Martin 000-42 - Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Ebony Fretboard, and Geib Hardshell Case - Natural
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Pure 000 Elegance!

If you want the comfort and character of Martin's 000 body style with unrivaled elegance and top-notch appointments, then the 000-42 is right up your alley. This beautiful instrument features an East Indian rosewood back and sides topped with Sitka spruce that's totally decked out with abalone pearl, making it a real gem among the fine instruments in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery. Style 45 snowflakes mark the black ebony fretboard atop the modified V shape neck, and the 000-42 comes standard in a classic 533E Geib case.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Rosewood and spruce deliver timeless acoustic tone
  • Enjoy the comfortable and tonally balanced Auditorium body
  • Modified V neck combines vintage style with smooth feel
Rosewood and spruce deliver timeless acoustic tone

You just can't beat the sound of solid spruce and solid genuine rosewood. The Martin 000-42 Standard Series spares no expense on its tonewoods. You'll love the crisp sound of the 000-42 Standard Series's solid East-Indian rosewood back and sides, and they look fantastic. What's more, the 000-42 Standard Series is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. When you imagine what an acoustic guitar is supposed to sound like, this is it!

Enjoy the comfortable and tonally balanced Auditorium body

The forward, balanced tone of this Martin 000-42 Standard Series acoustic guitar comes from its Auditorium body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus, perfect for competing with a banjo or other acoustic instruments. The Auditorium body style also gives you well-balanced tone, making this 000-42 Standard Series perfect for recording in the studio.

Modified V neck combines vintage style with smooth feel

Bringing the vintage V neck up to modern standards, the modified V neck on this Martin 000-42 Standard Series acoustic guitar is a joy to play. In fact, you may eventually reach a pivotal moment when this becomes your favorite neck! A lot of players have commented on how the slight V shape of these necks gives you a vintage feel, but without the sharp V that can impede hand positions that place your thumb in the middle of the neck.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • An ornate 000-style guitar thats a treasure to look at and a dream to play
  • A Sitka spruce top on an East Indian rosewood body delivers timeless acoustic tone
  • Decked out with elegant Style 45 back purfling, rosette, and snowflake fretboard inlays
  • Comfortable modified V neck shape is a pleasure to play
  • Comes with a classic 533E Geib case
Experience timeless Martine tone and breathtaking good looks with this 000-42 Standard Series guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 000-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified V
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Select Abalone Pearl Style 45 Snowflakes
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.9"
Tuning Machines Gold Open-Geared with Butterbean Knobs
Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Case Included Gloss
Manufacturer Part Number 10OOO42

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