Wildwoodians, feast your eyes on the Purple Martin D-42! It gets its name not from the color purple but from a bird called the purple martin that makes its home in Pennsylvania near the Martin factory. Of course, the inlays are jaw-dropping--perhaps some of the finest we've ever seen, honestly--but it is also glorious from a sonic standpoint. It has a round, piano-like attack that gives way to lush, warm low-end, magnificent glassy trebles, and present yet transparent midrange. It also has a good amount of headroom, so it maintains an open sound even at high volumes. Anyone searching for a head-turning strummer with a huge voice will want to fly to this Purple Martin D-42!
This gorgeous Purple Martin D-42 is in excellent shape with virtually no signs of play wear. However, it has had some extensive repair work done. The good people at Woodsongs Lutherie in Boulder re-glued several braces, and fixed a handful of cracks on the back. They also had to replace the back strip (the long, narrow piece of bracing that runs from the front to the back of the body) because it had cracked. The repair work is outstanding, and this guitar looks fabulous, plays well, and sounds dandy. It comes with its original Geib-style Blue Denim case. If you don't mind a guitar that's undergone a little surgery, you can snag one of the most beautiful Martins we've ever seen!