Martin D-35 (1970)

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: 1970
  • Includes Original Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 264885



Designed for huge tone, the D-35's have become increasingly popular, especially these fairly priced older ones - like this example here which dates to 1970. The model was introduced in 1965 as an interesting alternative to the ever popular D-28. The 35 model utilized scarce supplies of the increasingly limited Brazilian Rosewood. By building a three piece back, the company was able to use what smaller pieces they had of the exotic wood. By 1970, like this example, Martin had moved over to using Indian rosewood.
This flat pickers cannon features what we love and expect from these guitars - warm and healthy tone, constructed with a loud thin top & exquisite back and sides. This one comes to us in good condition with low play wear and some repairs.
The top is in very good condition, with typical surface wear (see photos). The back and sides are generally very clean, and have some nicely straight grained Indian rosewood. The binding is well preserved with hardly any shrinkage.
The neck is nice and comfortable with a C profile that measures .88" thick at the first position and about 1.1" at the twelfth fret before the curvature of the heel. The ebony fingerboard is clean, likely having had a recent level crown and polish. Nice and playable action, measuring about 6/64" in height at the twelfth fret on the sixth string, and about 5/64" on the first. Original Grover tuners present and function as they should.
Comes with the original Martin (blue interior) hardshell case!


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