Don’t worry. By “small” is not meant the body size, because this guitar is also a full-size dreadnought with everything that goes with it.
The Martin D-42 is much more concerned with the optical features, which are somewhat more inconspicuous than the D-45.
This feature also makes it one of the most popular instruments from Martin’s premium segment, because sometimes less is simply more.
The sound of the Martin D-42 Dreadnought naturally plays along where it belongs:
At the top!
Solid spruce top, solid rosewood body and the Forward Shifted Scalloped X Bracing provide a fast response, plenty of foundation and volume and the typical Martin Dreadnought sound, which many guitarists have fallen for since the appearance of this guitar form!
Body size: D-14 Fret Massive Sitka Spruce top Back and sides: Solid Rosewood Select Hardwood Neck Ebony fingerboard Scale: 25.4” (645 mm) Saddle width: 1 11/16” (42.8 mm) Edge inlay: Abalone/White Boltaron Neck shape: Low Profile Saddle: Bone Ebony Bridge Gold Open-Gear Machine Head Bridge and Endpins: white / dot mother of pearl Tortoise- Pickguard Style 45 Abalone Snowflakes Inlays incl. Martin Premium Hardshell Case
The guitar is from 2014 and comes with all Martin papers and the original case.
Basically the guitar is new – without traces of play and use.