1956 Martin OO-17 aka "Del"

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1956 Martin 00-17

    • Martin 00-17 from 1956
    • All mahogany
    • This guitar is known as "Del" on account of someone inscribing their name to the rear of the headstock - as well as a social security number on the rear of the body
    • Supplied with a period case
    • Restoration work carried out by Paul Toon Guitars
    • See condition report below

These kind of vintage Martin guitars were produced at that time Martin guitars were still built in limited numbers. Selected high-quality materials were used for each instrument.

This guitar sounds so wonderfully bluesy and would be a wonderful instrument for a jazz/blues guitarist. The sound is very sweet and warm, with the shine of a Parlor guitar without losing the warmth. Very direct response, focused projection, but without being overly trebly.

A wonderful vintage Martin with incredible character. 


  • Guitar has had some running repairs in it's 67 years as would be expected.
  • Guitar has some professionally cleated top and back cracks.
  • Side of the guitar has a small crack which is stable and currently not cleated
  • Playability is very good

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