Offered is this fabulously clean Martin 000-42 Standard built in 2014. The 000-42 is a short-scale, 14 fret, auditorium-sized instrument with a lower bout that is 15" wide and 4-1/8" deep. This Martin classic has a Sitka top matched with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. It is a highly ornamental guitar, with ivoroid bindings, Abalone rosette and inlays and Abalone/multi-color trim. The neck is Martin's modified V-shape which has a lovely vintage feel without being excessively big. The fretboard and the bridge are made from black ebony. This is a 24.9" scale guitar with a 1.75" wide bone nut and a bone saddle with 2-1/4" string spacing.
The tone and playability of this guitar are superb. It plays effortlessly and the tone is rich and balanced as you would expect from a high-end Martin guitar. Listen to the provided SoundCloud sample and I think you will agree. It plays quite easily with a nice low setup. The 12th fret string heights measure 5/64" on the low E side and 4/64" on the high E side with lots of saddle remaining.
You will have to look very closely to find a mark anywhere on this guitar. The frets are near flawless and even the pickguard is free of scuffs. I will call the condition of this guitar as "near mint" in the event I've missed some tiny imperfection, but I've purchased "new" guitars that were not in as nice condition as this beautiful Martin.
This guitar comes in the original Martin case which is in super nice condition as well. A new example of this fine instrument lists for $7,100 with a street price of $5,600 but this near mint example can be yours for $1,300 less. This is a superb example of a classic Martin instrument. Make it yours!
|2014||Near Mint||Natural w/ Aging Toner||Original Hard|
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