Martin 1833 D35 Acoustic Guitar Review

THE one and only Martin D-35!!!!!

Over it’s long history, CF Martin company has, without question, introduced the world to some of the best acoustic instruments ever built and played – one of those instruments is THE Martin D-35 guitar. I’ve owned and played at least 15 different Martin models over the last 50 years and IMO from it’s signature white bound neck and 3 piece back nothing else (except for the  discontinued  1 Series D3R) on the Martin roster sounds like a Martin D-35. It has a full, deep, vibrant lower end; a beautifully balanced mid range; and a top end that is distinctly Martin. The Martin D35 has only been around for over a half century (introduced in ’65 so Doc Watson was obviously playing a different Martin model when another reviewer saw and heard him  back in ’59) but it’s always been a unique instrument with a lot history built in over a relatively short period of time. And with a few modern updates incorporated by Martin in recent years it’s still a guitar well worth checking out. Even if you don’t like it for some reason, at least you can say you picked up and played a Martin D-35!  Haven’t bought a guitar from online acoustic guitar builder, but when I do it’s going to be another Martin D35.

Since 1833, Martin has maintained a good reputation. Continuous innovation, the introduction of technology, including the flagship store Dreadnought, Orchestra Model guitar X-bracing structure, 14-fret plug-in design, has become an industry standard. As a well-known instrument manufacturer, Martin still insists on making guitar by hand. Martin was founded in the United States by the German Christian Frederick Martin. Now run by the sixth generation of the family, the guitar produced by the world is praised by musicians around the world. Martin Guitar indirectly promotes the development of the music industry, and is active in the classical, rural, blues, folk, rock and other major arena.

Martin has been producing acoustic guitars since 1833. The remarkable feature of the Martin guitar is that the sound decays slowly, the sound is strong, and the power is strong. With the purchase of the Martin D-35, you not only got the 51-year history of this model, but also got the sound of the Martin Guitar King. There is also a quality guarantee that will last a long time with you. The Martin D35 is Martin’s long-established, full-solid wood model. Since its launch in 1965, it has been a global hit, with a strong production among all Martin models.

The top is sitka spruce top, three-piece East Indian rosewood back, East Indian rosewood sides. Whether in the era of the launch or now, it is very recognizable. Martin D-35’s materials are similar to Martin’s other classic full-solid guitar Martin D28. The price is similar, and the sound quality is difficult to distinguish. The sound style, appearance, and feel are slightly different. The Martin D35’s sound is more relaxed, dynamic, and easier to play with a variety of popular, bluegrass, country music accompaniment solo also has a very strong expressive. It is a good choice for middle and senior players.

Sitka spruce top wood

The sound quality of the guitar top is crisp and loud. The reaction is rapid, and it does not require a lot of force to both sound well and be dynamic.

Even when playing at a loud volume, the tone is clear and grainy.

Note: When choosing a guitar, it is recommended that the more horizontal stripes on the top, the better the top.

Sides and back wood

East Indian rosewood : The three-piece back enhances the resistance to deformation. Compared with ordinary rosewood, East India Rosewood has regular wood grain and dark red color, the bass is steady and powerful, the treble is bright and clear, and the sound is clear and not turbid. Bright and thorough sound ; Resistance to deformation.



Martin classic mahogany headstock, East Indian rosewood veneer, gold Martin Logo. There are no other extra decorations that interpret true understated luxury. Grover knob for precise and stable tuning and durability


Ebony fingerboard with white abalone fret inlays. Ebony is a very traditional fingerboard material with a hard texture and uniform color.

It is one of the symbols of high-end musical instruments. The fingerboard is also covered with Boltaron material to ensure a smooth feel.

 If compare 2 guitar Martin D35 and Martin M36 guitar what is the differences between these 2 guitars ?

Model D35 M36
Size Dreadnought  /41 inch M-14 Fret Jumbo
/41 inch
Top Stika spruce top
Size and back 3-piece East Indian rosewood back
Bracing Forward Shifted X-bracing, non-scalloped Scalloped Forward Shifted X-bracing
Neck Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Ebony
Bridge Ebony
Nut Bone
Tuner Chrome Enclosed Gear
Fret 20 frets


Size description

There is no uniform standard for guitar bucket design by different manufacturers or work shops. So the size of the standard page is the nearsighted value. There are a few deviations for reference only. The value of a guitar is reflected in factors such as material configuration and process, not in size. A high-end 36-inch guitar may be more expensive than a low-end 41-inch guitar. Different guitar body type are available to meet different needs.So please choose the most suitable model according to your needs.

Packaging and delivery

This shop uses a special guitar box (foam box) to deliver, the pressure resistance is very strong. Also sent by EMS or other courier. For the sake of caution, when you sign for goods, please check the goods face to face.

If there is any damage, please refuse to sign and contact us in time, we will handle it for you in time.

Return and after sale service

Under the premise of complete packaging, tag and product, the store promises to cooperate with the buyer to return the goods. Due to the quality of the goods caused by the return, the return shipping costs are borne by the store. For non-quality issues, customers are responsible for the cost of returning the courier. Regarding the color difference, all product images are taken according to the real thing. However, there are some differences in color contrast and brightness due to display devices. The pictures you see are inevitably different from the real ones.