Description

The 00-17 had been around as a Martin catalog offering almost twenty-five years when this example was produced. It conforms to the specs of a typical 00-17 with mahogany body and neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, bridge and head stock overlay. Top and back are unbound.

The body measures 14 3/8" across at the lower bout. Scale length is 25". The neck measures 1 11/16" across at the nut and 2 3/16" at the saddle. The bridge is Brazilian rosewood, and retains its original profile. The fingerboard in Brazilian rosewood with an original ebony nut. The tuners are also original.

The guitar has had a rough life. A past repair shows a portion of the top at the bass bout side was replaced and resprayed, actually pretty nicely done. We addressed several back cracks, side cracks and top cracks, all glued and cleated. There is a 2" crack below the fingerboard, treble side, that was glued. A number of braces were glued. The pick guard is a bit wrinkled and reglued. The neck was reset, and the frets leveled and dressed.

The action is smooth and the guitar plays well, and produces the warm, woody tone of a mahogany Martin. A real nice finger picking guitar.

Comes with a soft case.

Vintage Blues Guitars

Vintage Blues Guitars

1955
Martin
Good
Natural Mahogany
Soft
13 Years
$1,750
Vintage Blues Guitars
Tom Wentzel and Bruce Roth
717.917.3738
Lancaster, PA
3:38 AM
phone calls accepted 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. eastern time .. text or email anytime

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We ship usually within a day of payment. International customers, we are not CITES certified. Any guitar with CITES-protected materials (Brazilian rosewood, ivory et al) shipped outside the US will be shipped at the risk of the buyer.

Forty-eight hour test drive on all instruments..if not to your liking, return for refund minus shipping costs.