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D-42 Purple Martin

List price

$13,499.00

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.

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D-42 Purple Martin
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Model:

D-42 Purple Martin

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Body Size:

D-14 Fret

Top Material:

Engelmann Spruce

Top Detail:

Heavy Bearclaw

Rosette:

Abalone with Multi-Stripe

Bracing Pattern:

Forward Shifted X Brace

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

Brace Material:

Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size:

5/16"

Back Material:

Katalox

Back Detail:

Figured

Back Purfling/Strip:

Style 45 Golden Era with Black Stripe

Side Material:

Katalox

Side Detail:

Figured

Endpiece:

European Flamed Maple

Endpiece Inlay:

Multi-Stripe

Binding:

European Flamed Maple

Top Inlay Material:

Abalone with Multi-Stripe

Side Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Back Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Neck Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape:

Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper:

High Performance Taper

Plek:

Yes

Nut Material:

Bone

Headstock Shape:

Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners

Headplate Material:

Ebony

Headplate Detail:

N/A

Headplate Logo Style:

Block Inlay Golden Era

Headplate Binding Material:

European Flame Maple with Multi-Stripe

Heelcap:

European Flamed Maple with Multi-Stripe

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

Scale Length:

25.4"

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

Number of Frets Total:

20

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 3/4''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/8''

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Shell

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Purple Martin Theme

Fingerboard Binding Material:

Flamed Maple

Side Dots:

Abalone

Back and Side Finish:

Gloss

Back and Sides Color:

None

Finish Top:

Gloss

Top Color:

Clear

Finish Neck:

Gloss

Neck Color:

None

Bridge Material:

Ebony

Bridge Style:

Belly - Drop in Saddle

Bridge String Spacing:

2 3/16''

Saddle:

Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius:

16"

Tuning Machines:

Gold Open Gear

Knob:

Butterbean

Bridge Pin Material:

Liquid Metal

Bridge Pin Dots:

None

Pickguard:

Black Acrylic

Pickguard Inlay:

Purple Martin

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Label:

Signed by CFM IV, Numbered in Sequence with Total (50)

Electronics:

Optional

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

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