Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany SOLD

Comments Here’s a brand-new Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany dreadnought, built specifically for the summer 2012 NAMM show, in a limited run of 15 guitars. This is number 10.

Though Martin has built ’42’ series instruments since 1898, the first dreadnought version of the D-42 was introduced in 1986. The next step up in decoration is the 45 series, but that’s not to say that the 42 is lacking.

The term ‘sinker’ generally means that the wood in question is essentially salvaged from the bottom of rivers. During logging transport, the densest logs might sink and not be recovered for long periods of time, in some cases a century or more.

This is an incredible guitar, both tonally and aesthetically. The sinker mahogany adds sparkle to the tone and nicely balances the typically massive bass of the Martin dreadnought design.

Serial Number 1620899, built during 2012 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA. This is #10 of 15 made.
Pricing Avaialble on request. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with madagascar-rosewood bound ebony fingerboard. Bound Madagascar rosewood headplate with abalone inlay. ‘Golden Era’ 45 type snowflake position markers using abalone set in mother of pearl borders. Scale length is 25.4″ and the nut width is 1.75″. Modified V neck profile.
Frets 14-fret neck, 20 frets total. Standard Martin narrow wire.
Body D-size body with sinker mahogany back and sides, adirondack spruce top. The top and back are bound, and the top is purfled with abalone inlay. The rosette inlay is Green Paua.
Finish Gentle brown sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Hardware/electronics Gold inlaid Martin-branded open gears, ebony bridge with snowflake inlays, bone nut and saddle. Faux Tortoise pickguard.
Playability/Action Plays wonderfully with that warm, full Martin sound, right out of the case. We will of course set the instrument up for the player.
Case Martin deluxe blue case included.

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