Martin DX Johnny Cash
In the early 1970s, Martin Guitar was commissioned to design an all-black lacquered D-35 for country star Johnny Cash. Though Martin had never considered such a request before, an all-black D-35 for the “Man in Black” was custom-made. Cash went on to play his custom D-35 on stage for the next 20 years. In 2006, Martin released a commemorative D-35 Johnny Cash edition. New for 2019, the DX Johnny Cash is a nod to the history between Cash and Martin Guitar. Designed in collaboration with John Carter Cash and the Cash Foundation management team, the guitar features a classic Dreadnought body shape constructed with Jett black high-pressure laminate (HPL) top, back and sides. Like the earlier commemorative edition, this instrument includes a custom fingerboard inlaid with stars and the “CASH” logo. Johnny Cash’s signature appears on the rosette and label. This model comes with Fishman® MX electronics and a soft gig bag embroidered with the “CASH” logo and is strung with Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 strings. The DX Johnny Cash was designed to be an accessible and playable guitar for anyone looking to honor the legacy of the legendary musician.
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
CONSTRUCTION: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
TOP MATERIAL: HPL
NECK SHAPE: Performing Artist
BACK MATERIAL: HPL
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: HPL
ELECTRONICS: Fishman® MX
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
BRIDGE MATERIAL: FSC® Certified Richlite®
TOP DETAIL: Jett Black
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: White Plastic
SADDLE: Compensated Black Tusq
ROSETTE: Custom Ink
SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
BACK DETAIL: Jett Black
SIDE DETAIL: Jett Black
NECK MATERIAL: Black Birch Laminate
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: FSC® Certified Richlite®
FINISH NECK: Hand-Rubbed
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Inlaid Stars and CASH Custom Ink
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: White Plastic and Custom Ink
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
SIDE DOTS: White
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Standard Taper
TUNING MACHINES: Chrome Enclosed Gear
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: HPL
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Silver Script Ink
NUT MATERIAL: Black Corian
CASE: Soft Gig Bag