This is ONE of TWO incredibly beautiful prototypes for a Martin OM-42 Limited Edition, presumably produced for a NAMM convention. Only eight were built even in the final run of this guitar so it is extremely rare, one of TEN in the world! This guitar is in near mint condition in its deluxe original hard shell case (the case has a couple of pricks in the exterior). Obviously there are no on-line reviews of a guitar this rare, so I am going to let the factory specifications and the pictures speak for themselves.
MODEL OM-42 Tasmanian Blackwood
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000 14-Fret
TOP: Solid Adirondack Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 45
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style)
TOP BRACES: Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid Flamed Tasmanian Blackwood
BACK PURFLING: Style 45 - Golden Era
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Flamed Tasmanian Blackwood
ENDPIECE: Solid European Flamed Maple
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
BINDING: Solid European Flamed Maple
TOP INLAY STYLE: Style 42
BACK INLAY: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Modified V
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony
HEELCAP: Solid European Flamed Maple
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/4''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 42 Snowflakes - Golden Era
FINGERBOARD BINDING: Solid European Flamed Maple
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Long Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-5/16''
TUNING MACHINES: Gold Open-Geared w/ Engraved Butterbean knobs
BRIDGE & END PINS: Bone w/ Select Pearl Dots
PICKGUARD: Delmar Tortoise Color
CASE: 533E Geib style
Buyer pays a flat rate of $95 for the rather expensive insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. Payments by Paypal or cashier’s checks are acceptable, but checks must clear before the guitar will be shipped.
I have made every effort to describe and illustrate this outstanding guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. Please read the description carefully, check out the pictures (more are available upon request), and ask any questions you might have before purchasing this guitar. Its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing.
Thank you for your interest in this spectacular instrument.
Payments by Paypal, cashier’s checks, money orders, or personal checks are acceptable, but all payments must clear my bank before the guitar will be shipped. I will CONSIDER reasonable offers, even including installment payments and trade-ins, but generally since I already attempt to price my guitars very competitively, unusual deals must be unusually sweet.
From henceforth [that's how retired English teachers talk], insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states is $55 due to constantly rising shipping costs unless a specific listing says otherwise; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. I have sold guitars to Russia, Japan, Australia, and over 50 other countries, as well as almost every state in the USA. Since some of my guitars travel thousands of miles, I take care to use lots of packing materials, protect the neck inside the case, and of course de-tune the strings.
I make every effort to describe and illustrate each guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. However, many of my instruments are well-played vintage items which are many years old, and I am not a luthier. One should assume that any guitar will require some set-up to satisfy your personal requirements, and that not every flaw or ding will be seen/recognized/described in the listing. Thus the return of an instrument will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please read the listing carefully, check out the pictures, and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.