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Martin D-42 Purple Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

(Natural)  Sku #L003340000010002160650

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A limited run with unique appointments and exotic tonewood combination.

The D-42 Purple Martin is the third in the Purple Martin series, and gets an upgrade from 41 to 42 style appointments. The name “Purple Martin” is inspired by a native bird from Pennsylvania of the same name. Known for being social, the Purple Martin is a fitting choice for this instrument and you’ll know why when you hear it sing! In addition to the bird inlay on the fingerboard and pickguard, the guitar also features the Pennsylvania state flower, the Mountain Laurel by its side. The top is made from heavy bear claw Engelmann spruce and the back and sides are made from figured plum katalox. Other unique appointments on this limited-edition model are Schaller Gold GranTune open gear tuners and bone colored liquid metal bridge pins. The model is limited to just 50 guitars, all with a label signed by Chris Martin.

  • All hide glue construction
  • Heavy bearclaw Engelmann spruce top
  • European flamed maple binding
  • Purple Martin fingerboard inlays
  • Liquid metal bridge pins
  • Limited to a total of 50 instruments
  • Includes a label signed by Chris Martin

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D-42 Purple Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Body type: D-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Heavy bearclaw Englemann spruce
  • Back and sides: Katalox (Bolivian rosewood)
  • Bracing pattern: 5/6" Adirondack forward-shifted, scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/Performance Artist taper
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony bound in European flamed maple with multi-stripe
  • Tuning machines: Gold open gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Compensated bone/Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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