Martin's -17 series offers exceptional value in an American-made, all solid wood flattop guitar. The addition of the DSS-17 "Black Smoke" offers dreadnought players a seriously compelling option: its light build, and warm, throaty tone and unmatched in its price point! From Martin: "The DSS-17 Black Smoke slope-shoulder is striking yet understated. with its satin black smoke finish offset with mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlay, antique white binding, and ivoroid pickguard. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge pop against the rich black satin finish. It is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a warm, comforting tone. The Dreadnought size adds depth and volume, while the slope-shoulder and modified low oval neck with high-performance taper make this guitar easy and comfortable to play."

Priced with gig bag from Martin. 


  • Solid Mahogany back & sides
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Modified Low Oval neck w/High Performance taper
  • Simple dovetail neck joint
  • Golden Age tuners
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 25.4" Scale length
  • 2 5/21" string spacing

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