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❌SOLD❌ Martin OM-42 Steel String Guitar Natural, 2007

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The Martin OM-42 is a fantastic guitar, based on the classic and very successful OM or Orchestra Model introduced in the very early 1930’s as banjo players migrated to guitar. It is extremely well-balanced and quite loud – an excellent choice for both fingerstyle and flatpicking, in both solo and ensemble contexts.

The model pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck. Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. As it’s a Style 42 guitar, the top has a layer of Abalone purfling, the bridge and fingerboard carry Style 45 Snowflake inlays, and the top has a vertical C F Martin logo.

Built during March of 2007, this Martin OM-42 is in all-round good condition with light wear. There is one small dent to the top near the edge of the lower treble bout, but otherwise the finish is clean. Fret wear is light.

The original Geib-style hard shell case is included.

Here’s the builder on the Martin OM-42:

“The stylish design of the 40 Series adds panache to the classic tone and feel 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, a tortoise colored pickguard and abalone pearl inlay offer shimmer with exemplary tone. Long scale and a sleek modified low-oval neck with narrow taper mean strumming and picking for hours in comfort and bliss. “

Martin OM-42 Specifications:

  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • 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
  • 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: 1/4″
  • 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: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe

 

Price: $6,250.00 CAD
  • Model: OM-42
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1211721, built during March 2007 in Nazareth, PA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 24/04/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.29lbs 1.95kg
  • Scale Length: 645mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 44.65mm 1.758in
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