Martin 00L-17 Black Smoke 2016 w/L.R. Baggs M80 Pickup

$721.41

For your consideration, we have a 2016 Martin 00L-17 Black Smoke with OHSC and L.R. Baggs M80 pickup. These are getting harder to find, especially in this condition. The 00L-17 sounds every bit as awesome as it feels. It’s got a lovely, uncluttered sound, heavy on fundamentals but with shimmering overtones and a nice natural reverb. The string-to-string balance is excellent, as are the projection and sustain. It’s definitely a more powerful instrument than would be expected of one of its size and scale length.

The neck, described in the Martin literature as a modified low oval with high-performance taper (formerly performing-artist taper), feels slender, but not overly so. With a 1.75-inch nut, it’s generous in the open position, while the relatively narrow width at the 12th fret—21/8 inches as opposed to 21/4, like on a traditional Martin neck—makes it feel sleek to visit the guitar’s upper regions.

The guitar’s short scale, 24.9 inches, makes it easier to play chords requiring big stretches than the standard 25.5-inch scale. And, with perfect low action, free from buzzing, it’s really easy to zip around the neck.

Overall condition is excellent with the exception of a couple small dings as shown in the photos. Pickguard is virtually clean, very little fretware, and fingerboard is excellent. I just noticed a small hairline crack on the back that is starting as I was photographing it for listing. This is also captured in the photos, and this is taken into consideration on the pricing.

Specifications from Martin’s website:

Overview

Body Size: 00-14 Fret Slope Shoulder

Finish Top: Satin

Construction: Simple Dovetail Neck Joint

Back and Side Finish: Satin

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Scale Length: 24.9″

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”

Top Material: Spruce

Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval

Back Material: Mahogany

Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper

Side Material: Mahogany

Electronics: L.R. Baggs M80

Brand
  • Martin
Model
  • 00L-17 Black Smoke
Finish
  • Black Smoke
Year
  • 2016
Made In
  • United States
Finish Style
  • Satin
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Body Shape
  • Concert
Top Material
  • Mahogany
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Color Family
  • Black
Number of Frets
  • 20

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Martin 00L-17 Black Smoke 2016 w/L.R. Baggs M80 Pickup
$721.41