Distinctive in appearance and boasting a powerful tone, the Martin D-35 dreadnought acoustic guitar burst onto the scene in the mid-1960s and was quickly hailed as a modern classic. With its visually striking three-piece back featuring a center wedge flanked by matching side “wings,” the Martin D-35 makes a bold design statement that’s surpassed only by its intense, focused tone.
Born of need, the D-35 acoustic was introduced by C.F. Martin & Co. in 1965 when the business found its stocks of appropriately sized Brazilian rosewood running low. Martin’s craftsmen solved the problem by assembling the D-35’s back from three pieces of rosewood rather than the typical bookmatched pair. Players quickly embraced the D-35’s high style, which found a welcoming audience among the rock musicians and singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s.
Today, the Martin D-35 acoustic guitar is crafted using East Indian rosewood for the back and sides and Sitka spruce for the top, producing a strong bass response that is well-suited to rhythm playing but is equally articulate for soloing and fingerpicking. To bring out the guitar’s treble range, Martin uses lighter 1/4-inch top braces on the D-35. Bindings with extra side inlays and a bound ebony fingerboard add a special flair to this model without the cost typically associated with a higher level of appointment. Every Martin D-35 dreadnought acoustic guitar comes with its own Martin molded case and the C.F. Martin & Co. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Since its introduction, the Martin D-35 acoustic has found a loving home in the hands of Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Steve Miller, John Mayer and countless other cherished musicians. Prized for its uniquely deep and powerful bass response, the D-35 is also ideal for vocal accompaniment.