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Martin D-42

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6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back/Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Natural
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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 Sitka 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.

    Vintage appeal, modern convenience

    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 with premium features and embellishments, consider the D-42 from Music Experience.

    The D-42's sound and robust projection make it ideal for live performance as well as recording. In addition, the D-42 is great for aggressive strumming or subtle fingerpicking — bluegrass, folk, even acoustic rock sound great on the D-42.

    What Martin Says...

    With back and sides of premium East Indian rosewood and a Sitka 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 D-42 a beautifully appointed tonal masterpiece that makes playing for hours an easy task.

    Martin D-42 Acoustic Guitar Features:

    • Patterned After prewar Martin Dreadnoughts
    • Heirloom visuals: Style 45 snowflake inlays, butterbean tuning knobs, and an aged-toner finish
    • East Indian rosewood back and sides and Sitka spruce top deliver stellar tone
    • Forward Shifted X Bracing enhances bass
    • Slimmer, High Performance Taper mahogany neck with tonally rich ebony fingerboard
    • Plek'd for impeccable response and feel

            String Type Steel
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Shape Dreadnought
            Body Style No Cutaway
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Color Natural
            Finish Full High Gloss
            Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
            Back & Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
            Body Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X-bracing
            Neck Wood Mahogany
            Neck Shape Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
            Radius 16"
            Fingerboard Material Ebony
            Fingerboard Inlay
            Style 45 Snowflake, 
            Abalone
            Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
            Scale Length 25.4"
            Tuning Machines
            Gold Open Gear
            Bridge Material Ebony
            Nut/Saddle Material Bone
            Nut Width 1.75"
            Bridge String Spacing 2 5/32"
            Saddle Radius 16"
            Pickguard Tortoiseshell
            Neck Taper High Performance Taper
            Electronics LR Baggs Anthem
            Strings Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
            Case Included 3-ply hardshell case
            Manufacturer Part Number D42