Martin Guitars 00-42S Custom

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Solid 00-12 Fret acoustic guitar from the Custom Shop with spruce top, East Indian rosewood body and case.  All product info

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Product information - Martin 00-42S Custom

B-goods with slight traces of play

With the Martin 00-42S Custom, the American traditional manufacturer presents one of its famous Custom Shop models, which is equipped with selected materials and, in addition to an individual appearance, also convinces with an incomparable sound. The craftsmanship of the almost 200 year old family business is easily recognizable in the numerous inlays and decorations made of abalone and, in addition to a solid construction, gives the instrument the quintessence that has delighted Martin fans all over the world to this day. An interplay of fine rosewood and a construction that has been thought out to the millimeter produces a fast-responding sound that fades out long-lasting in the overtones and transitions smoothly into the next note. The playability of the flat mahogany neck is also a joy to play up to the highest frets, as a strong neck profile allows for a clean grip with little effort. The characteristic open headstock is equipped with gold side-mount tuners, which, along with the venerable Martin lettering in abalone and a headplate made of evenly grained rosewood, discreetly emphasize the guitar's value. The Martin 00-42S Custom comes with a custom-fitted Custom Shop case and a certificate.

Martin 00-42S Custom front
Martin 00-42S Custom body

A top made of finest Sitka spruce

In order to produce a light and powerful response, the manufacturer relies on the wood of the Californian Sitka spruce, which has a powerful vibration behaviour due to its fine structure, which is further enhanced by flat bracing and a wafer-thin high-gloss finish. The high-quality spruce top produces a very clear and voluminous sound, which is particularly pronounced in the mid and treble frequencies. Framed by an elaborate abalone binding, the even grain of the evenly grained wood is particularly accentuated and thus receives a high-quality touch, which is enriched by an abalone-with-multi-striped soundhole rosette. The white bridge pins with abalone dots set into a dark ebony bridge create a fine interplay between binding, soundhole and the fingerboard that rests on the top from the 12th fret.

Martin 00-42 Custom back

Rosewood back and sides

Easily recognizable by its straight grain, the body made of the finest East Indian rosewood gives the instrument a unique touch that lives up to the Custom Shop designation in every way. The opened back is divided with an elaborate backstrip, which emphasizes the symmetry of the wood in a very tasteful way. Sonically, the noble tropical wood provides a rich tone that colors the bass frequencies in a strong and defined way and adds a basic saturation to the tiny 00-12 fret construction. The white rather plain Binding draws a clear boundary between the individual components of the body and thus creates an aesthetic contrast that clearly emphasizes the value of the woods used. Thanks to the polished finish, the multi-faceted grain with its coarse patterns and lines also stands out in light or dark brown, depending on the angle of view.

Martin 00-42S Custom head

An optimal neck construction for a comfortable playing feel

To ensure clean access to all 20 frets, the manufacturer relies on a flat mahogany neck with a grippy profile and an ebony fingerboard adorned with intricate Style 45 abalone snowflake inlays, skillfully bordered by an abalone binding on the 12th fret to the toned top. For a clean intonation on the entire scale length of 632 mm a compensated saddle made of bone provides, which is optimally adapted to a 44,45 mm wide bone saddle. Gold side-mount tuners allow for precise string tuning and, together with a tasteful headstock made of evenly grained rosewood, white binding and abalone "C.F. Martin" lettering, round out the overall appearance in a very tasteful way.

Martin 00-42 Custom case

The Martin 00-42 Custom at a glance:

Attention! The instrument is a B-goods with slight traces of playing!

  • Custom-Shop-Westernguitar
  • Full solid OM construction
  • Top made of Sitka spruce
  • Body made of East Indian rosewood
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
  • 632 mm scale length
  • 44,45 mm wide bone nut
  • Golden side-mount tuners
  • Includes case and certificate

Scope of Delivery:

  • Case included: Yes


  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Custom
  • Design: 00-12 Fret
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: X-Bracing
  • Back & Sides: Rosewood
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Abalone
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 44.45
  • Scale in mm: 632
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone, compensated
  • Tuners: Side Mount
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Pickup System: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: No
  • Bridge Pins: Plastic
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
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