Handmade in South Africa by Marc Maingard, luthier extraordinaire!
Spectacular 45 year old Cocobolo back & sides
Cedar Top; And not just Any Cedar top. We learned from Marc that this is Italian Cedar, as opposed to Western Red Cedar. And that Italian Cedar is much more stiff. It also produces better note separation. This Cedar grows in the Alps, so in reality it is Alpine Cedar. It's like the difference between USA Sitka spruce or Alpine Spruce. It grows more slowly; It's altogether better. It will grow beautifully into a very balanced, yet always warm sounding guitar.
Tribal Ndebele triangle pattern rosette in Maple & Ebony
Corresponding Maple top trim with fine red purflings adjacent
These fine red purflings are used tastefully on the sides, back, headstock and detailed endgraft
Ebony fretboard; Hand-carved Ebony bridge with Ebony pins/abalone dots
Macassar Ebony body bindings as well as Top & Back BEVELS
CocoBolo headstock front and back plates
Marc's signature hand-carved headstock profile with MOP logo
Gold Waverly tuning machines with Ebony buttons
Patented, multi-layered, inlayed heelcap -- very handsome
This guitar is really suprising. The bass is clear and full and the trebles solid. It is crazy responsive
Near mint condition
Original Custom Hiscox Lite flight case included
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