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Martin Limited Edition D-42 Purple Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (SN:2151011)


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You are looking at a Martin Limited Edition D-42 Purple Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, serial number 2151011. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

Limited to a mere 50 instruments worldwide, C.F. Martin & Co. is excited to bring back their Purple Martin model with the Limited Edition D-42 Purple Martin. With exclusive, intricate limited adornments, an exquisite marriage of tonewoods, and premium appointments, the Martin D-42 Purple Martin is a true sonic and visual masterpiece. Whether you're a discerning guitarist, a collector, or a true lover of the art of guitar craft, the Martin D-42 Purple Martin is sure to stand out amongst even the finest guitars in your collection.

Exclusive, Intricate Limited Adornments
This playable work of art is the epitome of masterful design and craftsmanship. The D-42 Purple Martin showcases absolutely breathtaking shell inlays inspired by Pennsylvania's native bird, the Purple Martin, and Pennsylvania's state flower, the Mountain Laurel. These striking inlays grace the fingerboard, pickguard, and bridge, and are beautifully complemented by an abalone block headstock inlay and shell trimmings along the top and rosette. European flame maple bindings further enhance this guitar's exceptional visual appeal.

Exquisite Marriage of Tonewoods
The tonewoods used for this D-42 Purple Martin are a feast to the eyes and the ears. The Engelmann spruce soundboard boasts a lovely heavy bearclaw figure that makes this instrument truly one of a kind. At the same time, this particular selection of katalox has a brilliant figure and fantastic symmetry, with a strikingly textured look and a tasteful blend of darker and lighter hues. Sonically, especially when paired with a hide glue construction, you can expect a clear, rich voice with ample power and projection.

Premium Appointments
Appointed with only the finest materials and features, the D-42 Purple Martin comes fitted with a set of premium Schaller Gold GrandTune open-gear tuning machines, a bone nut & saddle, Liquidmetal bridge pins that allow for superb harmonics and acoustic qualities, and an interior label signed by Chris F. Martin IV.


  • Dreadnought Body with Hot Hide Glue Neck Joint
  • Heavy Bearclaw Engelmann Spruce Top with Katalox Back & Sides
  • Genuine Mahogany Modified Low Oval Neck with High Performance Taper
  • Limited Shell Purple Martin/Mountain Laurel-Themed Adornments
  • Schaller Gold GrandTune Tuners, Liquidmetal Bridge Pins, Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Includes Special Blue Hardshell Case

Get your Martin Limited Edition D-42 Purple Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar from Sam Ash Direct 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


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Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
Body Wood Katalox
Top Bearclaw Engelmann Spruce
Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X Bracing with 5/16" Adirondack Spruce Braces
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Dovetail Joint (Hide Glue Construction)
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 Belly with Drop-In Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle
Tuning Machines Schaller GrandTune Open-Gear with Butterbean Knobs
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Limited Editions
Model D-42 Purple Martin
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.