The Martin OM-42 takes both fashion and function very seriously. This small-bodied acoustic guitar features a Sitka Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, a mahogany neck, and an Ebony Bridge. Add the abalone inlay and multi-stripe rosette and you have a guitar that sounds as gorgeous as it looks.
The combination of Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood has long been associated with Premium Acoustic Guitars. In this case, that certainly rings true. This guitar sounds harmonically rich and complex, with a warm low end and crisp, bell-like highs.
Fingerpicking results in a warm, sweet fundamental while pleasing harmonics present inspiring subtleties that react impeccably to the touch. With a flat pick, it's easy to see why many playing alongside a Banjo loved these guitars. It reacts quickly, getting the sound out faster than a Dread or a Jumbo and sounding less congested as a result.
A neck made of mahogany is carved to the Modified Low Oval profile. It features the high-performance taper (stays a little more uniform as you climb frets) and a gloss Nitro Cellulose Finish. Other noteworthy specs include the Style 45 Snowflake Inlays, 25.4" Scale Length for a taught feel, 1.75" Nut Width, and a 16" Fingerboard Radius.
The Music Gallery of Highland Park is proud to be an authorized Martin Guitar Dealer. Blending their Vintage Recipes with modern Manufacturing has given guitar players the best guitars Martin can make. These instruments have never been more playable, more consistent, or more righteously priced. Stop but the shop to check out our full inventory of Martin and Martin Custom Shop Acoustic Guitars!
The pictures in this listing are of the exact guitar that we have for sale. It has been fully set-up in our shop by George MacPhail, playtested for functionality, then re-inspected and set-up to your preferences before being shipped out. Plus, we'll never charge you for a case that was included with your guitar in the first place! Stop by the shop or give us a call to learn more about this or any of the other great Acoustic and Electric Guitars in our collection!
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