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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.
The typical Martin pickguard had the front point cut off and a notch in back to make room for the pickups rings.
A three-way toggle was mounted on the upper treble bout.
These pickups were the De Armond humbuckers with chrome sides and a black center in a trapezoidal hole, large pole pieces along one side and smaller poles along the other.For this essay, however, let’s take an alternative view and look at the company’s various electric guitars, its thinline hollowbodies and later solidbodies.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).The cutaways were fairly wide and radical, cutting out at almost a right angle from the neck.The glued in necks had unbound 20-fret rosewood fingerboards, dot inlays and the typical squarish Martin three-and-three headstock. Each bore an elevated pickguard and had a distinctive moveable adjustable bridge made of clear plexiglass.