NOGD! 1969 Martin D-35- PICS ADDED
When I was a broke college student in the 60's, I lusted after a Brazilian D-35. Unfortunately, there was no way I could come remotely close to affording one. As I recall, a new D-35 back then ran close to $500, about $3500 in today's money.
But the desire never went away. I knew if I found the right one, I'd have to grab it. It took until 2017 to find the right one!
I've played just two other D-35's that rivaled this '69 in tone. One was a '71 I foolishly sold to buy an electric guitar and the other a '76.
That '76 had been run over by a car while in its case in a parking lot. Reduced to splinters, it was painstakingly glued back together in San Francisco and ended up being a terrific instrument again!
My source for this '69 D-35 was, once again, my local CL. This one owner D-35 was purchased new in 1969 at a music store just 5 minutes from my home. It even came with all of it's original papers!
Since I recently quit PhotoBucket after their holdup, I haven't hooked up with another server yet. In the meantime, here's a link to pics where the owner put it on consignment (he had promised to honor the price he'd given me before it was consigned).
I'm tellin' ya, there's hardly a mark on it. An absolute timewarp instrument! And, it sounds every bit as good as it looks!
It could get by without a neck reset, but I'm going to have that done at Gryphon anyway and also have them install a K&K. The frets are perfect and need no attention.
I brought home this beauty for $4300. The cash deal was done at the Police Station in Santa Cruz, CA. Serial #253277.
Life is good and the long wait was worth it!
Last Edited By: 6L6 07/22/17 9:14 AM. Edited 9 times.