Martin D42 Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

Quality woods and over a century of luthiery experience result in the Martin D42, a deep-voiced acoustic guitar with a solid feel and serious bass resonance.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Forward-shifted standard scalloped X bracing Improved focus and projection
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character
With back and sides in premium solid East Indian rosewood and a Sitka spruce top, this instrument is enhanced with vintage appointments found on many Martin pre-war classic guitars. Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes the D-42 a fine choice for the discerning player.
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
- Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
- Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
- Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Low Profile
- Neck Taper: Standard Taper
- Plek: Yes
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
- Headplate Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
- Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Snowflake
- Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
- Side Dots: Black
- Back and Side Finish: Gloss
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Aging Toner
- Finish Neck: Gloss
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
- Knob: Butterbean
- Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Case: Molded Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 17.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT D42
Martin Warranty Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner. Any Martin guitars sold by zZounds as "Blemished," "B-Stock," "Warehouse Resealed," or any condition other than "New" are not covered under Martin's warranty. Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
(1 ratings)
Submitted March 14, 2017 by Pete Holdaas in Blayne, WA
"Incrediuble beyond words!"
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I have owned a D28 for about twenty years and really love it. Then I played a D42. Wow! Mind you I never met a Martin dreadnought I didn't like. They all sound good in their own way. But the 42 is not only a work of art cosmetically, but the tone is like no other guitar I've owned. Great projection, pronounced lows and highs. Not as dark and mid-rangey as my 28. My wife bought it off Zounds in November as a birthday gift, and after having it for four months it is opening up and sounding better every day. Like I found with the 28, you really don't know what you have until you play the tar out of it. With the 42 I could not be more pleased. And the neck plays with such ease! I have it strung with John Pearse 13-56 phosphor bronze and quite frankly have never heard such sweet sounds come out of any guitar, bar none. All I can say is: don't pick one up because you won't be able to put it down. Pricey, but worth it, and zZounds will work with you on an interest free payment plan. My wife put a couple grand down and split it up over 12 months. You can't beat it.
Musical Background:
Started playing in 1958 when I was 6 years old
Musical Style:
Fingerstyle blues, folk, country, pop, and gospel. I play with a thumbpick and the pads of two fingers. I play songs using finge
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