The beauty of these tonewoods suggested a top-of-the-line instrument; and we elected style-42 trim alongside full "Authentic" build features.
Why We Love This
The latest sets pulled from our wood locker at the Martin Custom Shop were the most beautifully figured examples of Guatemalan Rosewood we could find -- and they were used to make two style-42 Custom Authentic 000 models (the first one to arrive is pictured herein). The beauty of this material suggested a top-of-the-line instrument; and we elected style-42 trim alongside full "Authentic" build features. As with Martin's 000-28 Custom Authentic, we've used a modified V neck profile outfitted with an adjustable truss rod in the name of flexibility. But as far as sound goes? This is as deep, dark, and rich as a modern Martin 000 gets. Plenty of sparkle and power alongside that woody response that characterizes the Authentic lineup (and the vintage guitars on which they're based). Please call us if you'd like to discuss this lovely guitar further -- but suffice it to say that as small-bodied Martins go, they don't get better than this! With Harptone hardshell case.