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Martin D-35E Standard Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Aged Toner

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The Martin D-35 dreadnought acoustic guitar was birthed in the folk music boom of the 1960’s. Designed in 1965, the D-35 was created because Martin was experiencing a shortage of rosewood wide enough to build their famous D-28. Known for its 3-piece back, with a contrasting center wedge, the D-35 quickly caught on with musicians that preferred the ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $3,399.00
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Overview

The Martin D-35 dreadnought acoustic guitar was birthed in the folk music boom of the 1960’s. Designed in 1965, the D-35 was created because Martin was experiencing a shortage of rosewood wide enough to build their famous D-28. Known for its 3-piece back, with a contrasting center wedge, the D-35 quickly caught on with musicians that preferred the cosmetic look of a three-piece back. Along with the cosmetic changes to the appearance, the D-35 offered a different sound and tone to the famous D-28.

Constructed with 1/4" bracing, the D-35 had a slight bump in the bottom end when compared to the stiffer 5/16" bracing of the D-28. Over time players really began to latch on to the tonal variation, and as a result, the D-35 quickly became an industry standard among players and collectors alike.

Vintage Tone Meets Modern Playability
Today, the D-35E Standard Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been refined to combine the best of the vintage 1930’s appointments, with the playability of a modern guitar. Like the D-35 from the 1960s, the bracing is 1/4" thickness, but the placement of the X brace has been forward shifted to be located one inch from the sound hole. Now, the D-35E Standard Dreadnought has a very even bass, with just the right blend of the mid and high-end frequencies. The sound is everything you would expect from a fine-tuned Martin acoustic guitar.

Playability
Playability has been dramatically improved by changing the neck to a modified low oval, with a Performing Artist taper and 1-3⁄4" nut. The wider string spacing and comfortable neck profile allow a player to move up and down the neck with ease. And unlike the more traditional acoustic guitars of the past, the 2018 D-35 Standard Dreadnought will have that vintage tone, with a feel that will be similar to that of an electric guitar.

Other Appointments
Along with an amazing sound and feel, this D-35 features a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony bridge and fingerboard, hand-fit dovetail neck joint, Nitrocellulose lacquer, Mother Of Pearl fingerboard inlay pattern, antique white binding, aging toner, bone nut and saddle, and a hardshell case.

Electronics
This D-35 comes complete with the Fishman Aura VT Enhanced. With factory-installed electronics, all you have to do is plug in and you’re ready to go. The Fishman Aura VT Enhanced amplifies your guitar performance exactly as its being played. The natural sound of the pickup means you don’t have to EQ the tone to get the pure sound of the guitar. Just plug in and play.

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Features

  • Antique white binding
  • Aging toner
  • Vintage forward shifted 1/4" bracing pattern
  • Fishman VT Enhanced electronics
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce top
  • Back & sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: 1/4 in. forward-shifted, non-scalloped X bracing 
  • Body finish: All gloss nitrocellulose
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval, with Performing Artist neck taper 
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman Aura VT Enhanced
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood 
  • Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed gears
  • Bridge: Ebony with drop in bone saddle
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: see above
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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