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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Mario Martin dealer!
All photos are of the actual instrument. Audio sample also available at the end of the photo gallery.
Mario Martin guitars are hand built in Murfreesboro, TN just 40 minutes down the road from us! Undertaking the entire build process from cutting the body blank to spraying the final touch of nitro, Mario Martin achieves a level of guitar making well beyond partscaster builders who may look alike on the surface. These guys maintain one of the best collections of tonewoods around, and every neck/body/pickup combination is chosen carefully to amplify the personality of the guitar as a whole. Whether you crave an S-style guitar straight out of 1958 or the unique Tele-Strat mashup that is the Honcho, we are confident you’ll find what you’re looking for in a Mario Martin.
What Does Daniel Think?
This guitar is a great variation on a classic. If you are a fan of Ry Cooder you will love the tone of the Lollar Gold Foils, but you will also have access to middle and out-of-phase pickup tones similar to a standard Strat. The pickups have a nice wide frequency range with lots of bark and growl and you’ll probably find yourself reaching for your humbucker-equipped guitar less and less. The neck is a beautiful piece of roasted quarter-sawn maple and it’s hard as a rock! If you travel with your guitars you won’t have to worry about the neck moving on you between stops. The profile is a chunky “plus” C which will give your palm more contact with the shoulders while playing. If you are looking for a cool 50’s-inspired Strat with a twist, this guitar is for you!
How Does It Play?
Mario guitars are dialed in perfectly by the builders, and they’re just down the road so the guitars really don’t even go through any environment change from their shop to ours. But we still do our due diligence just as on every other guitar we sell, making sure we are familiar with the guitar on a personal level and giving one more test of every component and a final check on the setup before shipping. But to sum it up in just a few words, playing a Martin Martin guitar is simultaneously effortless and electrifying.
Weight: 6lb 14oz
The Mario Martin Deluxe padded gigbag is included.
Body: Swamp Ash
Neck: 1pc ¼-Sawn Roasted Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65”
Fret Size: 6125
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”-12”
Neck Shape: Chunky C+
Top/Side Dots: Black
Strings: String Joy MM Set
Tuners: Kluson Staggered Vintage Style
Hardware: CTS pots, Switchcraft, Orange Drop Cap, Vintage Cloth Wire
Pickups: Lollar Goldfoil x3
Body Color: Sonic Blue / Light Relic
Neck Color: Natural / Light Relic
Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag and Certificate of Authenticity / Dated & Hand signed By Mario Martin
Total Weight of Guitar: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
Serial Number: 719456