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Martin 000-42 Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar

An Iconic Design Modernised for Today's Generation!



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    Product Description

    Martin’s exquisite Modern Deluxe Series acoustic guitars seamlessly combine vintage sound and aesthetics with cutting-edge materials and contemporary playability. They're the perfect "old meets new" instruments — sharing the same basic recipe of their parent models in the Standard Series, but equipped with a raft of custom features that alter their sonic and performative characteristics; making them more suitable for today's generation.

    This magnificent 000-42 Modern Deluxe model has many highlights, including a Sitka Spruce 'Vintage Tone System' (VTS) top, a dovetail neck joint, and a natural protein glue construction — yielding the rich, fully-aged sound that Martin guitars are known for. European Flamed Maple binding and gold open-gear tuners add to the luxurious look, while the ultra-modern upgrades include 'Liquidmetal' bridge pins, a tone-enhancing carbon fibre bridge plate, and a new neck shape that's slightly asymmetrical for maximum comfort. This guitar is anything but standard!

    Key Features

    • VTS (Vintage Tone System) Top — A proprietary process that allows Martin to artificially age new guitar tops to adopt the characteristics of wood from a specific time period.
    • Adirondack Spruce Bracing — Adds punch and projection, balancing out the warmth and dryness of the VTS top.
    • 'Vintage Deluxe' Neck — This unique asymmetrical profile, combined with Martin’s 'High Performance' Taper, provides incredible playing comfort.
    • 2-Way Titanium Truss Rod — 64% lighter than a conventional steel truss rod, which noticeably reduces the total weight of the guitar.
    • Ebony Fingerboard — A dark and silky-smooth material that adds brightness and snap into the tonal equation.
    • Liquid Metal Bridge Pins — Deliver a subtle boost in volume and sustain, while enhancing the overall voice of the instrument.
    • Composite Carbon Fibre Bridge Plate — Both lighter and stiffer than a traditional wooden plate; increasing stability and allowing for optimal transfer of sonic energy.



    • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
    • Body Finish: Gloss
    • Back & Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
    • Top Material: Sitka Spruce with VTS
    • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
    • Bracing Pattern: X Brace
    • Binding: European Flamed Maple
    • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe


    • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
    • Neck Finish: Gloss
    • Neck Shape: Vintage Deluxe
    • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
    • Scale Length: 24.9"
    • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
    • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Inlays: Golden Era Style 45 Snowflake (Abalone with Mother of Pearl)
    • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
    • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
    • Nut: Bone
    • Frets: 20


    • Bridge Material: Ebony
    • Bridge Style: Modern Belly (Drop in Saddle)
    • Bridge Pins: Liquid Metal
    • Saddle: Compensated Bone
    • Saddle Radius: 16"
    • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
    • Tuners: Gold Open Gear


    • Case: Ply Hardshell
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