Vintage 1974 Martin D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish


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Cosmetic Condition:  Super cool vintage vibe & fairly clean for a 40 year old guitar.  It has been professionally set up by us with low action so it plays great!  The guitar shows off a beautiful patina & delivers a rich, robust tone with excellent sustain.  Cosmetically it's in good shape overall with various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & light finish checking. 

Neck:  Very comfortable mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.  Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear.  The neck was professionally reset before we acquired the guitar & plays great up & down the fretboard.  Grover Rotomatic tuners are in perfect working condition.  Unoriginal nut - 1 11/16" width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & has an unoriginal strap button in the heel.

Body:  Multi-bound dreadnought body with solid spruce top.  Unoriginal ebony bridge, saddle & tortoise pickguard.  Solid rosewood back & sides with 3-piece back.  The guitar has a small dowel in the bottom treble side from a previous input jack.  The end pin is a 1/4" input jack, but there is currently no pickup in the guitar.

Case:  Newer Martin 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.