The Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural is a divine model that rings out with vintage elegance, whilst adhering to modern manufacturing techniques to uphold stability and endurance. The exceptional build quality is everything we'd expect from the team at Martin, who consistently deliver covetous models, and this beauty is no exception.
Martin's Vintage Tone System
Martin know a thing or two about building incredible acoustic guitars, having been in business for over 180 years, and their effort to better their manufacturing process never ceases to impress. The D-35E 50th Anniversary model benefits from Martin's Vintage Tone System, which utilises their unique torrefaction to perfectly treat the wood to capture the ageing process of wood to create classic soundboards and braces with accuracy.
VTS Certified European Spruce
The top is built from VTS Certified European spruce, which has been aged to create a response that would match a 200 year old model. Spruce already produces an elegant response thanks to its fantastic resonant properties, allowing it to project the tones from within with maximum efficiency. Thanks to the standard "X" scalloped bracing pattern, the top is reinforced to prevent the chance of warping over time, but is able to resonate freely.
The body top beneath the soundhole and along the lower bout is protected from pickscrapes that can occur during performances by a tortoise colour pickguard. Protection has been given to the woods in the form of polished gloss to the top, back and sides.
Ornate Back and Side Construction
The sides of the guitar are built from solid East Indian rosewood, which gives a robust and tight mid-range articulation. One of the many exquisite features woven into the fabric of this model is the ornate back design and construction, which is made using solid East Indian rosewood wings with East Indian rosewood organic wedge. The effect isn't just a pretty finish, but also an exquisite timbre that lifts the spirits of this dreamy model. To create a seamless connection between the top and sides, Martin have employed European flamed maple binding - only the best will do.
Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck
The solid genuine mahogany neck is shaped to the modified low oval profile with performing artist taper, guarantee a reassuring feel in the hand without feeling cumbersome or bulky. Married to the neck is a solid black ebony fingerboard, which is home to a total of 20 frets, with 14 clear frets. Martin's "Style 28" position inlays provide a stylish navigational aid. The fingerboard width at the nut is 1-11/16” extending to 2-1/8” at the 12th fret. Although some fingerstyle players may prefer a 1-1/3” width at the nut, the guitar still accommodates fingerstyle beautifully. The fingerboard benefits from the same binding as the body, ensuring smooth transitions between each fret.
The chrome enclosed tuning machines with large buttons uphold tuning integrity with the utmost precision. The bone nut maintains string tension keenly, whilst the solid black ebony bridge provides a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimum intonation and sustain.
Fishman Aura VT Electronics
The D-35E 50th Anniversary sounds breath-taking when played acoustically, so in order to capture that magic when plugged-in, Martin turned to Fishman to provide the Aura VT electronics system, to best translate the richness of a depth of the timbre in all its glory. You can rest assured that whether you're performing in an intimate venue, or playing to a crowd of thousands, your guitar is going to sound immaculate.
The Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Electro Acoustic Guitar in Natural is quite simply one of the finest acoustic guitar models the company has ever built. Pouring their love and devotion for the craft of building high quality guitars into this one of a kind model, this is certainly one to be cherished for generations to come. To ensure your model is kept safe and sound, Martin have included a 445 hardshell case with every model.
Manufacturer Martin Model D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Guitar Construction Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size D-14 Fret Top Material VTS Certified European Spruce Rosette Style 28 Bracing Pattern Standard "X" Scalloped Top Braces Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4" Back Material Solid East Indian Rosewood Wings with East Indian Rosewood Organic Wedge Side Material Solid East Indian Rosewood Neck Material Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with Performing Artist Taper Nut Material Bone Headstock Solid/Square Taper Headplate Solid East Indian Rosewood with EIR Organic Wedge Inlay & Large Old Style Silver Decal Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony Scale Length 25.4" Number of Frets Clear 14 Number of Frets 20 Fingerboard Width at Nut 1-3/4" Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret 2-1/8" Fingerboard Position Inlays Style 28 Fingerboard Binding European Flamed Maple Finish Top Polished Gloss Finish Neck Satin Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style Modern Belly Bridge String Spacing 2-3/16" Saddle 16" Radius/Compensated/White Tusq Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed with Large Buttons Bridge and End Pins White with Black Dots Pickguard Tortoise Colour Electronics Fishman Aura VT Included Accessories 445 Hardsell Case
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