This exquisite Martin OM-42 incorporates high-end detailing with its classic design to produce the perfect acoustic guitar for just about any musician. To many this is by far the most tasteful take on Martin’s Traditional Design and a top model for every other boutique guitar builder!
The Martin OM-42 is built to be played. The model is like a hammer in your toolbox and is versatile enough to be used in blues, folk, or just about any other acoustic genre. This Martin OM-42 has forward-shifted, scalloped ¼’ bracing. Both the placement of the bracing and its design creates a guitar that moves more when you play it, making it lively, responsive, dynamic, and light-weight. The OM-42 has a Sitka spruce top that is more responsive than Adirondack tops you may find on other models. While Sitka doesn’t produce the same roar as Adirondack, it is far more articulate, making it a great guitar for recording purposes. In addition, the Sitka top is paired with an Indian rosewood body that gives the guitar those rich overtones that speaks to a lot of guitarists.
Martin’s OM guitars have been around for over 80 years due to their wide spread and long lasting popularity. You no doubt have seen them used with some of the more famous acoustic guitarists like Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan. The Martin OM-42 uses the company’s second most extravagant detail work. In addition to the 42 style around the edge, this acoustic guitar features gold hardware, antique white binding and smaller inlays on the bridge and headstock. These aesthetic details elegantly accompany the beautiful tone woods without looking gaudy or out of place.
If you care at all about acoustic guitars, there’s something about this Martin OM-42 that you’ll love. While it’s not necessarily a collector’s item—as everyone’s opinion differs on that front—it will hold its value today better than any other guitar you invest in. However, if the price for a 42 style guitar is outside the depth of your wallet, you may consider our more affordable OM-28. You still get a great Martin OM guitar, but without paying for the aesthetic benefits.
- C.F. Martin Limited Warranty
- 21% VAT applies. Buyers outside the Eurozone do not pay the VAT
- Free shipping to Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
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- 14 day Return Policy applies.
- Pickup of your guitar for repair, consignment or trade can be arranged.
- All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking.