Martin D-35 Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash had a specially made Martin D-35 which he uses for a couple of decades. Some say it was his favourite guitar.

The first thing that stands out about that guitar is the black finish. Johnny Cash’s signature model was the first, black Martin guitar.

Martin decided to commemorate Johnny Cash by producing the D-35 JC for anyone to buy! Underneath you’ll find specs of the guitar, and the pictures of the guitar comes from and

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”
Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag w/ Black Fiber
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”
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16”
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8”
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Abalone Stars – Select Pearl (Bordered In Mother of Pearl)
Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & 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”
Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Grover 102C
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
Pickguard: Black – Beveled & Polished
Case: 545E Geib style w/ Black Interior & Hardware
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV & John Carter Cash, Numbered in Sequence
Electronics: Optional
Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge


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