The 000-42 is the epitome of Martin quality and design, with a resonant solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Beautiful detail and cosmetics throughout. Includes hardshell case.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 45
TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000 14-Fret
TOP BRACES: Scalloped 5/16''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: Style 45
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY STYLE: Abalone Pearl with Black/White/Black Inlays
SIDE INLAY: B/W Boltaron
BACK INLAY: B/W Boltaron
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Modified V
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C. F. Martin, Block Abalone Pearl
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid with B/W Inlay
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 24.9"
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-/4''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 45 Snowflake - Select Pearl
FINGERBOARD BINDING: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss/ Aging Toner
FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Standard Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Gold w/ Butterbean Knobs
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Abalone Dots
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I have mixed feelings about this one. I decided to get something fancy for my sixtieth birthday; I usually just go for the sound. The 00042 is definitely ornamental. I can tell you what I like and dislike about it. What I like best is the neck. The neck is so perfect you can lower the action almost to touching the frets, and it doesn't buzz anywhere. It comes with a pretty case, not that plastic molded one that Martin seems to think is so great. The guitar is also beautiful, although the back of the D-35 is prettier. Where it falls short is this: it doesn't ring like the D-35, and it is very expensive. I bought my first D-35 in 1971 for 700, so it's hard to get used to these prices. I think the guitar industry is going a bit crazy.
However, if you want a really ornamental guitar, the 000-42 is for you. It is nice. . . it is expensive, but it is nice...but it's expensive...but it IS nice.
Martin Standard Series 000-42 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar