Martin 00L-17 - Black Smoke

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Black Smoke
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Sloped Shoulder 00-17

The Martin 00L-17 Sloped Shoulder Grand Concert 6-string acoustic guitar is for players looking for a vintage-style guitar with a unique look. The sloped shoulder 00 body style offers a sound that is focused in the midrange for a punchy and powerful sound. The combination of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood are used for their rich harmonics. And the 00L-17 boasts a non-nonsense look that works onstage or in your living room. The Martin 00L-17 Grand Concert combines some of the most popular elements in vintage acoustic guitar construction with modern updates to the guitar's playability.

Martin 00L-17 Sloped Shoulder Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Vintage construction, modern playability
  • Sonically rich wood combination
  • Streamlined appearance
Vintage construction, modern playability

The Martin 00L-17 acoustic guitar has the popular Grand Concert body that has been a favorite among performing guitarists for many decades. Its body delivers rich low end, while giving each note a powerful midrange that cuts right through an ensemble. 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 00L-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 00L-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 00L-17 Sloped Shoulder Grand Concert 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 00L-17 Sloped Shoulder Grand Concert is both striking and instantly comfortable.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Slope Shoulder 00-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-Handed
Color Black Smoke
Top Wood Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing X Brace
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval, 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"
Strings SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 1000L17BLACKSMOKE

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The 00L17 I received from Sweetwater is fantastic! Light as a feather and flawless in build. This guitar came perfectly setup, plays beautifully and has serious tone and character- it is an absolute blast to play!
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