Martin DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Classic Appointments and Tonewood Pairing Make This Slope Shoulder Dreadnought a Player’s Delight 

In stock now! The Martin DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset acoustic guitar features vintage looks and modern appointments that give it a balanced tone and silky playability. Featuring a Solid Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides in a gorgeous Whiskey Sunset finish, the Martin DSS-17 delivers rich low end tones with balanced mids and ample volume that make it a favorite among a wide variety of players. With a slope shoulder dreadnought body size and a scale length of 25.4“, this  Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke acoustic delivers premium comfort and a focused sound.

The modern appointments that make this Martin DSS-17 so comfortable to play include Martin’s Modified Low Oval neck profile with High Performance Taper and a silky satin finish that makes playing this DSS-17 a real pleasure. A 20-fret Rosewood fingerboard also adds to the harmonic richness and warmth of this classic Martin’s tone. 

The DSS-17‘s straight forward appointments, including simple fretboard inlays and minimal ivoroid binding and pickguard are combined with premium hardware including Golden Age Relic Nickel tuners, a Rosewood bridge, compensated bone nut and saddle and old-style script logo on the headstock, giving this Martin DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset a distinctly modern feel while preserving that prized Martin Pre-War aesthetic.


  • Body Size: D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder
  • Finish Top: Satin
  • Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back & Side Finish: Satin
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Material: Mahogany
  • Side Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Recommended Strings: Retro® Light MM12 
  • Top Color: Whiskey Sunset Burst
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Bridge Style: Modern Straight line - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Top Inlay Material: Black Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: None
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Side Inlay Material: Black Stripe
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: 1955 Style 18
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: Yellow
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Golden Age Relic Nickel
  • Headplate Material: Ebony
  • Knob: Cream Plastic
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Authentic 1933 Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Case: Soft-Shell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: None
  • Pleked: Yes- stock image shown

Slope Shoulder Dreadnought  Sporting Vintage Looks With the Modern Playability that Today’s Music Demands

The Martin DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset produces beautiful, dynamic tones that will please even the most discerning musicians, delivering the classic Martin tone, and vintage looks that today’s guitarists are looking for with the modern feel and playability that today’s music demands. Sporting vintage looks, a comfortable slope shoulder body and Martin’s Modified Low Oval neck with High Performance neck Taper, the Martin DSS-17 has the tone and playability modern guitarists are looking for in a vintage package that is sure to impress any audience.