MARTIN GT-75

  • Martin GT-75 electric guitar
    Martin GT-75

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1965 to 1967

The Martin GT-75 double-cutaway version of the GT-70 made from 1965 to 1967. It had a bound rosewood 22 fret fingerboard, with dot position markers and large headstock with decal logo. Pickups were two DeArmonds.Around 1,555 GT-75s were built in total.

Specifications (22)

Controls

Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelDeArmond pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsblack finish, red finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body materialplywood body
Body shape featuresarchtop, double cutaway
Body stylearchtop
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Hardware

Bridgeadjustable bridge, tremolo bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1965$395newguitar-listlist price (without Bigsby vibrato)
1965$450newguitar-listlist price (with Bigsby vibrato)
1955$43000new

Reviews (1)

MARTIN GT-75 reviewed by Zalmo

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
This guitar, when first released, received a 10 out of 10 rating in a ROCK magazine of the time. Martin really thought a superior guitar would really help them break into the world of sellable semi-hollowbody electric guitars. I just read today that the build of these instruments was far superior to one of their competitors, Gretsch, and had considerably less real-estate wood-wise than the Gretsch's...one of the things I've always had cognizance of. Actually, with the Music Machine and perhaps even Moby Grape using thse, I don't know why they really didn't catch on. The one I have has great action, better upper-neck playability than the Gretsches....and the firey DeArmond pickups...this could've been one of the great Rock and Blues guitars ever. But, it was not to be. Very collectable as there are only about a total of 1100 or so of these instruments made.

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