2014 Martin D35E Retro – £2499
With the Retro series of guitars, Martin have taken a ‘doner’ guitar that they think represents the classic tone of that particular model, and tried to replicate it both acoustically and amplified. With the D35 they’ve used a 1967 example, and tried to capture it’s tone and character. They’ve used a European Spruce soundboard with thin 1/4″ width bracing, and 3 piece Indian Rosewood back, and coupled that with a High Performance Neck taper for easy action and enhanced playability. Unplugged it has a real bite to it’s tone with great clarity and excellent low end response. Plugged in they’ve used electronic imaging contributed from the 1967 vintage D-35 “donor” guitar, giving a very accurate vintage tone. The guitar is in excellent condition, and comes in it’s original hard case.