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Longworth’s book chronicles the company’s history in very personal terms and provides wonderfully rich detail about Martin’s many guitars through the ages.
The GT-70 was a re-styled two-pickup, single-cutaway recalling the F-55s.Mention the subject of American acoustic guitars and one of the first names that will undoubtedly pop into your head will be C. The term “electrics” is not meant to include the company’s many fine acoustic-electric guitars, many sporting top-notch electronics (which ultimately remain acoustic beasts), but rather electric guitars meant for country chicken pickin’ or raunchy rock and roll. Not that there aren’t many other estimable names, but Martin, by virtue of its longevity since 1833 and incredible quality remains the standard by which almost all steel-stringed acoustics are judged. Bring up the topic of electrics, and Martin is hardly the first name of recall.The F-50 was the bottom of the line, a single cutaway with a single De Armond humbucker pickup, like those on the previous acoustic hybrids, in the neck position.
Controls were one volume and one tone control mounted along the edge of the lower treble bout, with black, chrome-topped knobs.
However, beginning in the early ’60s, Martin has launched periodic forays into the electric guitar marketplace with some very interesting, if commercially unsuccessful, results (which explains why the Martin name doesn’t come immediately to mind).