Vintage 1968 Martin D-35 Dreadnought Natural


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What makes this guitar special: A well-played beauty with a super cool vibe, and a stellar sound. This D-35 was nursed back to life by a previous owner who put in the time and effort to ensure that this 50-year old piece is ready to go for another 50 years, and it shows-the playability is super smooth, and the tone is positively sublime, with a solid Brazilian Rosewood back & sides providing resonance and stunning as its looks. Professionally setup and inspected by the experts at Cream City Music, so it’s ready to go right out of the case!

Cosmetic condition: Well-loved, with some battle scars and signs of playwear throughout. There are various scratches, dents, dings, nicks, chips, and scuffs present, with ample finish checking throughout. The back of the neck shows some finish wear from years of playing. A previous owner had a crack repaired on the treble side of the guitar, along with a crack on the treble side of the top. Both are very well done and cleated properly. The bridge was reglued and the bridge plate has been replaced. The pickguard is replacement as well. The neck has been refretted, and frets have a ton of life left. There is a paper thin gap along the back of the bridge as well.  

Body: Double bound Brazilian Rosewood sides with 3-piece Brazilian Rosewood back and Sitka Spruce top. Black/white purfling and multi-ring rosette. Replacement black pickguard and ebony bridge with white bridge pins. Lower bout width measures 15 5/8” with 4 7/8” depth. Upper bout width measures 11 1/2" with 3 15/16” depth.

Weight: 4 lb, 12.3 oz

Neck: Chunky solid mahogany neck with black side dots and pearl dot inlays. Neck thickness measures .82” at the first fret and 1” at the 10th. Bound ebony fingerboard is in terrific shape. Neck has been refretted, and frets show only light wear. 1 11/16” nut width, 25.4” scale length. Original Grover tuners work great. Neck is straight and plays beautifully up and down the length of the fingerboard.

Case: Unoriginal Breedlove hard shell case included. 

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.