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Martin  00-17S Whiskey Sunset Review

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Submitted by lcmac (see all reviews from this person) on 3/21/2017

Where Purchased: Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, CA

Year Purchased: 2017
Price Paid: historic exchange rates / currency converter


This guitar is great for playing Old-time backup guitar. Nice and loud. It can be heard pretty well in a jam with fiddles and banjos. It's probably a good finger-picker too.

Sound Rating: 10


This guitar was expertly set up at a local shop (Schoenberg guitars).

- it has proper neck relief
- string height at bridge ~= 1/2"
- string height at 12th fret (bass-side) 3/32"
- no buzz anywhere

Setup Rating: 10


Appearance Rating: not rated


Reliability Rating: not rated

Customer Service

Customer Service: not rated


I'm happy with all of the components. Tuners ("Golden Age Relic Nickel"), bone nut and saddle.

Some specs:
Nut width: 1 3/4"
String spacing at bridge: 2 5/32" (Martin's High Performance Taper)
Neck shape: Modified Low Oval

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Overall Rating : 10 (love this guitar)

Review in Guitar & Bass Magazine with photos:


Overall Rating: 10

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