The Martin DSS-17 is a slope shoulder dreadnought that is incredibly comfortable to play and produces a beautifully pure tone from its solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This is a classic tonewood pairing known for rich, varied tone across the ranges. The DSS-17 also features Sitka spruce scalloped X-bracing for incredible tonal support and durability. In addition, a select hardwood neck with rosewood fingerboard offers wonderful response, playability, and feel. Sweetwater guitarists love the DSS-17 for its incredible design and rich tone.