Martin's brand new 000C12-16E is the gateway guitar for steel-string players looking to explore the nylon-string world. A lot of acoustic players shy away from classical guitars because of their wide necks, but the 000C12 is just a tad wider than a standard steel-string, measuring at 1 7/8". The Sitka spruce top and the mahogany back & sides give this guitar the perfect balance of clear projection and warm, woody midrange tone. The cutaway allows access all the way up to the 16th fret, and pre-installed Fishman Matrix VT electronics make it stage-ready. Priced with soft-shell case.