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Maranger "Mars rover" Electric Guitar 2019 Natural Clear

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For Sale is Maranger String Instruments no. 39, named "Mars Rover".

This is a 6 string electric guitar, with chambered body, carved top and back, with a very unique combination of woods. It features an Ambrosia Maple drop top, which was harvested locally (on Manitoulin Island) that has it's worm hole voids filled with a mixture of turqoise, Great Lakes muscle shell, copper bits and Ebony dust. This thing must be seen to be fully appreciated, and is truly one of a kind in every way. 

The back is made from Ontario Black Cherry, and is 2" high at the highest point of the back, while the sides remain 1 1/4" around the edge. The interior has been hollowed out to reduce weight, and as a result, this guitar has a more "acoustic" presence than a typical electric. The neck is made of (manitoulin) Rock Maple laminated to Black Walnut. The headstock veneers are made of lightning struck apple, along with the tailpiece. The volume and tone are incorporated into the tailpiece, which also doubles as the control cavity cover. The pickup is a humbucker sized single coil gold foil from Schuyler Dean out of Nashville, and kicks serious ass for that replica gold foil sound. I chose a humbucker slot to allow more flexibility for swapping out pickups if you ever chose to. The machine heads are Gotoh Stealth's, which feature an 18:1 worm gear, allowing for finer tuning. Bone nut, Schaller Tune-o-matic bridge, dual action hot rod truss rod. 

This guitar has a surprisingly rich acoustic presence, which translates well when it's plugged in. It seems to have increased sustain, while giving the single coil a bit more low end. Gold foils have that wonderful breakup when you dig in, and this thing does just that. It's a very dynamic pickup, and responds well to soft and aggressive playing. 

The idea behind this model is to keep it simple, functional, and really try to compliment the astounding maple drop top. The body shape is inspired by a 000 Martin, but offset for additional fret access. I continued this idea onto the lower bout, to carry over that visual weight, plus, try and take a classic design, and give it a new approach. This body shape is very ergonomic, and combined with the carved back, sits very well on a strap. It is very well balanced. This is the first of such designs, and I'm already working on a batch of others similar to this one. 

Nut Width - 1 5/8"
12th Fret Width - 2 1/6"
25" Scale
Neck thickness at nut - 23mm
Neck thickness at 12th fret  - 24mm
Body Width - 11"
Body Length - 21"
20 Frets - Medium gauge
Schatten Design 250K thumbwheel controls
Waterbased High Gloss Lacquer finish
Black plastic binding with Black / White fiber purfilngs, along with Teal dyed fiber purflings

This is a one of a kind instrument, and has been a display item of mine for the last 6 months. It helped me get a few commissioned instruments, so it's served it's purpose. It is very, very lightly played, therefor, I am selling in Like New condition.  I'm open to offers, I am also open to trades. Please contact me without hesitation, as I'd be glad to answer any questions. If this instrument peaks your interest, but you have your own variation in mind, I'd love to hear about it, and see what we could come up with. 

My return policy. If you'd like to send the instrument back 3 days after receiving it, contact me to discuss the issues, and we will make arrangements for a refund minus 15% (for transaction fee's and restocking) of the instrument cost, if the instrument returns undamaged. Buyer pays shipping both ways. I require all buyers to purchase shipping insurance. 

Thanks for looking. 

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Maranger
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