Own a Supremely Designed, Aesthetically Beautiful, D-42 Purple Martin Flamed Myrtle
The D-42 Purple Martin Flamed Myrtle is the fourth in the Purple Martin series. The “Purple Martin” theme is inspired by the purple martin bird of Pennsylvania, where Martin Guitar's headquarters and factory are located. Limited to 100 instruments, this head-turning model includes 42-style pearl inlay throughout and highly decorative inlay on the fingerboard and pickguard of the purple martin bird and mountain laurel flowers, the state flower of Pennsylvania. It is a full gloss guitar made with a top of heavy bearclaw Engelmann spruce and the back and sides of flamed myrtle. Each model includes a label signed by Martin Chairman and CEO, Chris Martin, a ply hardshell case, and Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 medium gauge strings.
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
- Back and Side Finish: Gloss
- Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Top Material: Engelmann Spruce
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Back Material: Myrtle
- Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
- Side Material: Myrtle
- Electronics: None
- Top Color: Purple Sunburst
- Bridge Style: Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Binding: European Flamed Maple
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/16"
- Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
- Top Detail: Heavy Bearclaw
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Pin Material: Liquidmetal®
- Bridge Pin Dots: None
- Pickguard: Black Acrylic
- Pickguard Inlay: Purple Martin
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
- Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back and Sides Color: Purple Sunburst
- Back Detail: Flamed
- Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe
- Heelcap: European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe
- Side Detail: Flamed
- Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Endpiece: European Flamed Maple
- Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
- Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Neck Color: None
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Side Dots: Abalone
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Purple Martin Theme
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Shell
- Fingerboard Binding Material: European Flamed Maple
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners
- Headplate Material: Ebony
- Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay Golden Era
- Headplate Binding Material: European Flaming Maple with Multi-Stripe
- Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
- Knob: Butterbean
- Nut Material: Bone
Manufacturer: C. F. Martin & Co.
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details