Date: 11-25-10 Review: Martin D-42 Rating you give the Martin D42: 5 - Best thing I ever played
Likes: Great sound (play soft or dig in it takes anything), easy action (med/low), and down right beautiful!!
Dislikes: Price but you get what you pay for and there is not a foreign copy that can touch its sound, I looked!
Additional Comments: Mine is a 1988 D-42LE # 24 of 75. Its sounds awesome!!! and I have played A LOT of dreads. With light strings it sounds so sweat with great sustain and the low end is light so its well balanced. With med strings its a beast!! Huge bass with very clear notes all the way through. Huge difference in sound with lights to meds.
Name: Rod Arii Date: 8-25-09 Review: Martin D42 Rating you give the Martin D-42: 5 - Best thing I ever played
Likes: First played a well used one, sound was great. Bought new one what a voice, easy to play, voice like an angel.
Dislikes: Right in the middle of neck is a small burr, like a pebble in your shoe, should not be there for cost.
Name: Paul Slagle Date: 11/3/2008 Review: Martin D-42 Rating you give the Martin D42: 4 - Highly recommend it
Likes: Nicely Appointed. Well built, Good action, sweet tone.
Additional Comments: I have a 1988 D-42. I have several very old Martins and this one will be great one day.
Name: Ernie Dockery Date: 3/26/08 Review: Martin D-42 Rating you give the Martin D42: 5 - Best thing I ever played
Like about the Martin D-42: I have played and owned several Martins. I like the D-42 for the deep sound and great action. The more I play it the better it sounds.
Dislikes: It will not take itself into the gigs no matter how hard I train it.
Additional Comments: Buy one today.
Name: Robin Wright Date: 19. 03. 07 Review:Martin D42 Rating you give the Martin D-42: 5 - Best thing I ever played
Like about the Martin D42: A huge sound - yet tasteful, full, well balanced; a real joy to play. An inspirational instrument and very beautifully designed and made. The only real buzz I get is when I take it out of the case. Roars like lion; purrs like a kitten.
Dislike about the Martin D-42: Try as I might, I can't find anything wrong with this instrument.
Additional Comments: I'm saving up for a top grade Brazilian rosewood model.
Name: Harris Date: March 10, 2007 Review: Martin D-42 Rating you give the Martin D42: 5 - Best thing I ever played
Like about the Martin D-42: It has incredible action and the appointments, especially the ebony buttons, really make this guitar a "keeper for all time".
Additional Comments: I bought it in 1988- D-42 Limited Edition, #51 of 75. It's an unbelievable guitar. (much nicer than the newer ones, even though they're very nice as well.)
UMGF username: THaniford Date: March 3, 2006 Review: Martin D-42
Rating you gave the Martin D42: 5 - Best thing I ever bought
Liked about the Martin D-42: I really enjoy the ease of playing. The action is fantastic. The sound is getting deeper as my guitar is aging. It is now a year old and there is a marked difference in tonal quality from when I first purchased my D-42. The sound quality is excellent. You can play soft or you can drown out those you are playing along with. I can play bluegrass, pop, soft rock, jazz with great sounds. I am amazed at how much better the sound is on the D-42 than my D-1 or my 1976 Ovation 1716-2.
Disliked about the Martin D-42: Having to change strings. That is always a pain. Each time I put new strings on, it just seems like this guitar sounds better than ever before.
Additional Comments: If you are an avid player and looking for a guitar that will last you a lifetime, I recommend the Martin D-42.
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