Martin Left Handed BC-16EL Acoustic Electric 4 String Bass Guitar

One in stock today (pictured)

A Thumping Bass With Solid Sitka Spruce Top and East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides

One in stock today (pictured)  The Martin left handed BC-16E acoustic-electric bass is ideal if you love to write and practice on an unplugged bass but also need the option to plug it in to record or play live with your band. The BC-16E includes a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and forward shifted scalloped bracing to deliver deep, thumping Martin tone whether you are plugged in or using the built-in Fishman® electronics. It also includes a fast, comfortable neck so you can keep the rhythm section tight. The lefty BC-16E is strung with Martin Authentic Acoustic Bass Strings.


  • Body Size: M-14 Fret Cutaway (0000-14 Fret Cutaway)
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back & Side Finish: Satin
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 34''
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1.58
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Bass
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic SP® Bass Light MA4800

Short Scale Bass With Martin’s Big Sound!

The lefty Martin BC-16E Acoustic Electric Bass delivers thumping Martin tone with silky smooth playability. Featuring a Solid Sitka Spruce top with Martin’s forward-shifted X-bracing, the BC-16E really thumps whether you are plugged or playing acoustic bass. With Rosewood back and Sides, 34”scale length and Martin’s standard taper bass neck, the BC-16E has a tight sound with silky smooth playability, perfect for playing live or those all night recording sessions.