Mayos Music
Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair

Martin F-55


Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, we are also a complete luthier service that includes guitar/bass, all string instruments plus amplifier, studio, stage, sound reinforcement and guitar effect electronics repairs/restorations.

Below are pictures of my Martin (Model F-55) "F" Hole arch top acoustic/electric guitar. I acquired this guitar a few years ago but as of yet have not begun any repairs or restoration work on it.

The Guitar is all original and complete with the (maybe) exception of the bridge. I have not confirmed it to be the original bridge - I am skeptical. All other parts are original and complete. Pick-ups and wiring harness all working, tuning keys good, Bigsby great. The body is solid, has no cracks, breaks, etc. However, this Martin F-55 will require some or all frets replaced due to extensive fret wear. The Lacquer finish is hard but worn, checked and crazed and with scratches, dings and belt buckle damage to the back of this Martin F-55.

Look for this restoration project to start in the future on this rare, old Martin F-55 acoustic/electric guitar. Its going to sound great with those original DeArmond Pick-ups. I'm thinking Rockabilly.


The before pictures show the as-is condition of this old Martin F-55, with finish and fret wear, etc.


This is the only picture so far - I've got to get back to this project.

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