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1965 Martin F-65 Archtop Hollowbody! SOLD!

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Here's one you don't see every day! Sort of a weird footnote in Martin history, many folks don't even realize that they made hollowbody electrics. Here's a cool example! Made in the USA to Martin's top notch specs, these are great bang for the buck guitars. The hollow body is made of maple and features a double cutaway shape. The mahogany neck features a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The real fun is in the pickups. These guitars feature dual Rowe Dearmond single coils that are pretty much the same as what you would find in a 50s Gretsch. Awesome tone. Kluson tuners and a trapeze tailpiece keep it rock solid. The original bridges on these were Lucite and were prone to cracking. This example sports an aluminum Bigsby bridge. The finish is sunburst and is set off by chrome hardware. A cool archtop with killer bang for the buck!

This Martin plays and sounds good. The original frets show some denting and could stand a dressing but many players could live with them as is. There's a little separation at the heel, common for Martins of the era. Some would suggest a neck reset but the action is pretty much where it needs to be and shaving a little off the bridge base would get it even lower. The pickups sound awesome and the electronics work fine. Condition wise, this guitar is in solid shape for its age. Normal wear, scratches, checking, indents and dings but nothing major. Still very good looking. Comes in a hardshell case.

This is a great American made hollowbody at a great price. If it said Gibson or Gretsch on the headstock, you would be paying much, much more. This one has cool looks and great workmanship.



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