The Martin 000-17 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar in Whiskey Sunset Burst is a gorgeous model that is evocative of the legendary guitar builder's long standing commitment to crafting exceptional instruments. Coming into its 184th year, Martin know a thing or two when it comes to building durable guitars that look as good as they sound, and the 000-17 Whiskey Sunset reaps the rewards of this experience.
Martin has employed solid Sitka spruce as the tonewood of choice for the body top. Boasting the enviable combination of resilience, strength, and flexibility, Sitka is a dream soundboard that projects with graceful dexterity. To prevent unwanted buckling or warping, Martin's time-tested scalloped X-bracing is on hand to ensure that the Sitka spruce is suitably reinforced but can resonate unimpeded. Grained Ivoroid binding encircles the body top, which complements the heavenly Whiskey Sunset finish perfectly.
The back and sides of the guitar are built using mahogany, a naturally dense and warm sounding wood that establishes a hearty mid to low-end timbre. The back and sides have been treated to a satin finish, which prevents tackiness from occurring to ensure a smooth playing feel.
Select hardwood neck
Fitted to the body is a select hardwood neck, which is shaped to the modified low oval profile with a high-performance taper. The neck is designed to inspire a fast playing feel, which is enhanced by the addition of a protective satin coating. Married to the neck is a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with Mother of Pearl inlays to guide your way in style.
Fitted to the body is a modern straight-line rosewood bridge with drop-in compensated bone saddle. The bridge/saddle partnership creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. At the top of the neck you'll find the bone nut, which works alongside Golden Age Relic nickel tuning machines to uphold tuning integrity and string tension dutifully.
Down to the slightest detail Martin have gone to great lengths to ensure everything on the 000-17 comes together to create a stunning work of visual art. The head plate logo style adopts that of authentic 1933 overlay script, with yellow side dot position inlays to complement the Golden Age Relic tuning machines. The Martin 000-17 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar in Whiskey Sunset Burst is not to be missed, and whether you're a finger- or flat-picker, and whatever style of music you're into, you're sure to fall in love with this beauty.
Manufacturer Martin Model 000-17 Whiskey Sunset Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Select Hardwood Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Auditorium Colour Sunburst Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Bridge Rosewood Binding Grained Ivoroid Bracing Scalloped X-Brace Nut & Saddle Bone Rosette Multi-Stripe Pickguard Faux Tortoise Tuning Machines Golden Age Relic Nickel Included Accessories Ply Hardshell Case
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