Ngd Martin 000-17sm

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  1. Outlaw

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    These were discontinued in 2016 but I found a new one at a familiar dealer who I’ve done business with in the past. It’s all but impossible to find the specs this guitar has.

    I will say, in 42 years of playing I’ve NEVER bonded with a Martin guitar. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s never worked for me in the past. I’ve played a bunch of them and owned several. Maybe this time will be different.

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    12 fret, slothead, gloss toner top, satin B&S, tortoise binding, 1.75” nut, 25.4” scale length.

    Wish me luck. Lol.
     
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    The sunburst ( whoops, Bluegrass police, I mean Shadetop since it's a Martin) finish in your pics make the guitar look smaller than it is... I bet it's a real comfy player- dig the look, the wide neck and slotted headstock.
    Is the top spruce or mahogany?
     
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    There's just something about a Martin slotted headstock that makes me swoon...
     
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    It’s spruce.
     
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    Thought so, very cool.guitar!
    I have only played one 12 Fret guitar, once...
    It was ( I think ) a Martin D-18 Norman Blake- it had rounded shoulders the 12 fret neck/slotted headstock, and the 1.75 width with a huge round neck

    But it felt great once I got used to it, and had an amazing tone
     
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    I think he meant to find the specs for the guitar.
    Why not just post the link instead of add the snarky 'try harder'?
     
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    My mistake ... I saw this "It’s all but impossible to find the specs this guitar has" in your OP and misunderstood, thinking you couldn't find the specs. Sorry for the snark.
     
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    Why not MYOB? I think I've taken care of it.
     
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    Understood bro. I worded it wrong, I knew the specs...just couldn’t find a guitar that matched them.
     
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    I haven’t received the guitar yet, but I’d be willing to bet the GA tuners suck ass.
     
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    I'd be willing to bet that they don't. But you might not be wild about changing strings on a slotted head. ;) That's a nice guitar ... the 12 fret neck puts the bridge in a very sweet spot. And I love the neck width and string spacing ... exactly what I look for (although both of my Martins; a D18GE and a OM-18 custom; are slightly wider at the bridge). I hope you bond with it.
     
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    From reading, I got the feeling that the tuners aren’t that great, hope you’re right, because the Waverly tuners aren’t a drop in replacement. 12 fret to the body was the key. I really hope I don’t have to flip it. But at $1,399.00 new it would be easy to move. I shouldn’t have an issue with string changes, not after owning Rickenbacker 12 strings.
     
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    I hear ya! And you got it at the right price.
     
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