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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Gassin' for a DeArmond M75

Mr. Sanchez
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Aloha Mr. Hand
Oct 5th, 2010 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Man, these things just came across my radar screen recently....almost jumped on one (tobacco burst, no whammy bar) doing the BIN on the 'Bay; instead took my kid to his soccer game, and it was sold when I got home.

[Although I think they'd look much cooler with black P90's on them....do folks ever do that particular swap?]

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Oct 5th, 2010 12:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think the consensus was that the humbuckers didn't do much, so a pickup swap makes sense.

Your thread about the Dearmond Bigsby mounts may have vanished, but I'll assume it is the same as on the M77T that I have, and as others said, it does have two mounting holes drilled into the body.

Mr. Sanchez
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Oct 5th, 2010 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Your thread about the Dearmond Bigsby mounts may have vanished,"

ya think? :-P

Yeah, closer inspection of those pics from Gbase indicated as much. I like both, but really have no use for a Bigsby, so will continue my search. If you go into eBay and do a search for a DeArmond M75 and click on "completed listings", you'll see two sunburst examples of exactly what I'm looking for (I'd provide a link, but it won't work because you actually have to be logged into your eBay account to show these listings).

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Oct 5th, 2010 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great guitars - be aware they're quite heavy.
I think my old M75T easily weighed 10 lbs.
Tough on the old back.

Mr. Sanchez
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Aloha Mr. Hand
Oct 5th, 2010 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LMAO Archie. When I /first/ saw these, I actually thought/hoped they were chambered - nice and light like an old Aristocrat. Then I saw "8.75 lbs" on one of the eBay listings, and realized we were dealing with boat anchors. No worries....my '72 LP Deluxe is fairly heavy too.

Neo Fauve

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Oct 5th, 2010 07:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some, maybe not all, M77's are chambered.
My M77-T was, but it was still a pretty heavy guitar. I never weighed it.
I never really found to be a problem.

A really good guitar.
I miss it now. The Digsby w/ the roller saddle, worked great, and the DeArmond 2K pickups sounded great too.

stratman53

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Nov 7th, 2012 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What are the DeArmond M75T's going for nowadays

Twangmeister
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Nov 7th, 2012 04:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Around here-- $400-500+ They pop up on CL occasionally

I missed on a nice M75T for $259 seven years ago.
That led me to get a DeArmond Starfire Special. I finally found an M75 with Goldtones for $300 but it took five years of hunting.

I gigged with that M75 today. It's a heavy horse for an old guy like me but it sounds great.

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Nov 13th, 2012 05:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a sunburst M75T with Bigsby and DeArmond 2K pups that I bought for $325 with case in 2001. Foolishly sold it years ago and have always been looking for another.

The only cons: it was heavy and I would've upgraded the tuners if I'd kept it.

Twangmeister
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Nov 13th, 2012 05:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I had a sunburst M75T with Bigsby and DeArmond 2K pups that I bought for $325 with case in 2001. Foolishly sold it years ago and have always been looking for another."

That was my dream guitar. Both of my DeArmonds are heavy but play and sound great.


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