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Old 12-07-2017, 09:50 AM
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Default Martin 000-17SM Advice

Attempting to get some input of the Martin 000-17SM. I realize that they were discontinued a couple of years ago. I would have no chance of finding one locally, but purchasing online does not bother me one bit.

Iíd like to hear about your experiences with this particular guitar.

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:04 AM
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Attempting to get some input of the Martin 000-17SM. I realize that they were discontinued a couple of years ago. I would have no chance of finding one locally, but purchasing online does not bother me one bit.

I’d like to hear about your experiences with this particular guitar.

Thanks y’all.
I love the one I have. It's got decent bass, great midrange and sweet trebles in a nice, dry tone. It plays easily and is a very comfortable guitar. It is lightly built so I'm not sure about the long haul... but it's a very sweet and responsive guitar, IMO.
I *think* mine might have been made with Spanish cedar, which, as I understand, Martin has used as "mahogany" at times. Whatever, it is such an aromatic guitar that playing it surrounds me in a cloud of cigar box fragrance that I really love.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM
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I love the one I have. It's got decent bass, great midrange and sweet trebles in a nice, dry tone. It plays easily and is a very comfortable guitar. It is lightly built so I'm not sure about the long haul... but it's a very sweet and responsive guitar, IMO.
I *think* mine might have been made with Spanish cedar, which, as I understand, Martin has used as "mahogany" at times. Whatever, it is such an aromatic guitar that playing it surrounds me in a cloud of cigar box fragrance that I really love.
May I send you a PM?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:40 AM
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Default 000-17SM

You might also was to look at a Taylor 322.
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I owned one, during my buying, selling, and trading frenzy,when on a quest for "The" right one. Although I lack the ability to eloquently describe its virtues, I found it to be a very sweet guitar.
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I had one also. Nice Git!! Great action, with really good bass response for a smaller guitar. I highly recommend one if you can get it.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM
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Of course you can!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:20 PM
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I love the one I have. It's got decent bass, great midrange and sweet trebles in a nice, dry tone. It plays easily and is a very comfortable guitar. It is lightly built so I'm not sure about the long haul... but it's a very sweet and responsive guitar, IMO.
I *think* mine might have been made with Spanish cedar, which, as I understand, Martin has used as "mahogany" at times. Whatever, it is such an aromatic guitar that playing it surrounds me in a cloud of cigar box fragrance that I really love.
Itís the neck and perfling that are spanish cedar, and it does smell incredible.

I donít have the 000-17sm, but itís mahogany topped cousin the 000-15sm, and I couldnít be happier with it. Great neck, light and responsive, wonderful ringing tone. The body shape is great, and the slotted head is beautiful.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:18 PM
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You might also was to look at a Taylor 322.
The Martin 000-17SM is a spruce top over mahogany.

Isnít the Taylor 322 a hog top?
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:24 PM
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The Martin 000-17SM is a spruce top over mahogany.

Isnít the Taylor 322 a hog top?
Yes, and it is a completely different style of guitar than a 000-SM.
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I don't really see the 322 as a similar guitar either.
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How is the model being discussed different than the current triple 000-17?
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How is the model being discussed different than the current triple 000-17?
12 fret, slotted headstock
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How is the model being discussed different than the current triple 000-17?
The current 000-17 is a 14 fret with a paddle headstock in whiskey sunset or black smoke satin finishes.

The SM is a 12 fret with slotted headstock in ambertone shaded edge burst gloss top, satin sides and back.
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The current 000-17 is a 14 fret with a paddle headstock in whiskey sunset or black smoke satin finishes.

The SM is a 12 fret with slotted headstock in ambertone shaded edge burst gloss top, satin sides and back.
I did it Swamp Yankee.
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