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2000 Martin OM-42 Vintage Series Acoustic Guitar, Near-Mint w/ Case, Tags

$5,699.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2000 Martin OM-42 in near-mint condition, complete with the original hardshell case and tags. A model first available in the 1930s and reintroduced in the late 1990s with the Paul Simon OM-42PS, this OM-42 boasts similar appointments, in-line with its Pre-War heritage.

Tonewoods include a Sitka spruce top with scalloped X-bracing, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck with Martin's Low Profile neck carve and an ebony fingerboard. Powerful, crisp and detailed, with Martin’s exquisite string-to string balance and the projection afforded the 25.4” scale length, this OM has a top which has a relaxed, open sound. Woody and highly responsive to player inputs, the trebles have a sparkling cut with plenty of body for single notes, while the low end is defined with equal presence afforded each string and a high volume ceiling. And of course the dimensions of an Orchestra Body Martin are ideal for voicing fingerpicked passages. Weighing 4lbs 6oz, this Martin benefits from a professional setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 12-54 bronze strings, easy-playing action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: "Low Profile" C-shape (slender), measuring .830” 1st fret, .885” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, abalone Pre-War inlay
-Frets: Slender, pristine
-Scale Length: 25.4”
-Nut: 1 3/4”
-Headstock: Bound rosewood veneer, abalone-inlaid vertical logo
-Tuners: Martin-branded open-gear, butterbean buttons

Body Specs:

-Wood: Sitka spruce, East Indian rosewood
-Bracing: X, scalloped
-Bridge: Ebony, compensated saddle, 2 1/4" string spacing
-Plastics: Tortoise pickguard
-Marquetry: Abalone top binding and rosette, snowflake inlay on bridge
-Serialization: Stamp on heel block translates to 2000 production date

Extremely well-kept, the gloss nitro lacquer finish exhibits only a few pick scuffs across the guard and a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the back.

The original hardshell case is included, along with Martin's "Care and Feeding" booklet and serialized hangtag.