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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?
The 1-pc Swamp Ash body is the perfect platform for the Budz Purebred pickup set. Combined with a maple neck, the resulting tonal cocktail is evenly-balanced and open. The neck pickup has a bell-like attack and big, percussive low end. It has just enough scoop to deliver some real spank through a clean amp. Overdriven tones summon a deep vowel characteristic that keeps you coming back for more.
The bridge is “big” more than it is brash, maintaining really strong body in the lows and rolling off the top end slightly, just right for big rhythm chords and blues-inspired country leads. With soft pick attack this position still sounds large and robust, and with heavier attack it goes after the preamp section of your amp with delightful urgency and dynamic range. This is a bridge pickup that handles gain just as well as cleans.
How Does It Play?
This guitar sets up at a fantastically-low 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E. No fretbuzz. Mario’s “Chunky C” neck profile is extremely accessible, barely chunky in our opinion. Mario also has the back sanded down just right to wear it in and take off the sheen and stickiness of the gloss nitro finish.
Weight: 6lb 4oz
The Mario Martin Deluxe padded gigbag is included.
Body: 1-pc Swamp Ash
Neck: 1-pc 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
Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage
Pickups: Budz Purebred
Body Color: Nocaster / Relic
Neck Color: Gloss w/ Vintage Tint / Relic
Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag and Certificate of Authenticity / Dated & Hand signed By Mario Martin
Total Weight of Guitar: 6lb 4oz
Serial Number: 1221614