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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-35 Dreadnought Steel String Natural, 2013


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The Martin D-35 Dreadnought appeared in 1965 but made its catalog debut in 1966, and was a practical response to increasing demand for square-shouldered dreadnoughts.   Demand was so high for that specific body design that Gibson altered several round-shouldered models, including the iconic J-45 to the square-shouldered design.

As the 1960’s progressed, demand for Martin Dreadnought guitars was increasing but there was a shortage of Rosewood large enough for a two-piece back.  At the time, ‘Rosewood’ often really meant ‘Brazilian Rosewood’ and this was the case until 1969 when Martin officially ceased use of that wood. However, small pieces found their way onto guitars until as late as 1972 or 1973, usually into the center section. From 1970, D-35 models used Indian Rosewood. For the rest of the guitar, Sitka Spruce is on the top, Mahogany is used for the body blocks and neck, and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Here, the tuners are Grover Roto-Matics.

Dating to April of 2013, this Martin D-35 dreadnought is in very good condition with only light play wear. There is a small amount of clouding on the back at the waist, but otherwise the guitar is very clean. The back-wood selection on this guitar is one of the better pairings I’ve seen, with the lighter-coloured center section nicely contrasting with the outer secitons. This guitar is in fully stock, original condition.

This Martin D-35 is supplied with its original molded hard shell case.

Martin D-35 Dreadnought Specifications:

  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32″
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16″
  • Body Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Back Brace Size: 1/4″
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 35
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Large
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: None
  • Headplate Detail: None

Price: $3,000.00 CAD
  • Model: D-35
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1686553, built during April 2013 in Nazareth PA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 19/05/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.116lbs 2.78kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645.16mm
  • Nut Width: 1.701in 43.22mm
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