Martin D-35 Johnny Cash Signature Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

Recreation of Johnny Cash’s Distinctive Black Dreadnought Pays Tribute to the ‘Man in Black’!

Johnny Cash - The Man In Black - was famous for his deep, baritone voice and his all black Martin Dreadnought. The Martin D-35 Johnny Cash acoustic guitar is a close facsimile of the Man in Black’s signature Martin D-35 dreadnought boasting Johnny Cash’s signature aesthetic and that unmistakable Martin feel and tone.

The Martin D-35 Johnny Cash acoustic guitar features a classic Dreadnought body shape built with an Engelmann Spruce top with East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Inside, the Spruce top is braced with scalloped Sitka Spruce in the classic forward shifted X-bracing pattern, giving this D-35 Johnny Cash Dreadnought the distinctive full and rich sound you would expect from a Martin Dreadnought.

The select hardwood neck sports a satin-smooth hand-rubbed finish and a modified low oval neck neck shape, making it so easy to play you can perform or record well into the night in complete comfort. The neck is slim and comfortable and features an Ebony fingerboard inlaid with stars and the commemorative Johnny Cash signature logo which pays homage to one of the greatest performers of all time.

High end appointments including Zig-Zag with Black Stripe back purfling, multi-stripe top inlay, a multi-stripe abalone rosette, a real bone nut and saddle, chrome enclosed gear tuners, and a label signed by CFM IV & John Carter Cash, round out the picture, making this Johnny Cash D-35 a fitting tribute to one of Country Music’s greatest performers.


  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 11/16''
  • Top Material: Engelmann Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T 
  • Top Color: Black
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Color: Black
  • Brace Size: 1/4"
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag with Black Stripe
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material:Select Hardwood
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Black
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Stars with Johnny Cash Signature
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone with Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Large
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: Signed by CFM IV & John Carter Cash, Numbered in Sequence
  • Pleked: Yes

Commemorative Johnny Cash D-35 a Fitting Tribute to Country Music's Original Rebel!

Perhaps Johnny Cash’s favorite Martin guitar was a specially made D-35, his first Martin guitar with a polished black finish. This D-35 was perfect for "the man in black," and Cash played it on stage for nearly 20 years. Now Martin is paying tribute to this Country Music legend with a close facsimile of that classic special instrument The result is the D-35 Johnny Cash Commemorative acoustic, a signature custom guitar beautiful enough to be hung on the wall, but made to be played all day!

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