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Guild M75T?

Jollygreen68

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Hey everyone, so I'm still looking for a new guitar to give me a different sound then my Strat. I was looking at some Epiphones (335, 339, P93 Riviera, Casino) and wasn't blow away. I liked most of them, but nothing stood out yet as "my" guitar. So I'm still doing research and happened upon this Guild M75T that looks kind of like a ProJet Gretsch or Les Paul. Apparently it's a chambered body, has sick DeArmond pups, and a great Bigsby like tremolo as well that actually stays more or less in tune! They also have some in that killer sparkle silver and other cool colors! My question is, are these good guitars?

What do they sound like, are they pretty well made? What years were the newer ones made? I know Fender owns both brands names now, and they currently aren't making them, but the one or two I saw seem as though they are fairly new (like 2000-2011, something like that). I'm looking for something in a chambered or semi-hollow body, with some unique or hot pups that stand out from the norm. I'm not expecting the best guitar quality, but at least good. This guitar "seems" as though it may be the EXACT guitar I'm looking for! Are these guitars good? From the tiny info I can find on them so far, they "seem" like they might be a heck of a guitar for a very reasonable price. Plus anytime I hear people reference DeArmond pups, they talk about them like they are the best pups they've ever heard or used. But since there is so little info on them, I'd love to hear your guys opinions.

So what's your guys take on these? And what do you think a fair price range would be for one in good shape?

Thanks
 

smalahove

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I haven't tried the new M75, but I have tried the new korean made Starfire and I was impressed by the build quality and playability. Nothing comes close in that price range.
 

nmiller

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The M-75T was a DeArmond model, not technically a Guild (in the sense that a Squier isn't technically a Fender). Just to avoid confusion, it is a totally different guitar than the current Guild M-75 reissues.
 

Jollygreen68

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The M-75T was a DeArmond model, not technically a Guild (in the sense that a Squier isn't technically a Fender). Just to avoid confusion, it is a totally different guitar than the current Guild M-75 reissues.
So then a lot of people must be listing these guitars incorrectly, because of the few I've seen for sale now or in the past, they list it as a Guild M75T. Not a DeArmond.

So now that we have that straight, do you have any information about the guitars, when they were made, quality levels, sound, etc? You seem to be an expert on them, I would really appreciate information about the guitar and how it sounds and the years they were made, and avg fair market prices.
 

Tom Von Kramm

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I have 4 DeArmond M75's, 1 M77, and 1 Starfire. You can hear what the Goldtone pickups sound like in this video:



That's the chambered M77, the M75's sound just like it.

These are great guitars and you can still find them for around $400-$450. The M75T and M77T (Digsby and single coils) are also great guitars and the 2k single-coils pickups sound frikkin' great. The bodies are Agathis (African Mahogany) and the fretboards are big rosewood slabs.
 

GAD

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Is the one you're looking at a Guild or Dearmond? Big difference IMO.
 

Jollygreen68

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I have 4 DeArmond M75's, 1 M77, and 1 Starfire. You can hear what the Goldtone pickups sound like in this video:



That's the chambered M77, the M75's sound just like it.

These are great guitars and you can still find them for around $400-$450. The M75T and M77T (Digsby and single coils) are also great guitars and the 2k single-coils pickups sound frikkin' great. The bodies are Agathis (African Mahogany) and the fretboards are big rosewood slabs.
Thank you sir, you have been MOST helpful. I have already begun the search and have found 3-4! I saw 2 more at some vintage shop that were outrageously priced in the 560-595 range, but most were in the 375-450 range. So hopefully I can score one soon. I am PSYCHED to get one of these. It's like sometimes you can see a new guitar you've never seen in your life and just know that it's the one for you. I am a sucker for the looks of the Pro Jet Gretschs so this guitar is TOTALLY up my ally in that dept. And from all the sounds clips on youtube I can find, it sounds sweet. Thanks again brother, I'll let you know when I finally get one!
Best
 

dhdfoster

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I had an M75T a few years ago. It was a nice guitar and it sounded very good, but it was HEAVY.
 

Tom Von Kramm

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Thank you sir, you have been MOST helpful. I have already begun the search and have found 3-4! I saw 2 more at some vintage shop that were outrageously priced in the 560-595 range, but most were in the 375-450 range. So hopefully I can score one soon. I am PSYCHED to get one of these. It's like sometimes you can see a new guitar you've never seen in your life and just know that it's the one for you. I am a sucker for the looks of the Pro Jet Gretschs so this guitar is TOTALLY up my ally in that dept. And from all the sounds clips on youtube I can find, it sounds sweet. Thanks again brother, I'll let you know when I finally get one!
Best
No problem! I love these guitars and talk them up whenever I can. Just FYI, the pickguard you see in the video is custom made by www.pickguardian.com they do really classy Gretsch-style clear acrylic with painted backs.
 






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