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The Gratitude Canada 150 Guitar

Sitka Spruce and Mahogany acoustic guitar

On July 1 2017 Canada turns 150 years old. We're celebrating the birthday with a very special guitar incorporating the official Canada 150 logo. We call it Gratitude Canada150. With the official stylized Maple leaf logo on the headstock, and a 12th fret inlay of "Canada 150" the guitar pays tribute to the first century and half of our country's evolution. When we set out to create a new guitar to celebrate the 150th anniversary we gave ourselves two chalenges: 

The choice of materials had to be representative of Canada - and combined in such a way as to be visually stunning, 

The guitar had to rise above anything we'd done before - both in playability and sonic character.

The top wood is Canadian West Coast Sitka Spruce. The binding on the fretboard and body is Canadian Maple and the headstock itself is faced with rich flame Maple. As with all MacKenzie & Marr guitars the woods used are hand selected for each instrument using nothing but premium AAA quality. The body of Gratitude Canada 150 is an update of the often-praised Alberta body we introduced with the Ian Tyson Limited Edition in 2010. We kept the overall width and height unchanged but added  a bit of depth to the lower bout to heighten the bass range response of the spruce top. To learn how you can secure one of the limited edition of 48 guitars visit the Gratitude Canada order page and place your order now.

An Important Note Regarding Porch Pirates

When we ship a guitar we always send it with instructions to the courier that a signature MUST be obtained at the time of delivery. If no one is home to sign for the carton, it will not be left. We do this to ensure that your guitar does not fall into the hands of porch pirates (or other nefarious characters such as bass players or drummers).

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Try any of our guitars in the comfort of your own home. If you don't fall head over heels in love within a week we'll arrange to take it back and issue a full refund (including shipping).

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