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NGD: new 2020 Martin 000-42- Oh My!

maplebaby

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Those are the edges of the guitar stand that it is sitting on.

It has a normal single while end pin with an abalone dot in the center.
beautiful guitar sir...just wondered if they were ivory on that model or plastic...if the latter some nice ivory would be a nice match for that sweet guitar!
 

Lwilliams

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beautiful guitar sir...just wondered if they were ivory on that model or plastic...if the latter some nice ivory would be a nice match for that sweet guitar!
Martin calls them Antique White. I assume that means Boltaron.....some kind of ABS/Plastic.
 

Frozen Rat

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That is a very classy looking guitar. And you're the only one to ever play it, you can't beat that! The 000 size is very desirable in my opinion. Beside the 00, the 000 is my second favorite. You can get note bloom on a 000 unlike what you can quite manage on a 00. They all have their pros and cons of course, one not being better than the other, just different aural presentations.
 

Lwilliams

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Yes, the note bloom is very nice. And, when playing fingerstyle, that really makes it sound great. The 000 is a very versatile size. You can flatpick and fingerpick. Both work well. Though I can fingerpick on my D and SJ guitars, they don't respond like the 000 does.

I received this guitar a week ago this afternoon. I have played over 20 hours on it. It keeps getting better.
 

Mr Fingers

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That topwood is very nice. Adirondack or Sitka? I disagree about it opening up fast. It will -- somewhat. It certainly won't in terms of some of the long-term changes in that good wood. Martin is doing a great job building for both the present and the long term future. So, too, is Collings. My '96 Collings 0002HCE continues to improve, from great to spectacular.
 

Lwilliams

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The top is Sitka with a lot of silking. Very tight grain and has a fast response. Unlike some 000 (24.9) guitars, it works very well with finger style and with a pick.

I think I've got a life-time guitar here!
 

johnnyjj

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It's beautiful - but I could never own one to play, because seeing such a magnificent guitar with inevitable scratches on it would be soul-destroying. :)
 




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