Members rhythmdoctor Posted March 28, 2008 Members Share Posted March 28, 2008 So I am an acoustic forumite looking here for some knowledge. I also posted this in the acoustic forum but figured I'd spread out my search So, I just missed out on an ebay auction for a 1961 F-65. And the hollow bodied electrics I know were made by Martin are: F-55/F-65 & the GT-70/GT-75. The 65 & 75 being the high end of their respective models. And since the F models were made first (61-65), followed by the GT models (66-70?), apparently the GT models were enhanced/modified versions of the F model. As far as solid bodies, I'm only aware of the EM-18 which to my understanding was made in the late 70s early 80s. What I want to know is: Has anyone here played any of these Martin electrics? If so, which has the best tone (looking for warmth and fatness)? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've always preferred the sound of a hollow body and used to have a custom shop gibson ES-335 which I loved. However, it could very well be that the EM-18 solid body has a warmer tone. The few reviews I've found say that the GT-75 is known for a trebbly sound - I cannot find any reviews on the F-65. There are a few reviews on the EM-18, all favorable and all claiming great tone. Anyways, sorry for posting an electric guitar question in the acoustic forum - but we are talking about a Martin. By the way, I am obviously looking to buy a Martin electric but it's hard to find one to play so I am looking for other's experience to base an educated opinion. Thanks in advancebrent Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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