Mario Martin Guitars / S-Style / 2020 / Mary Kaye White / Guitar
Mario Guitars really knocked it out of the park on this NAMM build, that unfortunately never made it to NAMM; as it was cancelled. Luckily for you (us), Mario offered this special Strat to our store in NY.
This guitar is inspired by Mary Kaye's 54 Stratocaster with a Mary Kaye White Blonde finish and some unique appointments such as a Gold Anodized Aluminum pickguard and a 1 piece Paulownia body, that is light as any guitar we've ever played, including hollow and semi-hollow body designs. Weighing in at just 5lbs 12oz and incredibly balanced, this featherweight guitar is a real treat to play for any Strat fanatic and may even sway some non-Strat players to become an S-Style player.
The guitar sports a set of '61 Rocketfire handwound pickups. This set just sings. They have a ton of bite without the harshness found in some Strat sets (especially the bridge) they are nice and fat with brilliant clarity. The neck pickup can get all those classic SRV and Hendrix style tones and much more, depending on what rig you're playing this extremely well built and precisely thought out guitar through. Even the middle and bridge/neck, / neck/bridge positions are fat yet chimy. These are some addicting pups.
The 1-piece Maple neck has a nice Chunky C profile measuring .860"-.930" A comfortable medium for players who enjoy a fat neck but not a baseball bat. Bends are incredibly easy with the compound radius. The neck starts with a 9.5" radius that most of us are accustomed to and very gradually becomes a 12" radius past the 12th fret where bending without fretting out is critical. A lightly reliced finish completes this build, with a worn in feel to the neck, zero stickiness here. This Mario has low action and a perfect setup with 10 gauge strings by StringJoy, one of our personal favorite hand wound string companies, whom we are also dealers of.
Body: 1 pc Paulownia
Neck 1 pc Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Nut width: 1.65"
Fret size: 6125
Fingerboard radius: 9,5"-12"
Neck shape: Chunky C .860"- .930"
Top/Side dots: Black
Strings: String Joy Balanced Light 10's
Tuners: Vintage Staggered
Pickguard: Gold Anodized Aluminum
Hardware: Std Vintage
Pickups: Rocketfire '61 Custom Set RWRP (Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity)
Finish: 100% Nitro Low Gloss Relic
Body color: Mary Kaye White Blonde Med Relic
Neck color: Gloss, Vintage Tint, Med Relic
Accessories: Deluxe Gig-Bag & COA dated & hand signed by Mario Martin
Weight: 5lbs 12oz
Ser # 920531
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