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Acoustic guitar in 000 construction, fully solid with Sitka spruce top, rosewood body, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and cas...  All product info

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Martin 000-42 Standard Series

Solid acoustic guitar, 000-construction, Sitka spruce top, rosewood body, 632 mm scale length, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, case included.

With the Martin 000-42 Standard Series , the American manufacturer Martin is expanding its range to include another premium acoustic guitar in the traditional 000 design with the finest materials and elaborate ornamentation that showcase the high-quality instrument in a very aesthetic way. This acoustic guitar, handmade in Nazareth Pennsylvania, produces an extremely powerful sound thanks to its careful workmanship and perfectly seasoned woods, which is defined and clearly reproduced in all frequencies. A wafer-thin lacquer and a flat bracing allow the wood to vibrate distinctly, so that the sound can be fully developed with a very easy response and without much effort. Detailed decorations in the form of subtle abalone inlays and bindings adorn the Martin 000-42 Standard Series guitar and illustrate the great craftsmanship of the almost 200-year-old family business. A custom-fit Ply Hardshell molded case and warranty card are included.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series front
A traditional 000-western guitar with outstanding qualities.
Martin 000-42 Standard Serie body
Elaborate abalone bindings adorn the finely grained top.

A noble Sitka spruce top with Aging Toner finish

In order to produce a powerful sound with clear treble and mid frequencies, the manufacturer uses a high-quality Sitka spruce top, which is easily recognized by its even and flamed grain. Due to its dense structure, the North American spruce has a very strong vibration behaviour, which means that the individual tones can be developed very directly. This effect is favored by a flat Scalloped-X-Bracing and a wafer-thin lacquer which produce a fast response and lets the sound fade out in the overtones for a long time, giving the instrument an orchestral note. Bounded by an elaborate abalone multi-stripe top inlay, a nice transition from the top, which has an aging toner finish, to the dark body material is created, discreetly emphasizing the value of the fine wood. Decorated by a faux-tortoise pickguard and an abalone Multi-Stripe soundhole rosette, the light-colored spruce wood stands in tasteful contrast to the black ebony bridge with its characteristic snowflake inlays.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series
High quality East Indian rosewood with coarse grain.

A dark rosewood on the back and sides

For a powerful expression of the bass frequencies, the body construction contains a strikingly grained rosewood, which, due to its hardness and coarse structure, enriches the low-end with a defined saturation and favours a rapid sound development. Especially in combination with the light spruce top, this rare tropical wood is often used in guitar building because of its unique sound characteristics. The symmetrical grain of the open back is accentuated by an elaborate Style-45 backstrip, giving the observer a deep insight into the multi-facetted play of colors that runs through the entire wood. Back and sides are bounded by an antique-white binding in perfectly matching colors, creating a successful contrast between them and the top, which perfectly rounds off the overall appearance in its aesthetics.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series head
Golden open gear tuners and C.F. Martin lettering.

Easy playability thanks to a flat neck profile

In order to offer the player maximum playing comfort of the Martin 000-42 Standard Series, the manufacturer uses a mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard, which can be played easily and without much pressure up to the highest positions due to a modified low oval profile. Fine abalone snowflake inlays adorn the most important frets and their fine color reflections show the great skill and attention to detail that went into the construction of this high-quality instrument. The dark fretboard is also bordered by a simple antique-white binding, which from the 14th fret onwards is additionally framed by a high-quality abalone decoration on the top. A 44.45 mm wide bone saddle and a compensated bridge inlay, which are carefully matched to each other, ensure excellent intonation over the complete 632 mm scale length. The characteristic Martin headstock is equipped with gold open-gear tuners that not only guarantee precise tuning but also emphasize the generous C.F. Martin company logo.

Martin 000-42 Standard Series

The Martin 000-42 Standard Series:

  • Standard series
  • Fully solid construction
  • 000-construction
  • Sitka spruce top with antique toner
  • Back and sides of East Indian rosewood
  • 632 mm scale length
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and abalone snowflake inlays
  • Bone saddle with 44.45 mm width
  • Ebony bridge with compensated bone inlay and abalone snowflake inlays
  • Golden open-gear tuners with Butterbean buttons
  • Including Ply-Hardshell-Case


  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: OOO
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Back & Sides: East-Indian Rosewood
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 44.45
  • Scale in mm: 632
  • Bridge: Belly, Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone, compensated
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Rosette: Abalone Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Bridge Pins: Plastic, white
  • Weight (kg): 1.95
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case included: Yes
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