Vintage 1969 Martin D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish


Welcome to Cream City Music's Vintage Gear Archive, a history of the remarkable vintage guitars, basses, and amps we’ve bought and sold over the years.

Do you want to sell your vintage or used guitar, bass, or amplifier? Cream City Music will buy a single piece or an entire collection with up to $500,000 paid same-day for your gear.



Cosmetic Condition:  A gorgeous looking guitar with a super cool vintage vibe happening.  The Brazilian rosewood back & sides are simply stunning, with lots of variegation & color in the grain.  The guitar has a single 5" crack in the back, lower bout bass side, that's been professionally repaired by us.  It was glued, not cleated & is very stable with no issues.  Aside from that the guitar is in great shape for its age with a beautiful patina.  There are various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & finish checking.  The neck was reset some time ago; it is straight & very playable.  Overall the guitar has a wonderful, gently played look to it & has been professionally set up by us so it plays exceptionally well.

Neck:  V-shaped mahogany neck with cream binding & black side-dots.  Ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.  Original frets are in great shape with no wear.  Grover Pat Pend tuners in perfect working condition.  1 11/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & plays well.  An after-market strap button was added to the treble side of the neck heel.

Body:  Dreadnought body with multi-layered top & back binding.  Solid spruce top with ebony bridge.  The bridge is firmly attached to the top with no lifting.  Original black pickguard & multi-ring rosette.  Solid Brazilian rosewood back & sides really makes this guitar stand out!

Pickup:  An after-market, passive under-saddle pickup was added with a 1/4" jack as the end-pin.

Case:  Vintage hardshell 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.