1970 Martin D-35s 1 Owner Acoustic Dreadnaught Rare


For sale in this listing is a one owner Martin D35S Dreadnought, serial # 2710**, bought new in 1970. It is one of 175 of the more rare "S" 12th Fret models made that year. Designed for finger picking and similar type playing. It is a classic powerhouse with an amazing sound.
We are selling this vintage guitar for a close friend. We had listed it a month ago on Ebay and it sold, however, the transaction has been canceled which makes the instrument available for someone else.
This Martin guitar has Indian rosewood back and sides, 3-piece back with marquetry between sections, ebony bridge, bound ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, volute on neck, and black, acetate–base plastic pickguard. This is the same, versatile instrument that artists as diverse as Gene Autry, Don Mclean, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and Judy Collin have all loved and used. The marquetry and inlay are all in wonderful shape.
There are no known issues with this guitar. The owner has decided, as he has gotten older, that a smaller necked guitar is more comfortable for him to play. He has settled for a newer Taylor that plays easier for him (small hands), but doesn't sound as nice.
Guitar was serviced by a Martin representative in 2009. A new bridge was installed, the neck was reset, pick guard was re-glued, and the frets were cleaned. Representative stated that it was the nicest sounding D35S he had seen in a long time.
Guitar sounds great, rich and loud, and has aged gracefully. It is not in pristine "unused" condition though. Remember that it is a 40 year old musical instrument. Although it was lovingly cared for it does have some surface nicks and small flaws, which we have tried to show in the accompanying photographs. Finish overall is in very nice shape. Guitar was used in weekly services, although not in a few years.
Here is what other guitar players have to say about this particular model of Martin guitar.
Guitar comes with some accessories; the original "The Care And Feeding Of Your Martin Instrument" manual, a small straight slot screwdriver, a Keyser capo, an extra set of Lay's SIT Silencer strings, a bottle of Martin Guitar Polish and some assorted finger picks. It will also come packed in it's original, much used case. Case is ugly, but serviceable (PICTURES ADDED BELOW OF OLD CASE). If you would like us to discard the old case and ship it in a new ABS case we can do so for an additional $100. Free UPS Ground shipping to anywhere in the Continental USA. If you live outside the continental USA or would like it shipped outside the continental USA, you will need to contact us prior to bidding for approval and shipping information.
Please look carefully at the accompanying photographs, and ask any questions you might have, before deciding to purchase. We would like to have a pleasant transaction for all involved. We are long time sellers on eBay and are actually concerned about making sure we have satisfied buyers.

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At, we have close to 10,000 feather hat trims, the majority of which are vintage feather hat trims from the early 1900’s, made between WWI and WWII, all from New Old Warehouse Stock that has never been used, and many of which still have their “Paris” and “Germany” labels. Some trims we have just one of, others we have hundreds of. We also have vintage glass eyes, and a smattering of vintage ribbon and flowers. Our vintage feather trim inventory is probably the largest and most varied available in the world marketplace today. We have been selling hat trims on Ebay since 2000. We offer other items as we procure them. Thank you for looking at our ebay listings, we appreciate your business.


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There has been some questions as to what the original case looks like and it's condition.

Here is the original 40 year old case.











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