1965 Martin D-35

1965 Martin D-35

1965 was the first year that Martin came out with their now-iconic D-35 model. It was designed to accommodate the ever-dwindling supply of Brazilian rosewood, especially pieces wide enough for a Dreadnaught back, and so they came up with the idea of a three-piece back. In order to make the entire package more attractive, they added binding to the fingerboard and extra trim around the sides. The very earliest ones, like the example shown here, also had extra-fancy buttons on their Grover Rotomatic tuners. This is simply a wonderful Martin D-35 with big, clear, round tones, and LOTS of them. The action is as low and crisp as you’d want it on any Dreadnaught; the frets are original and while a few show some wear, playability is excellent everywhere. Never had a neck reset, never needed one. The original genuine ivory nut and saddle are both intact, ditto the cool, original tortoiseshell-type pickguard. There is one older, very well-repaired top crack way off to one side down near the bottom, totally stable, apparently for a very long time. This early, Brazilian rosewood Martin D-35 has the look and feel of a well played-in Martin; somebody really loved this guitar for a very long time. Has a really nice 1960s Lifton hard shell case too. $5995 w/hsc

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$5995.00
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