Martin 17 Series DSS-17 Black Smoke Dreadnought Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars


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

The Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke 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 vintage Black Smoke 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 over the years. 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 and compensated bone nut and saddle, giving this Martin DSS-17 a distinctly modern feel while preserving that prized Martin Pre-War aesthetic.



Specifications:

  • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret Slope Shoulder
  • FINISH TOP: Satin
  • CONSTRUCTION: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
  • BACK & SIDE FINISH: Satin
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
  • BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
  • BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
  • NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
  • TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
  • SIDE MATERIAL: Mahogany
  • BACK MATERIAL: Mahogany
  • NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINISH NECK: Satin
  • NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
  • ELECTRONICS: Optional
  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Retro® Light MM12
  • TOP COLOR: Black
  • BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Straightline - Drop in Saddle
  • BINDING: Antique White
  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
  • TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Black Stripe
  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic
  • PICKGUARD: Ivoroid
  • SADDLE: Compensated Bone
  • ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
  • SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
  • BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
  • BACK & SIDES COLOR: Black
  • BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
  • SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: Black Stripe
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
  • NECK COLOR: Black
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: 1955 Style 18
  • NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Mother-of-Pearl
  • NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
  • 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
  • HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None
  • CASE: Soft-Shell
  • LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY: Yes
  • PLEKED: Yes

Slope Shoulder Dreadnought  Sporting Vintage Looks With Modern Playability

The Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke produces beautiful, dynamic tones that will please even the most discerning musicians. The Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke Dreadnought Slope Shoulder acoustic guitar delivers 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. 




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