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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).
Most coverage of the Martin brand is focused, quite rightly, on their substantial acoustic achievements.
Pickups remained our familiar De Armond humbuckers. Around 1,450 of these were made between January of 1966 and October of 1968.
The primary starting point for information about Martin guitars is, of course, Martin Guitars: A History by Mike Longworth, one-time pearl inlaying ace and former company historian (4 Maples Press, Minisink Hills, PA).Prototypes of the D-18E began in 1958 and in 1959 production began on it plus the D-28E and OO-18E.The D-18E was a mahogany dreadnought with the neck pickup and a second bridge pickup.The guitars were renamed the GT Series and swung into production in the beginning of 1966.The GT Series consisted basically of two models, the GT-70 and GT-75.