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NYCBURST

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Well I also heard that with the CITES Treaty back in the late 60's that Martin was having a shortage of Brazilian Rosewood and thus as a way to save wood the powers to be at Martin came up with the 3 piece back and hence forth the D-35 was born and Christened . The Man in Black himself Johnny Cash used an all black D-35 with a 3 piece back also .
that's correct.. Dick boak from Martin told me that himself. They built me a couple of guitars. I played a bunch of the guitars in the museum. Good times
 

El Gringo

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that's correct.. Dick boak from Martin told me that himself. They built me a couple of guitars. I played a bunch of the guitars in the museum. Good times
That is amazing to have the ear of none other than Dick Boak -pretty awesome !!!!!!!!!!
 

Wise Guy

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I really like and prefer the red/brown boards that have more of a reddish hue under different lights. This angle isn't the greatest example.
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that's correct.. Dick boak from Martin told me that himself. They built me a couple of guitars. I played a bunch of the guitars in the museum. Good times
Somewhere in there is a story of Johnny Cash asking Martin to make him an all black guitar and Martin telling him, "no. We do not make all black guitars". Then an employee at Martin did it anyway.
 

cosmefulanito17

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I think that fingerboard is just dry, without a drop of oil / greasiness. Just by passing a small amount of lemon oil type dunlop 65 it will take the color to which "we are used to" and it will be slightly more slippery to the touch
 

AA00475Bassman

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I have to say the OP is nowhere to be seen , Although people who know a lot more than me have posted with no OP response tryin to be helpful?

Disclaimer : Although the highly controversial BUTTMAN award reserved for the advanced Collectors OP gets the prestigious Buttman Here Here ! Unknown-4.jpeg
 

kumar0raja

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I can see that this is not the lighter blonde tan color and is the darker type, as spec'd but apparently not quite none more dark enough to be high quality to satisfy fashion. So pass it up, walk on by and wait for one dark enough to suit your fashion sense.
 
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