From the first year of Martin's production of this Brazilian rosewood 12-string model, this example has both the colorful Brazilian and the faux-tortoiseshell pickguard (the pickguard was switched to black late the following year). Repaired top crack along the outer edge of the lower bout on the treble side (see photo #15). Recent neck reset and refret by Gryphon. All finish is original except for the finish touch-up to the top. Original tuners and bridge. A very handsome and early example of this model, with great Brazilian, excellent tone and volume, and great playability thanks to the recent work done to the neck.

stock no. 51444

ModelD12-35
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesBrazillian Rosewood
Frets to body12
Scale length24.9
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
Electronicsnone
Serial No206890
FinishLacquer
Neck profileC
CaseHardshell
Total frets20
Tunersoriginal
BracingX Pattern