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 i... Click To Read More About This Product
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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.
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
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
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
Strings: LifeSPan MSP 7200 Medium Strings
Bridge Pins: White with Abalone Pearl Dot
Case: Geib-style 545E Cabernet hardshell case
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