1969 Martin D-35S Review

by admin on January 12, 2011

Mike reviews the martin D-35S and explains how it got its name.

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David Denton January 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Very informative review. I was under the impression that the S indicated a slotted headstock.

Good audio!

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Mark Mondt May 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I once had a 1969 D-35S. I still recall its Martin serial number (269099).

It was a fine instrument, with a unique sound. It must have been intended for the folksingers of the day.
Its strings were silk & steel, and its frets were German silver. I was warned that the silk & steel strings were required, because of the German silver frets. I don’t know whether that really mattered, but I always took care to string it that way, anyway.

Unfortunately, the guitar was stolen in 1985, when I lived in Baton Rouge. I’ve often wondered what happened to it, after that. Somebody, somewhere, is enjoying it, of that I’m quite sure.

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