Martin D-42 Special
All of our Martin D-42 Special guitars are brand new, factory-fresh, come with a Martin hardshell case and Martin Lifetime Warranty.
In conjunction with former Martin employee Dick Boak, Martin Guitar is proud to introduce a stunning high-end Dreadnought model: the D-42 Special. The idea for this model began nearly 25 years ago when Martin installed its first laser engraving machine & Boak began experimenting with various ways to utilize it. Boak created an intricate pen & ink illustration of a complex floral design that was meant to be laser engraved into a tortoise pickguard, but the material proved unable to be safely engraved. Fast-forward 23 years, Boak came across his original illustration & thought it would make a beautiful piece if inlaid with pearl. He was right! Working with Bill Seymour & Jeremy Chism at Pearlworks, the trio modified the artwork to allow for the detailed pearl inlay work. The resulting prototype won the approval of Chris Martin IV, who asked Boak to expand the design to the fingerboard & headstock. The model also features premium-grade East Indian rosewood back & sides, with the highest grade of Sitka spruce selected for the soundboard. Scalloped forward-shifted X-bracing ensures the open projection for which Martin guitars are prized. Additional vintage-inspired appointments include antique white bindings; abalone inlay along the perimeter of the top, fingerboard extension & rosette; a full gloss finish with top aging toner; and nickel open-gear tuning machines with butterbean knnobs. This model is limited to 100 instruments.
Maury's Music thoroughly inspects every guitar before it ships (learn more). We can even set it up to your specs upon request! Simply choose between "Factory Setup" or "Custom Setup" when placing your order. Click here for more details.
Please note: Adding a guitar pickup or strap button to this model will disqualify it from our return policy and therefore it cannot be returned after these uprades are added. Upgrade prices below include installation; these fees are non-refundable. Also, we cannot ship Walrus Ivory products to California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington or Washington D.C. due to legislation in those states.
This Martin Guitar can only be shipped to a US address. Please contact Martin for a retailer in your country.
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