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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
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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.


A solid AAA grade Cedar-top OM style acoustic guitar with solid African Mahogany back and sides

Suggested Retail Price: 
CAD $2,399.99
Your Price: 
Price:CAD $999.99

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 artisan-crafted 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 MacKenzie & Marr 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

PETER from Shorewood

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 10:20

The Tofino X is my third instrument from MacKenzie and Marr, joining six other acoustics, two classical, and eight electrics at my home. The acoustics range from a custom built Hoffman, a Lowden, Gibsons, and others. The Tofino X arrived and I was stunned. It is a work of art. First, the tone woods. The grain on the cedar top looks like it belongs on a $10,000 classical guitar. The Mahogany sides and back are beautiful, subtle in grain and texture, and contribute to the elegance of the look. The neck and fingerboard are perfect. As a player trained in classical guitar technique (though I play many styles and compose for the guitar as a solo instrument), I play all over the fingerboard. Usually, new instrument require me to visit a luthier to set up the action and the neck for my style of playing. Not the Tofino X. Literally, all the way up the neck the intonation, the balance, and the dynamic range were right on point to my top line acoustics including the $9k Lowden. The inlay work: Absolutely beautiful. I am afraid I am going to spend more time staring at the top than playing it. Finally, the sound: I realize the instrument is "green", and few months of playing (and vibrating along with the other instruments as they are played) will only enhance the tone, but, right now? Projection and volume are a match for anything else I have hanging on the wall. This is comparing it to acoustics over 25 years old. In particular, the bass projection is on a par with any jumbo or dreadnaught I have played; a pleasant surprise, as my experience with mahogany instruments is the tone is usually less "deep" than my rosewood instruments. Whether you are chord strummer or a fingerpicker, you will not be disappointed with a Tofino X (if there are any left)!

Keith from Southgate

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 19:57

I find this guitar like you advertised IT is Great....Super Happy with my guitar....

Holly from Montgomery

Sun, 05/21/2023 - 15:15

I received my Tofino X a little over a week ago and like so many other Tofino owners, I was blown away. The construction is flawless, the wood grade exceptional, and the sound superb up and down the neck. I didn’t need another guitar, but the combination of cedar and mahogany intrigued me so I decided to buy ‘just one more’. I took the plunge and am glad I did! This is my third MM guitar having purchased both the Opeongo and the Baby Riverboat previously. These guitars continue to be my go-to guitars in a collection of ten, that includes a high end Taylor and mid-range Martin. My MM guitars measure up in every way to those much more expensive instruments. You can’t go wrong with a MacKenzie and Marr guitar!

Rusty from Glendale

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 03:27

A lovely instrument, beautifully crafted and elegant in the hand. Arrived with the action quite low, which I am really enjoying now. Even hitting it hard, there is a cool dynamic, and it’s medium soft voice has a really nice ring. Like others have said, you want to reach for it and play it. It is super approachable new out of the case. I love the neck shape, I love the wood qualities, craftsmanship and this binding; and it has a remarkable resonant sustain in light strings. Not super full like a dreadnaught, but very satisfying. Looking forward to the see how it ages. Superb execution.

Robert from San Diego

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 13:57

I am very impressed with the whole process start to finish I bought at least 20 guitars over the years ranging from ovation, Taylor road king Paul, Reed Smith. Washburn, an Fender Tofino x cedar guitar, beautiful clarity and craftsmanship. I would recommend your guitar to anybody the usual things to attend to after receiving such a beauty oil. Nice wipe down. Thank you so much.

David from Pitt Meadows

Sun, 04/02/2023 - 16:33

First off, what a gorgeous guitar. I bought the Tofino X as a birthday gift to myself and it arrived last week. I’m very happy with this beautifully made instrument and my sessions seem to be getting longer whenever I pick it up. My playing also feels like it’s been elevated just by having this fine guitar at hand. It’s so enjoyable to play. This is my first guitar from MM but it sure won’t be my last. Thanks again MM and crew! I also have to compliment you on the shipping. It played out exactly as promised and the box arrived a day early very well packed, with no dings or marks, all the way across the country. Not bad for $50 bucks! David Bennett Pitt Meadows BC.

Ambrose from Florence

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:09

A sweet guitar in every aspect!

Claude from Piedmont

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 12:23

Bonjour, mon nom est Claude et je suis l'heureux propriétaire d'une très belle guitare Tofino X. Je suis un guitariste de salon et je joue également avec un voisin une fois par semaine. Nous avons commencé à jouer ensemble il y a un an et nous avons un petit répertoire de chansons françaises des années 60 et 70, de même que quelques pièces du répertoire anglais de pièces qui ont marquées notre jeunesse. J'ai eu l'honneur de jouer avec d'excellents musiciens dans les années 90 avec des instruments mythiques tel une Gibson J200. Depuis ce temps beaucoup d'eau a coulé sous les ponts et l'an dernier j'ai recommencé à jouer pour mon plus grand plaisir. J'avais alors acheté une petite Guild Jumbo junior qui m'a bien servi. J'ai commencé à regarder pour un instrument plus sonore, plus adapté au genre de musique que je pratiquais. J'ai essayé et acheté plusieurs guitares sans trouver mon bonheur, ce qui vous l'imaginé m'a coûté beaucoup d'argent mal dépensé. De plus le service après vente de la plupart des magasins d'instrument de musique laisse beaucoup a désirer, c'est une situation que nous vivons tous dans plusieurs autres domaines de la vie. J'ai acheté des grandes marques, Martin, Norman, Godin, PRS, Sigma sans jamais trouvé La guitare, celle qui me donnait le petit quelque chose de mieux qui en fait un instrument exceptionnel. J'ai alors découvert Mackenzie et Marr sur Facebook. Je ne connaissais pas cette marque et j'étais sceptique et pas convaincu que je pouvais acheter un instrument sans l'avoir touché, essayé. Puis, après ma dernièere mésaventure avec Martin, je me suis dit je me jette à l'eau je vais tenter ma chance avec Macc & Marr, je n'ai rien à perdre un de leur arguments de vente est que je peux la retourner si je ne sis pas satisfait à l'intérieur d'une semaine. J'ai donc commandé une Tofino X et suis allé la chercher hier à leur entrepôt de Montréal. J'ai été accueilli par Monsieur Marr en personne, quel chic type souriant et ravi de ma présence. NOus avons jasé un peu et passé au vif du sujet la Tofino. Il venait de terminé les ajustements. Lorsque la caisse s'est ouverte et que j'ai vu l'instrument, je n'en croyais pas mes yeux, de toute beauté. Je l'ai pris en main et plaqué quelques accords et les carottes étaient cuites, j'étais vendu. Quel instrument, quelle touche, quelle sonorité pour une guitare de cette taille. Et que dire du service à la clientèle, je me suis senti comme faisant partie de la famille, comme il fut un temps il y a très longtemps. Je serai un client fidèle la Riverboat me fait de l'oeil. N'hésitez-pas, jetez-vous à l'eau vous aussi si vous chercher un instrument exceptionnel à un prix aussi exceptionnel. Bonne musique à tous!

Rick from Kingsville

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 20:10

I was on the golf course when my wife sent a pic and message saying “Your package has arrived”. Needless to say, my decent round went down hill quickly as all I could think about was getting home to play my new Tofino X! I was impressed with the protective packaging for shipping and the case was just as impressive. When I first opened the case, I was even more thrilled. The guitar is beautiful! The abalone purfling and rosette add a richness to the cedar top. The African mahogany is beautiful sharp contrast to the top. The workmanship in the guitar is excellent. All in all, a beauty to behold. But things got even better when I started playing! The set up was excellent…the sound amazing…and the size is just what was seeking. I must admit some trepidation when ordering without holding and playing but the 7 day return policy got me over it. I have Seagull, Martin and Yamaha guitars which I thoroughly enjoy but find the Tofino the most comfortable. I am looking forward to many years of enjoyment with my new guitar.

Paul from Wakaw

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:29

This is the third Mackenzie and Marr guitar I have owned, first being a Tom Rush and then an Opeongo. Both are guitars I really liked but the former gone to my father and the latter to my daughter. The Tofino has much the same feel as a vintage Gibson SJ with the same gentle playability but a far superior sound. The Tofino isn't easily overpowered by percussive strumming and the whereas the Gibson can sound muted the M and M stays warm and clear.



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)
E to E string spacing at nut: 
35mm (1.4 inches)
Body Style: 
Width at Upper Bout: 
288mm (11.3 inches)
E to E string spacing at saddle: 
55mm (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)
Body finish: 
Gloss laquer
Neck finish: 
Hand rubbed satin lacquer
Fretboard and Bridge: 
Indian Rosewood
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
Hand scalloped Spruce X bracing
D'Addario EXP16 light gauge (12-53) coated Phosphor Bronze
Neck Binding: 
Body Binding: 
Bridge Pins: 
Premium arch-top hard shell case (included at no additional cost)
Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem electric pickup/preamp

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