Martin Custom Shop D-42 Acoustic Guitar, Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned


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This sensational instrument is a true testament to the very best of Martins Nazareth based Custom Shop, and a real privilege to have on display here at our UK Showroom.
Built in a gorgeous, super straight grained Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides paired with a stunning Adirondack Spruce top which has been treated with Martin's Vintage Tone System and sanded to .105" for unparalleled response, this decorative and captivating Dreadnought is a real showstopper.
The Select Mahogany neck has a custom tapered Low Oval profile that provides an exceptionally comfortable playing experience across the board, and with a beautifully inlaid Black Ebony board providing the platform for a diverse range of playing styles it's a very difficult guitar to put down. 
The all Hide Glue construction, in tandem with traditional build methods and staggering luthierie makes for a supremely resonant and lively instrument, with all the tonal response and character one would be only right to expect from a Martin Dreadnought of this prestige. 
The guitar is in immaculate condition and comes in it's original Hardcase. 
  • Body Size: D, 14-Fret
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce (Vintage Tone System) Sanded to .105"
  • Top Braces: Golden Era Scalloped Adirondack
  • Pattern: DOMLE #3A
  • Top Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Pearl: Style 41, .064 Select Abalone
  • Rosette: Style 45 (Bolton)
  • Pearl Inlay: Select Abalone 5-Piece
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Back: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Purfling: Style 45 Mosaic Pattern w/ Thick Black Strip Each Side
  • Center Strip: Sitka Standard
  • Back Braces: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Neck: Select Mahogany
  • Profile: Modified Low Oval with PA Taper
  • Trussrod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Nut: Bone
  • Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Headplate Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Headplate Pearl: C.F. Martin Block, Select Abalone
  • Tuning Machines: Waverly Gold 4060-G
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Radius: 16"
  • Scale Length: 25.340"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4
  • Fretwire: G-300
  • Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Pearl Inlay: Style 45 Snowflake, Select Abalone
  • Finish: Full Gloss
  • Bridge: Ebony 1930 Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Pearl Inlay: Six Point Snowflakes, Select Abalone
  • Spacing: 2 3/16"
  • Electronics: K&K Pure Mini


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