The latest Martin D-42, with its iconic prewar Style 45 snowflake inlays and heirloom visuals, looks, plays, and sounds better than ever. This D-42's High Performance Taper mahogany neck delivers modern playability without disrupting the iconic Martin dreadnought strum. Its high-grade spruce top with aged toner finish looks and sounds like an antique dream; underneath, forward-shifted, scalloped X-bracing enhances bass for a big, resonant bottom end. Butterbean gold open-gear tuners, abalone inlays, and antique white binding complete the look.
This beautiful dreadnought takes its cue from Martin's coveted prewar acoustics. It's an old soul with a host of vintage features and appointments, including an aged-finish high-grade spruce top, traditional Style 45 snowflake fingerboard inlays, antique white binding, and gold butterbean tuning knobs. Even so, this D-42's bass-enhancing bracing and Martin's latest High Performance Taper Modified Low Oval neck equip it for 21st-century recording and performance. If you're in the market for a classic Martin dreadnought, consider the D-42 form Music Experience.
With back and sides of premium East Indian rosewood and a spruce top, this instrument is highly appointed with pearl inlay and enhanced with vintage appointments, such as antique white binding and open gear tuners . Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs and a high performance neck makes the D42 a beautifully appointed tonal masterpiece that makes playing for hours an easy task.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Finish||Full High Gloss|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||East Indian Rosewood|
|Body Bracing||Scalloped Forward Shifted X-bracing|
|Neck Shape||Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper|
Style 45 Snowflake, Abalone
|Number of Frets||20 (total), 14 (clear)|
Gold Open Gear
|Bridge String Spacing||2 5/32"|
|Strings||Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge|
|Case Included||3-ply hardshell case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||10Y18D42|