Pros: Excellent Playability, Great Sound, Amazing Quality, Superb Electronics
As a person who does not have thousands of dollars to throw around, I normally do not even think seriously about doing so. Until one day, when I picked up the Martin DC-16rgte. I had just put down a Taylor of about three times the cost of the Martin, as well as a Gibson before that. There was something about the Martin though, and as I was about to find out, that something was enough to seduce me into an altered state of mind.
The guitar not only played wonderfull, it FELT unbelievable! The feeling of the strings between my fingers and the solid ebony fretboard was perfect. The balance of the guitar in front of me was as if it had suddenly been permanatly attached to myself. Although, that just might of been my subconscious discovering this newfound object of perfection. The chords rang clear, balanced, as if it were an acrobat flying across a trapeze.
The design, although simplistic, conveyed what the guitar is truly about. Sound. This guitar had such great balanced tone, and sound, that I wondered how this guitar could cost less than the guitars I had previously played. The gloss solid spruce top and satin rosewood back and sides are the perfect combination for the bold sound this guitar produces.
I put the guitar back on the shelf, and went home. But I could not get the feel of that guitar off of my mind. Every day, on the way home from work, I would stop at the music store and play. Playing every single guitar, I would always end up with the DC-16rgte. It just felt right. It was perfect, and it was not absurdly priced. Other guitars just did not have the feel of the Martin. The Taylor's necks were too heavy, causing it to feel unbalanced, as well as just not having as rich a sound, to muddled. As for the Gibsons, I just did not prefer any of the characteristics.
After playing hundreds of guitars, my love for this guitar had only grown. Days and days passed by with me stopping to play the DC-16rgte every one of them. Finally I realized, I need this guitar, and no other. Much to my surprise, my Fiance had found out about my obsession with this guitar, and to keep me from having to sell everything I own, she helped me buy it. The best purchase ever made, heh, besides her ring!