A favorite model of ours, of course an OM. The "42" style has abalone purfling around the top, includung around the fretboard extension. This version has a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood b&s, scalloped braces and "45" stle neck and peghead. For some unknown reason, these have always sounded better than the OM-28s, and we have quite a few satisfied customers who love their OM-42s. This one has a Trace Audio pick-up installed.