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Dionisio X Cedar Top Cutaway

An affordable solid wood cut-a-way acoustic.


Availability: 
In stock

There are VERY limited quantities of the special 10th-anniversary edition of Dionisio in stock for immediate delivery.

The 10th Anniversary Dionisio is a solid AAA grade Western Red Cedar top cut-a-way acoustic guitar.

Suggested Retail Price: 
CAD $2,199.00
Your Price: 
Price:CAD $999.99

For as long as we've been selling handcrafted acoustic guitars (which as you no doubt know is not very long at all), we've been asked to produce an acoustic with a cutaway body. Dionisio is our answer to that request. Introduced shortly after our launch in 2010, it has quickly become a sought after model.

Dionisio features include:

  • AAA grade solid Canadian Red Cedar top
  • Solid quilted African Mahogany (Khaya Ivorinsis) B/S
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Archtop hardshell case
  • 18:1 high ratio gold Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
  • 2nd Strap button at the heel of the neck.

As with all MacKenzie & Marr Guitars, Dionisio comes with a limited lifetime warranty against any manufacturing and/or material defects. our 7 Day Love It or Leave It Guarantee (try any of our guitars in the comfort of your own home for a week and if, for any reason, you don't fall in love we'll take it back - no questions asked)

Owner Reviews

James from Cortland

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 02:29

I believe this may be the best acoustic guitar on the market at any price. It’s simply a beautiful instrument. I could not find even one small imperfection in the finish, it’s flawless. Thou I am not a professional player, it fits me perfectly and sounds absolutely fantastic. Case is very nice also. My only gripe was I thought when I bought it was made in the USA, and not in China. But that is a minor concern now as I love it. I have a Seagull, Taylor, Dean, and Epiphone Master built Texan and it’s my favorite go to guitar. I love cedar top instruments. GO BUY ONE

Thomas from Colonia

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 12:27

I have had my Dionisio over 5 months and am very pleased with it. Workmanship is first rate. It plays very easily, almost like an electric. Sound is clear. I play alot of single note runs and this guitar is well suited for my style.

Stewart from Colorado Springs

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 12:03

As a new guitar player you will, as you might expect, find a plethora of guitars to choose. From smaller bodies, dreadnauts, jumbos, 12 strings, sitka spruce, Adirondack spruce, koa, mahogany, rosewood, pure acoustic, acoustic/electric, the list goes on and on. But if you have been playing and collecting for over 50 years you pretty much know what's out there, what you like and the best value for your spendable budget. I knew I wanted a new guitar to celebrate my 70th birthday as I did for my 50th. I've had all of the big names, Martin, Gibson, Taylor, Guild and many others including a couple of custom guitars sporting all the most popular woods available. So, what did I want, what didn't I have and which company could provide what I was after? Originally I was looking at a different guitar maker whose ads would appear from time to time on FB when I saw my first ad for MacKenzie & Marr guitars. Damn, these looked too good to be true. I started to look for any information I could find about these guitars, I watched the segment on "Dragon's Den" and being a fan of the U.S. "Shark Tank" series I figured if Mr. Wonderful wanted a piece of the action then perhaps this guitar company was worth considering. I had my own checklist in my head; Solid top wood - Check Solid Back & Sides - Check Quality Tuners (Grovers) - Check Attractive and functional guitar shapes - Check Acoustic/Electric as an option - Check Beautiful Appointments (Trim/Inlay) - Check Outstanding Warranty - Check Quality Hardshell Case Included - Check Price - Wow... I mean Check Now, which one to choose? I had recently bought my first cutaway and loved it and the only wood combination I hadn't tried was cedar top with mahogany back & sides. The Dionisio fit the bill. They offered the Dionisio X 10th Anniversary model at a special summer price so I jumped on the offer. Upon arrival I gave the guitar a very close inspection to see if there were any flaws in the workmanship. Flawless. The choice of wood is beautiful, the abalone trim is gorgeous... this is one stunning guitar. The sound as I would expect from cedar was velvet smooth and mellow but not dark yet this guitar still has bite! I like this guitar (and company) so much I've created a Facebook page called Friends of MacKenzie & Marr Guitars. So, my advice to you? If you're seriously considering buying one of these guitars, I'd jump on the chance before management decides they want to make more money by raising prices.

Deric from San Diego

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:03

I've been in possession of my Dionisio for one week now and it has at least 25 hours worth of play. Having received my Ian Tyson earlier in the year I had no reservations ordering my second Mackenzie & Marr guitar. My Ian Tyson is pretty much flawless in everyway and my Dionisio arrived in the same condition with a very nice setup, medium low action and intonates as good as you could ask for. The quality of materials and the craftsmanship of their luthiers is second to none. These instruments play and sound beautiful. I've put a Riverboat on my bucket list. Thank you John and Co. for keeping quality and customer service at a high level.

Ron from South Riding

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 08:15

Nice guitar, though smaller than I am used to as a D-28 player for decades. The size difference also translates to less bottom end and a bit less volume. I'm not sure if some of that may also be the red cedar top. I have only placed spruce until now, but the top does look great, as does the rest of the woodwork. Strings seem heavy, so I plan to change them to at least one size lighter. Action arrived a bit high for me, but I'm comparing it to a $5K Martin. Other than that, I wish I had sprung for the pickup. Maybe on the next one!

Thomas DIONISIO from HOHOKUS NJ 07423

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 07:56

I PURCHASED "DIONISIO" GUITAR FOR MY GRANDSON 17TH BIRTHDAY.....HE PLAYS IT EVERYDAY AND TAKES LESSONS EVERY WEEK...HE ENJOYS THIS BEAUTIFUL GUITAR EVERYDAY!!

GEORGE from ANCRAM

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 10:01

Wow!! I am blown away. I received my Dionisio on October 4th. This guitar is absolutely beautiful on every level. It's everything they say it is. If I didn't know any better I'd guess the price would be at least $3000 or more.The Cedar and Mahogany woods are gorgeous and it sounds AMAZING!! The set up was perfect. In my time I've played and have owned many guitars. Martin, Guild and more specifically aGibson J45. The Dionisio stands toe to toe with every one of them. Last but not least customer service was superb. This guitar is truly the find of the century for me. A very big thanks to M&M for making such high quality guitars at affordable prices. Great job M&M.

Robert from Lacey

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:45

Great guitar, well built, great value, also very nice and responsive company, I will own and enjoy this guitar for a long time, thanks Mackenzie & Marr

Jorge from St Catharines

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 09:41

Overall a beautiful guitar with an amazing sound. Sometimes I have to take a step back and just admire it in the sunlight. The mahogany back is unlike anything I’ve seen and it just really stands out. The guitar arrived only a couple days after tracking number was received and much earlier than anticipated since it ended up arriving on a weekend. Compared to other guitars in this price range, I don’t think you’ll find a better deal than this beautiful instrument.

Bruce from Barrie

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 09:59

This all started with an information request by email. Reply came back on the same Sunday I sent it!! That was the first big surprise - extra special customer service! So I ordered the same day. Next big surprise, the delivery arrived on Tuesday. Less than forty-eight hours from the order time. Biggest surprise of all, this instrument is absolutely beautiful. Beautiful to look at, beautiful to play and beautiful to listen to. Oh yes, the case was also a surprise. I am a big Martin fan. Have too many of them. Each instrument has its own sound, and I admit I am sold on the cedar top sound. It is what I have been missing. Now I still love my Martins, they all play and sound great too. But...... If this sounds like too good to be true, then let me add, I gave this Dionisio to my friend and band mate to play. We go back (just like these guys) to high school days in the late 60's. Bob was so impressed, he has ordered two - yes two instruments from MacKenzie and Marr - a Tofino and an Algonquin twelve string - both arriving in May. I am really excited about this - mostly because I know I will get to play both of them and hear them on a regular basis as we continue to play and sing together. So if you are on the fence wondering if one of these fine - amazingly priced instruments belongs in your hands, I am certain you will be very pleasantly surprised - just like I still am. I am in the process of selling an unplayed Anniversary '68 Gibson Les Paul Custom - so I can order another model (or two)from MacMarr!

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Specifications

Dimensions
Neck Profile: 
Modified "V"
Frets To The Body: 
14
Scale Length: 
642mm(25 1/2 inches)
Fretboard Radius: 
40cm (15.7 inches)
Neck width at nut: 
43mm (1 11/16 inches)
Body Style: 
OM - with Venetian (round) cut-a-way
Width at Upper Bout: 
288mm (11.3 inches)
Width at Waist: 
239mm (9.4 inches)
Width at Lower Bout: 
385mm (15.2 inches)
Body Depth: 
104mm (4.1 inches) at endpin
Body Length: 
492mm (19.4 inches)
Materials
Neck finish: 
Hand rubber satin lacquer
Fretboard and Bridge: 
Bolivian Rosewood
Neck: 
Quarter sawn Mahogany
Tuning Machines: 
Gold Grover high ratio (18:1) Rotomatic tuning machines
Body Back and Sides: 
Solid AAA grade quilted African Mahogany (Khaya.ivornesis)
Body Top Wood: 
Solid AAA grade bookmatched filtch-cut Western Canadian Cedar
Nut & Saddle: 
Genuine bone
Bracing: 
Hand scalloped Spruce X bracing
Strings: 
D'Addario EXP16 light gauge (12-53) coated Phosphor Bronze
Extras
Case: 
Premium arch-top hard shell case (included at no additional cost)
Electronics: 
Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem electric pickup/preamp

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