New Martin Custom 0-42
This is a stunning guitar – no, really – in every way. Tone, workmanship, woods, inlay, and tone (again) – all stunning. Guatemalan rosewood, hide glue construction, VTS (baked) Adirondack spruce top with the light 1/4″ Adirondack braces so it responds to the slightest input from your fingertips. The tree-of-life inlay set against the ebony fingerboard is a work of art – pictures don’t do it justice. The 1935 sunburst contrasts beautifully with the abalone trim. 24.9″ scale length, 12 frets to the body, 1 3/4″ nut – it makes this writer tear up just looking at it.