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❌SOLD❌Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

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The Martin Custom line offers, as the name suggests, a wide range of options. Here we have a Martin Custom with mostly D42 style appointments.  A D-45 style ‘Alternative Torch’ headstock inlay is used in place of the normal ‘C F Martin’ logo, and the position markers are also 45 style.

This particular Martin Custom guitar was built as part of  Martin’s 2006 ‘1833’ Series, and is one of only 14 built with these options.  It’s not quite the same as a Standard Series D-42!

For this Martin Custom  model,  the top selected is Italian Spruce, similar in response under heavy playing to Adirondack, but with a bit more brightness and clarity.  This is paired with Madagascar Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate – not quite as orange as Brazilian but visually and tonally there are strong similarities.   The neck is Mahogany, with  Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard.  The body and neck binding are Maple, rather than plastic.  Maple is also used for the heel cap and the back center strip.    The appointments follow the ‘Style 42’ patterns, with Abalone purfling around the top fingerboard and rosette.  The position markers  are the ‘Style 45’ Snowflake pattern, also used on the ends of the bridge.    The tuners are gold-plated Waverly models with Abalone buttons.

Dating to August of 2006 at the C F Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, this spectacular Martin Custom D42 is in great condition with very little wear and a huge, full and rich voice.  This guitar is a real sonic cannon!

This Martin Custom D42 is sold with its original Geib style hard shell arched top case.


Price: $12,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Custom D-42
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Amber Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1166556, dating to August 2006 at Nazareth, PA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 28/07/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.664lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 645.16mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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