"We just picked this one up on eBay from a guy in Pennsylvania. It's a Martin GT-70. I guess it's a guitar they made around 1967-1968 just for a few years in the mid 60s. It's alright, it's a bolt-on neck guitar, so it's a little different than what they're known for acoustics. It's quite an oddball, but it's perfect for our needs. All I've had to do on it is a fret level on it, and a neck press because the neck was way too straight since it would just buzz on the first five fronts," explains Hans, the guitar tech for Billie Joe Armstrong.more
The musician's love of all things retro hardly ends at the musical end of the spectrum. Speaking to fashion site GQ, Waterhouse explained that he also shaves with a vintage straight-edge razor, swims in '50s-style swim trunks, and plays a 1963 Martin electric guitar. His explains that, far from being an affectation, he finds these older products work better for him.more
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