Martin 00-17 (1958) Guitar
Here for sale is a lovely vintage Martin 00-17 built in 1958. Though its has had a tough ride, it has still retained a lot of its great mojo and marvelous tone that we all have come to expect from vintage Martins of this age. This guitar has had a complete refinish with average poly-ester finish, the refinish work was only of average quality and it is a bit irregular and is thicker than it should be and a bit pitted. However, a lot of refinishes have taken the tone away from these lovely instruments but this one has retained a very nicely definied vintage tone. There are also many repaired cracks through the years to the sides back and top of the instrument, and to our eyes it seems as though there is a active small crack near the top corner of the bridge that does not appear structural. Having said all this, we feel this instrument has been priced accordingly and at this time has been set up with action that makes it sing reading just about 2.5mm. there is a pickup installed. and comes with after market hard shell case. This is not a collectors instrument but is one that has seen the test of time and still awaits it next player.