• Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

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    This super light Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931 short-scale, 12-fret 00 generates clearly defined woody notes and creates a soundscape far greater than its physical dimensions should allow.

    The Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931 is a modern recreation of a Depression Era Martin guitar that was built in their 12-fret 00 body size, with Style 17 materials and appointments, exclusively for their Authentic Series of guitars made more like pre-war Martins than anything they’ve produced before, and is a close copy of one particular 00-17 from 1931. The Martin 00 size was also called the Grand Concert, because it was deemed large enough for acoustic performances in the concert halls of the 1800s. Frank Henry Martin, who ran the Company from 1888 until after World War Two, felt the 12-fret 00 was the perfect guitar design in terms of the balance between bass, mids, and treble. The size was first made in Style 17 in 1930.

    She has a marvelously large, full voice, due in part to the construction techniques used to create the Authentic Series instruments. The 00-size combined with the 1.42 kg / 3.13 lbs dry weight she is easy to handle. Also, her tonal response gains from lightweight Honduran Mahogany. She has the tonality unique to guitars made with a Mahogany soundboard, with its woody bass and delicate, pretty trebles that have a straightforward sustain. There is a unique velvety mellowness at the center of the voice, compared to the pinging ringing brightness of spruce-topped guitars.  This Mahogany top that has been treated to Martin’s Vintage Tone System of wood aging. That process has done marvels in opening up her voice and reproducing that classic vintage tone. She is in very good condition with only some really minor dings and playing marks. Fretwork is very good with only some wear on the lower frets. Case is 100%. Listen to a sound impression here:

    Price includes:

    • Diamond Guitars 1-year warranty
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    • 14 day Return policy applies.
    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking


    • Model: 00-17 Authentic 1931
    • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
    • Body Size: 00-12 Fret
    • Top Material: Genuine Mahogany with VTS
    • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
    • Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1931 X Brace
    • Brace Shape: Scalloped
    • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
    • Brace Size: 1/4″
    • Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
    • Back Purfling/Strip: Rosewood
    • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
    • Endpiece: Rosewood
    • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
    • Neck Shape: Authentic 1931
    • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
    • Plek: No
    • Nut Material: Ebony
    • Headstock Shape: Slotted with 1931 Taper
    • Headplate Material: Rosewood
    • Headplate Logo Style: Stamped on Back of Headstock
    • Heelcap: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
    • Scale Length: 24.9″
    • Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret
    • Number of Frets Total: 20
    • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 7/8”
    • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 5/16”
    • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Grained Ivoroid
    • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Authentic 17 Old Style
    • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
    • Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
    • Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
    • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
    • Top Color: Dark Mahogany
    • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
    • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
    • Bridge Material: Rosewood
    • Bridge Style: Authentic Straight Line – Glue in Long Saddle
    • Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8”
    • Saddle: Bone
    • Saddle Radius: 16″
    • Tuning Machines: Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount
    • Tuner Knob: Black
    • Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
    • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
    • Case: Martin branded Harptone 210 5-Ply Hardshell
    • Pickup system: optional