For Sale – Martin OM-42 AND OM45 Tasmanian Blackwood Limited Edition

Martin OM42

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Martin-OM-42-Tasmanian-Blackwood-Limited-Edition-Prototype-482/231537909882?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D56d8e873a8044dbdbbd4d9451b8adf05%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D231537909882

I wouldn’t normally put something like this on the website but this is a Tasmanian blackwood icon. This is currently for sale on Ebay. A very rare, prized guitar!

Or direct from the seller Willcutt Guitars, Lexington Kentucky, USA:

http://willcuttguitars.com/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=9561514&A=SearchResult&SearchID=8743311&ObjectID=9561514&ObjectType=27

Somewhere between 8 and 15 of these were built by CF Martin in 2011 depending upon which website you believe. This is how one respected website describes this guitar:

A fine sounding clear guitar, balanced, and the nice figured Tasmanian blackwood, heavier than Koa provides the best projection ever.

An absolute Tasmanian treasure!

I wish CF Martin would consider using Tasmanian blackwood again!

http://www.martinguitar.com/

And now I find this other Tasmanian blackwood Martin guitar currently for sale:

A Martin OM-45 Tasmanian Blackwood from 2005. A stunning creation with highly figured Tasmanian blackwood (a relative of Hawaiian koa) and extensive abalone pearl trim; tasteful torch inlay on the headstock; engraved gold-plated tuner buttons; label signed by C.F. Martin IV.

This is essentially the same model as the above but with more bling for your buck.

Again another super premium guitar from CF Martin. Only 29 of these were made.

http://www.cartervintage.com/acguitar/martins/martinguitars.html#om45tas

Two incredible rare Tasmanian icons currently on the market.

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OM42 Tasmanian blackwood headstock (L) compared to OM45 Tasmanian blackwood headstock (R)

Apart from the odd custom order (such as this Martin O-18 https://blackwoodgrowers.com.au/2013/07/27/a-stunning-new-martin-blackwood-guitar-please-mr-santa/) the only other Martin guitars that feature Tasmanian blackwood that I’m aware of were 10 D-42’s built in 2010, as shown on this website:

http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/items/D42TB.htm

I’m not sure why Martin guitars don’t use Tasmanian blackwood more often. These guitars seem to get a lot of praise and attention in the marketplace.

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