1994 Martin D 35 Sitka and Indian Rosewood ID-7651
1994 Martin D 35 Sitka and Indian Rosewood
This 1994 Martin D 35 Sitka and Indian Rosewood has some wear, scratches and dents which you can review in the detailed photos below. Additionally, there is minor fretwear and it includes the original hardshell case.
The Martin company has been run by the Martin family throughout its history. The current chairman and CEO, C.F. 'Chris' Martin IV, is the great-great-great-grandson of the founder. The firm was the first to introduce many of the characteristic features of the modern flattop, steel-strung acoustic guitar. Influential innovations include the Dreadnought body style and scalloped bracing.
Martin introduced the D35 with its 3 piece back in 1965 as a result of a shortage of Brazilian Rosewood. This allowed them to use up unmatched and small pieces that would have been considered scrap material in previous years. They ceased using Brazilian rosewood in standard production for complete sets of back and sides in 1969.
Interestingly, the factory added some extra purfling and binding to this model, and gave it a higher list price than its two piece back counterpart, the D-28. Within a few years, the D-35 began to outsell the D-28. Guitar builders and players agree that the three piece back has no real effect on tone, and by now, the guitar buying public has accepted the three piece back as a standard piece of styling.
It is made of finest solid woods available to standard series. This instrument is constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top. The D-35 has massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist of all skill levels.
Sitka is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board. The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the 3 piece back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.
The Martin D-35 features a select hardwood neck, 20 fret Ebony fingerboard with a 25.4" scale length, solid Spruce top, Rosewood sides and 3 piece back, Ebony bridge, White binding, White/Black/White back inlay and black pickguard.
- Serial: 548845
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 1994
- Bracing: Standard ''X'' Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
- Inlays: Pearl Dot Fretboard Inlays
- Rosette: Style 28
- Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
- Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8''
- Bridge: Ebony Standard Belly
- Bridge Pins: Ivoroid with Pearl Dots
- Tuners: Gotoh Chrome w/ Large Knobs
- Purfling: White/Black/White/Black/White/Black Boltaron
- Body Binding: White Boltaron
- Fretboard Binding: White Boltaron
- Pickguard: Black
- Backstrip: Style 35
- Headstock Shape: Solid/Diamond/SquareTaper
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Raised Gold Foil Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: Low Profile
- Case: Hardshell Case Included