The 0-16NY was one of the first "vintage reissue" guitars Martin had ever released when it made its debut in 1961. They were hoping to ride folk's rising wave of popularity with a small body guitar based on their earlier 12 fret designs that had gained popularity with folk performers of the day. The 0-16NY features a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides & neck, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, and a "satin" finish. The top is very lightly braced using a traditional x-bracing pattern with a single tone bar, and the neck has a vintage feel with its 1 7/8" nut width. The finish, bridge, bridge plate, frets, nuts, and tuners are all original to the instrument and unmodified. As far as previous repairs, there is a single repaired crack in the back and a single re-glued brace. This is a guitar that would be ideally suited for fingerstyle or very light strumming. Check out the demo video below!