Martin 00-42 (1935)


Finding an original, pre-war style-42 Martin guitar is no mean feat -- but in this kind of clean, original condition? We've never seen another like it. This extraordinary guitar has been with the current owner for some time, and has stayed perfectly stable the entire time. It's been recently vetted on gone over by TJ Thompson -- though really just to give it a clean bill of health. It plays like a dream and requires no setup work or repairs of any kind. It's crack-free, with all of its original parts and free of any finish modifications. Sound? Muster whatever adjectives you can -- they won't come close to conveying the experience of holding this guitar, playing it, feeling the explosive response and hearing the throaty, multi-dimensional sound. For fingerstyle players, it's a grail guitar (provided you get along with the 1 13/16" nut width). For flatpickers, it's everything a small guitar could be: huge bass, dry mids and fat, round trebles with that decades-old reverby quality. The guitar is priced with a modern hard case, but would fit inside a 00-12 fret Calton too (please inquire if you're interested in upgrading). An amazing & sublimely musical guitar. 

On consignment. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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