The Martin OM-42 is a dream of an acoustic guitar – the appearance is not inferior to the tonal elegance of this guitar. Gold-plated, open tuners, Style 45 abalone fingerboard inlays and an Antique White binding underline the noble character of this Martin guitar.
This great guitar is built in the style of Martin’s famous pre-war guitars. The X-Bracing (the top bracing) is in the foreground and provides perfect balance and nuances over the entire sound spectrum, which is a dream of a sound with defined basses, muted mids and crystal clear highs, as the top can therefore vibrate even more freely.
Song accompanists, fingerpickers & flatpickers love this character.
The comfortable neck profile has become one of the most popular neck profiles, with a nut width of 4.44cm this is absolutely comfortable for everyone.
The legendary wood combination of Sitka spruce and rosewood (of course in full solid construction) testify to the history of this instrument. Powerful, dynamic and always assertive, but still plenty of room to reproduce fine articulations. Simply how one imagines a “real” Martin.
The elaborate mother-of-pearl & abalone inlays on the top, the top edge on the fingerboard as well as on the sound hole are the distinctive features of an OM-42 and reflect the high-quality character of the instrument. This also includes the vintage look: the slightly tinted top suits the vintage character of the instrument very well and takes away the “glaring brightness” of a natural spruce top right from the start….eben vintage character at its best.
The cool little tear-drop pickguard completes the picture and makes the guitar stand out visually.
It comes in the original Martin case with the papers and an article from the acoustic guitar magazine. The guitar is from 2007 and in very good condition.
Top: Sitka spruce, solid
Back & sides: east ind. Rosewood, solid
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Scale length: 645 mm
Fingerboard inlays: Style 45 Abalone
Nut & Bridge: Bone
nut width: 44,4 mm
Machine heads: Vintage Golden Butterbeans, open
Finish: Natural, Nitro