The purple martin is the largest North American swallow and produces sounds that have been described as œthroaty and rich, much like the limited edition guitar that bears its name. A favorite theme o... Click To Read More About This Product
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The purple martin is the largest North American swallow and produces sounds that have been described as œthroaty and rich, much like the limited edition guitar that bears its name. A favorite theme of CEO & Chairman Chris Martin, this 2015 version is the second in a series of Purple Martin Limited Editions. The black pickguard as well as the ebony fingerboard and bridge are all inlaid with a dramatic Purple Martin motif.
Features include richly colored cocobolo back, sides, and headplate, a premium grade Adirondack spruce soundboard with scalloped 5/16 width Martin X-bracing, and Style 41 inlay around the perimeter of the top and circumference of the rosette. With no more than 50 produced, each D-41 Purple Martin will bear an interior label personally signed by C. F. Martin IV and numbered in sequence with the edition total. Includes case.
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped (Golden Era Style) - Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16"
Back Material: Solid Cocobolo
Back Purfling: Style 45 Golden Era with 18 Style Black Fiber on each Side
Side Material: Solid Cocobolo
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Style 41 - Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval with Performing Artist Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid Cocobolo
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4"
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8"
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Purple Martin Theme
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony with Purple Martin Inlay
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"
Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gold Open-Geared with Engraved Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Bone with Paua Pearl Dots
Pickguard: Black Acrylic with Purple Martin Inlay
Case: 545E Slate Gray
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence with Total (50)