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2001 Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 2001 Martin D-42 dreadnought in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original molded hardshell case. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top with forward-shifted, scalloped X-bracing paired with solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, the D-42 can trace its upscale dreadnought lineage back to Martin's Pre-War D-45.  And while Martin’s style 42 has been around since the late 1800s, it wasn’t applied to a standard production dreadnought until 1996, making the D-42 a relatively recent addition to Martin's lineup. Premium aesthetic details include abalone top binding and rosette, snowflake fingerboard inlay, and a vertically inlaid Martin name on the headstock.

This Martin offers an extremely rich and detailed sound with ample projection and bass-register warmth. The low end has the boom and kick consistent with a Martin square shoulder dreadnought, and the trebles are punchy and round with a sparkling cut. This Martin is emblematic of both the company’s top tier craftsmanship and the way a soundboard can open up over time in very satisfying ways. Additionally, this Martin has been outfitted with an undersaddle piezo pickup. This guitar weighs 4lbs 11oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-53 bronze strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, good shoulders, measuring .835” 1st fret, .890” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, grained ivoroid binding, snowflake inlay
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25.4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Martin-branded, butterbean buttons

Body Specs:

-Wood: Sitka spruce, Indian rosewood
-Bracing: Forward-shifted, scalloped X-bracing
-Bridge: Ebony, snowflake inlay, compensated bone saddle
-Plastics: Tortoise pickguard
-Pickup: Undersaddle piezo
-Serialization: Stamp on heel block dates to 2001

Crack-free and well-kept, cosmetic wear on this guitar is limited to sparse buckle worming on the back and just a handful of tiny dings. The neck finish is smooth and clean.

The original molded hardshell case is included.