As part of their "reimagined" Standard Series, the D-35 has seen some subtle but important changes for 2018. Ever conservative when it comes to modifying its iconic guitar models, Martin has borrowed some of its own features from Vintage Series models, and added some new tweaks as well. Since the D-35 wasn't introduced until the mid-1960s, vintage-style tuners for this model are Grover Rotomatics, and the lightly toned finish on the top and brown tortoiseshell pickguard give it a look that's in keeping with the '60s originals. The sound of the D-35 has also changed a bit thanks to the forward-shifted tapered X bracing, and since the bracing is 1/4" instead of 5/16" (like on the D-28), and it has a 3-piece back, the D-35 offers a unique tone that's slightly different than any other Martin rosewood Dreadnought.
Other changes and upgrades to this latest version of the D-35 include: Neck is 1 3/4" wide at the bone nut. Bridge pins are at the same angle (in the bridge) as the saddle. Celluloid faux tortoiseshell pickguard. Antique white binding on body and neck. Vintage-style C. F. Martin decal on headstock.
stock no. 55157
|Back and sides||East indian rosewood|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 3/4", bone|
|Bridge spacing||2 5/32"|
|Neck material||Select Hardwood|
|Bracing||Forward Shifted X Brace, Non-Scalloped, Sitka Spruce, 1/4"|
|Inlay||Mother of Pearl, Style 28|
|Neck profile||Modified Low Oval|