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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"... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Martin Dreadnought
The very first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world. 

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Low profile
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Select Hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated/Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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MartinStandard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

MARTIN D-35 ROCKS!!!!!

I purchased this fine instrument recently and could not be more satisfied. Mine came equipped with the new striped ebony and bone nut and saddle. Compared to the pre-2003 models, the new...Read complete review

I purchased this fine instrument recently and could not be more satisfied. Mine came equipped with the new striped ebony and bone nut and saddle. Compared to the pre-2003 models, the new D-35 sounds even better because of the bone. The quality of the guitar is top notch and feels very solid. The finish is flawless and could not get any better! If you are looking for a high end guitar to play for the rest of your life, then buy this one. Hands down, it is the most responsive and best sounding for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would buy this product again, but...not sight unseen.

This guitar sounds awesome,but martin used bearclaw sitka on the top.bearclaw sitka is flawed wood. That's not what I paid for.

This guitar sounds awesome,but martin used bearclaw sitka on the top.bearclaw sitka is flawed wood. That's not what I paid for.

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(39 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MARTIN D-35 ROCKS!!!!!

By MartinMan001

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I purchased this fine instrument recently and could not be more satisfied. Mine came equipped with the new striped ebony and bone nut and saddle. Compared to the pre-2003 models, the new D-35 sounds even better because of the bone. The quality of the guitar is top notch and feels very solid. The finish is flawless and could not get any better! If you are looking for a high end guitar to play for the rest of your life, then buy this one. Hands down, it is the most responsive and best sounding for the price.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Guitart that helped me to stop smoking

By The Non-smoker

from Hammel, Denmark, Europe

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I used to smoke 35 cigarettes a day. That was before february 24th 1976. I bought a Martin D35 Dreadnought guitar and promised myself, that I would not start smoking again before I had earned all the money from not buying cigarettes. 30 years has now passed and I am still playing the guitar on a daily basis and keep wondering how fantastic I find this now old instrument. If you want a guitar for life (and stop smoking) this is the choice of your life. Like good wine it gets better every year.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Try it - You'll love it

By Regular Dave

from Central Texas

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I first played a D35 several years ago and liked the action. I have since played a few in different stores over time. No two sound the same, and there is a video tour of the Martin factory on-line where the string man "the one who strings and test each Martin" makes the same statement that no two sound the same. All D35's I have played have had a very loud tone that doesn't stop just because you do!! If you have access to a Guitar Center store, I suggest you put your hands on one and take it for a test drive. Also I was able to get my for less than web posted pricing - Martin does has restrictions on what prices can be offered on line.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

East Oklahoma Picker

By P. M. Jones

from Muldrow, Ok.

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I recently moved from central Arkansas to east Oklahoma & found myself in the middle of east Oklahoma's unofficial bluegrass country. I play elec. bass for several groups in the area & in some places (only acoustic), I switch over to a flat top. Several of my friends have Martins from the D35 to HD28. I was very impressed with their quality sound & the various neck configurations. After playing the above plus several other Martins, I chose the D35. I am very well pleased with this guiter.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By Martin92

from Connecticut

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I played the D35 for a long time while at a GC store. I loved it! The tone and playability beat out even the more expencive D40,D41, and the 000- 28EC. A definte plus was the beautiful 3 piece wood back. A great value when conpared to the other martins.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin D-35 Dreadnaught

By TripleBackRosewoodMan

from Beaumont, CA

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I purchased my D-35 a couple years ago and it keeps sounding better and better. I love the rich Martin sound it gives. This guitar is a catch and will only get better with time. I do keep it humidified with a portible humidifier which helps.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

D-35 in Brazil

By Guilherme Fonseca

from Sao Paulo - Brazil

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I̴��m a professional guitar player in Brazil. I went to Houston and was searching for an acoustic guitar mainly for recording. I played A LOT of guitars and ended up with my incredible D-35. The instrument sings beautifully. You play a single chord and it fades out with colorfull harmonics. My D-35 is kicking a... here in Brazil, the land of fine woods!

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A blind test...

By Steve

from Williamstown,NJ

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only Time Will Tell

By Jimmy

from Georgia

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Purchased my D-35 about 6 months ago. Had a D-16 for years which was a great guitar but a 70's model which needed adjusted often. The new D-35 is perfect so far. I love every thing about it. Did have action lowered a bit. Only time will tell. If like the D-18 it gets better with age I don't think I can take it. The sound from highs to lows are wonderfull.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's Special

By John Freeman

from Montreal, Canada

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Play as many as you can

By David

from Atlanta, GA

Site Member

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I must have reviewed and looked at dozens of guitars before I decided on the D-35. I love the big dreadnought sound, the clarity and articulation, the rich low end that doesn't overpower the rest of the frequencies...the list goes on and on. That being said, it's very true that every one of these guitars sounds a little different. I played as many as I could get my hands on, going to different guitar centers and various other shops, and I finally found "the one". Beautiful dark East Indian Rosewood 3-piece back, and a tone that I would say is the best I've ever played. This guitar does not disappoint. It is the real deal. Just if you can, play multiple to find the right one for you.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin D-35.. my dream come true

By Steve

from Mishawaka, Indiana

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear choice!!!

By Guy Catalano

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

King of Beasts

By Donald Geeze

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar? Piano? What is this thing?

By iowaismine

from Iowa

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

If you're in the market for a high end acoustic guitar and you're like me, you've probably matched up all the specs on every guitar Martin makes. I spent a year comparing, reading, speculating, and I bet I only stepped into a guitar store once or twice in that year to play the guitars I was researching. You can play the specs game, but until you play that one guitar that clicks with you, it will be for naught. I wasn't even looking to buy a d35, but when I picked one up it sounded amazing. The bracing, combined with the three-piece Indian Rosewood back and Sitka Spruce top created a piano-like tone that could ring all day. I recommend the d35 highly, but I also recommend that you play one first! Happy picking.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Investment In Your Future

By Joe Davis

from Nosara Costa Rica, Central America

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

By kgarkie

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't go wrong with a Martin D-35

By RD Sims

from Birmingham, AL

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Play as many as you can

By David

from Atlanta, GA

Site Member

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I must have reviewed and looked at dozens of guitars before I decided on the D-35. I love the big dreadnought sound, the clarity and articulation, the rich low end that doesn't overpower the rest of the frequencies...the list goes on and on. That being said, it's very true that every one of these guitars sounds a little different. I played as many as I could get my hands on, going to different guitar centers and various other shops, and I finally found ""the one"". Beautiful dark East Indian Rosewood 3-piece back, and a tone that I would say is the best I've ever played. This guitar does not disappoint. It is the real deal. Just if you can, play multiple to find the right one for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin Magic

By Rick Marquis

from Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I started playing the banjo almost 40 years ago... I progressed to guitar and other various stringed instruments. I play many styles of music. Like many players I've tried just about every kind of electric and acoustic guitar. From inexpensive models to professional instruments. I always go back to my Martin D-35. It's a model from the late seventies. I bought it in "84". I can tell you how warm and wonderful it is, but I could never do it justice. It's like enjoying a nice Merlot. It not only makes you a better player, but it almost plays itself. I hope my children will pass it down from generation to generation. Go try one... You'll see what I mean.

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