A solid wood Florentine cut-a-way acoustic

The Ian Tyson Inspiration

The Ian Tyson Inspiration solid wood acoustic

September allotment - sold out
October allotment - new availability - preorder now

Crafted from solid Bolivian Rosewood and solid AAA grade Sitka Spruce with a slim profile Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard.
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List price:USD $1,007.45
Price:USD $929.89
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When we found a secret stash of rare Bolivian Rosewood we knew it was destined for a very special guitar. We challenged our workshop artisans to craft a one of a kind model that would define 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 very specific 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 Flotentine cutaway the guitar is constructed as a symetrical full body model and then the cutaway section is removed. The sidewall of the detatched section is inverted and re-attached creating the unique Florentine profile.

Because of the skill, time and dificulty required to craft a true Florentine cutaway they are not as common as the Venetian version.

There are a limited number of Ian Tyson Inspiration guitars available for pre-order.

Dimensions
Frets To The Body: 
14
Scale Length: 
646 mm (25.4 inches)
Fretboard Radius: 
305mm (12 inches)
Width at Nut: 
43 mm (1.7 inches)
E to E string spacing at nut: 
3.5 cm (1.4 inches)
Width at Upper Bout: 
29 cm (11.4 inches)
Width at Waist: 
22.5 cm (9 inches)
Width at Lower Bout: 
41cm (16 inches)
Body Depth: 
10 cm (4 inches) at the neck - 12.5 cm (5 inches) at the end-pin
Body Length: 
51.5 cm (20.5 inches)
Materials
Fretboard: 
Ebony
Neck: 
Indonesian Mahogany
Tuning Machines: 
Grover vintage open gearing high ratio (18:1) tuning machines
Body Back and Sides: 
Rare Bolivian Rosewood
Body Top: 
AAA Solid Sitka Spruce
Nut & Saddle: 
Genuine bone
Extras
Case: 
Professional arch top hardshell case (included at no additional cost)
Electronics: 
Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem

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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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