Creating a poignant place in history, the Martin D-35 Johnny Cash was the first polished black guitar Martin ever rolled out. Often noted as one of Johnny’s favorites, this gorgeous axe in black boasts a construction composed of a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid East Indian rosewood back & sides. In tribute, it was built very close to the original specs and features grained ivoroid binding around its body, as well as on its solid black ebony fingerboard to contrast its dark appearance. Complete with a bone nut and saddle, this rich recreation is just waiting for you to give it all you’ve got, just like the man himself.
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/ Dovetail Neck Joint
Rosette: Style 45
Top Bracing: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted, Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony w/ Grained Ivoroid Binding
Scale Length: 25.4''
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss - Black
Finish Top: Polished Gloss - Black
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss - Black
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
Tuning Machines: Grover 102C
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV and John Carter Cash, Numbered in Sequence
Case: 545E Geib Style Hardshell Case w/ Black Interior and Hardware
Why We Love Martin
Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.