1967 Martin D-35
Lovely Martin D-35 from 1967. Introduced in 1965 as an elevated model in the Martin Guitars range but bearing a similar tonewood selection to the famous D-28 (spruce and rosewood) the D-35 adds a three-piece rosewood back and bound ebony fingerboard. Ours being a 1967 model the back and sides are very figured Brazilian rosewood. By 1969 Martin started a gradual changeover of some panels to to Indian Rosewood and by 1970 the D-35 was completely Indian Rosewood. This ’67 example has all the warm, deep bass you’d expect from a Martin dreadnought but with a crystal clear high-end response – arguably more balanced than many D-28’s we’ve had in.
The instrument has had a good refret and the neck has been reset at a perfect angle. There is a small section of replaced fingerboard binding (probably due to the neck reset) but past the body join. The guitar plays flawlessly with no structural issues whatsoever. Testament to the tone and playability it’s been a studio guitar for much of its life and has graced countless hit recordings!
In great overall condition with an aftermarket hard case.