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Tofino X (10th Anniversary Limited Edition)

The Guitar of the Decade - Our Original Cedar-Top Acoustic.


MacKenzie and Marr solid wood Tofino
Availability: 
Preorder

We first introduced Tofino in January 2010 on the CBC program Dragon's Den, where Kevin O'Leary chose it over a much more expensive guitar in a blindfold test. Tofino became an instant bestseller.

The special 10th Anniversary edition, Tofino X (ten), is once again sold out. The May allotment has also been completely subscribed. We are now taking pre-orders (with a 5% discount) for July 2021.

A solid AAA grade Cedar-top OM style acoustic guitar with solid African Mahogany back and sides
July 2021 Preorder
Suggested Retail Price: 
CAD $2,399.99
Your Price: 
CAD $999.99
CAD $949.99
CAD $50.00 (5%)

The MacKenzie & Marr Tofino is a solid-wood Cedar top acoustic guitar that harkens back to a time of hand-craftsmanship - before CNC machines took over the production floor, bean counters ruled the office and "branding" replaced pride of artistry - Back to a time when the link between craftsman and musician still existed and back to a time when a simple commitment to deliver a well-made instrument at an honest price was all the "mission statement" needed.

We first introduced Tofino in January 2010 on the CBC program Dragon's Den, where  Kevin O'Leary chose it over a much more expensive guitar in a blindfold test. Since then, Tofino has become our most requested model.

In 2020 we introduced a special limited edition of Tofino. We call it Tofino X (pronounced "ten").  Without surrendering any of the qualities of the original Tofino, we've added features to set this edition apart - genuine Maple binding on the body, neck and headstock as well as Abalone purfling around the top.

The original Tofino had a back and sides made from Okoume, an African Mahogany. In subsequent production runs, we moved to Indonesian Mahogany, in part out of concern for the unverifiable harvest practices in Central Africa. For 2020, with the advent of FSB certification and monitoring,  we're pleased once again to use African wood - this time Khaya.ivornesis, the premium African Mahogany.

There is no standard electric pickup in this guitar, but the L.R. Baggs Anthem (perhaps the best pickup on the planet) is available as an optional extra. The pickguard is included in the case as a user-installed option. It easily attaches to the top with a self-adhesive backing for those who want a pickguard.

Some of the unique features include:

  • Gold plated 18:1 Grover Rotomatic tuning machines.
  • Aged (30 months of air drying) AAA cedar top and AAA Khaya (African Mahogany) B/S
  • Optional L.R. Baggs pickup and preamp
  • A no-additional-cost archtop hardshell case
  • Maple binding
  • Abalone purfling
  • Shallow "V" neck profile

Our handcrafted Tofino marries the warm, rich tone of a Western Canadian cedar top with the projection and depth of the African Mahogany back and sides. The Neck is also Mahogany. The fretboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood. The nut and saddle are genuine bone.

A hardshell case is included at no additional cost with every Tofino guitar.

Tofino rivals much more expensive solid-wood acoustic guitars for sound, tonal presence and sheer playability. As with all MacKenzie & Marr Guitars, it carries a limited lifetime warranty against any manufacturing and/or material defects. Play this guitar in the comfort of your own home for a week. If you don't fall in love with it, we'll take it back and issue a full refund, including shipping costs.

Owner Reviews

Steve from Stratford

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:42

The Tofino X is the second Tofino model that I own. It is everything my first one is plus more. It looks so much prettier with the abalone binding and the gold tuners. But the thing that is most important is the sound. I am so thrilled with it. The high clear tones and the mids shine magnificently. Some chords even ring almost as much as a 12 string. The action is smooth and effortless and damn it’s just a great guitar. There should be no hesitation in getting one. I have recommended Mackenzie and Marr many times and am proud to be able to do so.

Maynard from Channahon

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:50

This is a REALLY fine guitar!! Its smaller body makes for more comfortable playing but doesn't seem to give up anything in tone. It's very playable and is beautiful. There's just no downside to owning this guitar.

Philip from Toronto

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:49

I have been looking at a new guitar for a while now (years really). The guitars that I gravitated towards - were pushing thousands of dollars. As a casual player I kept pushing off a new purchase. That was until an ad popped up this past year about Mackenzie and Marr guitars. I gave them a look, comparing the specs on the Tofino X against the guitars I was looking at. I read every review I could find. It checked all the boxes on paper at easily half the cost. And with the seven day love it or leave it I thought there was little to lose. The guitar arrived towards the end of January with only a slight delay from the pre-order date. The guitar arrived boxed up in pristine condition. I pulled the case out of the box and let the guitar acclimate for about three hours or so as recommended on the box (it was a cold Toronto day). The guitar case is solid, and a nice touch. Here are my first impressions once I could finally get the Tofino in my hands. The guitar is beautiful. The inlay and binding are stunning. The finish was pristine. I took a look inside the sound hole - this is a very well constructed instrument. It is also lighter than I would have thought. This was a surprise to me but made me realize the difference between a well crafted guitar that wasn't over-glued vs what I have been playing for years that now feels like a solid block of wood. Once strummed this guitar really sings. The set-up was great. And the satin finish on the neck really makes this a playable instrument. But is was the tone and the sustain that really caught my attention. The tone is very well balanced and clear. And the sustain goes on forever. Needless to say I am thrilled with the Tofino. It looks, plays and sounds like an instrument easily two or three times the price. Buying a guitar without being able to strum is is always a risk. Tone can be a very personal thing. However, I find it hard to believe that there are (m)any that would turn this instrument away after playing it for a couple of days. Well done boys!

Steven from Myrtle Beach

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:48

The Tofino X is obviously a very well made guitar. Great to look at great to play. I’ve had mine for 8 weeks, and it’s sounding better all the time. You won’t find another guitar at this price point to beat it. There’s no way you’ll return this guitar after the trial period.

john from cedar knolls

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:10

The guitar is a fine instrument. Good workmanship, great sound. Worth the price paid. The only minor issue I had was the fact there was no battery installed requiring me to loosen all the strings and fish for the battery casing, which was attached by velcro to the interior of the guitar.

Bruce from Charlottesville

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:10

You can’t go wrong with a MacKenzie and Marr handmade guitar. They feature: 1. Clear communication; 2. An owner who is directly and promptly responsive to questions; 3. Guitars with outstanding price and value; including 4. Tofino X . This is a 5.Beautiful guitar, which is 6. As easy to play as it is beautiful, and 7.Sounds even better than it looks! 8. My Tofie has me already beginning to rationalize buying another MaxKenzie and Marr guitar sometime in late 2021.

Kurt from NANAIMO

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 09:13

Dear MacKenzie & Marr: Thank you for providing me with a world-class guitar at such a relatively inexpensive price. It's a beauty: both visually and sound-wise. Twenty-three years ago, I purchased a 1997 Special Edition SPD-16T Martin for about twice the amount of money that I spent on the Tofino X. Over those past twenty-three years, I would periodically go into a guitar shop noodling around on a whole host of other 'brand name' guitars and would always leave the building smiling smugly to myself feeling more than complacent with the purchase I had made with the Martin. After a month of playing my Tofino X, I started to feel pangs of guilt having abandoned my Martin in its case in the foyer closet but the sheer pleasure of the sound of the Tofino X is all too tempting. I'm in a rather fortunate position of knowing how to play a variety of genres of music--classic, folk, blues, and mountain music--and will be able to allocate different 'numbers' to the different guitars: classic to my Yamaha Classic; perhaps folk to my Martin, and blues and mountain music to my Tofino X. Who knows, for sure? Anyhow, I am thrilled with the Tofino X. One surprise feature for me is the curvature of the body and how snugly it fits on my upper thigh. There seems to be no chance of the guitar sliding across my lap as I lean in to play. Hats off to MacKenzie and Marr for providing guitar enthusiasts with a superior product at such an accessible and affordable price! If I had enough money, I would surely buy one of each of the fine guitar models MacKenzie and Marr produces.

Sam Z from Toronto

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 11:51

What can I say...quality and artisanship of Mackenzie & Marr guitars are out of this world! Preordered Tofino X and while waiting for this sweet guitar I bought a Martin mahogany to play for the interim. When Tofino X arrived a few weeks later, within seconds of playing I immediately regret buying the Martin, granted both guitars use different wood (cedar vs mahogany), but Tofino X exceeded my expectations in every way, from now on I won't buy another guitar unless it's from Mac&Marr. P.S. anyone interested in grabbing a Martin 000-15M in mint condition? :)

Mary from Silver Spring

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 11:46

This is a fantastic instrument. Perfectly set up. Beautiful to look at but the tone blows me away. So rich and angelic. I love everything about this guitar. Feels comfortable to play.

Mike from Gabriola

Thu, 12/24/2020 - 12:53

I bought my Tofino guitar in July of 2020 with the LR Baggs Anthem pick up system. Of all the guitars I have I pick up this one all the time. I love it. It sounds amazing even with no amp has a sustain and ring that is so nice. The quality, look and feel are great. I can leave this guitar for days and it is always in tune. It is one of the best buys I've ever made. As a West Coast Canadian I was drawn to the name Tofino of course but mostly wanted to support Canadian business. Believe me, you won't be disappointed if you buy one of their guitars and I'm 72 and still buying and playing. Mike Mead

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Specifications

Dimensions
Neck Profile: 
Modified "V"
Frets To The Body: 
14
Scale Length: 
322 mm (25 1/2 inches)
Fretboard Radius: 
40cm (15.7 inches)
Neck width at nut: 
43mm (1 11/16 inches)
E to E string spacing at nut: 
35 mm (1.4 inches)
Body Style: 
OM
Width at Upper Bout: 
288mm (11.3 inches)
E to E string spacing at saddle: 
55 mm (2.15 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
Body finish: 
Gloss laquer
Neck finish: 
Hand rubbed satin laquer
Fretboard and Bridge: 
Indian Rosewood
Neck: 
Mahogany
Tuning Machines: 
18:1 gold Grover Rotomatic
Body Back and Sides: 
Solid AAA grade quilted African Mahogany (Khaya.ivornesis)
Body Top Wood: 
Solid AAA grade bookmatched Western Canadian Cedar
Nut & Saddle: 
Genuine bone
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

Photo Gallery

Videos

Irish Mythen plays the MacKenzie & Marr Tofino

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Steve Poltz plays Tofino

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Denny Snyder Plays a MacKenzie & Marr Guitar - first impressions

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).

UPDATE - We've learned that during the COVID-19 crisis FedEx is sometimes leaving cartons with no signature. Please follow the tracking number we provide to make sure you know when your guitar arrives.

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Try any of our guitars in the comfort of your own home. If you don't fall head over heels in love within a week we'll arrange to take it back and issue a full refund (including shipping).
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