The Best Solid Wood Acoustic Guitars For the Money
We don't fool around when it comes to the quality/value ratio
At MacKenzie & Marr we're driven by the commitment to build the best solid wood guitars money could buy - no compromises, no corner cutting.
We're committed to solid wood for the tops, backs and sides. - nothing less than AAA-grade Spruce or Cedar for our book-matched tops. The difference in sound between AAA (or better) and lesser grades is astounding and one of the main reasons our guitars receive so many rave reviews from owners.
Our craftspeople are slow. Not as in "slow-minded" but as in "slow working". Building a good guitar takes time. Building a perfect guitar takes a lot of time. Everybody in our workshop is chasing perfection.....slowly. For some steps, we use CNC machines and laser cutters - certainly not traditional tools - simply because they do a great job. Other tasks demand a craftsperson's hands. If the goal is to create a musical instrument with sustain and rich overtones you need to join the neck to the body with a handset dovetail joint. No machine can pull that one off. Selecting and book-matching the top and tonewoods is doable by automation but not if you want a great acoustic guitar.
Beyond the wood and the craft of assembly, we go all out with things like tuning machines (high ratio genuine Grovers) nuts and saddles (actual bone) and bridge pins (either Ebony, Rosewood or bone). Little things do make a difference.
All that results in a truly astounding acoustic on our set-up bench where it gets fully tuned before being sent to its new home.
But wait. there's one more thing you need to know. Unlike all of our peers (that would be competitors), we have no dealers. It bears repeating - NO DEALERS. and NO DEALER MARKUP. That's a 40% minimum saving right off the top. So the question we'd like you to ask yourself is:
Do I want to buy a guitar for the price of the guitar or do I want to pay way more than I need to? Welcome to MacKenzie and Marr Guitars.