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Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

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Jul 26th, 2017 09:36 AM        

I've never gotten the D-35 other than the bound neck. The back was a move by Martin to be able to use smaller pieces of Brazilian rosewood back in the day. There definitely is a D35 cult, however.



Hammond101

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Jul 26th, 2017 11:03 AM        

A D-35 got buy me that I would have loved to own. It was the best sounding acoustic I have ever played, a early-mid 80s model. Luck of the draw tone wise possibly.<br /> <br /> My fetish for the D-35 stems from that guitar. I hope to find another that is "as good as" but if something else pops up that fits the budget you just never know. The HD-28V is pulling my strings too.<br /> <br /> I like bound necks and 3 piece backs. I don't think there is anything tone wise there, maybe a still loud but tighter bottom end, but I like the look.



reverend mikey

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Jul 26th, 2017 02:46 PM        

You can occasionally find a D-35 from the late '60's (with Brazilian back and sides) for not a whole lot more than the price of a new D-35 - and certainly for around the MSRP of a new D-35.



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Oct 10th, 2017 03:36 PM        

"You can occasionally find a D-35 from the late '60's (with Brazilian back and sides) for not a whole lot more than the price of a new D-35 - and certainly for around the MSRP of a new D-35..."<br /> <br /> About three months ago I bought a near mint condition, one owner 1969 D-35 with it's original case (also mint), all hang tags, and even a pic of the owner in the store taken the day he bought it. <br /> <br /> I found the guitar on my local CL and the guitar had been purchased new at a guitar store just 5 minutes from my home.<br /> <br /> It was borderline in need of a neck reset, so I had Gryphon give it the works. Neck reset, new stainless steel frets, and a K&K pickup.<br /> <br /> The Brazilian on the back and sides is stunning. The binding is beautifully aged and the top is spectacular. <br /> <br /> I paid him $4300 cash for the guitar and put another $1000 into it at Gryphon. I feel I got an incredible deal, especially given the spectacular condition of the instrument. We did the cash deal at the Police Department in Santa Cruz, CA.<br /> <br /> ALL THAT SAID... it only "ties" several EIR D-35's I've owned in the past in the sound department. Frankly, I've played a number of Brazilian D-35's and was never moved to buy any of them until this one popped up. In short, my ears prefer EIR but I do love the look of beautiful Brazilian rosewood.<br /> <br /> 6<br />



Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 10th, 2017 04:41 PM        

You know, we ought to have an acoustic forum here. ;o)<br /> <br /> I wonder what the guitar shop near Boise was that Hammond was talking about. All I know about is GC and Dorsey.



Hammond101

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Oct 10th, 2017 05:36 PM        

I'll get the name for ya CG. The owner formerly owned a shop in Temecula, CA. I've done some amp and guitar repair for his son who lives in SoCal.<br /> <br /> BTW, my friend who bought the Authentic just bought a very nice D-18 from the same Idaho business. I played it last week. These guys are all former band mates and my buddy with all the Martins is the bass player in The Surf Kings with me. Small world down in this valley.<br /> <br />



Hammond101

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Oct 10th, 2017 06:45 PM        

Eagle Guitar in Meridian, ID. Ask for J.R. My friends name down here is Pat. I know all these guys from the band Hired Guns.



Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 10th, 2017 06:54 PM        

Cool. No website, just a facebook page but I'll try to visit when I'm in Boise next month to drop of the D18.



Hammond101

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Oct 11th, 2017 01:29 PM        

Not to slam J.R. but he built a parts Tele for his son who lives down here and is a customer/friend of mine. I had to set it up correctly. It was close but really needed some frets leveled and the ends dressed. <br /> <br /> I doubt he has a tech on the premises.<br /> <br /> He's good at sellin' stuff.



Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 11th, 2017 03:02 PM        

Talked to him today. Will have to visit his store when I'm there next month.



Hammond101

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Oct 11th, 2017 03:22 PM        

Cool, I'm glad you asked about the business.



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