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Dionisio X Cedar Top Cutaway

An affordable solid wood cut-a-way acoustic.


A full-voiced solid wood acoustic cut-a-way crafted with AAA-grade West Coast Cedar and sustainable Kaya Ivornisis (African Mahogany). True Direct to Musician pricing.

Dionisio is currently sold out but can be pre-ordered for November delivery.

The 10th Anniversary Dionisio is a solid AAA grade Western Red Cedar top cut-a-way acoustic guitar with African Mahogany back and sides.

Suggested Retail Price: 
CAD $2,199.00
Your Price: 
Price:USD $749.99

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
  • Bass High bridge
  • 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

Clifford from Largo

Thu, 08/17/2023 - 17:55

I love my Dionisio X Cut-a-Way guitar, and I never cared that it was "Less-Than-Perfect". I challenge anyone to even find the imperfection! First of all, the guitar is beautiful It is so visually appealing to be unbelievable at that price point. Second, the tone is beautiful. I've owned a couple Breedlove guitars, an Alvarez 12 string, as well as a Martin, and without a doubt the tone is the best. Very nice lower range - nicely bassy. Third, the action is outstanding straight out of the box. Lastly, the size is great. I just really like the Concerto "style" with the cutaway and the smaller body. It makes the fact that the bass is so great even more significant. MacKenzie & Marr are great communicators too. I absolutely recommend that you look at their entire line of guitars because there is going to be one perfect for you!"

Niley from Wichita Falls

Thu, 08/10/2023 - 08:39

Attractive, well-made instrument. Playability is about 3-star. I’m comparing against Furch, Martin and Taylor, all more playable, but still head and shoulders above Zager whose comparable product is a bit higher priced. Hard to replace an old Furch or Martin, but for the money M&M delivers a nice product.

Alex from Chatham

Wed, 06/28/2023 - 11:38

The Dionisio X fit the description of the guitar I was looking for and the price seemed very reasonable. I had some reservations about buying a guitar without having the ability to try it out first, but M and M’s 7 day return policy convinced me to give it a try. I was also concerned about shipping an instrument through UPS. However, the guitar arrived with the hard case well padded and bubble wrapped inside a cardboard box. The instrument itself was snug within the hard case and the headstock was held firmly with foam padding. The guitar is a fine piece of work with beautiful straight grain on the cedar top and top quality woods. The abalone accents set it off nicely. The guitar is a joy to play and has a rich warm tone. I would certainly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a very nice cedar top at a reasonable price.

Craig from LONGWOOD

Wed, 05/03/2023 - 05:10

Received my Dionisio yesterday and thanks to the marketing "hype" my expectations bar was set very high. I own a Martin and two Taylors (among others) and I expected this to be at least in that neighborhood. What I didn't expect was for it to be the Mayor of the neighborhood. This surpasses my Taylors in playability, tone, and most certainly in looks. It's a tie with my Martin except for looks, which the Dionisio wins hands down. The fit and finish is perfect. Intonation - perfect. Tone - well, it's a cedar top, very sensitive, very responsive, more so than spruce, so you have to "lay off" of it a bit, don't overdrive it, let the guitar do the work and it's scary good! I think the most impressive thing for me is the playability. The nut is just a hair smaller than the other instruments mentioned (1 11/16" vs. 1 3/4") but the shape of the neck is...I don't know..."better", although I know that's a personal preference thing. By the way, I put the word "hype" in quotes at the beginning of this on purpose. Because it's not. Hype that is. It's not hype. It's facts. This guitar is 5 stars across the board at twice this price. So yeah...I guess I'm keeping it. Anybody wanna buy a Taylor 324CE?

William from Oshawa

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 13:53

I have been playing for about 50yrs. and I am as excited now as I was when I first started! I was in the market for a high end acoustic for quite awhile and played many of the brands over $5,000. I stumbled across MacKenzie and Marr some time ago and did my research. All of the videos and reviews said "go for it" and I did. The seven day love it or return tipped the scale. Just to let you know, you can't have it back! It came set up nicely right out of the box. I put the battery in the Baggs, tuned it up and took off. It plays and sounds great and the workmanship is really amazing. I find this every bit as good as the guitars costing five times as much and recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality instrument.

Pierre from Montreal

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 14:46

Tout simplement, incroyable! Une construction impeccable. Le choix des bois comme sur les meilleures guitares. M&M connait vraiment la recette pour produire une bonne guitare. Et à ce prix, tout simplement incroyable. Le son de cette guitare est tout simplement fantastique. J'ai confiance que le son va encore s'améliorer avec le temps.À date je ne trouve aucun défaut. Merci Mac and Marr!

Hans from Port Stanley

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 20:06

Awesome guitar I like just looking at it as well as playing it. It really is a work of art Great job Mackenzie and Marr

Brian from Winnipeg

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 18:28

I received my guitar on Friday. You are not getting this one back, all I have been saying is wow, if I were to be super critical there's nothing, and I mean nothing that I can say about this guitar. From the sound of the cedar to the mahogany sides and back from top to bottom it is flawless and I just love the sound, I could go on and on .

Graham from Toronto

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:29

A beautiful instrument with beautiful sound.

Reno from Gatineau

Wed, 07/06/2022 - 16:37

I just love that guitar. From the sound, to the playability and the esthetics, everything is just perfect. It plays better than a lot of guitars worth twice the price. Also, I received my order within 24 hours after ordering, which was a pleasant surprise. Keep up the good work !



Neck Profile: 
Modified "V"
Frets To The Body: 
Scale Length: 
646mm(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)
Neck finish: 
Hand rubber satin lacquer
Fretboard and Bridge: 
Bolivian Rosewood
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
Hand scalloped Spruce X bracing
D'Addario EXP16 light gauge (12-53) coated Phosphor Bronze
Premium arch-top hard shell case (included at no additional cost)
Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem electric pickup/preamp

Photo Gallery


Denny Snyder Plays a MacKenzie & Marr Dionisio Cedar Top Acoustic


Adam Plays the MacKenzie & Marr Dionisio X

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