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A divine tonewood duo
East Indian rosewood and Engelmann spruce. There really isn't a more exquisite tonewood combination. Crafted from rosewood, the back and sides of the D-35 Re-Imagined offer a beautiful, rich tone, laced with brightness and sparkling clarity. Fingerpick, strum, and deliver crystal-clear, pitch-perfect solos - rosewood's response is even across the whole frequency range, giving you a wonderfully consistent sound. Its dark and complex resonance creates a beautiful undercurrent to a full-bodied tone, whilst a certain amount of 'zing' gives it that sharpness needed for excellent definition. All of these tonal qualities, as well as its sturdiness and reliability, make rosewood a popular choice for acoustic guitars. So, you know it’s a trustworthy feature.
Complementing the back and sides is another reliable tonewood - the spruce top. Spruce has a broad dynamic range, perfect for any gigging musician who needs good volume and sound projection. Its crisp articulation makes the world of difference for a range of playing styles whilst its balanced tone gives it a huge amount of versatility. For a beautiful, clear tone in which every single note rings out with glistening definition, spruce does not disappoint. And its combination with rosewood enhances such sparkling clarity even more, resulting in a simply glorious acoustic sound.
The divine properties of the D-35 Re-Imagined extend from the body and travel up the select hardwood neck; so you can be sure that every single part you touch will be filled with practical and tonal attributes waiting for you to explore. A select hardwood neck is a welcomed feature for any avid guitarist as such strength is needed for the thinnest part of the guitar. But the showstopper really is the ebony fretboard attached on top. It is what makes this guitar stand out from others out there. Not only does its naturally shaded colour contrast perfectly with the D-35's overall light and natural appearance, but it also brings a wealth of characteristics that make playing this guitar a sublime experience. Ebony's high oil content gives it a smooth and fast finish, lending itself to quick and immaculate fretting techniques. Its high level of durability also means it can handle the frequent attack of your fingertips without wearing away. Whether it’s a simple guitar practice session at home or a sold-out gig with an awe-struck crowd, the ebony fretboard promises to thrive and deliver.
Now onto the more enticing attributes of ebony... its stunning sonic capabilities. Ebony is an extremely responsive tonewood that offers a beautifully bright sound, making it a gorgeous accompaniment to rosewood and spruce. Project your music with purpose and brilliant volume, ebony's snappy and crisp attack ensures that every single note cuts through the mix astonishingly well, leaving nothing unheard. This exquisite sound produced by a high-quality tonewood is exactly what acoustic players look for and the D-35 Re-Imagined delivers it with pure excellence.
Stability and durability
We all know that beauty comes from within, and the D-35 Re-Imagined is no different. Even the inside of the rosewood and spruce body has been meticulously designed for robustness and superb sound. This has been achieved in the form of forward-shifted X-bracing which offers more expansive vibrations, stability, and a depth of tone. An X-bracing pattern offers an exceptionally sturdy structure that accommodates high-tension steel strings. Tune up and play without worrying about any potential guitar body tragedies, X-bracing is strong enough to withstand any amount of pressure. Martin has also employed an innovative modification to their bracing on the D-35 Re-Imagined by shifting it forward half an inch closer to the soundhole, enhancing the bass frequencies even further. It does this by allowing the lower bout more freedom to vibrate so you end up with a beautifully resonant sound that teams well with the shimmering clarity and brightness of rosewood and spruce.
If you're going to play an instrument that encompasses so much sonic and practical magnificence, then you'll want it to have an aesthetic to match. The D-35 Re-Imagined showcases pure simplicity and excellence. Subtle embellishments have been added to the gorgeous natural, gloss finish, making this guitar truly stunning. Antique white binding flows like a ribbon around the D-35's outline, showcasing its elegant shape, whilst multi-stripe inlays provide artful detail that show each and every aspect has been meticulously thought through. An intricate soundhole rosette and square tapered headstock then bring even more subtle yet eye-catching additions that make the D-35 Re-Imagined look absolutely beautiful. And to preserve its divine construction and sound, a molded hardshell case is included, making travelling less of a plight. Prepare to deliver an unforgettable set.
Body & Bridge
- Series: Standard Series Re-Imagined
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Back/ Side Wood: East Indian Rosewood
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Bracing: Forward Shifted X Brace
- Finish: Gloss
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Bridge Pins: White Plastic
- Scale Length: 25.4''
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl -Style 28
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1 3/4''
- Tuners: Chrome Enclosed Gear
- Buttons: Large
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Case: Moulded Hardshell Case
Please note: Martin do not ship their guitars with the strap button installed on the bottom of the guitar. They do this to avoid any impact cracks that may occur during shipping. You can find your strap button inside the case compartment.