Mario Martin T-style, Gold Flake w/ Checkerboard Binding


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You're looking at one of the best T-Style guitars we've ever had come through our doors. The talented folks at Mario Martin Guitars truly outdid themselves with this Gold Flake Sparkle T-Style, double-bound with checkboard binding. Mario Martin Guitars pride themselves on their tone-woods and this T-Style is a perfect example what they're capable of-- the extremely resonant swamp ash body is paired with a stunning AAA flamed maple neck for a total weight of 6lbs-6oz: it's as loud as an acoustic guitar unplugged and so light you can't believe it's all solid. The Fralin pickups are a perfect match for a guitar this light and resonant, with the Blues Special bridge pickup providing a hot, full-throated vintage bridge tone suitable for everything from country to blues to rock (and anything in-between). The 2% overwound neck pickup provides a perfect sonic match with the Blues Special bridge, fat and sweet on its own with plenty of top end snap. The T-Style has been wired with a 4-way switch, which allows you to get that classic Tele "quack" in the parallel position while giving you the added "series" position as well, which provides a thicker, fuller alternative position tone. This is an incredibly versatile T-Style that sounds and plays just as good as it looks, with fit, finish, and detail-work second to none.

  • Model: T
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Binding: Double Bound Checkerboard
  • Neck: 1-piece Quarte-Sawn AAA Flame Maple
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
  • Frets: 6105
  • Radius: Compound 9.5"-12"
  • Neck Shape: Chunky "C"
  • Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage HAP
  • Pickguard: Bakelite
  • Pickups: Fralin Stock +2% Neck, Fralin Blues Special Bridge
  • Wiring: 4-Way Switch, Bridge-B+N Series-B+N Parallel-Neck
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Neck Color: Gloss Vintage Tint
  • Weight: 6lbs-6oz
  • Serial Number: 1021591


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Key Features

Mario Martin T-style, Gold Flake w/ Checkerboard Binding
The Fralin Stock +2% T-style neck pickup and Blues Special Bridge are wired with a 4-way switch allowing for both series AND parallel combinations.
The T-Style is composed of a solid piece of incredibly light-weight swamp ash paired with a quarter-sawn AAA flamed maple neck, and weighs in at an unbelievably light 6lbs-6oz. 
This T-Style in Gold Flake Sparkle is finished in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The high-gloss finish truly accentuates the beautiful gold flake finish and extremely detailed checkboard binding. 

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Mario Martin Guitars

Mario Guitars® are known globally for their superior playability, lightweight construction, unmatched resonance and prolonged sustain. Mario’s custom finishes and relic/ageing work have been noted by many to be the amongst the very best in the industry. 

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