Martin SS-0041GB-17 - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back/Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Polished Gloss
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Martin SS-0041GB-17 - Natural
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Inspired by One of the Founding Fathers of the American Flattop

Fellow Pennsylvanian and luthier George Bauer, like C.F. Martin, is an important figure to American flattop guitars. His concert-sized instruments began popping up in the late 19th century, which today can still found at auctions for a pretty penny. The Martin SS-0041GB-17 George Bauer acoustic is a limited run based on one of Bauer's designs. Its 12-fret Grand Concert body is the epitome of comfort and portability. Wrapping your arms around this SS-0041GB-17 and feeling it speak is a revelation. It owes its warm, balanced tone to a body construction consisting of European spruce and Guatemalan rosewood joined by real hide glue. Martin's VTS top treatment and a host of tasteful appointments make the Martin SS-0041GB-17 George Bauer acoustic an instrument you have to experience in person to fully appreciate. Only 50 of these guitars are available worldwide, so add this piece of American acoustic instrument history to your collection while you can — call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today.

Martin SS-0041GB-17 George Bauer Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Inspired by late 19th-century Pennsylvanian luthier George Bauer
  • Celebrates early American flattop innovation
  • Limited run — only 50 available worldwide
  • 12-fret Grand Concert design is the epitome of comfort and portability
  • Rich Guatemalan rosewood body topped with European spruce
  • Vintage Tone System (VTS) torrefaction gives the top a warm tone and glow
  • X Scalloped bracing balances tonal response
  • Historic hide glue joints
  • Warm mahogany neck with articulate ebony fingerboard
  • Abalone/mother-of-pearl Custom Snowflake and Block inlays
  • Beautifully inlaid open headstock with Ivoroid tuning knobs
  • Magnificently carved neck heel
  • Exquisite D-45 Golden Era purfling and Ivoroid binding
  • Compensated bone saddle provides modern intonation

Why Buy Your Guitar from Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to select the exact instrument you want to receive, to our in-house guitar techs and our 55-point Evaluation process, we take the guesswork out of buying your next guitar online.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Concert 00-12 Fret
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood European Spruce with VTS
Back & Sides Wood Guatemalan Rosewood
Body Bracing X-bracing
Binding Grained ivoroid
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Modified V
Radius 16"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Custom snowflake and block
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.9"
Tuning Machines Golden age bright nickel
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Bone
Nut Width 1.81"
Strings SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 10SS0041GB17

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