Recently acquired from the original owner’s family and at almost 100 years of age, this 1929 0-17 radiates an indefinable presence and projects a complex 'old world' voice unique to a golden era Martin. As the first guitar braced for steel strings, in 1922, the Style 17 was a significant model in the history of C. F. Martin & Co.
Style 17 tonewoods consist of Honduran Mahogany throughout the top, back, sides and neck with a dark, highly figured Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, and original rectangle bridge. Strung with light gauge strings, the instrument resonates deeply with even the lightest touch.
A full 1 & 3/4” nut width and generous v carved neck make this 0-17 a delight for finger style playing. The original bar frets are present with plenty of life left in them for easy chording. The 5-Ply binding with Brazilian Rosewood trim on the top and single ply Rosewood binding on the back, completes an elegantly appointed and very inspiring little guitar.
Vintage Hard Shell Case included.