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Comment by Michael S. Jackson on January 31, 2011 at 2:42pm
Comment by Robin June Nakkula on January 31, 2011 at 2:20pm

Dear Ken,

I prefer my 00-1R, but that's not going to help you much, since Martin both started and stopped making them in 1997.

If anyone else has another answer for Ken's question, I'm open to it.

Comment by Michael & Kody on January 31, 2011 at 1:26pm
Hi Deb, not familiar with DR light strings, will check it out. Enjoying your Instruement ?
Comment by Michael & Kody on January 31, 2011 at 12:59pm
let me be absolutely clear about one thing. I am a Novice Player at this stage as well as Martin Historian. I merely Want the guitar that I could not have in the Mid 60's. During these conversations, in No way do I nor have I intended to undermine/slam other members choices about their instruments, it's a personal choice in the end, an for different reasons. I don't believe I have offended anyone, and have only had some excellent feedback. Even Steve Grossman with his Martin J38......commented.......thanks everone, hope we all learned something, now to make My ' ll have a Great Day an be Safe from the coming Monster Storm (weather report).......
Comment by Jonathan Gates on January 31, 2011 at 6:41am
To Michael Warmack- I test drove a D35, a model I always wanted anyway. The dealer handed me an HD35 for comparison. It sounded muddy. Maybe it needed strings but I cannot imagine a dlr with his integrity, not to mention common business sense, would let something as cheap as strings compromise a sale. I picked the D35 in a heartbeat. Never looked back. Now I want something better. D45? Not actively looking.
Comment by Debora Robinson on January 31, 2011 at 4:21am
The D-35 is a remarkable instrument. It may have some heavy bass but I've found the string selection can make a big difference. I've used DR light-guage strings for a pretty good balance.
Comment by Michael & Kody on January 30, 2011 at 10:34pm
You Rock, Ed......
Comment by Michael & Kody on January 30, 2011 at 10:28pm
Thanks, guys.....yea, I played both last weekend at GC. I have read the descriptions of each a million times an just finished reading the Martin Story on their site. I will be just tickled to death with the Standard D 35, I believe! I doubt it's gong to be discontinued, as is my Martin DC-1E. Besides the X bracing of the D 35 adds additional support structure. The scalloped bracing models require an additional block of wood under the bridge for fear of a string tension breach. There were some inquiries about this on the Martin site......oh God, I need a "hold harmless" waiver........I'd love to have the scallops, may not be able to spring for it..... The D 35 is just Dandy, Gotta go , thanks
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 30, 2011 at 7:42pm

The scalloped bracing is going to make the HD model sound warmer, but then "Dreads" can already be pretty's all up to YOUR ears Man!  Trust me, play them both once more and you'll know!  Edward

P.S. I chose the standard D28

Comment by Ed Rhoades on January 30, 2011 at 7:09pm
Probably this biggest difference is scalloped bracing on the HD, but the standard D35 already has plenty of bass. The HD does have herringbone trim and some great reviews

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