Martin Left Handed OM-42 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

Exquisitely Appointed Orchestra Model with Perfect Tonal Balance and a Radiance you Can See as well as Hear

At Martin Guitars handcrafted instruments built with superior tonewoods and innovative designs represent the high standard for which they are revered. Standard Series guitars feature Sitka Spruce tops with Mahogany or Rosewood backs and sides, giving them a massive bottom end with articulate highs and balanced mids. Martin Standard Series guitars continue the tradition of vintage styling and elegant craftsmanship that have made playing a Martin an amazing experience.

The left handed Martin OM-42 Standard Series acoustic guitar combines an array of luxury appointments with classic construction and tonewoods to deliver a refined tone and premium performance that make it one of the most sought after acoustic guitars in the world. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top with East Indian Rosewood back and sides with classic scalloped X-bracing inside, the OM-42 delivers a remarkably rich tone that will add depth and dimension to the mix like no other acoustic.

With a long scale modified low-oval satin finish Mahogany neck with Martin’s narrow, high performance neck taper, you will enjoy hours of effortless picking and strumming. The Martin OM-42‘s smaller body is more comfortable to play than a larger style guitar, and with its plek’d frets you can be sure that every note will ring loud and clear with natural, unblemished tone.

Premium appointments such as a polished aged toner gloss finish, antique white binding, tortoise colored pickguard and abalone pearl inlay just add to the radiance and exemplary tone of this legendary lefty Martin OM-42. With a compensated bone nut and saddle and gold open gear tuners, you can enjoy hours, even years of blissful strumming and picking with rock solid tuning and accurate intonation.


  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Size: 1/4"
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heel Cap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: 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: Style 45 Snowflake
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Pleked: Yes

Quality Materials and Superior Craftsmanship Deliver a Timeless Tone

The left handed Martin OM-42 combines luxury appointments with incredible craftsmanship and Premium materials including the classic tonewood pairing of sitka spruce and east indian rosewood and Martin’s high performance neck taper for optimal comfort and playability. With the lefty Martin OM-42 Martin is walking on the razor’s edge of embracing and celebrating the past while moving into the future. A consistent leader in guitar design, the OM model is Martin’s invention and this left handed OM-42 is sure to become a much sought-after, incredibly playable heirloom in any collection.

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