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
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
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
Left Handed Availability: Yes
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.