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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / DeArmond identification help.........

playonit
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Hamburg, NY

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Jul 12th, 2008 06:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is a DeArmond solid body dark green in color single cut-a-way twin buckers show room floor condition, for $300 any coments as to what model it might be and is that price in line.

(This message was last edited by playonit at 06:04 AM, Jul 12th, 2008)

jlee562
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Jul 12th, 2008 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, it's obviously one of the Ms. If it has a Bolt on neck, it's either an M-55, M65, or M65-c.

Are the pups Goldtones, or just standard covered chrome 'buckers? Unless they've been replaced, the M70 and M75 should have goldtones.

And oh, the truss rod cover should have a model number.

Tony Salieri
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Jul 12th, 2008 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did the M-72 and M-77 come in dark green?

Tom B.
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Norman, OK

Jul 12th, 2008 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cycle thru the website below and see if you can determine the model. There were color variations that might not be reflected in the website descriptions.

Dearmond Models

playonit
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Jul 13th, 2008 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The guitar is at a pawn shop. I was on my way to see Jimmie Vaughan play saw the guitar through the window and went in. The lady inside was filling in for a bit and was not comfortable climbing a ladder to get it down for me to look at and also not comfortable with me getting up the ladder to get it. So I don't have any more details. After looking around on the net.. looks like 3 hun might be a bit steep???? Doubt I will go and take a better look...

jlee562
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Jul 14th, 2008 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's one of the set neck models, $300 isn't a deal or anything, but if you can get them down to $250 it would be a good buy.

RedSoxFan

USA

Maybe next year!
Jul 18th, 2008 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like an M-70. Transparent green was a very common finish on those. The M-70 was a set-neck twin humbucker guitar. This model has a thin flat-faced (i.e. no carved archtop) body rather like a Les Paul Special. It is solid agathis which will look more or less like maple. There is no flamed maple top on the M-70. Nor is there body or neck binding.
Does it look like this?:
http://cgi.ebay.com/M-70-Dearmond-Guild_W0QQitemZ300242038908

(This message was last edited by RedSoxFan at 12:25 PM, Jul 18th, 2008)

Tony Salieri
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Jul 20th, 2008 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hopefully, fixed

link.

playonit
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Hamburg, NY

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Jul 21st, 2008 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Does it look like this?:"

Thats the one... I love it's look I have not been back to see if they want to come down on price...


octavian

USA

Feb 5th, 2009 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok this is it...I have a Dearmond hollow body x-155??? It has two chrome covered pups [not the gold tones]but only one volume and one tone control, has dot inlay instead of block inlays,no model number on truss cover, serial number does not start with KC it has just numbers, the binding is not white but more of a cream/ivory color and the neck is not bound. There is no label inside the guitar. If this guitar was modified it was done by a top notch pro, there are NO tell tale signs of any changes. I have seen a pic of a x-135 which has the dot inlays and the single control knobs but I never saw any other details. By the way this is a really nice guitar one of the better ones I have ever picked up. I have no pic at this time

Frank Hudson
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Feb 5th, 2009 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ocatavian: from what I know it can't be an unmodfied X-135, becuase that short-lived model had only one pickup, and that was a GoldTone with the distinctive covers.

After the DeArmond line was discontinued there was a Squier X-155 which had two non-GoldTone humbuckers. But I think it had four controls, and I believe the block fretboard inlays.

Nice set of X-135 pics

(This message was last edited by Frank Hudson at 06:27 AM, Feb 5th, 2009)

octavian

USA

Feb 5th, 2009 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Frank,
I appreciate the feedback. It is definitely a DeArmond and not a Squire. It matches the pics exactly except mine has two chrome plated pick-ups, and a three way toggle switch. The pick guard is also slightly differnt accomodating the second pick-up. The serial also has no letters in front of it KC or IC as all others I have seen do have. I think it is a modified x-135 but it is so well done it is hard to believe. It all looks original right down to the toggle switch. Thanks.


jlee562
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Feb 7th, 2009 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The DeArmond X-155 came with Goldtones, so if yours doesn't have them, they must've been replaced by a previous owener.

X-155 via the Way Back Machine

octavian

USA

Feb 26th, 2009 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Frank, earlier this month you suggested that my x-155 might be a Squier. I said no way. Now I read the description from the link posted by jlee562 and it descibes my guitar more closely. My x-155 has ivory bindings two pick-ups but only a single control for each volume and tone. I was fooled by the dot inlay, thinking it was a x-135 modified.Question is did the Squier have the dearmond name on it? Also my serial number is not preceded by KC it just has a number. I have to post a pick if I can fiqure out how to do that. Any other thoughts out there?

Twangmeister
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US--Downeast (NC)

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Feb 26th, 2009 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Squiers had the "Squier by Fender" logo on the headstock

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