Martin D-35

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The classic look and balanced sound of the Martin D-35 dreadnought owes its parentage to the D-28 (and HD-28) with its Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and a mahogany neck. However, a shortage of Brazilian rosewood (after a fire in the Martin factory) made it necessary to vary the back material of the D-28 in the mid 60s. Martin introduced the D35 in 1965 sporting a unique 3-piece rosewood back which was made utilizing scraps of unmatched rosewood that might have otherwise been thrown away. But they went a few steps further in giving the D35 its own appeal by reducing the traditional D-28 scalloped braces to ¼”. In 1969, Indian rosewood replaced Brazilian rosewood entirely. Martin added purfling, white binding, and its signature solid black pickguard making the D-35 a “deluxe” version of its parents. Over the years, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Rory Ghallager, and Tim Reynolds have chosen the D-35. Many players agree that Martin guitars come from the factory with somewhat high action and that they need to be played for a while and then set up.

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Street Price: $2,299.99 / MSRP: $3,099.00

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  • Very nice guitar... BUT KNOW THE FACTS

  • By Martin-1171 on Feb 24, 2010 | 8 out of 16 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Nice low profile neck when so many Martins have the V neck.
  • Cons: None really. Its all in the ear of the player
  • Experience: I've used it
  • Here are the facts. THERE NEVER WAS A FIRE AT THE MARTIN FACTORY IN THE 1960's! ALL THE BRAZI...

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  • One of the all-time classic all-around dreadnoughts.

  • By D-35 Dave on Jul 7, 2009 | 6 out of 8 found it helpful
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  • Pros: I really like how great this guitar sounds when it is strummed. If you want an acoustic with some real heft, then this is your guitar. The neck is also *very* comfortable for a player like me.
  • Cons: The bass makes this guitar sound a little "fat" when played fingerstyle. This guitar seems a lot better for strumming than for finger-style playing.
  • Experience: I own it
  • Overall, this is an excellent guitar. If it wasn't, I can imagine Martin wouldn't have b...

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  • Truly amazing sounding guitar!

  • By Simon Yoong on Nov 8, 2011 | 3 out of 3 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Very good tone and balance. Clear and strong bass projection. Great sustain, clarity, tone, action and playability. Perfect for all kinds of genre and playing style. I am a fingerstyle, fingerpicker guitarist. so far it has been awesome!
  • Cons: I haven't found any yet.
  • Experience: I own it
  • Everything about the guitar, from the build, feel, sound, playability and ergonomics are perfect....

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Specifications: Martin D-35EDIT

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X''
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
Back Material: 3 pieceSolid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 35
Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: White Boltaron
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: White Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplace: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
Heelcap: White Boltaron with Multiple Black/White Boltaron Inlay
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
# of Frets Clear: 14.0
# of Frets Total: 20.0
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Fingerboard Binding: White Boltaron
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss ; Sunburst available at additional cost.
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Chrome w/ Large Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200)
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Black
Case: 640 Molded
Interior Label: none
Electronics: Optional
Manufacturer Site: Martin D-35
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