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Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview

  • Bound solid spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Bound ebony fretboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $6,999.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $1,900.00
  • Your Price:
    $5,09900

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The nostalgic look and feel of pre-war period guitars.

The Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a solid spruce top that generates rich Martin tone, while gorgeous rosewood back and sides add crisp projection. Vintage features include forward-shifted scalloped bracing, traditional Martin Style 45 snowflake fingerboard inlays, elegant grained ivoroid bindings on the top and lush ebony fretboard, and gold tuning gears with butterbean knobs. Includes case.

Features

  • Bound solid spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Bound ebony fretboard
  • Grained ivoroid binding
  • Ebony bridge
  • Gold butterbean tuners
  • Includes case

This guitar is a true beauty with a heart of gold. Order today and you'll never regret it.

 
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MartinStandard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 28 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin D-42

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Besides being a work of art, it plays easily and the tone is fantastic.
Update. After owning this instrument for a month, it ha become my favorite guitar. It moved the SST to second, the Guild to third, and the Les Paul to last.
The workmanship is impeccable.
A little pricy for the average player, but it is an investment in quality.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin D42

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

The Martin is, as usual, fantastic in construction and trim.
Like others, I have reached the age (69) that I can afford the finer things in life. I own a Gibson Les Paul, a Guild G45, and now a Martin D42. It is a mavelous instrument. The only complaint I have is that the Martin does not make me play any better. It is, however, the pride of ownership that makes me happy.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

How does a D42 compare to a D41?

By john truitt

from Arizona and Ohio

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Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I've had a D41 since 1979 and thought it was the most beautiful thing both to the eye and the ear. I wondered at the reviews, could a D42 sound better than perfection? Well, the answer is it's a different form of perfection. The D42 had presence to it. Like some actors/actresses have that special quality that makes the audience take attention. The D42 is like that. It has stage presence that will leave you bewildered at the incredible quality and intricacy of sound coming from it. It's bliss. Get one and you won't regret it. The reviews are true, oh so true.
It has gold hardware that feels much less substantial that the D41. Inlay is pleasing to the eye and understated. Even so I can't fault what's there.
Perfect finish, perfect wood, perfect tone. Built with Martin quality behind it. Its not as pretty as my old D41, the woods available have changed over the years. The tuners are less substantial.
How much is a piece of heaven worth to you?

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

after three years

By PJP

from montreal quebec

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I spent a good 3 months in decieding which acoustic guitar to buy that would be my only acoustic for the rest of my life. My first decicion was I wanted that martin sound. After serious consideratin and a lot of hours in different guitar shops my desision was the D-42. It has the tone of an aged martin and keeps getting better. It has the beauty without over too much bling-bling. The action is superb. It even sells for more than I paid for it 3 years ago, so its gone up in value. I play more often now since its such a pleasure to play. For me it was a lot of money to spend. Would I do it again.....ni a heart beat. I could not have made a better chice

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My last guitar

By Guitarman135

from New Hampshire

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Only owned it a month but I am done guitar shopping. This D42 puts my other 2 Martins to shame. They sound great until I put one down and pick this one up. Buy it now. I wish I hadn't waited until I was 66 to buy mine.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST MARTIN EVER MADE

By THE MAN-4M3gy

from DENMARK

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This 42 sounds way better than anything else among high end acoustics. Its both warmer and brighter than the D-45 (and 41) and actually I think, that its also looking better and more "simpel-straight"... for about half the price! Its not only the best Martin. I seriously mean, that this is THE acoustic guitar in the world - and as a pro Ive played them all. Ill buy it next month. Its got to be mine !

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5.0

The Best Guitar I've owned

By Jay-6anCf

from Charleston, SC

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I was fortunate enough to win this guitar through a promotion by Yuengling and Martin guitars. Even so, the action is incredible. The tones it produces are rich, bright highs, beautiful mid tones, and full lows. I've owned Epiohones and played a lot of great acoustics where I thought they were great, but this guitar is one (that if you can afford and not win!) the absolute best guitar I've ever played.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This One's Near the Top!

By Joe-3QMmH

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Ahhh....pure luxury! Everything about this guitar is beautiful. The woods, the appointments, the tone, all are about the best you can get. If you have the bucks, you won't go wrong here. If anyone tells you different, it's probably because they can't afford one!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By EAStone

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this guitar in 2002. It has a great sound. The bass and treble are well balanced with good projection. It's a bit expensive,but well worth it. A friend, who is a well known studio recording artist, says it has a better sound than the Brazilian rosewoods he has played. Just remember, all guitars are unique. It's best to play it before you bought it.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, Wow, Wow

By Martin-fk5rZ

from Nebraska

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I had been shopping around for a high end acoustic for about a year. I found one. I had my sights set on a Taylor 914ce until I played the Martin D-42. Unplugged this thing fills a room with sound. Warm, rich, and absolutely incredible sound. I used to play a couple of times a week, now I play everyday. The best of the best have played Martin over the years and many play this model. When I am not playing it I am looking at it. It's a real beauty. I am still in the early stages of getting to know it so I always wipe it down before I put it away each day. Some people prefer Taylor, some Guild, some Gibson but one thing is for sure. No one, not even a Taylor fanatic will be able to say anything bad about this guitar. Spend the money, get the D-42 and you won't have any regrets.

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