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DeArmond S-65

DeArmond pickups of the past are a distinctive sound. Most guitarists associate them with contraptions that mounted onto archtop guitars that electrified them. For a brief period in the early 2000s, DeArmond made a brief resurgence, under Guild, before Guild was acquired by Fender. For just a few years, some very affordable, but interesting guitars were marketed under the DeArmond name. Some of them, like the S-65, were derivative of some of Guild's electrics. The S-65 is patterned after Guild's S-100, a slightly offset body version of the classic Gibson SG body style. The most common version offers a red/cherry finished agathis body, a bolt-on 22-fret nato neck, humbucking pickups, die-cast tuners, a stop tailpiece, adjustable bridge, and plain block neck inlays. Black and natural finishes were also offered. The S-67 was the same guitar set up as a seven-string. When guitarists saw this guitar in the music stores, theywould see the price, generally around the $200 price po