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Martin Custom D-42 Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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Massive tone and vintage style come together in this beautifully crafted instrument.

Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team has collaborated with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular instruments which replicate some of the most sought-after instruments ever. This Custom Madagascar D-42 is completely hand-built by the folks at the Martin custom shop. To create that vintage sound we selected a premium Italian Alpine top, with pre-1939 forward-shifted, scalloped braces. The back and sides are crafted from premium Madagascar rosewood to add a balanced, punchy bass, along with a sparkle to the mids and highs. The instrument is bound with grained ivoroid binding to complement the beautiful pearl inlay on the top, fingerboard, and Madagascar headplate. To further attain that vintage tone, this premium custom instrument was constructed using all vintage hide glue which acts as though it is part of the wood and not just an adhesive. To complete the package, this custom D-42 Madagascar includes a vintage Geib-style 545E Cabernet hardshell case.

Martin Custom D-42 Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Hide Glue Bridge, Neck, Braces, Top and Back to Body - Custom Certificate
    Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret
    Top: Italian Alpine Spruce
    Top Grade: 5-6
    Top Braces: Sitka/Scalloped 5/16''
    Pattern: DOMLE #3A / (1'' From Soundhole)
    Top Binding: 11/64'' Grained Ivoroid
    Top Inlay: .049'' B/W/B Boltaron/.066'' Poly/ .049''B/W/B Boltaron
    Top Pearl: Style 42- .064'' Select Abalone Pearl (Mitered Corners)
    Rosette: Style 45
    Pearl Inlay: Select Abalone Pearl
    Pickguard: Delmar, Faux Tortoise 3071, Self-Ad, Pattern 2B (D45 Style)
    Back: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Back Panels: Two-pc.
    Purfling: Style 45
    Center Strip/Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard(CF Martin & Co Nazareth PA Made in USA Btwn 1st/2nd Brace)
    Back Binding: 11/64'' Grained Ivoroid
    Back Inlay: .0325'' B/W Boltaron
    Sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
    Endpiece Inlay: .0325'' B/W Boltaron
    Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    Neck: Genuine Mahogany- 12/4
    Neck shape: Low Profile
    Headstock: Solid/6 String Diamond/Square Taper
    Truss rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
    Nut: Bone
    Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Headplate Bind: Grained Ivoroid
    Headplate Inlay: .0325 B/W Boltaron
    Headplate Pearl: C.F. Martin Block, Abalone Pearl
    Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold with Butterbean Knobs
    Fingerboard: Black Ebony
    Radius: 16''
    Scale Length: 25.340'' (25.4'')
    Width at Nut: Bound 1-11/16"
    Width at 12 Fret: 2-1/8''
    Fret Wire: G300
    Frets Clear: 14
    Total Frets: 20
    Fingerboard Bind: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered
    Pearl Inlay: Style 42 Snowflakes (Abalone)
    Side Dots: Black Boltaron, .063
    Side Dot Position: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets
    Finish Type: Gloss/Satin Neck
    Finsh Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler
    Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/Clear
    Finish Neck: Non-Catalyzed Satin/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler/Polished HP
    Bridge: Black Ebony
    Style: Standard Belly
    String Spacing: 2-1/8''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
    Electronics: None
    Strings: LifeSPan MSP 7200 Medium Strings
    Bridge Pins: White with Abalone Pearl Dot
    Case: Geib-style 545E Cabernet hardshell case

Martin Custom D-42 Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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