Martin D-12-35 Natural 1966

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Introduced as the 12-string entry in the the new 35-series in 1965, the D-12-35 was similar to the D-28 in its use of Rosewood for its back and sides. Key differences between the Style 35 dreadnoughts and those with Style 28 include cosmetic styling and binding details, as well as the use of a three-piece back on the D-35. As opposed to the regular D-35, the D-12-35's neck had 12 frets clear of the body instead of 14. Like other Martins, a major point of differentiation for the D-12-35 came in 1969 when Martin began the transition from Brazilian to Indian Rosewood. 

Years of Production: 
1965 - 1995

Wood Composition: Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top, Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: Three-piece back, six-ply top binding, black pickguard, bound fingerboard, dot inlays

Notable Players: Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Ernest Tubb

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