The Ian Tyson Inspiration

The following reviews have been left for this guitar:

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 15:55 by Rwsjr

This is possibly the most beautiful guitar I now own - the Bolivian rosewood is gorgeous (I own several Martins with East Indian rosewood that do not compare). The sound is well balanced and the action is easy on the fingers. If I have one minor issue it is with the white plastic bridge pins; this guitar deserves better, so I replaced them with ebony bridge pins with abalone dots to match the abalone in the rosette. I now have a very difficult choice between playing this guitar and my Tom Rush Naked Lady guitar. Thank you MacKenzie & Marr, you have outdone yourselves again.

Bill

5
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 09:24 by rmcintosh

It took me about 30 seconds to fall in love with this guitar. As soon as I lifted it out of the case and plucked a few strings, I knew it was a special piece of work. The sound is amazingly dynamic with a rich bottom end and beautiful highs. It plays extremely well and the Florentine cut-away gives access to a repertoire that is seldom explored in acoustic guitars.

The location of the strap button bothered me until I tried it and it does give a better balance that I would have expected.

I also got the Anthem pickup, which also works extremely well. It almost captures the dynamic range of the un-amplified guitar - almost :)

Finally, there is a clear pickguard included that one can put on. I tried it but it's hard to mount without getting bubbles underneath and honestly it detracts from the look of the guitar. Besides, guitar is a tool not an ornament so a few scratches means it's getting used well.

Great product!!!

5
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 15:10 by douglaskbowman
Yesterday I received my Ian Tyson / MacKenzie-Marr guitar and case. I played it all night long. The craftsmanship and that sound is incredible! I own several Martins and since I have played the MacKenzie- Marr guitar designed by Ian Tyson, I'm afraid the Martins will have to take a backseat. I sent John Marr an email thanking him for the fine guitar and quick shipping... All the way from Montreal to Killeen Texas in six days, and it arrived in perfect condition. The neck is fast and the tone is loud and full. It has great "ever-last". As we say in Texas, "You can hit a chord, set it in the guitar stand, go in the kitchen and make a sandwich and go back to the guitar and the sound box is still ringing with a rich, round tone"! The case is of a rich quality as well, padded with thick felt, it locks and looks great! I encourage you serious guitar players and collectors, order one. John Marr will take personal care of your order. This is NOT a paid ad...I'm just very excited to have this Ian Tyson model guitar! Douglas Bowman Killeen, Texas.
5
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 13:57 by dick

WOW! I’ve had the Tyson for two days and I’m just now able to put the guitar down. It plays beautifully and sounds just perfect.

The tone quality is superb and the sustain is amazing! I’ve been playing since the early 1960s and can honestly say that I’ve never had a better “out of the box” experience…

I’ve currently got 10 6-strings and 8 12-strings and the Ian Tyson is my new daily player! If you ever make a 12-string, just send the first one to me!

Thanks so much for a beautifully crafted and set up instrument!

5
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 18:40 by gene
First, a big thank-you for shipping the Ian Tyson Inspiration. It's an absolutely lovely instrument that sounds as good as it looks. I'm very pleased with it. Second, could you tell me what brand and gauge strings are on it? I love the sound and when it's time for new strings I'd like to replace them with the same kind. I really don't need seven days to love this instrument. By the second day of playing it I knew it was a keeper. Cheers, Gene
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