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The Martin D-42 delivers the legendary sound quality and craftsmanship that Martin is renowned for. Constructed with premium tonewoods like east Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, this guitar produces a bold yet balanced tone with crisp highs, warm lows and a robust midrange. The D-42's dreadnought body shape provides impressive volume and projection, allowing the full depth of its tone to shine through. With its elegant appointments and aging toner finish, this guitar looks as stunning as it sounds. Guitar players of all styles will appreciate the D-42's versatility, premium components and ability to inspire.

Premium Tonewoods Produce a Rich, Resonant Sound

The D-42 features a solid Sitka spruce top, prized for its strength and resonance, paired with east Indian rosewood back and sides. This tonewood combination yields a dynamic tonal range with shimmering highs, punchy mids and a solid low end. The D-42's dreadnought body shape maximizes the potential of these tonewoods, creating a bold, vibrant tone with impressive volume and projection.

High Quality Components and Appointments

From its bone nut and saddle to its ebony fretboard and bridge, the D-42 is constructed entirely from premium, hand-selected components. Its scalloped "X" bracing helps produce a resonant, open sound. The D-42 also features elegant appointments like mother of pearl dot inlays, a tortoise pickguard and an aged toner finish. These details give the D-42 a refined, timeless appearance befitting its stature as a premier acoustic guitar.

Legendary Playability and Craftsmanship

For over 180 years, C.F. Martin & Co. has been producing high quality acoustic guitars renowned for their playability, craftsmanship and tone. The D-42 upholds this tradition with its comfortable modified low oval neck profile, smooth ebony fretboard and impeccable construction. The D-42's premium components are carefully hand selected and assembled by Martin's expert luthiers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This level of quality and care produces an instrument that sounds, plays and looks like no other.

Versatile and Inspiring

With its bold yet balanced tone, the Martin D-42 Standard Dreadnought acoustic guitar suits a wide range of musical styles. Its premium components and timeless design also make it an ideal choice for recording. Whether you play bluegrass, country, rock or any genre in between, the D-42 is built to inspire. The legendary Martin D-42 delivers a lifetime of rich, resonant tone and peerless playability.

Martin D-42 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner
Martin D-42 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner
Martin D-42 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner

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  • Style-45 pearl top inlays
  • Antique white binding
  • Aging toner (and two other finish options)
  • Vintage forward-shifted 5/16"
  • Scalloped X-bracing pattern
  • Style-45 snowflake pearl fingerboard inlays

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  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: 5/6" forward-shifted, scalloped X bracing
  • Body finish: All-gloss nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/Performance Artist taper C
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Open geared
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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