Martin Left Handed 000-42 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

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Martin Remains True to its Origins With an Authentic Handcrafted 000-42 Replica That Recreates the Vintage Appearance and Tone of the Original

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 left handed 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, and the lefty Martin 000-42 authentic 1939 delivers authentic vintage tone with an authentic 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.


  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 24.9"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 11/16''
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
  • Back Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Electronics: Not Available
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
  • Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pin Material: Faux Ivory
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45 Golden Era
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heel Cap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Boxed Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Authentic 1939 Style 42 Snowflake
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Dots: Faux Tortoise
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with 1939 Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Enclosed Gear
  • Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: N/A
  • Pleked: No

Replica of a Vintage Martin Auditorium Acoustic With Rich Sustain and Crisp Tone

The left handed 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.

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