The Martin DSS-17 is a slope shoulder dreadnought that is incredibly comfortable to play and produces a beautifully pure tone from its solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This is a classic tonewood pairing known for rich, varied tone across the ranges. The DSS-17 also features spruce scalloped X-bracing for incredible tonal support and durability. In addition, a select hardwood neck with rosewood fingerboard offers wonderful response, playability, and feel. Music Experience guitarists love the DSS-17 for its incredible design and rich tone!
Throughout history, Martin guitars have used spruce tops and mahogany backs and sides to create enchanting tone — you'll find the same premium tonewood combination on the Martin DSS-17. The mahogany ensures you'll experience a clear, organic sound when playing this guitar, while the spruce enhances the exquisite sound with warmth and beautiful overtones.
The rich tone and loud volume of the DSS-17 come partly from its ever-popular dreadnought body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus, perfect for pairing with a banjo other instruments in an ensemble. The dreadnought body style also gives you well-balanced tone, making the DSS-17 an excellent choice for recording in the studio.
Whether you need to survive long recording sessions or plan to play out late into the night, the slope shoulder design of the Martin DSS17 gives you hours of comfortable play. It features one of Martin's amazingly playable modified low-oval neck profiles with high performance taper, which gives you enough girth to hold onto while still allowing you to play faster lines unhindered. The Plek'd frets and smooth rosewood fingerboard with stunning mother-of-pearl 1955 Style 18 inlays ensure a playing experience that few guitars can offer.
The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset Dreadnought slope-shoulder model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty. It is skillfully crafted from a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with antique white binding. It features a modified low oval neck with a high-performance taper for added comfort and includes a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, scalloped bracing, and an old-style script logo on the headstock. The DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset produces beautiful, dynamic tones that will please the most discerning musician.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Shape||Sloped Shoulder Dreadnought|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Top Wood||Solid Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||
|Body Bracing||Scalloped X-Brace|
|Neck Wood||Select hardwood|
|Neck Shape||Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Mother-of-Pearl 1955 Style 18 Dots|
|Number of Frets||20 (total), 14 (clear)|
Golden Age Relic Nickel
|Bridge String Spacing||2 5/32"|
|Pickguard||Faux Tortoise or Black|
|Strings||Martin Retro Monel, .012-.054|
|Case Included||Softshell Case|
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