Martin D-35 for the strummer, the flatpicker. With the change to forward-shifted bracing, the new D-35 has a meatier undertone and slightly fatter trebles. Definitely a uniquely articulate dreadnought.
Martin D-35 defines the sound of the perfect acoustic guitar. The tone is clear and deep, and the treble frequencies are snappy and bright. The body’s classic design delivers plenty of volume without an unnecessary boom. Some experienced guitarists find Martin D-35 significantly louder than HD-28. Martin builds the D-35’s with thinner braces to allow for a bit more bass, and the forward-shifted non-scalloped X bracing allows for a significant increase in low-end frequencies. The distinctive three-piece back and antique white binding around the fingerboard set it apart. Expressive quarter-inch straight bracing gives it balance and power for any situation. A timeless Dreadnought loved by many like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Seth Avett, Judy Collins, Pete Townsend, Rory Gallagher and Bruce Springsteen.
This Martin D-35 Reimagined features vintage-inspired touches like antique white binding, a tortoise plastic pickguard, and aging toner on the top. Other new details include forward shifted X bracing and a Modified Low Oval neck. She still offers the classic dreadnought body of Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce for rich, full and classic Martin tone. Listen to a sound sample of a sister model by JoeL here: