cannot play a D or E barre chord on the fretboard.

So, it is a great guitar....and I do not know who bought it. A few guys on umgf were bidding I know....but no pics yet....

If I see one anywhere I will pass on the word here....I missed one at Atlas Music that was still in the box! For real....wanted 1449.....

Keep playing!

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Old 11-09-2010, 12:22 PM
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Any Martin 000c-16STGNE owners out there,

Can you share experiences, and especially thoughts about the scale length (especially for people with smaller hands?)
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:13 PM
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as an owner of one of these guitars, it puzzles me as to all the questions about scale length and difficulty to fret. I have had too many guitars to count over 50 years of playing and cannot remember a more forgiving, easy to play, and enjoyable instrument.
Fret action is soft as butter with either normal or high tension strings. when my hands get tired from a lot of rehersal, the guitar I pick up is my 000c-16sgtne.
I have owned a Martin 0018G, a 00028C, a number of Guilds, Goya's, a Nylon string Ovation and many Spanish and Asian guitars over the years and my SGTNE takes a back seat to none of them.
The string spacing and the radius on the fret board & saddle were the only things I needed a few hours to get used to.
If you can find one of these or the rosewood version at a reasonable price, BUY IT! you won't be sorry.
The one listed on this thread really went cheap!...I have very small hands

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:51 PM
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Ditto everything John said.

I have owned:
Aria Classical
Dauphin Classical
La Patrie Classical
Asian Made Classicals (2 or 3)
Washburn Classical
Cort Steel String
Fender Steel String
Aria Auditorium Steel String
Fender Telecaster
Seagull S12E

And the 000C-16SGTNE is the fastest neck and easiest neck of all to play hands down......that is why it is so popular....it is so easy to play and sounds so incredibly awesome.....and that is why Martin should make them again.....they are twice the guitar any Taylor NS is (no offense intended).

So buy one! I missed a 000C-16SRNE for $900 and am still kicking myself terribly!

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Old 11-10-2010, 06:04 AM
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One of the reasons for the questioning is that Martin didn't make them for that long. Couple that with the fact that they make their nylon strings in much smaller numbers compared to the steel strings, and it makes for a guitar that few have had the opportunity to experience.

Obviously they didn't sell in as great a number as Martin wanted and the decision was made to discontinue the line. It is a niche market and I think this model is sorely missed. I think it was ahead of its time. There seems to be a growing market for the crossover. Hopefully Martin will take notice and bring it back or maybe they are working on a new crossover. In the meantime, perhaps one can be ordered through their custom shop.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:13 AM
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I think it was ahead of its time. There seems to be a growing market for the crossover. Hopefully Martin will take notice and bring it back or maybe they are working on a new crossover.
It is a growing market. I wish they'd bring it back.
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Default Is there a chart for Martin # and code letter designations?

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S is for slot head, GT is for gloss top, N is for nylon and E is for onboard electronics...I think!

I have yet to find a chart that has these kinds of definitions that you posted here - and believe me I have seen them all.

Could you please tell me - is there a chart for Martin # and code letter designations? Not serial #'s but the codes they use such as:
The DBRE means its a deep body rosewood electric
SGTNE (as you say) S is for slot head, GT is for gloss top, N is for nylon and E is for onboard electronics.

What about 000C-16SRNE??? is that slot, rosewood, nylon, onboard electric?

Thank you...............

EDIT......I found the 'chart' I was looking for here. It describes all of the modern # letter designations for Martins...........
https://store.bluebookinc.com/instan...oduct=0&id=944

AND here..... http://www.guitar-list.com/martin/ac...artin-000c-15e

AND here .....Breakdown of bracing types for Martin models.

http://m2w.net/wiki/index.php/00C-16DB
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:27 AM
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the 000c-16srne is the rosewood version of my 000c-16sgtne. it has a different body binding...more white in color and a white heel cap whereas mine is rosewood.
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