Pensa MK-1 Plus 2019 Dark Burst 0852

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Custom hand made guitars, built right here at Rudy's!!

Rudy's first experience as a guitar builder was actually an experiment when, at the age of thirteen, he attempted to build a 12-string guitar using the broken necks of two 6-string guitars. In 1974, on his first visit to New York, Rudy went directly from JFK airport with suitcase in tow to the world-renowned shrine of musical instruments…48th Street. He long dreamed of visiting this place where musicians congregated to buy, sell, browse and dream. You might even have run into one or more of your idols there.

Rudy opened "Rudy's Music Stop" on 48th Street in New York City in 1978 and began turning his passions into tangible artistry. It wasn't long before "Rudy's Music" became a well-known and highly-respected guitar shop to guitarists around the world. Rudy's love and enthusiasm for what he does is contagious, and his long list of regular customers still grows.

The earliest "Pensa" electric guitar was called the "R Custom". He built the first one in 1982 and sold many in his shop. It was in 1985 that Rudy, collaborating with his then employee, John Suhr, began building many amazing instruments that are considered classics today.

Rudy met Mark Knopfler in the 1980s during the height of Dire Straits fame. They shared the same passion for the guitar and formed a friendship that would endure for many years. In 1987, Rudy and Mark sat down and over a cup of coffee and drew the blueprints on a napkin for what would become one of the most sought-after custom-made guitars in the world: the Pensa "MK". In 2000, Rudy and Mark teamed up again to design the "Pensa MK2", which rapidly gained momentum worldwide.

Feel free to call us at (212) 625-2557 with any other questions!


Make: Pensa

Year: 2019

Model: MK1 Plus

Serial #: 0852/101019

Body Finish/Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Dark Burst

Back Finish Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Black Cherry Metallic

Neck Finish/Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Natural

Paint Option: Black Cherry Metallic Headstock Face, Gold with Black Outline Logo

Top Wood: Quilt Maple

Body Wood: Chambered Alder

Neck Wood: Hard Maple

Neck Back Shape: The 54

Scale Length: 25 1/2" Luminlay Side Dots 12" Radius

Fingerboard Wood: Birdseye Maple, 4mm Paua Abalone Dot Face Markers

Binding: .090" Ivoroid on the body top and the fingerboard

Neck Pickup: Lindy Fralin Custom Strat Neck

Middle Pickup: Lindy Fralin Custom Strat Middle

Bridge Pickup: Lindy Fralin Custom Strat Bridge

Electronics: 1 Volume, Tone: Pull-Neck + Bridge Pickups in partial series when the neck pickup is selected.
5-Way Pickup Selector Switch

Nut: Bone

Nut Width: 1 5/8”

Frets: Dunlop 6105/ 22 Frets

Bridge: Hipshot Tremelo

Tuners: Gotoh SGS 5107 MG T

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: None

Knobs: Q-Parts with Red Abalone Shell Cap

Weight: 7.2 lb (3.3 kg)

Case: Custom Ameritage Hardshell Case

String Guage: .010" - .046"

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