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1969 Martin D-35, Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1969
Model
D-35
Serial #
251614
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1371
Condition
Good, typical finish crazing, dings, and play wear of this vintage. Dings on neck from capo, evidence of past bridge reglue. A few stable body cracks, cleated top crack. Some fret wear, plays buzz free. Under blacklight, finish is uniform.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.68 in
Nut Width (mm)
43 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
4 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

Warm, balanced, and sweetly responsive. We’ve landed a lovely Martin D-35 from 1969 with three-piece Brazilian Rosewood back in & sides, Sitka Spruce top, and an opened up voice to boot! With the right kind of mojo, this beauty feels easy and familiar in your hands, and plays particularly smoothly for a Dreadnought. Our resident flatpick phenom Allen Shadd liked the warm, mellow tone, and we have to agree. It sets this one apart from the typical Bluegrass cannon. It keeps up fine for flatpicking fiddle tunes, but it remains clean and responsive when played softly and for other genres as well. A dynamic D-35 with 50 years under its belt and ready for action.


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The classic Martin sound we all know from the great recordings we grew up with. This 1969 Martin D-35 is wonderful. Great playability, great feel, and the classic tone we know and love. Strong midrange and abundant bass response make this a perfect guitar for strumming or lead work. This is the last year for a Brazilian Rosewood on standard Martin models as well.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.68 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Warm, balanced, and sweetly responsive. We’ve landed a lovely Martin D-35 from 1969 with three-piece Brazilian Rosewood back in & sides, Sitka Spruce top, and an opened up voice to boot!
 

The classic Martin sound we all know from the great recordings we grew up with. This 1969 Martin D-35 is wonderful.
 
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