Martin SS-OM42-14 Limited Edition

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces their latest limited edition guitar, the SS-0M42-14, limited to only 25 guitars worldwide.

Martin SS-OM42-14

This guitar is part of the four new instruments that the company unveiled at the recently concluded Summer NAMM 2014, and is this year's "Nashville show special" model.

According to the company, the new Martin SS-OM42-14 is a spin-off of the popular D-42 Sinker model from the Nashville 2012 show. Only 25 guitars will be available, and the labels of each guitar will be signed by CFM IV himself, and numbered in sequence.

This premium guitar comes with a 000-14 Fret OM style body. The top of the guitar is crafted from solid Adirondack spruce, while the back and sides are made from solid "Sinker" mahogany. As the name implies, "Sinker" mahogany are wood that were once submerged underwater. Because of how rare and how hard it is to get sinker mahogany, they are only used on premium instruments.

The top is supported by "Golden Era" style X-scalloped bracing that are also made from solid Adirondack spruce. Both the binding and endpiece are crafted from solid Madagascar Rosewood, and features Paua pearl inlays. The 1930 Style Belly bridge is carved from solid black ebony and features abalone snowflakes inlay.

The neck of the guitar is crafted from solid mahogany, carved into a modified V profile and features a solid black ebony fingerboard. It has a scale length of 25.4", has 14 frets clear and a total of 20 frets. Nut width is 1.75" while the width at the 12th fret is 2.25". Continuing the guitar's premium wood theme, the headstock inlay, fingerboard binding and heelcap are also made from solid Madagascar Rosewood.

Other features include Gotoh gold open-geared tuners, tortoise pickguard, and bone nut, saddle and bridge pins. The guitar is bundled with a 533E Geib Style (slate gray) case.

The MSRP for the limited edition SS-OM42-14 is $11,999, but you can preorder the guitar from online retailers for just under $9,600. For the complete specifications and other details, visit Martin Guitar.

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