• Martin F-55 electric guitar
    Martin F-55


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1961 to 1965

The Martin F-55, made from 1961 until 1965, was part of the short-lived F-series - an early foray into the expanding 1960s electric guitar market. This guitar was like the F-50 model  but had two DeArmond pickups (as opposed to the single pickup F-50). Less than 700 F-55s were made in total.

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Number of control knobs4 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups brand and modelDeArmond Dynasonic pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups


Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings


Body materialplywood body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes


Bridgeadjustable plexiglass bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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MARTIN F-55 reviewed by Neil

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I love my F55! A versatile guitar that covers all my needs from jazz to country to rock n roll. An absolute joy to play, reminiscent of an OO or OOO series Martin in feel, but electric! It's not an iconic sound like, say, a strat or a 335 but it doesn't cost anything near what they do. A beautiful, high quality, '60s hollow body for under two grand that feels MARTIN from head to toe. What more could one want?

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