A Sitka spruce top is paired with East Indian rosewood sides and three-piece back in a classic combination called the Standard Series DC-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar. This special Martin features a black ebony fingerboard and bridge with a matching black pickguard, and is equipped with Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze strings. Plug into the state-of-the-art Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics for an added benefit and slide into another dimension. The D-35 is the base for this model and is the preferred instrument of choice for artist Seth Avett. Includes hardshell case.
Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Martin exclusively debuts a new pickup and preamp, the Aura VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman, which offers the most advanced technology, Aura Acoustic Imaging, to preserve the unique and pristine acoustic tone of each instrument with studio microphone quality. In addition, the new streamlined Matrix VT Enhance will be offered on select models.
Both the Aura VT Enhance with Acoustic Imaging and the Matrix VT Enhance feature a new bridge plate mounted transducer to add dimension, resonance and body to the amplified tone of the guitar.
With no control holes cut into the side of your guitar, Aura VT and Matrix VT Enhance is discreet and simple to use with Volume, Tone and Enhance Blend controls inside the soundhole and at your fingertips.
The result is a sound that is pure Martin, with more responsiveness to your playing dynamics and touch.
Body type: Dreadnought
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Top wood: Spruce Sitka
Back & sides: Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Non scalloped X-type
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modified low oval
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Neck wood: Select hardwood
Scale length: 25.4"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
Preamp EQ: 1-band
Feedback filter: No
Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
Tuning machines: Nickel open gear
Saddle & nut: Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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I bought this guitar because I wanted a timeless classic that will also carry me in the twenty-first century. First and foremost: this IS a Martin D-35. If you Google "Martin D-35 reviews", you can read dozens of commentaries on this guitar's magnificent tone, quality construction, gorgeous looks, and decades-long heritage. This is truly a guitar for a lifetime, and it's only going to sound better with age. But while keeping one foot in the traditional past, Martin has also succeeded in stepping into the future. The low oval neck is easy to get around on, and the graceful cutaway gives me access to the upper frets for those high note Bluegrass, Country, or Rock runs. And when I play on stage, in a combo, or with a band? No problem! I just plug in using the built-in Fishman Aura VT Enhance system, and I get that great Martin sound through my amp or the PA.
Special thanks to Derek White at Custom Guitar's Friend Private Reserve Guitars for making my purchase straightforward and easy. Taking advantage of the Custom Guitar's Friend Card offer of thirty-six months with zero interest brought it well within my budget, too. Derek is also knowledgeable and friendly, and can answer any questions you have about treating yourself to the Martin six-string jewel that's right for you.
So, what are you waiting for? Call Custom Guitar's Friend Private Reserve today and get one!
Martin Standard Series DC-35E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural