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Martin HD-35SJC (no.23 of 50 - 2001)

OUR CODE: MARU4746NG
Price: £2,999.00
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Description

In excellent condition! Includes original hard case and case documents. Also features a non-original passive pickup!

Here is an article from 2002 describing the signature models...

'These Judy Collins Signature guitars feature Martin's original 12-fret Dreadnought design, considered by many to be the most powerful and resonant Dreadnought of them all. But it is the unusual combination of solid tonewoods that gives these instruments their unique sound. A center wedge of flamed figured Pacific bigleaf maple in the traditional Style 35 three-piece back stands out against adjacent wings and sides of East Indian rosewood. Visually striking, the maple center wedge also adds crisp definition to the rich tone. The beauty of the back and sides is matched by the top, bookmatched Sitka spruce, supported by 5/16" X-bracing (scalloped on the HD-35SJC, contoured on the HD12-35SJC) for full, open timbre. 

The top of these guitars is bordered with a purfling of fine pattern herringbone, and strips of the same herringbone separate the three pieces of wood that comprise the back. The sides and back are accented with two-and four-layer black/white purfling, and both top and back are bound with grained ivoroid.

The soundhole rosette of select green abalone shines brilliantly against the vintage toner-tinted top. A black African ebony bridge and beveled and polished black pickguard complete the distinctive look. The entire body is finished in polished gloss, while the wide (1 3/4" at the nut on the 6-string, 1 7/8" on the 12-string), low profile genuine mahogany neck has a satin finish for playing comfort. Each HD-35SJC and HD12-35SJC Judy Collins Signature Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by Judy Collins and Martin Chairman and CEO C.F. Martin IV, with instruments individually numbered with the edition total.'

Specification

Nut 1 3/4"
Back & Sides East Indian Rosewood / Flamed figured Pacific bigleaf Maple
Top Bookmatched Sitka spruce
Inlay Style 45 abalone snowflakes
Binding Grained ivoroid
Case Original Hard Case
Fingerboard African Ebony
Bridge African Ebony
Purfling Fine pattern herringbone / two-and four-layer black/white
Features 12-fret Dreadnought design
Machine Heads Schaller chrome minis w/ebony knobs
Scale Length 25.4''