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2007 Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/ Case, Hangtags


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Up for sale, a 2007 Martin D-42 dreadnought in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. 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.

Tonally, this Martin delivers incredible string-to-string balance and piano-like clarity, with all of the exceptional projection and articulation inherent to the dreadnought shape, tonewoods, and scalloped, forward-shifted X-bracing. There’s ample low end kick, with just a touch of growl when picked hard; a warm, rich midrange; pristine, sonorous highs; and excellent balance between cut and sweetness. This guitar weighs 4lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-54 bronze strings, easy-playing action, and optimal-intonation.

The mahogany neck has a moderately slender C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders in all registers, measuring .835” deep at the 1st fret and .885” at the 9th. The slab ebony fretboard features multi-ply grained ivoroid binding with abalone snowflake inlay and flawless slender fretwire. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25.4” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The bone nut measures a full 1 11/16” in width, and the headstock has a multi-ply bound rosewood veneer, vertical inlaid Martin logo, and original gold Martin-branded open-gear tuning machines which turn smoothly with flawless plating and butterbean buttons.

On the body, the compensated bone saddle has plenty of height for future adjustment, and the ebony bridge sits flush with the top on all edges. The gloss finish on the spruce top has Martin’s aged toner, framed by multi-ply abalone/ivoroid binding.

The guitar is well-kept and crack free, with cosmetic wear limited to a few pinhead-sized dings on the top and a handful of very faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is flawless, save for a small area on the bass-side shoulder behind fret 10 with targeted lacquer touch-up, addressing where a guitar stand had made contact with the lacquer. The touch-up is imperceptible to the palm while fretting.

The original Martin-branded hardshell case is included, along with the hangtags and factory paperwork.