1995 model, pre-owned in good condition! Has had a small repair on the lower bout corner, treble side (see closeups in photos). Professional repair that is hard to see without looking for it (finish is level and glossy). Has one tiny ding at the back of the headstock in the top edge and some tiny scratchers throughout, but in overall excellent condition. Includes hardshell case. Nicely settled in over 25+ years - has a beautiful rich sound that these D-42s are known for.
The Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a solid spruce top that generates rich Martin tone, while gorgeous rosewood back and sides add crisp projection. Vintage features include forward-shifted scalloped bracing, traditional Martin Style 45 snowflake fingerboard inlays, elegant grained ivoroid bindings on the top and lush ebony fretboard, and gold tuning gears with butterbean knobs.
The very first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world.
Bound solid spruce top
Rosewood back and sides
Bound ebony fretboard
Grained ivoroid binding
Gold butterbean tuners