The Martin OOO-17 is a fantastic, Sitka and mahogany acoustic guitar with a great character and tone. Martin make some top of the range accoustics which can be found on the biggest stages and tours across the world.
This auditorium acoustic has a great feel to it and a comfortable neck. Whether you play mostly chords, finger style or a mix of the two it'll feel great and the articualtion will bring out the best of your tone.
The Sitka top on this guitar has a great looking sunburst finish that Martin call Whiskey Sunset. It conjurs up the feel of an old, worn in but well maintained country acoustic. It would look great in a blues, country or folk project.
Here's what Martin have to say about this guitar
The 000-17 Whiskey Sunset Auditorium model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty.
Skillfully crafted from a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides with grained ivoroid binding, a modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper, and a Guatemalan rosewood fingerboard and bridge, this guitar produces beautiful dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician.
- Model:000-17 Whiskey Sunset
- Construction:Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size:000-14 Fret
- Top Material:Sitka Spruce
- Bracing Pattern:X Brace
- Brace Shape:Scalloped
- Brace Material:Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size:5/16"
- Back Material:Mahogany
- Side Material:Mahogany
- Binding:Grained Ivoroid
- Top Inlay Material:Black Stripe
- Side Inlay Material:Black Stripe
- Neck Material:Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape:Modified Low Oval
- Neck Taper:High Performance Taper
- Nut Material:Bone
- Headstock Shape:Solid with Square Taper
- Headplate Material:Ebony
- Headplate Logo Style:Script Authentic 1933 Overlay
- Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
- Scale Length:24.9"
- Neck Joins Body At:14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total:20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut:1 3/4''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:2 1/8''
- Fingerboard Inlay Material:Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard Inlay Style:1955 Style 18
- Side Dots:Yellow
- Back and Side Finish:Satin
- Back and Sides Color:Dark Mahogany
- Finish Top:Satin
- Top Color:Dark Mahogany
- Finish Neck:Satin
- Neck Color:Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material:Rosewood
- Bridge Style:Modern Straightline - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing:2 5/32"
- Saddle:Compensated Bone
- Saddle Radius:16"
- Tuning Machines:Golden Age Relic Nickel
- Recommended Strings:SP LIFESPAN 92/8 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHT (MSP7100)
- Bridge Pin Material:Black Plastic
- Pickguard:Faux Tortoise
- Case:Ply Hardshell
- Left Handed Availability:Yes