These war-era F-2 Martin archtops are incredibly rare with only twelve produced in '42 and while most come in sunburst, this '42 example features a natural finish ~ so it is the only F-2 of its kind. The fact that this solid Brazilian Rosewood hasn't been harvested for a flattop makes it even more enticing and elusive! This guitar Sounds amazing and feels almost amplified with a dry projection and complex vintage harmonic character for a sweet and immersive vintage tone. Plays well with a neck reset and replaced frets ~ the current frets are quite low, but it is currently playable so we decided to leave it as is. Cosmetically in great overall shape with zero cracks displaying honest wear with dings, playwear, a remaining strap button hole on the neck heel, and the original guard is missing. This is an incredible piece of Martin's history! Includes original hardshell case.

Emerald City Guitars

Emerald City Guitars

Very Good
Original Hard
15 Years
Emerald City Guitars
Emerald City Guitars
Seattle, Washington
10:23 PM
10am-4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays

We accept Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, certified cashier's check, money order and direct bank transfers.

As Emerald City Guitars continues to do more and more worldwide shipping our goal is to make sure your instrument or amplifier arrives intact. We take pride in our packing procedures using high grade packing materials and great care in assuring that our customers get their order quickly and safely. We make a point of forwarding all tracking information to our customers so they can stay informed on its progress pending arrival. We ship via UPS, Fedex and UPS. All shipments are fully insured through our private insurance carrier.

We offer a 72 hr approval on all guitar & amps (unless otherwise noted). Customer pays all shipping & insurance costs both ways unless otherwise negotiated by sales staff. Before returning any item, customers must call for a return authorization. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused & returned at customer expense. Returned items are subject to a 20% restocking fee.