If you're chasing the tone from the iconic intro to "Wish You Were Here," we've got you covered.
Why We Love This
If you're one of the guitar cognoscenti who've yearned to play like David Gilmour, we're not sure we can help much (we've been there ourselves). But if you're chasing the tone from his iconic acoustic intro to "Wish You Were Here," we've got you covered. This 1969 Martin D-35 (the same model used by Mr. Gilmour on the aforementioned track) is in very good condition for its age; and it comes to us from its original owner. The tone is gorgeous ~ warm, lush, and full, replete with interesting overtones that don't distract from the note's fundamental clarity.
This D-35 is very clean for a vintage guitar. The original owner has babied it, and no significant repairs or modifications have been done to it. The original lacquer finish still presents beautifully, and there are no cracks save for a very small, superficial lacquer crack on the back. The body of the guitar shows the expected lacquer checking and playwear, most noticeably on the top, on either side of the fingerboard tongue. The original pickguard has been replaced with a more contemporary tortoiseshell-colored one. There's a hairline amount of bridge lift beginning to present itself, though the guitar has always worn light strings and removing & regluing the bridge right now is not necessary. Priced with hardshell case.
Please note: used instruments are, well, used. We pride ourselves on thoroughly vetting, and carefully photographing, each pre-owned instrument we sell, but many of them carry subtle signs of handling that can escape even the most discerning eye. If you have questions about the condition of this instrument, we invite you to call us for an in-hand description. We're here to help!