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Martin D-35

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6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, and Plek'd Ebony Fretboard - Natural
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The Martin D-35 occupies a lofty perch in the pantheon of Martin dreadnoughts. Indeed, many discerning guitarists consider it the ultimate acoustic guitar. With a top of select Sitka spruce and its iconic East Indian rosewood three-piece back, this legendary Martin tonewood combination delivers the robust bass response and powerful projection that makes it perfect for both stage and studio. Its Plek'd, bound ebony fretboard feels amazing, and responds beautifully to flat-picking or finger-style playing. Tastefully embellished with elegant appointments, this Martin D-35 incorporates off-the-charts tone, playability, and looks into one standard-setting axe. Our Music Experience players have a D-35 in their collection and cherish this guitar's timeless tone and quality.

    Quality tonewoods deliver timeless tone

    A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the Martin D-35 serves up a classic tonewood cocktail with no compromises. The top is solid Sitka spruce for big projection and spectacular note clarity. Its back and sides are made of solid East Indian rosewood, a classic Martin material. A select hardwood neck and bound, Plek'd ebony fretboard give the Martin D-35 smooth playability that compliments its awesome sound.

    The D-35's sound and robust projection make it ideal for live performance as well as recording. In addition, the D-35 is great for aggressive strumming or subtle fingerpicking — bluegrass, folk, even acoustic rock sound great on the D-35.

    The Legendary Martin D-35

    The political turmoil and social upheaval of the 1960s served as an incubator for some of the greatest music ever made. Martin dreadnoughts had played a major role in the folk music of the post-war years, and as folk and rock music edged inexorably closer, Martin launched a new guitar in 1965. In sync with the '60s zeitgeist, the D-35 was born of ecological concerns. Brazilian rosewood was fast becoming unsustainable, but Martin had a stash of rosewood from D-28 two-piece backs that had been set aside due to the presence of small defects. Using smaller pieces of wood, Martin luthiers could trim away any flaws and fashion a guitar with a stunning three-piece back.

    But the D-35 was not just a D-28 with a fancier back. To differentiate the sound of this new model, Martin used lighter bracing: 1/4" for the top, and 000 back bracing. This created a louder, more resonant tone that lends itself beautifully to vocal accompaniment. Quickly, artists like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Bruce Springsteen gravitated to the D-35 and it continues to win over a new generation of players like Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers.

    What Martin Says...

    The workingman's Dreadnought. A distinctive three-piece back and antique white binding around the fingerboard set it apart. Expressive quarter-inch straight bracing gives it balance and power for any situation. Premium East Indian rosewood, Sitka spruce, and a timeless Dreadnought shape have made it the choice for pickers, strummers, and players from Johnny Cash to Seth Avett.

    Martin D-35 Acoustic Guitar Features:

    • Sitka spruce top; non-scalloped 1/4" X bracing
    • 3-piece East Indian rosewood back with Multi-Stripe inlay
    • High Performance Taper Modified Low Oval neck; dovetail neck joint
    • Bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Style 28 inlays
    • Plek'd fretboard for enhanced playability
    • Multi-Stripe body binding
    • Style 28 Multi-Stripe Rosette; black pickguard
    • East Indian rosewood headplate with script overlay logo
    • 25.4" scale length
    • Bone Nut, width: 1.75"
    • Ebony Modern Belly-style bridge with drop-in compensated White Tusq saddle
    • Chrome enclosed-gear tuning machines
    • Finish: gloss (top, back, and sides), satin (neck)

            String Type Steel
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Shape Dreadnought
            Body Style No Cutaway
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Color Natural with aging toner
            Finish Full High Gloss
            Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
            Back & Sides Wood East Indian Rosewood
            Body Bracing Non-Scalloped Forward Shifted X-bracing
            Neck Wood Mahogany
            Neck Shape Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
            Radius 16"
            Fingerboard Material Ebony
            Fingerboard Inlay
            Mother-of-pearl Style 28 Dots
            Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
            Scale Length 25.4"
            Tuning Machines
            Chrome Enclosed Gear
            Bridge Material Ebony
            Nut/Saddle Material Bone
            Nut Width 1.75"
            Bridge String Spacing 2 5/32"
            Saddle Radius 16"
            Pickguard Tortoiseshell
            Neck Taper High Performance Taper
            Electronics Optional
            Strings Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
            Case Included 3-ply hardshell case
            Manufacturer Part Number D35