Martin 0-42 (1891)



This 125-year-old Martin 0-42 is a lovely example of yesteryear's lutherie. The Brazilian Rosewood back and sides are unbelievably clean and striaght-grained. The whole guitar is paper-light, and speaks deeply and confidently with the .012 gauge D'addario Nickel Bronze strings it's currently wearing. Every note carries that round, warm delicacy that only old, Brazilian Rosewood Martin guitars seem capable of delivering. 

There have been a few significant repairs to this guitar during its lifespan. The entire instrument has been refinished (a pro job), and several small slivers of spruce have been added to the top to repair cracked sections between the bridge and lower bout. The back & sides are crack-free. The original ivory bridge and original bridge plate are intact and in great shape. Clear pickguards have been added above and below the soundhole. Price includes Martin hard case. Please call for an in-hand description.

1 13/16" nut width
24.9" SL 
2 3/8" string spacing


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