Martin D42 Sinker Dreadnought No Longer Available

Acoustic Guitar with Adirondack Spruce Top, Mahogany Sides and Back, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Hardshell Case - Sunburst
Item ID: D42SinkerM

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Vintage Goodness with Modern Playability

The Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany Acoustic Guitar drips with authenticity. A superb rendition of the classic Martin "Golden Era" D-42 dreadnought, the D-42 Sinker seduces you with its potent allure - a heady concoction of hand-selected tonewoods, exquisite, tasteful appointments, and impeccable tone. Taking its cue from from Martin's much-loved prewar period instruments, this guitar is graced with vintage features such as a solid Adirondack spruce top, an ebony fingerboard with Style 45 Snowflake inlays, and a polished gloss sunburst finish. If you're into vintage acoustics, the Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany will float your boat.

Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic, "just right" Martin tone: it's the mahogany
  • Dressed to kill in tasteful classic appointments
  • Modern playability, Martin-style
Classic, "just right" Martin tone: it's the mahogany

The Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany is a tone-meister. Ask anyone who knows their bluegrass (or just about any other genre) why the Martin D-42 is a top choice for serious performers. It's because mahogany-bodied dreadnoughts' iconic tone sits "just right" in the mix, cutting through and holding its own without infringing on other instruments. Whether you're playing solo, or jamming with others, your D-42's rich tone is always perfect. In a full band setting, you'll always be heard - without fighting the vocals or interfering with the bass player.

Dressed to kill in tasteful classic appointments

If you've a penchant for vintage acoustics (and of course we're talking Martins here), the guitar you conjure in your 6-string dreams probably resembles the D-42 Sinker Mahogany. That's because Martin set out to create the spittin' image of one of their premium pre-war dreadnoughts. Did they succeed? Most assuredly, in our opinion. This axe is slathered in tasteful, yet eye-catching "Golden Era" appointments such as Martin's classic Style 45 Snowflake fingerboard inlays, 1930s Belly-style black ebony bridge, and vintage polished gloss sunburst finish. The net result is the guitar of your dreams - and ours, as well!

Modern playability, Martin-style

When you wrap your fretting hand around the D-42 Sinker Mahogany's 20-fret modified-V profile neck, you'll feel instantly at home. With this guitar, Martin didn't sacrifice playability for the sake of vintage correctness. Your fingers will fly up and down the buttery black ebony fingerboard with its solid Madagascar rosewood binding. This is a flawlessly executed instrument - just what you'd expect from Martin, a company whose 150-plus years of guitar-making experience has made its name synonymous with "acoustic guitar."

Martin D-42 Sinker Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • A superb rendition of a classic Martin "Golden Era" dreadnought
  • 25.4" scale length; 20 frets total; 14 frets clear
  • Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck-joint construction; solid Adirondack spruce 5/16" top braces
  • Standard X scalloped (Golden Era style), forward-shifted top bracing pattern
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top; Style 42 top inlay; Style 45 Green Paua rosette; rosewood binding
  • Solid Sinker Mahogany Back and sides; solid Madagascar rosewood endpiece and binding
  • Style 45 back purfling - Golden Era with Style-18 Black Fiber on each side
  • Black/white/black Boltaron back and side inlays and endpiece
  • Solid mahogany modified-V profile neck; bone nut; Madagascar rosewood heelcap
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard with solid Madagascar rosewood binding
  • Golden Era Style 45 Snowflake fingerboard inlays - select abalone bordered in mother-of-pearl
  • Solid/long diamond/square taper headstock with solid Madagascar rosewood headplate
  • Polished gloss sunburst finish on top, back, sides, and neck
  • Solid black ebony 1930s Belly bridge with 6-point Snowflakes in abalone bordered in mother-of-pearl
  • Bone bridge and end pins with select pearl dots
  • Gold open-gear tuners with engraved buttons; Delmar Tortoise color pickguard
  • 545E Geib-style hardshell case included
Get modern playability and vintage vibe with the D-42 Sinker Mahogany!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number D42 Sinker Mahogany

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