Martin 00-17 Early '50s Natural

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The Martin 00-17 was part of Martin's lesser known style 17 series of guitars. Like the more popular style 18, style 17 guitars used Mahogany for the back and sides. Unlike style 18, however, the 17 series used Mahogany for its top instead of spruce. Though not as prized as 18- and 28-series Martin 00-17s from before World War II are considered the most collectible. 

Years of Production: 1906 - 1917, 1930 - 1960 

Body Style: Orchestra 

Wood Composition: Mahogany back, sides and top, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: Three-ply top binding, thin black backstripe, tortoiseshell pickguard (black optional)

Note: Pictured example is from 1953.

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