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1977 Martin D12-35 12-String Acoustic Guitar #391608 - Used  From Martin

Lush overtones and an enormous sound!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

It's the holy grail of 12-strings, folks! Wow. Every detail on this one kills me. The 12-fret design gives it a warm cohesion, the three-piece back gives it a powerful bass response, the straight braces give it a balanced punch. Top that all off with indian rosewood back and sides and you've got something that rings as sweet as sleigh-bells on Christmas morning. I adore everything about this guitar. It's history, it's an instrument, it's a work of art. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Martin

From Martin:

Features sides and a 3-piece back of select Indian rosewood, attractively delineated by black and white purfling. The neck, of genuine mahogany and with steel T-rod, is hand-shaped for ease of action. 2-piece spruce top is chosen for its close-grain tonal qualities as well as its beauty and is finished in natural color to a mirror-like gloss. Body edges are bound with black and white trimmings; sound-hold inlaid with close black and white rings. Ebony fingerboard and bridge.

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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Model: D12-35

Serial Number: 391608

Year: 1977

Top: 2-Piece Spruce

Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood

Finish: Gloss

Neck Profile: Low Oval

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Radius: 16"

Nut Width: 1.95"

String Spacing at 12th Fret: 2.0"

String Spacing at Saddle:2.35"

Scale Length: 24.75"

Top Width: 15.5"

Body Depth: 5"

Electronics: None

Case: Hardshell