Martin’s Custom Shop Series and Authentic Series meet up in the CS-CF Martin Outlaw-17
Yesteryear mahogany dreadnought with the ultramodern, High Performance neck
Specs include: All-solid wood construction with hot hide glue joinery throughout, Vintage Gloss finish, Big Leaf mahogany back and sides; M1 Vintage Tone System torrefied Adirondack spruce top; torrefied, hand-shaped, forward-shifted Adirondack spruce bracing with Authentic Series scalloping; non-tucked, circa 1937 torrefied maple bridgeplate; fine herringbone top trim; Old Style 18 wood fiber sound hole rosette; Vintage Gloss mahogany High Performance neck, Modified Low Oval profile, 1-3/4″ at nut, 2-1/8″ at 12th fret; ebony fingerboard with bone nut and Old Style 18 dot markers of green Abalone; modern ebony bridge with compensated, drop-in bone saddle; Antique White binding; faux tortoise shell pickguard and bridge pin dots; Brazilian rosewood headstock face plate with Golden Era logo; nickel open-back Waverly 4060N tuning machines; 5-ply Harptone case; optional electronics available
This CS Series model is limited to 100 instruments
Woody to be sure, it has an old dry box resonance that is accentuated by a torrefied spruce soundboard. The undertone remains open and uncluttered, yet with a glowing presence reflecting the hum of each string… At times, that tonewood combination had those singing trebles soaring through the room – and straight to my heart, as uplifting as sunlight streaming through the flawless glass of a spotless, squeaky-clean window.