Review – Martin 000-42 Authentic 1939

A Rarefied Martin Lives Again in the 000-42 Authentic 1939

The First Affordable Pearl-Trimmed Martin in the Authentic Series is a Beauty

Specs include: All solid woods with hide glue construction; Madagascar rosewood back and sides; Adirondack spruce top, thinned to pre-war specs, treated with Martin’s Vintage Tone System torrefaction; VTS torrefied Authentic Series scalloped bracing and bridge plate; grained ivoroid binding; solid abalone top purfling and rosette; mahogany neck with 1-11/16” width at nut; vintage V profile unique to this model; ebony fingerboard with solid abalone fret markers; ebony bridge with 2-1/8” string spacing; unique reproduction tuners; extra-thin high gloss finish

“It is an emotionally expressive instrument that naturally inspires nice bluesy string bends, and even subtle little waggles of a fretting finger translate into evocative alterations in the tone of each note, which then spawn echoes that radiate within and without the lively 000 body with its scallop-braced VTS top.”

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000-42 Authentic 1939 pearl

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