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The Tom Rush Naked Lady

Often Called the Ultimate Dreadnought

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The universal reaction of players who experience this High Altitude Cedar and Rosewood Dreadnought is that it plays and sounds like a $5,000 guitar.

Discount - 40 percent
List price:CAD $2,199.99
Price:CAD $1,319.99
You save:40%

Designed in conjunction with Tom Rush, one of North America's great folk/roots legends, it is destined to take its place among the iconic acoustic guitars of the last 100 years. Only 250 have been produced with each guitar bearing a sequential serial number identifying the instrument as one of a unique limited collector's series. (i.e. #50 of 250).

When Tom Rush selected MacKenzie & Marr Guitars to reincarnate his famous Naked Lady acoustic guitar, we set out to craft a guitar that would become the standard for the Dreadnought of the 21st century. The top wood is rare High Altitude Tight Grain Western Cedar - a wood so unique it has been called "Adirondack Redwood" because of the crisp snap of each note combined with a tremendous forward tonal projection gives the guitar a sound rich in overtones. The back and sides are premium solid book-matched Indian Rosewood. One player (a techie to boot) dubbed the Naked Lady "Dreadnought 2.0 - the first great acoustic of the 21st Century." Politeness prevents us from disagreeing with him.

On-board sound enhancement is supplied by the L.R.Baggs Anthem system. We don't think there's a better electrical component available for acoustic performers. Tom Rush seems to agree. He's switching all of the pickups in his existing guitars to the Anthem. Even the tuning machines are special. We strongly believe in high ratio tuners. All of our guitars come with at least an 18:1 ratio. For the Naked Lady, we went one step farther and added a string locking knob, allowing a performer to change a broken string on stage in one-tenth the time. Tom plays one of his best-known tunes - Panama Limited - by replacing the high E string with a B. He does a lot of slide work throughout the song, and he finds the thicker string does a better job. But that's only one song. After that, he restrings. Have a look at Tom Rush playing Mole's Moan in a video recorded last summer.

As with all MacKenzie & Marr guitars, the Naked Lady comes with

  • a limited lifetime warranty against any manufacturing and 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)

  You may also be interested in the Tom Rush Signature Dreadnought - a slightly less costly alternative to the Naked Lady.


Frets To The Body: 
Scale Length: 
25 1/2 inches
Fretboard Radius: 
16 inches (40.6 cm)
Width at Nut: 
1 23/32 inches (just shy of 1 3/4)
Body Style: 
Width at Lower Bout: 
15 3/4 in
Quarter sawn straight grain Mahogany
Tuning Machines: 
18:1 locking tuners
Body Back and Sides: 
Bookmatched solid Indian Rosewood
Body Top Wood: 
High Altitude Masterclass Solid Western Red Cedar
Nut & Saddle: 
Professional grade hardshell case with combi lock
L.R. Baggs Anthem (standard)

Photo Gallery


No Regrets - Rockport Sunday.MOV


Tom Rush - Rehearsal Video - December 27, 2014


Tom Rush - No Regrets/Rockport Sunday


The High Altitude Cedar Top

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).

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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