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Martin 000-42 Sitka/East Indian Rosewood #2132440 - Used  From Martin

A beautiful classic 000 specimen from Martin!

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Score!  This 000 is as beautifully clean as it is blingy with a rich, sonorous tone and fast playing, modernized neck profile to match.  Our luthier did a touch up on the fret dress and a buff to the finish; neck angle, bridge stability, etc. are all where we all want 'em.  You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of a top of the line, classic American acoustic build for fingerpickin' in style.  

 

Condition: Used, Excellent

 

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

The ornate design and flash of the 42 Series adds panache to the classic tone of East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce scalloped X-braced top, and hand-fit dovetail neck joint. Open geared tuners, antique white binding, polished gloss finish and abalone pearl top inlay offers exquisite style with complex tone. Short scale and a sleek modified low-oval neck with narrow taper mean strumming and picking for hours in comfort and bliss.

With an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices, Martin continually drives the acoustic guitar market forward, introducing innovative features that have become standards across the industry. These groundbreaking innovations include the introduction of X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size guitar.

Martin has also led innovations in strings, such as introducing the first high-tensile strength steel-string core wire; the first nickel acoustic strings (Martin Retro®); the proprietary Titanium Core strings; and now the groundbreaking, new Authentic Acoustic line, which offers unmatched stability, tone, comfort, and longevity. 

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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.

Specifications

Model: 000-42

Year: 2016

Serial: 2132440

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: East Indian Rosewood

Side Material: East Indian Rosewood

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper

Electronics: Optional

Top Color: Aging Toner

Binding: Antique White

Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: Faux Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe

Bridge Style Modern Belly - Drop In Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone

Saddle: Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Size: 5/16"

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45

Heelcap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe

Endpiece: Antique White

Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe

Back & Sides Color: None

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Gloss

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Snowflake

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond

Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Black Inlay

Headplate Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe

Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear

Knob: Butterbean

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell