Featuring ornate cosmetic appointments and dripping with exceptionally rich Martin tone, the OM-42 is absolutely beautiful in terms of both look and sound. It features a time-tested tonewood combination: a Solid Sitka Spruce top that provides a well-defined midrange with crisp highs, and Solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides that yield dense, resonant bass to give the guitar a balanced, yet distinctly responsive overall sound. Chock-full of eye-catching appointments, it exudes luxury with beautifully figured tone woods, gold hardware, and lustrous abalone inlays and purfling. Its exceptional playability is highlighted by its 000-14 fret body size, low profile neck, and 1 3/4” bone nut, making it perfect for fingerstyle players. For an absolutely phenomenal mesh of aesthetics, playability, and authentic Martin tone, there’s no better choice than the OM-42.
-Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
-Body Size: 000-14 Fret
-Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
-Rosette: Style 45
-Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
-Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
-Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
-Back Purfling: Style 45
-Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
-Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
-Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
-Binding: Grained Ivoroid
-Top Inlay Style: Abalone Pearl with Black/White/Black Boltaron
-Side Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
-Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
-Neck Material: Select Hardwood
-Neck Shape: Low Profile
-Nut Material: Bone
-Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
-Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C.F. Martin Block- Select Abalone Pearl
-Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Black/White Boltaron Inlay
-Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
-Scale Length: 25.4''
-Number of Frets Clear: 14
-Number of Frets Total: 20
-Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
-Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
-Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflakes - Select Abalone Pearl
-Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
-Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
-Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
-Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
-Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
-Bridge Style: Belly
-Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
-Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
-Tuning Machines: Gold Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
-Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
-Pickguard: Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished
-Case: 630 Molded
Why We Love Martin
Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.