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Martin 000-17E 17 Series - Black Smoke

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6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Black Smoke
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The Martin 000-17E Auditorium 6-string acoustic-electric guitar is for players looking for a vintage-style guitar with a unique look. The 000 body style delivers a balanced, detailed tone, which the onboard custom electronics amplifies to perfection. It's a favorite among fingerstylists. The combination of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood is used for the rich harmonics. And the 000-17E boasts a no-nonsense look that works onstage or in your living room. The Martin 000-17E Auditorium combines some of the most popular elements in vintage acoustic-electric guitar construction with modern updates to the guitar's playability!

    Vintage construction, modern playability

    The Martin 000-17E acoustic-electric 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 modern players' demand.

    Sonically rich wood combination

    The mahogany, spruce, and rosewood wood combination used on the 000-17E is exceptionally popular for the way it balances warmth, detail, and a wide frequency response. The solid 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.

    Proprietary electronics

    Martin and Fishman have been working together for over 30 years in an effort to build the best acoustic-electric guitars on the market. And they recently teamed up again to create the Matrix VT Enhance pickup system that you'll find in the 000-17E. This system consists of Fishman's popular Matrix under-saddle pickup and a new Enhance element that can be blended into the signal separately via the soundhole-mounted controls. The Enhance function lets the natural sounds of the guitar come through, which is ideal for players using techniques such as body tapping.

    Streamlined appearance

    Both modern players who want a striking-looking instrument and lovers of vintage Martins will love the straightforward appearance of the 000-17E. 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 satin finish helps enhance the tone of the guitar by letting the woods move and breathe naturally. Now you can buy a brand-new Martin from Music Experience and get a pre-war Martin experience.

    What Martin Says...

    Skillfully crafted from a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with antique white binding, a modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, this guitar produces beautiful dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician.

    Martin 000-17E 17 Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

    • Vintage-style acoustic-electric guitar
    • Solid mahogany back and sides
    • Solid spruce top
    • Bone string nut and compensated saddle
    • Neck joins the body at the 14th fret
    • Compact body for a clear and focused sound
    • Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 Electronics

            String Type Steel
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Shape Auditorium 000 14-fret
            Body Style No Cutaway
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Color Black Smoke
            Finish Satin
            Top Wood Solid Spruce
            Back & Sides Wood
            Solid Mahogany
            Body Bracing Scalloped X-Brace
            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 (total), 14 (clear)
            Scale Length 24.9"
            Tuning Machines
            Golden Age Relic Nickel
            Bridge Material Rosewood
            Nut/Saddle Material Bone
            Nut Width 1.75"
            Bridge String Spacing 2 5/32"
            Saddle Radius 16"
            Pickguard Faux Tortoise or Black
            Binding Grained Ivoroid
            Electronics Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1
            Strings Martin Retro Monel, .012-.054
            Case Included Softshell Case
            Manufacturer Part Number 1000017EBLACKSMOKE