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Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Crafted from rosewood and spruce, the Martin D-42 is the perfect mixture of classic Martin sound and truly exquisite aesthetics. Along with the rest of their updated 2018 flagship Standard Series models, Martin has reimagined their Style 40 instruments, but the D-42 still boasts its unique D-42 appointments that distinguish it from the other dreadnought models. As you'd expect from a Martin, the D-42 (2018) has all the quality and tone that make this a true Martin guitar through and through. If you're a pro acoustic player looking for an instrument with plenty of sonic horsepower and sophisticated looks, the D-42 is the answer.

Martin Style 40: Reimagined
Just like all Martin instruments, the Style 40 Martin guitars are all about premium quality, tone, and craftsmanship. What really sets the Style 40 guitars apart from the rest of the Standard Series are the absolutely breathtaking aesthetics and upscale style they offer. Future heirlooms that are sure to please discerning players for years to come, the Style 40 Martin guitars are made using the finest East Indian rosewood and a Sitka spruce top with hand-carved scalloped bracing for a deep, rich, powerful voice that's delivered with exceptional clarity. The updated forward shifted bracing on most models (except OM-42 and 000-42) will add some extra sonic horsepower to your sound, especially on the low end. Each model also sports Martin's ergonomic High Performance neck taper to provide you with superb comfort and playability while a selection of gorgeous abalone pearl adornments cater to its exquisite looks. Aging top toner, Antique White binding, and gold open-gear tuners give the Style 40 guitars that unmistakable old-school Martin vibe.

Unique D-42 Appointments
Compared to the D-41, the D-42 has some extra multi-stripe inlays here and there to add even more elegance to an already beautiful guitar. The D-42 bears gorgeous Style 45 snowflake inlays in abalone along with abalone top trim that continues along the bottom edge of the fretboard to provide a striking aesthetic touch. The abalone rosette and abalone block C.F. Martin headstock logo round out this wonderfully appointed package, making this the ultimate blend of sonic and visual beauty.

A True Martin Through and Through
For nearly 200 years, C.F. Martin & Co. has been crafting some of the world's finest instruments. Known for their exceptional quality, tone, craftsmanship, and industry-altering innovations, Martin Guitars is widely recognized across the globe. With the reimagined Standard Series, Martin remains true to their roots and their signature quality, tone, and performance while making sure all of their guitars meet the standards of today's discerning acoustic guitar player.


  • Dreadnought Body w/ Updated Forward Shifted, Scalloped Bracing
  • Sitka Spruce Top w/ Premium East Indian Rosewood Back/Sides
  • Updated High Performance Neck Taper
  • Updated Aesthetic Touches & D-42 Adornments
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Gold Open-Geared Tuners
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Martin D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

Decent guitar


Classic. Nice headstock design. More attractive to me than any Taylor esp the ugly pick guard design on those. Good tone. All guitars are different so reviews for these seem silly—you have to play them each to know.



Martin What else can you say.


A substantial acoustic guitar sounds over any similar priced guitar.



D-42 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
Body Wood East Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X Bracing with 5/16" Sitka Spruce Braces
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss with Aging Toner Top
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
Neck Finish Gloss
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony Modern Belly with Drop-In Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle
Tuning Machines Gold Open-Geared w/Butterbean Knobs
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Standard Series
Model D-42 (2018)
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.

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