This '69 D-35 has about the most "contemporary" neck we've seen on a Martin D made before the 1980s. Slim, but not too slim, great for someone accustomed to electric guitar necks, for instance. This had a professional neck reset and refret fairly recently, so there's very little fret wear. Original tuners, finish, pickguard and bridge, and the pickguard has been removed and reglued (these black acetate Martin 'guards are prone to shrinking, so there's a slight gap around its perimeter). One repaired hairline crack to the bass side panel of the 3-piece back, about 2 inches long, have fun finding it. There is some lacquer crazing to the top, a couple of those lines below the bridge thankfully don't follow the grain so they aren't cracks (again, hard to see). A couple of "case-bite" dings to the top, from the period case which the previous owner says came with this D-35 when he bought it new in late '69/early'70 but it has a more rounded lower bout, so not an "official" Martin case. All interior bracing is original, no sign of any repairs, a great sounding and easy playing one-owner Brazilian rosewood D-35.

stock no. 56596

ModelD-35
TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesBrazilain Rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1-11/16
Scale length25.4"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
TunersOrig. Rotomatics
InlayBlack/white boltaron
BracingStandard "X"
Finishlacquer
CaseHard
Serial No247947
Total frets20