A very clean 1967 Martin D-35. The back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood. This is one of the last D-35s with the small maple bridge plate rather than the larger and thicker rosewood bridge plate that Martin switched to a few months later. The small maple bridge plate combined with the narrower 1/4" top braces used inside D-35 Martins give this guitar incredible volume and an expanded dynamic range.
This guitar has the original tuners, original finish, and original bridge. The pickguard has been replaced, and a back crack on the center piece of the back was repaired so well that I would not have noticed the cleats that reinforce this crack. There is a repaired crack on the treble side of the fingerboard binding between the first and second frets. The top and sides are crack free, and there are hardly any dings or scratches on the body. There is some finish wear on the back of the neck (see photos). There is lacquer cracking on only the top of the guitar. We have tried to show this in the close up photos. See the last two photos below. There is no lacquer cracking on the rest of the guitar.
The guitar has had a professional neck reset and refret. The bridge was lowered before the neck reset was done. The reset and refret were done by Gryphon Stringed Instruments and then sold by them to my customer, who is now consigning it to Union Grove for resale. The folks at Gryphon described this D-35 as "the cleanest and best sounding 60's Brazilian Rosewood Martin Dreadnought we have offered in quite a long time."
The serial # of this guitar is 228472, placing it in the third year of production of this model. A newer black molded case is included with the D-35.