2011 Martin OM 42 Limited Edition Adirondack and Tasmanian Blackwood 5 of 8
We are proud to present this 2011 Martin OM-42 Tasmanian Blackwood NAMM Show Special (the “Show Stopper!”) – This special guitar was initially limited to 15 units however, the C.F. Martin IV signed and numbered label indicates that this instrument is number 5 of only 8 manufactured.
This 14-fret, long-scale (25.4"), Orchestra Model is crafted of rare Flamed Tasmanian Blackwood from Eastern Australia. Visually, it's similar to premium Koa, tonally, it shares the brightness of Koa but with the rich overtones of rosewood, giving it a unique and very balanced voice. Its solid Adirondack spruce top and 1/4" scalloped "Golden Era" braces, give the guitar a big voice with plenty of volume.
Finger-picking or rhythm, this is your guitar. In the 42-style, the top, rosette and fingerboard extension are inlaid with colorful Paua pearl. The guitar boasts vintage details, including Martin's early "alternate" (and more rare) pearl torch design inlaid into a polished ebony headplate, "Golden Era" snowflakes inlaid into the ebony fingerboard and a 1930s ebony "belly" bridge featuring long bone saddle, bone bridge pins (and end pin) with pearl dots. European flame maple top binding, heelcap and endpiece, gold engraved Gotoh tuners and a modified V neck add a polished finish.
This instrument includes the K and K Pure Mini Pickup. The Pure Mini (formerly called Pure Western Mini) is a passive system for steel string guitar, with three pickup heads and an endpin jack. It is a transducer system only and does not include a battery or on-board electronics. The Pure Systems sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly!
This 2011 Martin OM 42 Limited Edition Adirondack and Tasmanian Blackwood 5 of 8 is in excellent condition with only a few surface scratches and dents. We have done our best to capture these in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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