Season 1 Episode 8 of Martins & More features Spoon providing the fascinating history of Martin’s Style 17 and how it evolved into today’s 17 Series.
Today’s 17 Series instruments are made of lightly-finished mahogany and spruce guitars inspired by C. F. Martin IV’s admiration of mail order catalog guitars of the Great Depression Era. They have a feel and sound all their own.
Which member of the 17 Series is one of Spoon’s favorite Martins? Which one is among Maury’s favorite Martins? Which 17 Series instrument looks like the fuselage of a 1940s Curtis P-40 Warhawk flown by the legendary Flying Tigers? Listen to this educational and enjoyable podcast to find out!