Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Black Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)

Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Black Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)

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Model - D-35 Johnny Cash Colour - Black Serial - 1191691 / 159 Year - 2006 USA Case - OMHC Condition - Excellent + Legend... a word quite suitable for the man in black. For years previous to the arrival of his D-42JC, Johnny Cash's favourite Martin was a modified D-35 Custom, his - and Martin's - first with an original polished black finish. It was this guitar that Cash played on stage for nearly 20 years.


  • Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Black Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)


    Model - D-35 Johnny Cash
    Colour - Black
    Serial - 1191691 / 159
    Year - 2006 USA
    Case - OMHC
    Condition - Excellent +

    Legend... a word quite suitable for the man in black. For years previous to the arrival of his D-42JC, Johnny Cash's favourite Martin was a modified D-35 Custom, his – and Martin's – first with an original polished black finish. It was this guitar that Cash played on stage for nearly 20 years. Now Martin pays tribute to Johnny Cash with a close facsimile of that instrument: the D-35 Johnny Cash Commemorative.

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    The story of how Cash's black D-35 came to be is one its owner must have appreciated. C. F. Martin III was head of Martin in those days, and he never allowed the Company to build a guitar with a black finish – it was just too radical. So Cash's custom order was built in secret, with the guitar hidden away and only worked on when he was away from the factory floor. The guitar was completed and delivered, and C. F. Martin III remained unaware of the instrument until one night when he turned on his television to watch an episode of 'Columbo' and saw guest star Johnny Cash playing it. Those in the know say he was pleased to see the Martin on television, even if it was black!
    Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Specifications
    Model: D-35 Johnny Cash
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size:D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
    Rosette: Style 45
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard 'X' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4 Inch
    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag w/ Black Fibre
    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
    Endpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron
    Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Side Inlay: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Back Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Large Old Style
    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Multiple Black/White Boltaron Inlay
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Scale Length: 25.4 Inch
    # of Frets Clear: 14
    # of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16 Inch
    Fingerboard Width at 12th fret: 2-1/8 Inch
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Abalone Stars - Select Pearl (Bordered In Mother of Pearl)
    Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Finish Back and Sides: Polished Gloss - Black
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss - Black
    Finish Neck: Polished Gloss - Black
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: Belly
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8 Inch
    Saddle: 16 Inch Radius/Compensated/Bone
    Tuners: Grover 102C
    Bridge and End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
    Pickguard: Black - Beveled & Polished
    Case: 545E Geib style w/ Black Interior & Hardware
    Interior: Signed by CFM IV & John Carter Cash, Numbered in Sequence

    All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
    • brand new strings
    • action
    • electronic components
    • neck angle and truss rod adjustment
    • hardware
    • fretwork
    • clean and condition inc fretboard
    • saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
    • nut
    The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
    More images are available on request. For more information*, call the guitar department on 01202 597180 or email at [email protected]

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    Condition Pre-owned

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