SOLD - Martin D 35 Dreadnought – USA 2010

by Martin

$3,295.00 $3,595.00 18130


From Martin – “The Martin D-35 Dreadnought was introduced in 1965 in response to a shortage of Brazilian rosewood stock large enough to finish 2-piece Dreadnought-sized backs. The resultant three-piece back – triangular center wedge and matching outer wings” – follows a centuries-old tradition among European and Spanish luthiers of building multi-piece backs. Martin’s three-piece back design is especially striking. Extra wide bindings bound ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge add to the distinctiveness of this model; but the appeal of the D-35 is more than just visual. Tonally the three-piece back produces a particularly strong bass making the D-35 ideal for rhythm playing. To accentuate the treble Martin uses lighter 1/4″ top braces which give the D-35 its characteristic warmth and balance.”

Model: D-35

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: Solid 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

Headplate: 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”

Number Of Frets Clear: 14

Number Of Frets Total: 20

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

Finish Neck: Satin

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8”

Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons

Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)

Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots

Pickguard: Black

Case: Martin 640 Moulded

This D35 was built in 2010 and presents in excellent condition. Apart from some very light swirling on the pickguard, which is almost invisible, this D 35 could pass as new. The frets show no wear and the tuning is excellent. The ebony fingerboard is dark & beautiful with no signs of wear. The binding is in perfect condition and there is not a scratch or mark on any of the timber surfaces..

It has a nicely balanced sound – not too bright or boomy with lots of character. The D 35 is a great all-rounder – a fantastic chording guitar & killer rhythm instrument. But also clean and articulate for flatpicking, fingerpicking or soloing.

Comes in its original Martin hard shell case in new condition.


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