Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe

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Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe

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What we say:

At A Glance

The Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe is the latest take on classic, vintage Martin design. The D-42 Modern Deluxe is packed with high quality features and modern technology, all based around martin's timeless designs to give you the ultimate acoustic guitar.

The Dreadnought is a Martin classic, ever popular with strummers and flat-pickers where the big body produces enough volume to make it perfect for accompanying vocals or contributing to ensembles. The Modern Deluxe sports a classic dreadnought tone with its Spruce with VTS top, paired with gorgeous East Indian Rosewood back and sides.

Other ultra-modern features include the Liquidmetal® bridge pins and composite carbon fibre bridgeplate that boosts volume. Meanwhile some of the gorgeous, top-drawer appointments include the European Flamed Maple endpiece and binding, abalone inlays and gold frets and tuners.

In total , the D-42 Modern Deluxe is anything but Standard, and represents one of the finest Martin acoustic guitars you'll ever find.

Features We Love:

Spruce with VTS

The Vintage Tone System from Martin uses a unique recipe that has been based on historic torrefaction systems. VTS is much like a time machine in that Martin craftsmen and craftswomen are able to target specific visual aesthetics and possibly more importantly, reproduce specific tones from revered vintage models and apply them to new ones.

Top Quality Appointments

The D-42 Modern Deluxe sports some of the highest spec appointments in the Martin range, including Abalone inlays throughout, gold fretwork and hardware, and stunning European Flamed Maple binding.

Martin Forward Shifted X-Brace System

Martin's X-Brace system dates back almost 200 years, designed to present the perfect balance between reliability and optimised tonal quality, in a guitar that will last a lifetime. This "forward-shifted" design moves the X towards the neck, retaining support and rigidity whilst allowing the section behind the bridge to resonate. The result is a reliable guitar that is loud and offers a spectacular bass response, pronounced tone and singing resonance.

Who Is It For?

This guitar is undoubtedly for the guitarist seeking the very highest pedigree of Martin acoustic guitar. Tonally this guitar is a great choice for strummers and flatpickers like singer songwriters and bluegrass players.


  • Modern take on a Martin Classic
  • Boasts highest quality appointments in Martin range
  • Packed with Martin's top technologies
  • Gorgeous Spruce top with VTS (Vintage Tone System)


Body Size Dreadnought
Top Material Spruce with VTS
Brace Shape/Pattern Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Material Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back & Sides East Indian Rosewood
Neck Material Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage Deluxe
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Ebony
Scale Length 25.4"
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Bridge Material Ebony
Saddle Compensated Bone
Tuners Gold Open Gear