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Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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Built in collaboration with Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, this 14-fret dreadnought features a high-altitude Swiss spruce top that is harvested in...Read More

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An exceptional choice for folk and Americana-style guitarists.

Built in collaboration with Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, this 14-fret dreadnought features a high-altitude Swiss spruce top that is harvested in winter months to produce a lighter-weight wood with better stiffness, and gives it a tight and even grain. The D-35 guitar also sports a three-piece back composed of East Indian rosewood with a flamed koa center wedge. Seth himself designed the copper snowflake inlays placed in the ebony fretboard. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Construction: mahogany blocks/Dovetail neck joint
  • Body size: D 14-fret
  • Top: High-altitude Swiss spruce
  • Rosette: Style 28 - fine herringbone center ring
  • Top bracing pattern: standard ''X''
  • Top braces: solid Adirondack spruce 1/4''
  • Back material: solid East Indian rosewood - 3-piece with flamed koa wedge wood
  • Back purfling: style 35
  • Side material: solid East Indian rosewood
  • Endpiece: grained ivoroid
  • Endpiece inlay: black/white boltaron
  • Binding: grained ivoroid
  • Top inlay style: fine herringbone
  • Side inlay: multiple black/white boltaron
  • Back inlay: black/white boltaron
  • Neck material: select hardwood
  • Neck shape: Performing Artist profile
  • Nut material: bone
  • Headstock: solid/square taper
  • Headplate: solid East Indian rosewood/large Golden Era style decal
  • Heelcap: grained ivoroid with multiple black/white boltaron Inlay
  • Fingerboard material: solid black ebony
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Number of frets clear: 14
  • Number of frets total: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: custom Avett Copper Snowflake design
  • Fingerboard binding: grained ivoroid
  • Finish back & sides: polished gloss
  • Finish top: polished gloss
  • Finish neck: satin
  • Bridge material: solid black ebony
  • Bridge style: belly
  • Bridge string spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' radius/compensated/white tusq
  • Tuning machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA StaTite
  • Recommended strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & end pins: white with tortoise dots - end pin jack with chrome cap
  • Pickguard: Delmar black
  • Electronics: Martin Gold Plus Natural 1
  • Includes Custom case

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5.0

The Acoustic Six String of My Dreams continued...

By BlackStrat98

from Cleveland Ohio

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Comments about Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If you want one of these "dream" Martin Dreadnaughts, call Derek White at Musician's Friend Private Reserve guitars. The man is very knowledgeable and friendly, and can answer any questions you have about purchasing one of these six string gems. Also, since I couldn't actually try out each of the three or four Seth Avett's that Musician's Friend had in stock, Derek personally went through every one of the guitars on hand, and picked out the best sounding one for me, based on my description of what I was looking for. He definitely chose a winner.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Acoustic Six String of My Dreams

By BlackStrat98

from Cleveland Ohio

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Comments about Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

In forty years of playing, this is the first guitar that I have ever purchased online, untried in person. What initially drew me to it were the stunning looks – especially the koa wedge in the rosewood body. What convinced me to order one was that, in every single one of the eight or ten review videos that I could find on the Web, the Seth Avett D-35 always sounded fantastic – no matter what the mic setup or audio quality was, or who was playing. The guitar's tone was always outstanding. (The video from Brian at Musician's Friend Private Reserve was especially delightful).
Now that I actually have my Seth Avett, I must say that the videos fall short. You must play and hear this guitar in person to appreciate what Martin has accomplished. This is, in my opinion, the best sounding acoustic guitar that I have ever played, bar none. The Swiss Spruce top makes the highs just sparkle, the koa wedge adds a midrange that is warm and sweet, and the lows are robust and pronounced, without the "boominess" of some regular D-35s. In typical Martin Dreadnaught fashion, the guitar is a Bluegrass and Country "cannon", but the tones are balanced, and shine throughout the entire musical spectrum. Martin and Seth Avett hit one out of the park when they designed and produced this particular D-35 model.
Additional nice extras are the Grover tuning keys, the Performing Artist mahogany neck, and the pretty copper snowflake inlays in the ebony fretboard. Also, the custom case is built like a tank, and does a terrific job protecting this beautiful axe.

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5.0

Ah, the sweet smell of spruce

By Jack

from Columbia, Tennessee

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Comments about Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am mostly a finger picker, and most have said this guitar is not good for that. I disagree. I'm not a very good player, and this Martin is the one I pick up before my 1965 00018. This guitar sings. An added plus is putting my nose over the guitar and smelling that beautiful alpine spruce. Never thought about smelling a guitar before.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overall - very nice instrument

By drew w.

from Ponca City, OK

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Intonation Accurate
  • Nice appointments

Cons

  • Not A Fingerstyle Guitar

Best Uses

  • Blue Grass
  • Country
  • Flat picking

Comments about Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

overall - a very nice guitar. I have had it for about 6 months - wanted a Martin D-35 - and this one was a little different than most. Has a very good loud sound - not the best for fingerstyle which is what I typically play - so I use a Taylor for that style of play.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't be better!

By Zoomer

from Yankton, SD

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Pros

  • Artlike
  • Brightness
  • Copper Snowflakes
  • Punch
  • Tone

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      Comments about Martin Custom Signature Edition D-35 Seth Avett Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is the most beautiful instrument I've ever owned. Read mixed reviews regarding the copper snow flakes on the fretboard. I think they really add something to the appearance. Koa strip in the back seals the beautiful appearance. And the tone- out of this world. I've been playing a D-18 since 2005 - and love it. This one is so much brighter and punchier. Love it and would definitely buy it again.

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