This Martin 000-17 in Black Smoke finish features a 14-fret 000 body that is comfortable on your lap, and its tone is warm and full with smooth, even projection and nice response, thanks to lightweight 1/4″ scalloped bracing. The combination of a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge provide a familiar woody tone that is dry and crisp. Unlike the guitars of yesteryear, this 000-17 sports a Modified Low Oval neck profile and Martin’s Performing Artist neck taper. As a result, this guitar is set up nicely with smooth, low action—easy to play all the way up the neck. Overall, this is one of the more playable and versatile 000 size guitars in the shop, and we love the look of the Black Smoke finish on top of the natural wood grain.