This GT-70 "Sporty" hangs in the "Great Guitar Cathedral" in the
sky... with other Vintage icons like Gretsch, Fender and Gibson.
The first prototypes of this series, produced in '65, were dubbed
the XTE. The guitars were renamed as GT's and swung into
production in early '66.
The GT Series consisted of two models, the GT-70 and GT-75. These
were thinline models with two f-holes, a 15th fret neck joint,
bound 22-fret rosewood fingerboards, dot inlays and wide-flared
pointed crown headstock.
The GT-70 was a re-styled two-pickup, single-cutaway recalling
the F-55's. The controls were the same as before with a large
white elevated pickguard. The pick-ups remained DeArmond
humbuckers. Around 1,400 were made between '66 and '68.