2001 Martin D-17 Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar - USA
In the early 2000's C.F. Martin & Company for a while manufactured the Martin D-17, a guitar that combined the building specifications of the , and the Martin D-16's. First and foremost, and visually obvious, is that the Martin D-17 is an all mahogany guitar just as were the no longer produced "17 series" instruments of old, and as the current "15" series instruments of now. The use of a mahogany sound board or top on this instrument creates a very very different tonality from the more common spruce soundboards that not just Martin, but nearly every steel string dreadnought manufacturer uses for the largest majority of their instruments.