Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 1963 Martin 00-16C Classical Nylon String Guitar! The C.F. Martin Guitar Company, known all over the world for its steel string flat-top guitars, also made some classical’s. The most famous of those guitars is the Model N-20 that Willie Nelson uses, but they have also produced lower priced nylon string guitars for talented amateurs. The 00-16C is essentially made to the design of a steel string 00-sized guitar having 12-frets to the body and a slotted headstock. In keeping with its -16 suffix it has very thin black-white-black-white top purfling and tortoise shell celluloid top binding but because it is only a -16 it has no back binding, just solid mahogany glued to solid mahogany. The headstock is rounded corner as expected for this time period, the tuners are original, with filigree etching, open gears and oval ivoroid buttons, the fretboard measures 2” at the nut and the string spacing at the bridge is a generous 2 ¼”. The sound-hole is ringed in black, then 8-ply, then black concentric circles, the unbound fingerboard is made from rosewood and so is the traditional, rounded corner tie-block formatted bridge. Great Shape for age! Has indents, marks and scuffs, finish checking, 8/10. ALL Original. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!
1st Fret: .855”
9th Fret: 1.045”
Nut Width: 2”
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