The Ian Tyson Inspiration Acoustic Guitar
A solid wood Florentine cut-a-way acoustic
The Ian Tyson Inspiration is a solid wood Florentine cut-a-way acoustic guitar crafted with AAA grade Sitka Spruce and Bookmatched Bolivian Rosewood.
Our tribute to one of the great singer-songwriters of our age. Crafted from rare highly figured Bolivian Rosewood and AAA-grade Sitka Spruce.
When we found a secret stash of rare bookmatched Bolivian Rosewood, we knew it was destined for an exceptional guitar. We challenged our workshop artisans to craft a one-of-a-kind model defining the art of building a MacKenzie and Marr acoustic.
They asked for inspiration, so we turned to our old friend in Alberta. Ian Tyson had definite ideas about what he wanted. The result of his input, together with the skill of our craftsmen, has delivered an exceptional solid wood Florentine cutaway - the Ian Tyson Inspiration, the newest MacKenzie & Marr Guitar.
A Florentine cutaway, one that comes to a sharp point, differs from a gently curved Venetian cutaway in more than just visual appeal. With a Florentine cutaway, the guitar is constructed as a symmetrical full-body model, and then the cutaway section is removed. The sidewall of the now-detached section is inverted and re-attached, creating the unique Florentine profile.
Because of the skill, time and difficulty required to craft a genuine Florentine cutaway, they are not as common as the Venetian version.
The blend between dark heartwood and lighter sapwood varies from guitar to guitar. No matter the blend between the two, we guarantee that your guitar will be a work of art. (NB. Jerry, our luthier, and John waste a lot of time simply marvelling at each guitar as they prep it.)
The black pickguard on the sample is just plain ugly. All production guitars will have the clear pickguard pictured in the image gallery below.