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Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931 – REVIEW

Torrefied mahogany debuts on the Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

The most affordable Authentic model yet, and perhaps ever

“This 12-fret 00 generates tone that expands in all directions, filling the room with clearly defined notes and woody sympathetics, while creating a soundscape of inner depth that seems far greater in size than the physical dimensions of the instrument should allow.”

Read the full review HERE

Read the full review HERE

Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

More New 2018 Martins Announced!

Martin D-45 models and a new Authentic make the cut among the 2018 Martins

Doesn’t look like anything from the lists I saw were put off til Summer. So there’s LOTS of new Martin videos soon!

Check back to see and hear these and all the new Martins starting next week!

In the meantime, there is a sneak preview of this soon to be released …

Martin 000C-21 TSP T Spoon Phillips Custom Artist-Dealer collaboration, which will be officially announced on January 25.

D SS-2018 NAMM Show Special

A 12-fret dreadnought with the High Performance neck! Ultralight build with Adirondack spruce over Big Leaf mahogany with hide glue construction, light-weight carbon fiber used for the pickguard, and in composite with torrefied Adirondack spruce for the bridge plate! As well as lightweight tuners and fabulous Liquidmetal® bridge pins that for the first time have lost their chrome appearance and look like bone. 

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D-42 Purple Martin third edition:

OK the previous two were done in similar Style 41. This one has the Style 42 pearl around the fretboard extension. Gorgeous inlays grace this stunning guitar made from highly figured katalox from the American tropics, which is harder than ebony, and heavily-bear clawed Engelmann spruce for the top!

D-45 Fire and Ice:

Figured Engelmann spruce over Madagascar rosewood, with outrageous inlays by the one and only Harvey Leach that have an ice dragon on the headstock and a phoenix rising up the fretboard

D-45S Authentic 1936 Aged:

Martin’s new cosmetic aging process is applied to the second edition of a D-45 Authentic that appeared the first year of the Authentic Series, which has an wider-than normal body and a honking huge neck, now with aged Adirondack spruce thanks to Martin’s Vintage Tone System, which wasn’t yet developed the first time around.

D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged:

Like the 45 above, this D-18 Authentic with its classic mahogany and Adirondack build has the new cosmetic aging and will be “aged” one guitar at a time.

00-17 Authentic 1931:

My mouth has watered for this model since I saw it on a list at Martin some time ago. And now I understand the wait, as it introduces torrefied Vintage Tone System mahogany to the Authentic Series!

OME Cherry FSC Certified Woods

Made entirely from woods certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council promoting responsible management of our precious natural resources, this Orchestra Model with on-board Electronics combines American cherry back and sides with a Sitka spruce top and European spruce bracing.

These are in addition to the D-45 John Mayer model and the forest of newly revised Standard Series Martins, see the links below!