Martin Authentic Series guitars are modeled after immaculate examples of vintage Martin guitars kept in the Martin Museum. Meticulously reproduced vintage Martin Authentic Series instruments all feature historically accurate appointments and craftsmanship that remain true to the origins of these much sought-after instruments.
With the Martin 000-42 Authentic Series 1939 acoustic guitar, Martin has remained true to their origins with a meticulously handcrafted auditorium acoustic with period authentic appointments including hide glue construction, dovetail neck joint, solid Adirondack spruce top and solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides, giving this auditorium acoustic the rich sustain and crisp tons that made the original legendary.
The Adirondack Spruce top is treated with Martin’s innovative Vintage Tone System (VTS), a system of heat-treating the wood to age it, giving it the authentic tone and appearance of a guitar from the 1930‘s. Combine that with authentic rear-shifted x-bracing, dovetail neck construction, and an authentic 1939 neck shape contoured to fit your hand comfortably, the Martin 000-42 authentic 1939 delivers authentic vintage tone with period-specific feel.
Other authentic historically accurate appointments include Abalone with Multi-Stripe top inlay, Style 45 Golden Era back purfling, black ebony fingerboard 1939 Style 42 snowflake abalone inlays, dovetail neck joint with hide glue construction, real bone nut and saddle and Script Old Style Overlay logo.
The Martin 000-42 Authentic 1939 auditorium acoustic richly rewards players with its rich sustain, crisp tone and vintage feel. With an array of vintage appointments including an Adirondack Spruce top with solid Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, the innovative Martin VTS system gives this brand new acoustic the rich tone and feel of a vintage auditorium acoustic from the 1930‘s. Through the VTS torrefaction process (heat-treating), the craftsmen at Martin have been able to recreate the pleasing tones and appearance of one of Martin’s most celebrated auditorium acoustics.