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  • New Modern Deluxe Series Model for 2022

    The Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe brings 42 styling to the Modern Deluxe.  Built of East Indian rosewood with a Sitka spruce VTS (torrefied) top, and flamed maple binding, it has the traditional abalone top border, plus a torch peghead inlay in abalone bordered with white pearl. Fingerboard & bridge snowflakes are also abalone bordered with pearl. Modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquid metal bridge pins with avbalone dots, and a carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. The new neck shape is designed for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard.

    Attached video from 2019 describes the many special features of the Modern Deluxe Series.
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Model:    D-42 Modern Deluxe
  • Body size:       D  14-Fret
  • Construction:    Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Top:       Sitka Spruce with VTS
  • Bracing Material:    Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Bracing:      Scalloped 5/16”, Forward Shifted X
  • Back & Sides:      East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding:      European Flamed Maple
  • Top Inlay:    Abalone with Multi-Stripe, including Fingerboard Extension Outline
  • Rosette:    Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard:     Tortoise Pattern
  • Back Purfling Strip:    Style 45 Golden Era
  • Back & Side Inlay:    Multi-Stripe
  • Neck:    Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:      Vintage Deluxe
  • Neck Taper:    High Performance Taper
  • Scale Length:    25.4”
  • Nut width:      1-3/4”
  • Width@12thFret:     2-1/8”
  • Strings@Saddle:     2-5/32”
  • Headstock:    Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners
  • Headplate:     Ebony with Torch Inlay
  • Headplate Binding:    Maple with Multi-Stripe
  • Tuning Gears:      Gold Open Gear, Butterbean Knobs
  • Nut / Saddle:      Bone
  • Fingerboard:      Ebony
  • Fingerboard Pearl:      Golden Era Style 45 Snowflake – Abalone with Mother of Pearl
  • Side Dots:    Abalone
  • Bridge:     Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle, Compensated
  • Bridge / End Pins:     Liquid Metal with Abalone Dots
  • Finish:     Gloss, Clear Top, Gloss Neck
  • Case:     Ply Hardshell (Martin 12C545E)
  • Strings:     Acoustic Medium
  • Electronics:      None
  • Plek:    Yes
  • Left Hand Availability:    Yes

Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe Guitar & Case

Expert Setup
USA Only
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: D42MDLX

Regular price
$7,199 USD
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$7,199 USD
New Modern Deluxe Series Model for 2022

The Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe brings 42 styling to the Modern Deluxe.  Built of East Indian rosewood with a Sitka spruce VTS (torrefied) top, and flamed maple binding, it has the traditional abalone top border, plus a torch peghead inlay in abalone bordered with white pearl. Fingerboard & bridge snowflakes are also abalone bordered with pearl. Modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquid metal bridge pins with avbalone dots, and a carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. The new neck shape is designed for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard.

Attached video from 2019 describes the many special features of the Modern Deluxe Series.
More Details

More Details

Model:    D-42 Modern Deluxe
  • Body size:       D  14-Fret
  • Construction:    Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Top:       Sitka Spruce with VTS
  • Bracing Material:    Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Bracing:      Scalloped 5/16”, Forward Shifted X
  • Back & Sides:      East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding:      European Flamed Maple
  • Top Inlay:    Abalone with Multi-Stripe, including Fingerboard Extension Outline
  • Rosette:    Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard:     Tortoise Pattern
  • Back Purfling Strip:    Style 45 Golden Era
  • Back & Side Inlay:    Multi-Stripe
  • Neck:    Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:      Vintage Deluxe
  • Neck Taper:    High Performance Taper
  • Scale Length:    25.4”
  • Nut width:      1-3/4”
  • Width@12thFret:     2-1/8”
  • Strings@Saddle:     2-5/32”
  • Headstock:    Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners
  • Headplate:     Ebony with Torch Inlay
  • Headplate Binding:    Maple with Multi-Stripe
  • Tuning Gears:      Gold Open Gear, Butterbean Knobs
  • Nut / Saddle:      Bone
  • Fingerboard:      Ebony
  • Fingerboard Pearl:      Golden Era Style 45 Snowflake – Abalone with Mother of Pearl
  • Side Dots:    Abalone
  • Bridge:     Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle, Compensated
  • Bridge / End Pins:     Liquid Metal with Abalone Dots
  • Finish:     Gloss, Clear Top, Gloss Neck
  • Case:     Ply Hardshell (Martin 12C545E)
  • Strings:     Acoustic Medium
  • Electronics:      None
  • Plek:    Yes
  • Left Hand Availability:    Yes