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❌SOLD❌ Martin 000-42 Standard Series Steel String Guitar Natural

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This is a beautiful Martin 000-42 Standard Series, a spectacular sounding instrument with just the right amount of inlay.

The 000 body size was introduced in 1902 with a 12-fret, 24.9 inch scale length neck  and in 1934 gained the ‘new’ 14-fret neck.   The OM or Orchestra Model is based on this guitar, but with a 14-fret, 25.4 inch scale length neck.

The ’42’ in the name refers to the Style 42 materials and inlay set, introduced in 1858, and discontinued in 1943.  It started to re-appear, first as the D-42, in 1986.  Style 42 indicates a Spruce top, paired with Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate, with a ‘zipper’ back strip.  It also includes Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard.  The inlay set includes an Abalone strip around the top, fingerboard tag and soundhole,  a  ‘Style 45’ snowflake fingerboard inlay set and  Abalone C F Martin peghead inlay.

The modern, Standard Series Martin 000-42 as stock is a purely acoustic guitar,  but is available with optional electronics.

This a very comfortable guitar to play,  and it has a wonderfully rich sound with plenty of high end sparkle, sufficient bottom end, and even representation throughout the harmonic range.   Martin now runs these through PLEK machines,  so the action is as clean as it can get.

The original Martin branded hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder on the Martin 000-42 Standard Series:

“The ornate design and flash of the 42 Series adds panache to the classic tone of East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce scalloped X-braced top, and hand-fit dovetail neck joint. Open geared tuners, antique white binding, polished gloss finish and abalone pearl top inlay offers exquisite style with complex tone. Short scale and a sleek modified low-oval neck with narrow taper mean strumming and picking for hours in comfort and bliss. “

Martin 000-42 Standard Series Specifications:

 

  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 24.9″
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32″
  • Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16″
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16″
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Snowflake
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Headplate Detail: None
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: None
  • Pleked: Yes

 


 

Price: $8,059.00 CAD
  • Model: 000-42
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 2537733 Shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 26/01/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.312lbs 1.96kg
  • Scale Length: 632.49mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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