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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin D-35 Steel String Dreadnought Guitar 1976


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The C.F. Martin D-35 is immediately recognisable by its three-piece back. Introduced in 1965, it allowed Martin to use smaller pieces of increasingly scarce Rosewood – at the time, Brazilian. It was a hit, and overtook the D-28 in popularity around 1974. By 1969, Martin had completely shifted away from Brazilian and all their guitars were Indian Rosewood.

This C.F. Martin D-35 was built during 1976 at the historic C. F. Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It uses a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. A K&K Mimi pickup system has been added.  This guitar has been used as intended over the years, and there are a few marks in the back and top, and fret wear is light to moderate. 

This C.F. Martin D-35 guitar has been recently serviced and set up in our shop and is in good playing condition. It plays well, and has that full, warm, Martin Dreadnought tone. Typically, the D-35 is regarded as having a bit more clarity and separation, with more volume support, compared to the D-28. This is partly because the 3-piece back tends to be stiffer.

The original blue molded Martin hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,399.99 CAD
  • Model: D-35
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 380414
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 01/10/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Instrument Weight: 4.84lbs 2.2kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645.16mm
  • Nut Width: 1.6875in 43mm
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