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Martin 00-42 SC JM Sitka/Cocobolo Acoustic #2039181 - Used  From Martin

Decorative John Mayer signature with a Sitka top and beautifully figured Cocobolo on the back and sides.


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What We Think

Stunning!  We're always thrilled to be able to present used Martins in fantastic condition but this one is truly special for us.  The appointments, construction, and tonewoods on this guitar are second to none, offering a look and a sound that nothing else out there can approach.  The rosette/fingerboard detail, the fingerboard inlay, and, of course, that stunning, vibrant Cocobolo offer the eye a treat every where you look.  And then there's the tone--you get the uncanny feeling that this little guitar is moving more air than that box can possibly support.  Cocobolo offers a fantastic blend of richness and clarity that comes across most notably in the bass and low-mids.  Crystalline highs float effortlessly atop the dynamic spectrum on waves of sustaining, natural reverb.    



Condition: Used, Excellent

Small Body Acoustic Guitar Comparison: Collings 01 vs Martin 00-42 SC JM

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barret Brooks compares 2 small body acoustics: a Collings 01 and a Martin 00-42 SC JM.

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

00-42 SC JM

This "00" 12-fret guitar boasts solid cocobolo sides, back and headplate, gorgeous "42" style appointments, and is inspired by the 00-45SC built in collaboration with John Mayer in 2012. The "SC" stands for stagecoach, harkening back to an era when guitars were taken on trains, wagons, and horses for bringing people together in song.

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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Year: 2016/2017

Model: 00-42SC John Mayer

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: 00-12 Fret

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Custom Inlay

Bracing Pattern: X Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Material: Cocobolo

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45 with Black Stripe

Side Material: Cocobolo

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: Select Hardwood

Neck Shape: Modified V

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Plek: Yes

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock Shape: Slotted with Square Taper and Diamond

Headplate Material: Cocobolo

Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay

Headplate Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Scale Length: 24.9"

Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret

Number of Frets Total: 19

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 7/8''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 5/16''

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Golden Era Style 42 Snowflake

Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid

Side Dots: Abalone

Back and Side Finish: Gloss

Finish Top: Gloss

Top Color: Clear

Finish Neck: Gloss

Neck Color: Light Mahogany

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Style: Pyramid - Drop in Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''

Saddle: Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Tuning Machines: Brass Open Gear

Knob: Ivoroid

Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone

Pickguard: Faux Tortoise

Case: Ply Hardshell

Label: Signed by John Mayer