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Martin 000-17E Black Smoke 000-14 Fret model Guitar with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance & Ply Hardshell


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Martin 000-17E Black Smoke 000-14 Fret model Guitar with Fish manMatrix VT Enhance & Ply Hardshell

A satin black smoke finish offset with white binding and pickguard show off the understated beauty of this guitar. It is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a comforting, warm tone. The rosewood fingerboard and bridge pop against the rich, black satin finish. The comfortable body size and modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper make this guitar easy to play. This model comes equipped with Matrix VT Enhance ™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®.


“There is nothing more important than the quality of the sound and tone of our instruments,” said CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV. “This is why Martin Guitar has been utilizing machines for almost a decade on all of our instruments, to provide guitar players with unparalleled craftsmanship and playability.”

For 183 years, Martin Guitar has been at the forefront of guitar innovation, responsible guitar building practices and premier craftsmanship, bringing to its consumers the best acoustic guitars in the world.

Next to the iconic Martin tone known worldwide, playability is an important characteristic that sets apart the quality of our guitars. “For 183 years, the Martin Guitar Company has been manufacturing the world’s best acoustic guitars. The Martin tone is legendary and one that we do not take for granted. Playability does not start at the end of the process”, says Fred Greene V.P. Domestic Manufacturing. “The level of expert craftsmanship that goes into every instrument produced in our facilities is perfected through the use of the Plek® machines. Basically, it’s the cherry on top of the sundae.”

Martin Guitar has been Pleking their instruments for close to a decade and we believe this process helps maintain the undeniable Martin guitar sound that is recognizable worldwide. A Martin guitar with optimized playability enhances the tone of our guitars, as it prevents the strings from buzzing on the frets during playing and eliminates intonation problems that may occur due to inaccurate nut height. We want nothing to come between your playability and that iconic Martin tone. This remains our longstanding commitment to all guitar players worldwide.

What is Plek®?

The Plek® Pro has been developed for use in guitar production factories as a tool that not only does precise fret dressing, but also helps with quality control and R&D. This computer controlled device scans and dresses a guitar under actual playing conditions, strung and tuned to pitch or using precise string tension emulation. This is a major breakthrough since the Plek® Pro identifies precisely what needs to be done for perfect fretwork, executes this rapidly, and delivers perfect results on the instrument when strung.

The Plek® Pro speeds up the production process and raises the quality of instruments to an extremely high and consistent level.

You can learn more about the trademarked and registered Plek® process at

Specifications Overview

Body Size:000-14 Fret
Finish Top:Satin
Construction:Simple Dovetail Neck Joint
Back & Side Finish:Satin
Bracing Pattern:X-Brace
Scale Length:24.9"
Brace Shape:Scalloped
Fingerboard Width At Nut:1 3/4''
Top Material:Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape:Modified Low Oval
Back Material:Mahogany
Neck Taper:High-Performance Taper
Side Material:Mahogany
Electronics:Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1
Recommended Strings:


Top Color:Black
Bridge Style:Modern Straightline - Drop in Saddle
Binding:Antique White
Bridge String Spacing:2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material:Black Stripe
Bridge Material:Rosewood
Top Detail:N/A
Bridge Pin Material:Black Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots:N/A
Pickguard Inlay:N/A
Saddle:Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius:16"

Brace Material:Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Color:Black
Brace Size:5/16"
Back Detail:N/A
Back Purfling/Strip:N/A
Back Inlay Material:N/A
Side Detail:N/A
Side Inlay Material:Black Stripe
Endpiece Inlay:N/A

Neck Material:Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
Finish Neck:Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:2 1/8''
Neck Color:Black
Fingerboard Inlay Style:1955 Style 18
Number of Frets Total:20
Fingerboard Inlay Material:Mother-of-Pearl
Neck Joins Body At:14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material:N/A
Side Dots:Yellow

Headstock Shape:Solid with Square Taper
Tuning Machines:Golden Age Relic Nickel
Headplate Material:Ebony
Headplate Logo Style:Script Authentic 1933 Overlay
Nut Material:Bone
Headplate Binding Material:N/A

Case:Ply Hardshell
Left Handed Availability:Yes