#1
So... someone else started a thread a few days ago about their brand new Epiphone Texan Elite, so i'm also going to post a thread about my new acquisition as well.

I just got a brand new Martin D-16RGT and am absolutely FLOORED by the tone each time i pick it up and strum some chords. It is honestly one of the best i've ever heard. I've tried a Martin DC Aura(actually gigged with it), a Taylor 414ce Koa Fall Special Limited, and a customized Larrivee D-09. I can honestly say that this guitar can seriously compare with those.

Anyhow... the first day I brought this guitar home, i stood in my upstairs hallway and strummed a really hard E chord. lets just say... the 2nd floor of my house was vibrating. that's just plain awesome if i do say so myself. i never thought that it was actually possible for an acoustic to project so well.

one thing i noticed about my martin though, is that with a thin pick(.5 or so, which is what i used to use on my A&L), I can BARELY get any of that full martin tone. i now use a .73 pick and the sound is just plain... WOW every time i play it. I have a feeling that even harder picks will pull out some more tone.







anyway... i'm on the list for AOTM, so i'll give a full in-depth review later. i've only had the guitar for a few days, so i dont know what it's really like yet. im suspecting that the tuners arent amazing though... but we'll see. just wanted to share my new bundle of joy with you all!
#2
Really nice guitar. Saw a vid of it on YouTube and the sound is awsome. It's really expensive but perhaps its worth it.

Gratz.
#3
And you managed to tear yourself away from playing to take a few pics for us -- man that's willpower!

Congrats!