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The Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar gives you unsurpassed tone. Massive, solid Sitka spruce top produces a strong bass tone, ideal for rhythm playing....Read More

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Incorporates Martin's visually striking 3-piece rosewood back design.

The Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar gives you unsurpassed tone. Massive, solid Sitka spruce top produces a strong bass tone, ideal for rhythm playing. To accentuate the treble, Martin uses lighter 1/4" top braces. Binding on the East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bound ebony fretboard add to this acoustic model's distinctive appeal. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case.

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  • Bound solid spruce top
  • Black and white rosette
  • 3-piece rosewood back
  • Rosewood sides
  • Bound ebony fretboard
  • Includes deluxe case
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MartinStandard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sounding Guitar I havever Owned, Including HD-28, Taylo

By Wendap

from mudwest

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Best Sounding Guitar I havever Owned, Including HD-28, Taylor 410,510, 710.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast Delivery, Best Guitar Ever

By Wendap

from mudwest

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I have Had 3-4 Taylors, 1 Guild ! other martin and this is the Best Sounding guitar I have ever had, The action is low and Plays Great.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Dreadnought

    By Boomy B

    from London UK

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great Bass
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Action too high

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    When I bought my Martin D-35 the action was too high and it affected the intonation. So I had it professionally set up, problem solved. Well worth it.

    This is my favourite acoustic guitar and one I will not be parting with. It has a great booming bass sound which I love (some may disagree), balanced out with some shimmering trebles without being overly bright. It is a brilliant strummer and flatpicker in equal measures, easy to play and it resonates beautifully around the notes E and F, 2nd and 3rd frets on the D string. Play the notes on the bottom E string with the flesh of your thumb and whoa! Pick-wise, I would recommend using a fairly light pick of around 50mm to reap all of the benefits of the Martin sound.

    I have found with experimenting that sonically it responds best to gauge 12 strings which give you just a bit more flexibility and vibrate more freely than 13s and are also easier on the fingertips.

    It is visually stunning to look at with white binding, attractive soundhole rings and the trademark three piece rosewood back so you have the perfect combination of an awesome sound and just the right amount of visual appeal before you get to the "bling" stage, which is not my thing, superficially speaking.

    I have to say that I have owned Gibsons, Guilds, Taylors and other Martin guitars (D-18 & HD-28) and never really bonded with them. Whilst this one did need some initial tweaking of the saddle, it is personally the most satisfying acoustic guitar and best all-rounder that I have owned.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Winner!

    By JBeckola

    from Central Valley, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I've been obsessing about getting a better acoustic guitar for some time now. I have owned many nice electrics and just an OK lower level acoustic. I would walk in to GC or wherever, pick up a nice Taylor, Gibson, Martin, strum away for a few minutes, sigh and walk away. Ultimately I would hate my guitar, (which really wasn't that bad) and not play it for a few days, then when the memory faded go back to it.
      Curiously, many years ago, I had a D-28. I sold it in my divorce, when my "guitar collection", became an issue. I figured I'd get another one, but bigger priorities always came up and I never did.
      I finally knuckled down and saved enough cash for a nice acoustic. It took me years to save up the cash, but when I finally had enough, I encountered a new issue.
      The issue was being paralyzed by the choices before me. With so many good guitars, which one was the "right one"? I started with the D-28, threw in a Taylor, Gibson, then on to a D-41, D-35, HD version, Vintage top, scalloped braces, no-scalloped.
      They all sounded a bit different, but all good. Can you really compare a Ferrari to a Lambo, to a Porsche? Is one really better than another? It comes down to taste.
      For myself, playing guitar is a personal thing, I need to feel connected to it. After hours of playing and demo-ing, I finally landed on a D-35.
      It was a good price, but that wasn't the selling point. It felt comfortable, had a nice low end, volume and sustain. Truthfully, given my mid-talent level, any decent guitar would serve me, but I wanted that feeling.
      You know the one you get when you wonder where the last 2 hours went. You start resurrecting old Dead, Poco, Neil Young songs you haven't played in years. That's what happens. Now you are into playing again, like when you were young and raced home to strum away.
      The factory set up on my D-35 was incredible. A lot of people complain about the action being high and needing to have it set up. Mine is like butter. Low and smooth. Plays like a dream.
      And the sustain? Unbelievable.
      This one's a keeper. The decision took some time, but I'm glad a found a guitar that "spoke to me".
      I'm so glad I had the time to compare some high acoustic end guitars. It gave me the opportunity to find the right guitar for me.
      Which as it turned out, was a standard Martin D-35? Go figure.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      D35 still going strong after 25 years!

      By Stroker

      from Saskatoon, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Signature Martin Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • Unmatched Action

      Cons

      • Case Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      When I was a child my grandmother always encouraged me to play music. When she passed in 1985 she left me some money, which I later used to buy the guitar of my dreams, a Martin D35. I searched far and wide for over 3 years to find the right one. Then, that magical single chord strummed on a D35 in a Long and McQuade store in 1989, and I was hooked. I have gigged all over with this instrument, played it enough to be on my second set of frets after 25 years, and it plays better than ever. It will be a family heirloom, and my children's children will hopefully enjoy it as much as I do. Thank you Martin for making a family legacy come true for us!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best sounding Martin Dread

      By Haratheronin

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I've owned several high end acoustics over the years, Taylor, Gibson, several different Martins (HD-28, D-28, D-18 ect). This is the sound that I've been looking for. Don't believe the "too bass heavy" talk, this guitar has perfect balance. The tone blends perfectly with the human voice. I don't know how it sounds in a band setting, I play and sing solo, but in that regards it is astounding. This one is a keeper.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holy Cow

      By Ben

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Amazing Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everything Known To Man

        Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        This is the most amazing sounding guitar ever made. I am a Christian Rock musician and I use my D-35 for writing, practicing, recording, and especially for live shows. I mic the guitar because I want the world to hear it's unrivaled beauty. This is what an acoustic guitar should sound like. I have not and will not install a drop in pick-up because I feel as if it would be like putting plexiglass over the "Mona Lisa". Construction, playability etc...superb. The tone has ruined all other guitars. Everytime the Martin D-35 guitar is played something magic happens within the space-time continuum.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just about perfect

        By Chip

        from San Diego,CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Flawless Workmanship
        • Great feel

        Cons

        • Action Needs Adjustment

        Best Uses

        • Anything

        Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I have played a Guild D-35 for 40 years and thought it was about time to buy another guitar. I have read a lot of reviews from people who were reviewing their old Martins rather than a new one. I purchased this D-35 new in September 2013. Right out of the box I examined it closely. The workmanship is what I hoped for -- flawless finish, perfect construction, tuned it up and played it. Great neck and feel, intonation perfect, strong sound from every string. Other reviewers have commented that the bass is boomy. It must be their pickup, I don't find that at all. I wanted this model because I do a lot of fingerpicking and I want to hear that bass. Playing it next to my Guild, you can tell the age difference. The Guild is sweetened from 40 years; the Martin is little louder but you can hear some harshness in the tone from the new wood (which makes my home studio smell awesome by the way). I am sure that will change as it ages. The only complaint I have is that the action is fine at the nut but creeps way up as it gets toward the bridge. I would expect this from a cheaper instrument but a little surprised on this one. It's not a big deal at all because it's an easy fix and is a matter of preference I guess, but anyone who buys this would expect the action to be awesome, not average. I am hoping the rosewood they are getting these days is even close to what was available 40 years ago so that it ages and mellows well. I expect to have it for a long time and pass it on to my kids. Hope this review helps those of you who are looking for a review of a new D-35.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must have!!!

        By Cc

        from El Paso, TX.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Great Action From Factor
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • You Gotta Be Kidding

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Very Versatile

        Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        The sound from the D35 is like thunder, however it still has enough highs to stand out in a crowd. It has a full body sound with plenty of volume. I bought my D 35 in January of 2012 and I have not had any issues with the guitar. If you want exceptional sound and impeccable quality this is your guitar! Enjoy.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pure tone!

        By JimmyJ

        from Way up North

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Great tone
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Standard Series D-35 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I have owned Martins for the last forty years, but this is my first D-35. It's just too bad that I waited so long to try one. The tone on this one is so rich and vibrant, I can't put it down. I have a D-18 and a D-28, which are both magical in their own ways, but this D-35 has the sound that I have been searching for. I've played HD-35s and D-41s, and as nice as they were, did not have the tonal qualities of this one. And the best part is, the sound will only improve over time! You can't go wrong with a Martin, just choose the model with your ears, and not with any preconceived ideas of what they should sound like because of the bracing.

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