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.
Case:Soft Gig Bag
Body Size: D-14 Fret Finish Top: None Construction: Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint Back and Side Finish: None 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: Yes Electronics Options: Fishman® MX
Top Top Color: None Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle Binding: None Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32" Top Inlay Material: None Bridge Material: FSC® Certified Richlite® Top Detail: Jett Black Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic Pickguard: Black Bridge Pin Dots: White Plastic Pickguard Inlay: None Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq Rosette: Custom Ink Saddle Radius: 16"
Body Brace Material: Spruce Back and Sides Color: None Brace Size: 5/16" Back Detail: Jett Black Back Purfling/Strip: None Back Inlay Material: None Heelcap: Black Side Detail: Jett Black Endpiece: None Side Inlay Material: None Endpiece Inlay: None
Neck Neck Material: Black Birch Laminate Fingerboard Material: FSC® Certified Richlite® Finish Neck: Hand-Rubbed Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8'' Neck Color: None 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 Fingerboard Binding Material: None Side Dots: White
Headstock Headstock Shape: Solid with Standard Taper Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear Headplate Material: HPL Knob: Small Headplate Logo Style: Silver Script Ink Nut Material: Black Corian Headplate Binding Material: None Headplate Detail: None
Misc Case: Soft Gig Bag Left Handed Availability: true Label: Paper Label