2000 Martin 000 17 Mahogany Prototype ID-6691
2000 Martin OOO 17 Mahogany Prototype
Of the many guitar models made by C.F. Martin and Company the OOO-17 could be considered one of the rarest. The first and only example known prior to 1952 is a single instrument made in 1911. In 1952 the model was re-introduced and 25 were produced with production ending that same year. Check out the specs on this Martin OOO.
This example is a 14 fret prototype made in the year 2000 and was never put into production. As verified by CF Martin Company, this instrument is potentially 1 of only 3 created but never produced for mass market. This gorgeous Prototype features style 15 bracing, all gold hardware, corian nut, tusq saddle, mortise and tenon construction, tortoise body binding and pickguard with the original plastic pickguard protective cover.
This is an absolutely wonderful sounding instrument. The Mahogany top provides for more sustain, slower attack, as you would expect from a heavier top. Mahogany tops make for a friendly, sweet guitar that does not amplify mistakes. The Mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies. With the addition of the Fishman pickup you have an instrument that looks the part, and no matter where you play - sounds the part!
In "like new" condition this instrument has absolutely no fretwear, and only a few barely visible surface scratches on the side. We have tried to capture the minimal damage in the detailed photos below. Additionally, it has has a strap button professionally installed and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 773693
- Top Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Year: 2000
- Bracing: Style 15
- Inlays: MOP fingerboard inlays
- Rosette: Multiple Ring Rosette
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Corian
- Saddle Material: Tusq
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Corian
- Tuners: Gold CF Martin Enclosed
- Purfling: W/B/W/B
- Body Binding: Tortoise
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Simple Walnut
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: C.F. Martin Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Pickup(s): Fishman
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included