Martin / Shenandoah D35 32 / 1988 / Natural / Guitar
Shenandoah guitars were produced from 1983 to 1996. In an attempt to offer lower priced instruments, Martin's line of Shenandoah guitars were built in Japan and then shipped back to the Martin factory in Nazareth PA to be assembled and hand finished. Shenandoah guitars were usually given the model number of the Martin guitar they resembled, superseded by the number 32. This guitar is an early example of a D35 which is similar to the more famous D28 - a dreadnought with spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides - only with a 3 piece Indian Rosewood back. What this does for the sound is add more bass, as the 3 piece back is stronger that the traditional 2 piece back, allowing the top bracing to be lighter and therefore resonate more. It has a bright, punchy sound with plenty of attack, and a tight controlled bass, and with 23 years of play it has matured really well. It's in excellent condition for it's age, the top having turned a beautiful honey colour, and the three piece back has beautifully contrasting Rosewood grain. It's in all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, and comes in it's original Martin embossed hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.