Spectacular color and figure in the Brazilian along with style 42 abalone combine with striking visual result on this 000-42. The guitar has solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides (the back is 4 pieces, joined to look like a traditional 2 piece back), Engleman spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fret board and bridge. The style 42 top pearl is bordered with wood black/white/black purflings and the body binding is rosewood with a single fine line of wood purfling on the side below the binding. The Brazilian used in the back and sides is all old Martin stock wood that was obtained more than a decade ago from Mike Longworth, the former Martin historian. The back and side wood is at least 45-50 years old. The Engleman top shows super tight and straight grain throughout. The beautiful Brazilian head veneer is inlaid with the traditional abalone 'torch' design and the tuners are Waverly. The neck has a full profile with a 'soft V' shape, very similar to pre-war 000 and OM necks. The nut width is 1 25/32" and the pin spacing 2 3/8". The top bracing is forward shifted scalloped traditional X pattern, 5/16" gauge and scalloped. The guitar is set with action that is comfortable for finger style but that also allows for strumming/pick style play in comfort. The short scale (24.9") combined with the 5/16" scalloped bracing make this guitar work well with medium gauge strings. Its voice is very well balanced and articulate, excellent for finger style or pick play and with volume to spare. Lively and responsive across the entire range of the fret board. The bass and midrange are strong, the trebles clear and crisp. Comes with a Hiscox Liteflite Pro II hard shell case.

Year Condition Case
2013 Brand New Original Hard


Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair
Steven Kovacik
Scotia, NY
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