Kevin O'Leary was asked to choose between our $899.99 Tofino and a guitar costing considerably more. Guess which one he picked.   Watch the Dragons Den Episode

Tofino - Cedar top acoustic

Tofino - cedar top solid wood acoustic

Our most popular acoustic guitar

Tofino is sold out until September 2018. You may want to look at the Spruce top version - the Gratitude Canada 150.

A solid-wood cedar-top acoustic guitar with AAA bookmatched Cedar top and solid bookmatched Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

Price:USD $697.99

The MacKenzie & Marr Tofino is a solid-wood cedar top acoustic guitar that harkens back to a time when great guitars were crafted by hand - before CNC machines took over the production floor, bean counters ruled the office and "branding" replaced pride of workmanship - 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 our now partner Kevin O'Leary chose it over a much more expensive guitar in a blindfold test. Since then Tofino has become our best selling model. A few are still available for immediate delivery.

What you need to know:

  • 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-istalled 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  tuning machines with seamless acrylic buttons
  • Aged (30 months of air drying) AAA cedar top and AAA Indonesian Mahogany B/S
  • Optional L.R. Baggs pickup and preamp
  • Arch top hardshell case

Our hand crafted Tofino marries the warm rich tone of a Western Canadian cedar top with the projection and depth of the Indonesian Mahogany back and sides.

Mahogany is also used for the neck and Rosewood for the fretboard and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone. We use our own tuning machines for their smooth accurate 18:1 ratio and long-term reliability. Tofino rivals much more expensive solid-wood acoustic guitars for sound, tonal presence and sheer playability.

As with all MacKenzie & Marr Guitars it comes with

  • 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.

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



Frets To The Body: 


Scale Length: 

(25 1/2 inches)

Fretboard Radius: 

30.48cm (12 inches)

Width at Nut: 

43mm (1 11/16 inches)

Width at Upper Bout: 

292.1mm (11.5 inches)

Width at Waist: 

248mm (9 3/4 inches)

Width at Lower Bout: 

406mm (16 inches)

Body Depth: 

112mm (4 1/4 inches) at the waist

Body Length: 

495mm (19 1/2 inches)





Tuning Machines: 

18:1 gold plated with Arylic buttons

Body Back and Sides: 

Solid Indonesian Mahogany

Body Top: 

Solid Western Cedar

Nut & Saddle: 



Premium arch-top hard shell case


Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem

Photo Gallery


Irish Mythen plays the MacKenzie & Marr Tofino


Steve Poltz plays Tofino


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 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 insure that your guitar does not fall into the hands of porch pirates (or other nefarious characters such as bass players or drummers).

Fall In Love In Less Than a Week

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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