Martin D-42 Specifications
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Aged Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard X Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 Inch
Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 45
Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Abalone Pearl with Black/White/Black Boltaron
Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headpate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C.F. Martin Block- Select Abalone Pearl
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Black/White Boltaron Inlay
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4 Inches
# of Frets Clear: 14
# of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlays: Style 45 Snowflakes – Select Abalone Pearl
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8 Inches
Saddle: 16 Inch Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuners: Gold Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
This masterpiece from Martin is the D-42. The back and sides of the dreadnought western guitar are made from nothing less than East Indian rosewood. Working together with the Sitka spruce top brings you a perfectly balanced sound of highs, mids and lows. Every single note is expressive and a true synchrony for every guitarist. Whether on stage in the studio or in the living room, this guitar will stand out. It has a solid spruce top that generates rich Martin tone, while it’s gorgeous rosewood back and sides add crisp projection. Vintage features include forward-shifted scalloped bracing, traditional Martin Style 45 snowflake fingerboard inlays, elegant grained ivoroid bindings on the top and lush ebony fretboard, and gold tuning gears with butterbean knobs. Includes case. It has a fantastic feel and is as great as the artists who make it sing.
This guitar is a master crafted guitar, she sounds absolutely incredible and has a great dynamic and rich tone. The neck is one of the best necks I have ever played. Only played on in the home, she is in great shape, just one light indentation on the top towards the lower bout which has been lacquer sealed (See pics) & can only be seen upon close inspection. Zero fret wear. No breaks, cracks, or repairs. She is all original & comes with original Martin custom deluxe hard case, all candy including it’s original owners Martin registration card and owners club details, as well as the original purchase receipt.
In my opinion this is the guitar of all guitars acoustic. Just in a world of its own.
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We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment, and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them. The 48hr mail order returns period offered is with regard to either a problem with the guitar upon receipt, IE, the goods appear to have a defect that was not outlined in the sale listing or clearly not sold as advertised. If the purchaser wishes to return the goods for any other reason, then there will be a re-stocking fee of 10% of the original sale value & return carriage must be paid by the purchaser, there are no exceptions to these rules.
If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument. We offer a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable) It is the purchaser’s responsibility to organise the return promptly to the company in the condition it was received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, within 24 hours (Excluding weekends) upon receipt of the return authorization. Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.
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