Martin 000-17 - Whiskey Sunset

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Whiskey Sunset
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Vintage-style Martin 000

The Martin 000-17 Auditorium 6-string acoustic guitar is for players looking for a vintage-style guitar with a unique look. The 000 body style offers a sound that is balanced and detailed. It's a favorite among fingerstylists. The combination of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood are used for their rich harmonics. And the 000-17 boasts a non-nonsense look that works onstage or in your living room. The Martin 000-17 Auditorium combines some of the most popular elements in vintage acoustic guitar construction with modern updates to the guitar's playability.

Martin 000-17 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Vintage construction, modern playability
  • Sonically rich wood combination
  • Streamlined appearance
Vintage construction, modern playability

The Martin 000-17 acoustic guitar has the popular Auditorium body that has been a favorite among performing guitarists for many decades. Its body delivers rich low end, while giving each note a balance and clarity that works as a solo instrument or for accompanying your voice. The neck joins the body at the 14th fret for a total scale length just over 24.5". And the neck is built with Martin's Modified Low Oval profile with High Performance Taper to appeal to moder player's demands.

Sonically rich wood combination

The mahogany, spruce, and rosewood wood combination used on the 000-17 is exceptionally popular for the way it balances warmth, detail, and a wide frequency response. The solid Sitka spruce top offers great stiffness-to-weight ratio to get maximum volume and power from your strings. The solid mahogany back and sides ensure your tone stays even across the frequency range, while delivering plenty of warmth. And the rosewood fretboard also contributes to the rich harmonic warmth of the guitar.

Streamlined appearance

Both modern players who want a striking-looking instrument and lovers of vintage Martins will love the straight-forward appearance of the 000-17. The guitar's minimal fretboard inlays and simple ivoroid binding and pickguard give it the look of a well-loved prize from the pre-war era. And Martin's Black Smoke satin finish helps enhance the tone of the guitar by letting the woods move and breath naturally. Now you can buy a brand-new Martin from Sweetwater and get a pre-war Martin experience.

Martin 000-17 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Vintage-style acoustic guitar
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Bone string nut and compensated saddle
  • Neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Compact body for a clear and focused sound
The Martin 000-17 Auditorium is both striking and instantly comfortable.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Auditorium 000-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Whiskey Sunset
Top Wood Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing X Brace
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Select hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
Radius 16"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay 1955 Style 18
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.9"
Tuning Machines Golden Age Relic Nickel
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Compensated Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 1000017WHISKEYSUNSET

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Great USA Made Martin!

Just received my new 000-17 two days ago and I'm very pleased with the Sweetwater service!This is a fantastic playing and sounding Martin. And best of all its a great price point for any USA made Martin! It has that distinctive Martin tone -warm, round and full with better mid range tones than I was expecting! Very pleased I landed on this model. I love the sunburst finish! I was a bit surprised that the top is not "glossier" than it is as I had expected more of a gloss finish. HOWEVER, I am usually not a fan of the thin "satin" finishes, but it just works very well on this guitar. I'm a fan NOW! You'll either need to mic it up to gig with it -or better yet invest in the K&K Pure Mini system with the vintage jack option. Entire package is available on ebay for $179 free S&H too. Best option since no permanent mods need to be performed on this beauty. Plus the sound is true to the tone of the guitar and no need for batteries or battery packs since the pure mini is purely passive system. I love this 000-17 and plan to keep it for life!
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