Instrument Details

1969 Martin D-35 Brazilian/Sitka
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1969
Model
D-35
Serial #
243830
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5383
Condition
Excellent. Faint finish crazing around pickguard and bridge, two shallow dings on lower bout, bass side. Pickguard was released and reglued.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Rosette
Black/White/Black
Top Trim
Black/White/Black
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None
Body Length
20.0625 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15.8125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.9375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.38 in
Scale Length (mm)
644.7 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

After 1969, Martin largely abandoned the use of Brazilian Rosewood due to increasing environmental issues and supply struggles. That makes this D-35 one of the last standard Dreadnoughts that Martin would build with that awesome tonewood for decades to come. As such, we were surprised to find such a fine set of Brazilian for the back and sides on this D-35, and of course the Adirondack Spruce top is nothing to scoff at either. Further, we were surprised to find this Martin in such excellent condition!

There's hardly been any work done that we can tell, and play wear is at an absolute minimum. We often see guitars an eigth as old as this D-35 that look more like twice as old! Don't go thinking this Martin hasn't been played, now: the voice has opened up wonderfully and has the robust, easy explosiveness that you'd associate with a properly broken in Martin Dreadnought. If you're looking for a Bluegrass cannon to reduce the competition to piles of twisted fret wire and melted pickguards, this 1969 Martin D-35 has the right kind of spice for your flatpicking needs.

A fine Bluegrass Martin Dread that's dripping with vintage mojo. This D-35 is in wonderful condition, and is ready to rumble for many more years to come.
 
This was the last year that Martin used Brazilian Rosewood for this model and this one sounds great. It has the smaller neck profile and 1 11/16" nut width. It's in great shape.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.38 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

After 1969, Martin largely abandoned the use of Brazilian Rosewood due to increasing environmental issues and supply struggles. That makes this D-35 one of the last standard Dreadnoughts that Martin would build with that awesome tonewood for decades to come.
 

A fine Bluegrass Martin Dread that's dripping with vintage mojo. This D-35 is in wonderful condition, and is ready to rumble for many more years to come.
 
This was the last year that Martin used Brazilian Rosewood for this model and this one sounds great. It has the smaller neck profile and 1 11/16" nut width.
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