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
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)
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