Would you look at that Brazilian rosewood center piece! For your consideration a 1970 Martin D-12-35 natural finished 12 string with a Brazilian rosewood center piece! By 1969 most guitar builders had stopped using Brazilian rosewood as it had become extremely hard to source. They must have had a small stash hidden away that they had to use sparingly. This 12 string got a gorgeous piece right down its back. Most likely its why this guitar sound so amazing!
Specs! This guitar has had a neck reset and a refret. There is a new bone nut (1-7/8″) and bone saddle. All the work was excellently done. The head stock has a Brazilian rosewood overlay. It has new set of Santa Cruz tuners. Mahogany neck with a depth of .83″ at the first fret and 1.03″ at the tenth fret. 24.9″ scale length. Bound ebony fingerboard with a radius of 16″. Pearl dot inlays. Refretted with 19 small/tall frets. Spruce top, with rosewood back and sides. Brazilian rosewood back center piece. Ebony Bridge. Rosewood bridge plate. Comes with a non-original hard shell case. Weighs 5 pounds.
Whether 12 string is your main thing or you just need a killer 12 string for recording, this Martin will blow you away. Big dreadnought sound. Beautiful chime on the high strings and growling low end on the bass. Lush mids full of harmonic texture. The bound fingerboard is extremely comfortable to the touch. All the work that was done is of the highest quality, bringing new life to this beautiful instrument. Absolutely phenomenal 12-string.
Case: Comes with a non-original hard shell case.
Weight: 5 pounds.
Condition: This guitar is in very good condition.
Modifications: This guitar has a new bone nut and bone saddle. Its had a neck reset and a refret. It has a new set of Santa Cruz tuners.
Comments: This is an amazing 12-string!