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Martin D-17M (2013)


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Top Wood: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany
Width at Nut: 1.69"
Bracing Pattern: X-braced
Scale Length: 25.5"
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Rosewood
Body Binding: Tortoise
Rosette: Multi-ring
Headplate Material: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Gold Martin logotype
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Modified low oval
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets
Fingerboard Inlay: Abalone diamonds at 5th, 7th, and 9th frets
Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners: Grover chrome-plated open-gear
Electronics: After-market K&K Pure Mini passive piezo pickup
Case: Original hard-shell case
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Martin's 17 series has long been a bit of a catch-all line for the Nazareth manufacturer, with the constituent models sometimes changing radically from year to year. Between 2013 and 2015, one of those models was the D-17M, a great, all solid wood dreadnaught that we wish was still available new. This one, from 2013, shows off why these guitars were so highly thought of while they were still in production. Like its older brother, the D-18, the D-17M features a spruce top and a mahogany back, sides, and neck, for a big, vibrant sound that meshes nicely with lots of different styles of play and genres of music. It also features a picturesque, amber gloss finish on the top for a little bit of extra visual pop.

Visual wear is typical to below-typical, with a few small scuffs and dents on the guitar's top, as is consistent with a normal amount of use. The neck is very straight and the guitar boasts comfortable action up and down the neck, but particularly in first position. Two aftermarket alterations were made to the guitar - the owner has had a K&K Pure Mini passive piezo pickup installed, and also installed a chrome strap button in the neck heel. We consider this guitar to be on the upper end of very good condition. Included in the price is the original hard-shell case. 

*Please note, per our return policy, all sales on used and consignment instruments are final.*

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary slightly. Contact us for details.