Martin 000-17SM No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, and Morado Fingerboard - Shaded Gloss
Item ID: 00017SM

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You'll fall in love with the 12-fret Martin 000-17SM's vintage vibe, classic sound, and distinctive feel! This guitar delivers an amazing tone you can only get from a classic 12-fret 000-sized acoustic. Its excellent tonal balance makes it perfect for both fingerstyle players and strummers, while its modified low-oval neck shape takes you back to those legendary Style 17 Martins of yore. This guitar is easy to play, and it gives you the features, looks, and character that are bound to make it your companion for years and years to come.

Martin 000-17SM Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Sitka spruce top offers great projection
  • Mahogany back and sides delivers full tone
  • The choice of session guitarists for decades
Sitka spruce top offers great projection

The Martin 000-17SM's top is crafted of Sitka spruce. Its high stiffness combined with the lightweight characteristics of most softwoods, makes it a natural for a high velocity of sound. A strong fundamental-to-overtone ratio gives Sitka spruce a powerful direct tone capable of retaining its clarity when played forcefully. This makes Sitka an excellent choice for top wood for players whose style demands a wide dynamic response and a robust, meaty tone.

Mahogany back and sides delivers full tone

When employed for back and sides, mahogany has relatively high velocity of sound, which contributes overtone coloration. While rosewood guitars may be thought of has having a metallic sound, the D-16GT's mahogany back and sides sound more wood-like.

The choice of session guitarists for decades

The Martin 000-17SM's ideal tonality is just as useful in the studio as it is onstage. This guitar has an uncanny ability to set itself into any mix nicely, with a minimum of processing. Sure, that big-body rosewood axe looks great, but you'll be rolling off low frequencies and carefully adjusting compressors to prevent it from getting too boomy or indistinct in the final mix. Just grab your Martin 000-17SM, point your favorite small-diaphragm condenser mic at the 12th fret, and you've got a gorgeous acoustic guitar sound that practically mixes itself.

Martin 000-17SM Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • 12-fret design adds powerful projection and a natural tonal balance
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides
  • Shaded Gloss top; satin neck, back, and sides
  • Select hardwood Modified-Low-Oval-profile neck with solid Morado fingerboard
  • Solid Morado Belly-style bridge
  • Nickel open-geared tuners with ivoroid knobs
  • Hardshell case included
Get big tone from a compact instrument with the Martin 000-17SM acoustic guitar.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 1000017SM

Customer Reviews

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See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars