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Platinum Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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The Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar gives you unsurpassed tone. Massive, solid Sitka spruce top produces a strong bass tone, ideal for rhythm playing. To accentuate the treble, Martin uses lighter 1/4"... Read More

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The Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar gives you unsurpassed tone. Massive, solid Sitka spruce top produces a strong bass tone, ideal for rhythm playing. To accentuate the treble, Martin uses lighter 1/4" top braces. Binding on the East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bound ebony fretboard add to this acoustic model's distinctive appeal. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case.

Features
  • Bound solid spruce top
  • Black and white rosette
  • 3-piece rosewood back
  • Rosewood sides
  • Bound ebony fretboard
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case
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5.0

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5.0

Great sound

By david

from Algonquin, IL

Still working on getting my callus' and fingers up to speed for an acoustic, but so far it sounds great, I can't wait until it ages up a bit and gets even sweeter sounding.

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5.0

It's Special

By John Freeman

from Montreal, Canada

It's special The D-35 is much more than an expensive guitar. It's a high end Martin Dreadnought, hand made - crafted. I paid $1000 for mine, 34 years ago. I didn't really know what I was doing back then but it's the best move I ever made. It taught me what it's like to play a flawless instrument for most of my musical life. It is a very well made, high quality musical instrument, imo amoung the best in the world. The sound it produces is outstanding. But, if you are a casual player like I was years ago, then don't expect it to be an easy guitar to play. That is not what the price is about. I found it best with medium gage strings. Light gage won't make it sing like medium gage and some brands of strings surprisingly made it sound awful. It is very sensitive to the strings I put on it, no doubt normal behavior for a quality string instrument. So I stuck to Martin strings. With medium gage the action is stiff, so prepare yourself for a workout. It can be a very demanding instrument. Once I got conditioned physically well enough to play it (OK, I was young), every moment justified the price tag and the guitar delivered, flawlessly. This guitar is superb for recording. Mine always sounds fabulous regardless of the recording equipment, from old 1970's hand-held cassette recorders to modern audio interfaces, it always sounds wonderful - sings. I guess when the source is that good everything else is moot. The post from Brazil is correct, this guitar sings. That is precisely how I described mine for years and I'm not surprised to see another owner say it. I still have an article from a 1980 magazine showing the craftsmen at Martin using draw knives to carve the necks by hand. For the guy in Brazil - iirc, the sitka spruce used in the D-35's sound board comes from coastal British Columbia, Canada, and on the average it takes two sitka spruce trees (600 feet?) to find the right wood to make one sound board. That's why the D-35 has such outstanding resonance and tone and why it's so expensive. It's sound board is very high quality, perhaps the best in the world. I like my other guitars but I just love my D-35, it is special, in every way.

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5.0

King of Beasts

By Donald Geeze

from Albuquerque, NM

First, I have to thank the Albuquerque Guitar Center for graciously allowing me to trade the Gibson D-45TV that my well-intended wife bought me for Christmas for the Martin. The Gibson sounded great when played softly, but the workmanship was horrible and it felt like it was going to break every time I touched it. It also couldn't tolerate aggressive picking. The D-35 is simply the finest guitar I've ever touched. Flawless and rugged construction, beautiful and simple design, and sound that is overwhelming. I use steel fingerpicks, and this is the only guitar I've ever played that handles what I dish out and asks for more. The medium strings take a little getting used to and probably turn some people off when they play it in the store compared to light stringed models, but the sound it produces is worth building your callouses for. And the bass...sometimes I just want to play the E and A strings and nothing else. I've never named a guitar before, but "Beast" popped into my mind when playing recently. It fits. I feel like I own the ultimate guitar.

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5.0

Clear choice!!!

By Guy Catalano

from Los Angeles, CA

It was between the D-35 and D-28 from what I had been reading. So off to GC to try both. Although the D-28 had that great Martin sound, it was quite noticeably darker and less vibrant than the 35 (IMHO). Unlike the 28, The D-35 sound was almost 3-dimensional and clearly projected a rich and full-bodied sound in all ranges. Individual notes were punchier and well rounded, and the bass was much fuller. It didn't take long for me to settle on the 35 - hands down.

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5.0

Can't go wrong with a Martin D-35

By RD Sims

from Birmingham, AL

I purchased my Martin D-35 in 1993 after working my way thru a number of D-18's, 28's and 35's. The guitar has an incredible tone that has only gotten better with age. It plays with such ease that it is really hard to put it down. Buy one. You'll love it!

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5.0

A blind test...

By Steve

from Williamstown,NJ

My fantastic girlfriend came up with a perfect idea for a confused person like me. A blind play-test, if you will. I had an idea what I wanted, a Martin D-35, but I tend to flip flop more than most. With closed-tight eyes, she handed me guitar after guitar for my amusement. Well, my instincts turned out to be right. Kept coming back to the D-35! Yesterday I had to incredible pleasure of bringing 1 home, and it is hands down the finest guitar I have ever played in any price level,period. Got a little teary eyed leaving the store, but I'm sure you understand,right? Listening to it sing to me is the most wonderful sound I have ever heard, aside from my childrens cries the first time. Do yourself a favor, save up and do it. You will find a lifelong companion. I promise.

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5.0

Wow!

By kgarkie

from Little Rock, AR

I was in GC and trying on acoustic guitars. I picked up several Gibson's (to replace the 1998 Gibson CL20 I broke and is in for repairs), Taylor and Martin guitars and played them. There were some very fine sounding guitars. Then I picked up a used D35 and wow. I would put it down and try other guitars but kept coming back to that 6 yr old D35. Yea, it has a couple of player's scratches, and nicks--nothing like what I did to that Gibson of mine. But, it has loosened up from the previous owners playing and still looks very fine. I thought the tone on the Gibson was bell like and rang forever; but, this Martin D35 is even better! The harmonics on it are outstanding. It's balanced The bass doesn't blow out the trebles. It finger picks easily (Helplessly Hoping--CSN&Y) and each note of a chord comes through individually while mixing to make this incredible tone. And a good thrash on it "Heart of Gold" strum is a thing of beauty as is La Grange, ZZ Top. The first thing I did when I got it home was put on new strings and then I was really blown away. The Gibson CL20 has some nicer appointments with an abalone rosette and abalone snowflake markers--which is probably why Gibson quit making it after a 3 year production period. Stripping it down and charging more. And as good as it sounds, The Martin D35 is way better. The fit and finish are excellent. I've had a hard time quitting playing it when i got it home. Like any good acoustic guitar, you not only hear the great tones you also feel them. And it feels great.

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5.0

Martin D-35.. my dream come true

By Steve

from Mishawaka, Indiana

I recently purchased this BEAUTIFUL guitar at my local GC. I had made up my mind between an HD-28 and the D-35. After playing the two side by side for 30 minutes, I chose the D-35. The three piece back is SUCH a cool feature and look to the guitar. I dont know how it affects the tone, but all I can say is this guitar has a beautiful and well balanced sound. I had heard that the bass can overwhelm the treble, but not the case with mine. The D-35 I chose had a better balance than the HD-28. I know of variations, and your mileage may vary. I am not a pro at all, but I do enjoy playing and I wanted a guitar I could enjoy and pass down to my kids when Im gone. It will definitely hold its value and appreciate as time goes by. Its the last guitar I will ever have to buy and I will enjoy it every opportunity I get.

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5.0

My Dream Guitar

By George Garcia

from Austin, Texas

I have wanted a Martin D-35 for years, I first played one in a music store in San Antonio, Texas in 1985. I finally decided to get one, after all you only live once. I love it, I have been playing the guitar for 3 or 4 hours everyday. I sing and play guitar in my churches choir and have a little get together with fellow parishioners and friends to jam several times a month.

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5.0

An Investment In Your Future

By Joe Davis

from Nosara Costa Rica, Central America

I have owned a D35 for several years, and own a couple of nice Taylors as well. I gig with a Martin D1 which is just like the D35 only without the rosewood. The difference in sound is absolutely incredable. The D1 sounds great but after playing the D1 on gigs the sound of the D35 is...honey; warm, rich, honey. This instrument is second to none in the high end guitar market and you can buy this guitar with no fear. It is one of the best guitars in the world. Period.

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