Martin D-42 Purple Martin Guitar

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Top Wood:
Engelmann Spruce
Back and Sides Wood:
Figured Plum Katalox

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Only 50 Made!

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.


  • Katalox back and sides yield deep lows, tight highs, and breathtaking textured overtones
  • Engelmann spruce top blends generous overtones and a strong fundamental tone into an irresistible warmth
  • Dreadnought body offers balanced tone and superior projection
  • Low-oval neck profile improves playability for more confident performance
  • Smooth, extremely durable ebony fingerboard for lasting beauty and playing satisfaction
  • Purple Martin Theme fingerboard inlays and flamed maple binding ensure an eye-catching appearance
  • Stunning figured appearance with aged gloss finish
  • Schaller Gold GrandTune open-gear tuners and bone-colored liquid metal bridge pins
  • Limited to 50 guitars built with a label signed by Chris Martin