This is the Tommy Roe GT-70 I mentioned above.
I played the semi hollow body that a friend had in the 80s . Overall they were NOT great guitars. Thin sounding. Martin makes great guitars. I visited the factory last summer and came away really impressed w their acoustics .Does anyone have, or at least remember having, one of those Martin electric guitars from the 1960s? Any love for them?
I'm not thinking of the Frankenstein versions of their acoustics with added pickups and knobs, but the true electrics, thin line hollow body F series or GTs. I knew a kid who had one (not sure which model) when I was in high school, and I remember playing it and thinking it was pretty good, but that was a long time ago. Martin also made amps, or at least had their name on some, but I never tried those.
Yep, the 60s had that funky foray into thinline hollows, and the 80s had those import Stingers. But my fave Martin Electrics were from the 70s:
Sorry to interrupt but why is this thread a sticky when I click "Home" for TGP? Is this a feature like "highlighted thread" or do I have a bug or need to clear my cache?
I must be an outlier here because I think that guitar is gorgeous, easily as pretty as any other manufacturer’s thin hollow body.Yeah, I've had a 1966 GT-75 since 1980. My first "vintage" guitar (or so I thought at the time). Put it on layaway, then got laid off from work. Almost starved to pay the damn thing off for several months with my unemployment checks! The DeArmonds on it are killer. I remember writing Martin to inquire about it, and got a reply from Mike Longworth (still have the letter). Come to think of it, in September, I will have had it for 40 years. Damn!
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