The D-42 Purple Martin is the third in the Purple Martin series and gets an upgrade from 41 to 42 Style appointments. The name “Purple Martin” is inspired by a native bird from Pennsylvania of the same name. Known for being social, the Purple Martin is a fitting choice for this instrument, and you’ll know why when you hear it sing! In addition to the bird inlay on the fingerboard and pickguard, the guitar also features the Pennsylvania state flower, the mountain laurel, by its side. The top is made from heavy bearclaw Engelmann spruce, and the back and sides are made from figured plum katalox. Other unique appointments on this limited edition model are Schaller Gold GrandTune® open gear tuners and bone colored Liquidmetal® bridge pins. The model is limited to just 50 guitars, each with a label signed by Chris Martin.
LIST PRICE $13,499.00
Specifications Overview BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction BACK & 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: Katalox NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Katalox ELECTRONICS: Optional STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T ELECTRONICS OPTIONS: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I Fishman Infinity Matrix Fishman Presys Plus Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend LR Baggs Anthem
Top TOP COLOR: Clear BRIDGE STYLE: Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: European Flamed Maple BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 3/16'' TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone with Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony TOP DETAIL: Heavy Bearclaw BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Liquidmetal® PICKGUARD: Black Acrylic BRIDGE PIN DOTS: None PICKGUARD INLAY: Purple Martin SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE: Abalone with Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
Body BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce BACK & SIDES COLOR: None BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK DETAIL: Figured BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe HEELCAP: European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe SIDE DETAIL: Figured ENDPIECE: European Flamed Maple SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
Neck NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony FINISH NECK: Gloss FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8'' NECK COLOR: None FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Purple Martin Theme NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Shell NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: Flamed Maple SIDE DOTS: Abalone
Headstock HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners TUNING MACHINES: Gold Open Gear HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Ebony KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Block Inlay Golden Era NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: European Flame Maple with Multi-Stripe
Misc CASE: Ply Hardshell LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY: Yes LABEL: Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence with Total (50) PLEKED: Yes