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Super Rare Martin GT-75 B ELECTRIC HOLLOWBODY GUITAR with BIGSBY - 1967 (Red)

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The GT Series were introduced in 1965, and produced through 1967. Martin, a traditional and highly respected acoustic maker (as you know) suddenly made a major effort to go after the Rock and Roll generation and the rise of the electric guitar as the next big thing in the musical instrument business. The Music Machine on their "Talk Talk" video used one of these (in case you missed them), as well as Moby Grape.


The instruments themselves, were a radical departure from the norm for Martin (and otherwise, it seems). The GT series was Martin's first guitar with an in-neck adjustable truss rod. The neck was bound, and joined the body higher than many, to allow better upper fret access, (take a L@@K). The headstock (on the vast majority of examples) broke from Martin tradition and became what was known as a ‘batwing’ shape. But a few, a chosen few 6-string models, utilized Martin's 12-string acoustic guitar headstock.


Electronics included a volume and tone control for each of the two screaming DeArmond single-coil pickups, a toggle switch for either the neck pickup, the bridge pickup or a combination of the two, and this one includes the custom Martin/Bigsby vibrato. Therefore this model is designated as the GT-75 B.

(note the black V on the vibrato body...PS. I've seen regular Bigsbys without the V on at least one GT-75 and think that might have been added later on....)​

It's all original and comes with their hardshell case, for good protection. I have rarely taken the guitar our of its case since I bought it from a fellow in Pennsylvania, the land of Martin, maybe 20 or more-so years ago...and, so, it has been well preserved.

(Thanks G-d, I have a number of other guitars that I played instead)...A '68 Fender Tele with factory Bigsby, 67' Epiphone Sorrento with Vibratone, my brother's '62 Jag,....Ric 12, ' 73 Fender Bass VI, etc. (if you must know)

So, here you have it. Low, clean, good action, sound...great looks...excellent shape (even not considering it's 52 years or so old, but, yes, it shows signs of age...please look at the pics closely)...and original a very very rare instrument that was there when the whole Rock Music scene exploded.

 $4500 plus shipping takes it. (Includes insurance)

Thanks for the L@@K-see.

All the best!

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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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