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Martin D-42 Purple Martin Flamed Myrtle

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Martin D-42 Purple Martin Flamed Myrtle

The D42 Purple Martin Flamed Myrtle is the fourth in the Purple Martin series. The "Purple Martin" theme is inspired by the purple martin bird of Pennsylvania, where Martin Guitar's headquarters and factory are located. Limited to 100 instruments, this head-turning model includes 42-style pearl inlay throughout and highly decorative inlay on the fingerboard and pickguard of the purple martin bird and mountain laurel flowers, the state flower of Pennsylvania. It is a full gloss guitar made with a top heavy bearclaw Engelmann spruce and the back and sides of flamed myrtle. Each model includes a label signed by Martin Chairman and CEO, Chris Martin, a ply hardshell case, and Martin's Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 medium gauge strings.

CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BODY SIZE:  D-14 Fret 
TOP MATERIAL: Engelmann Spruce
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, Forward Shifted "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Myrtle
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval w/ High Performance Taper
NUT MATERIAL:  Bone
SCALE LENGTH:  25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:  1-3/4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:  2-1/8"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING:  2-3/16"
SADDLE:  16" Radius/Compensated Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MA550T Authentic Acoustic
BRIDGE & END PINS: Liquid Metal, no dots
CASE: Martin 545 Geib Style
ELECTRONICS:  Optional

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