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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Mario Martin Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive.
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 Do We Think?
This is one of our favorite Mario Guitars yet. It is spectacularly lightweight, yet has a bit appetite for tone. The weight is due not only to Mario’s wonderful selections of wood stock, but also to the hybrid Swamp Ash body core and Paulownia wings. This combination preserves the pure, articulate midrange and sweet trebles of the Swamp Ash alongside the extra weight relief of the Paulownia.
The Fralin Vintage Hots are a low-to-medium output pickup set (emphasis being on the “vintage”, not the “hot”). Don’t be afraid to open up the amp and let the guitar breathe. This guitar likes some good headroom, but also loves a power section being pushed to breakup. The low end really starts to thump in the tightest, most welcome way as you let the amp do the work for you. Also worth noting: positions 2 and 4 speak with distinction—plenty of quack and power—and balance nicely with the single pickup positions.
How Does It Play?
Mario guitars are dialed in wonderfully 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.
Weight: 5lb 14oz
This guitar ships with a Mario Martin Deluxe padded gigbag.
Body: Swamp Ash Core / Paulownia Wings
Neck: 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 Balanced Light Set
Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage
Pickguard: 3 Ply Black
Pickups: Fralin Vintage Hot
Body Color: Black / Relic
Neck Color: Gloss / Relic
Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag and Certificate of Authenticity / Dated & Hand signed By Mario Martin
Total Weight of Guitar: 5 lbs. 14 oz.
Serial Number: 422654