Steel String

Twelve String

FULL BODIED AND BALANCED

RAVE REVIEW

"I have a Manzer Acoustic Guitar and a Manzer Charango. They are beautiful to look at and beautiful to hear. I love them. I would not part with them." - Bruce Cockburn

FULL BODIED

Using the same woods and body design as the Baritone model, curly koa, German spruce top, with ebony binding and bevelled veneer peghead with a void that while lowering the weight of the peghead also serves as an attractive appointment to the instrument. A full bodied and balanced instrument.

SPECIFICATIONS

Top: German Spruce

Back and Sides: Curly Koa

Neck: South American Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony bound with Ebony and Abalone side dots (Abalone fingerboard dots if desired)

Bridge: Ebony

Struts: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Abalone with Boxwood and Rosewood

Baritone

HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL

RAVE REVIEW

"We call this the 'sound cannon' in the studio. This is a great guitar" - Craig Snyder

SOUND

Originally designed for and with a New York City studio musician, this is a longer scale "Manzer" steel string guitar. It is not to be confused with a bass guitar. It is a low tuned guitar, giving a low strung rich quality to the usual guitar voice. Tuned B to B or A to A. The usual string gauges range between: plain 18, wound 24, 36, 46, 56, 70. Responsive, evocative. The tone of this guitar is rich and full, and its voice has been described as "hauntingly beautiful.". You can hear an entire CD of this instrument played solo by Pat Metheny, His grammy award winning CD "One Quiet Night"

SPECIFICATIONS

Top: German Spruce

Back and Sides: Curly Koa

Neck: South American Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony bound with Ebony and Abalone side dots (Abalone fingerboard dots if desired)

Bridge: Ebony

Struts: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Abalone with Boxwood and Rosewood

Scale Length: 73.5 cm - (approx. 29")

Nut Width: 4.6 cm - (1-13/16")

Lower Bout Width: 39.5 cm - (15-9/16")

Body Length: 50 cm - (19-5/8")

Tapered Body Depth: 9.5 - 10.5 cm (3-1/2 - 4-1/2")

Overall Length: 108 cm - (42-1/2")

The Manzer

ORIGINAL SOUND AND BALANCE

RAVE REVIEW

"This is the best acoustic guitar I have ever played." - Pat Metheny

VIDEO

See/hear Pat Metheny play The Manzer in concert in Warsaw with Maria Jopek & Friends.

See/hear Bruce Cockburn play The Manzer in his video for "Different When It Comes To You" (and find more video clips of Bruce playing various Manzer models on the Bruce Cockburn Page).

SOUND

The Manzer, my most popular model, is a superb sounding and versatile guitar, combining volume and definition with durability. It is preferred by studio musicians for its clean, pure tone, but its ability to withstand the rigours of the road make it an excellent concert guitar. Like all Manzer instruments known for their full, rich sound and balance, this model is precisely adjusted for even playability all the way up the neck. I consider the customer’s personal string preferences during construction; therefore slight changes to the shape of the neck can be made according to individual tastes.

This is the original Manzer guitar that my reputation has been built upon. I’m very proud of its acoustical design and delicate attention to detail. If you are looking for a guitar with a rich, full balanced sound, one that will grow as you grow, this is the one for you.

SPECIFICATIONS

Top: German Spruce or Western Cedar

Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood

Neck: South American Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony bound with Ebony and Abalone dots

Bridge: Ebony

Struts: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Abalone with Boxwood and Rosewood

Scale Length: 65 cm - (approx. 25-1/2")

Nut Width: 4.4 cm - (1-3/4") or custom

Lower Bout Width: 39.5 cm - (15-9/16")

Body Length: 50 cm - (19-5/8")

Body Depth: 10.5 cm - (4-3/16")

Overall Length: 103 cm - (40-1/2")

All models available with cutaway, peghead inlay, additional fingerboard inlay or as 12 string.

Cowpoke

FILL THE PRAIRIE SKIES WITH MUSIC

RAVE REVIEW

"The cowpoke is probably the finest musical instrument i am ever likely to own." - Stephen Fearing

SOUND

As its name suggests, this model is designed to fill the prairie skies with music. Originally ordered by a tall guy (who wanted a Manzer only bigger!). I used his request as an excuse to design a model that accommodates players who prefer a larger size body, with a big sound, which doesn’t sacrifice balance. This guitar can swing from a sweet, intimate finger-picking guitar to a great rhythm guitar in the same breath. The Cowpoke needs no coaxing to fill a room with your musical statement.

SPECIFICATIONS

Top: German Spruce or Western Cedar

Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood

Neck: South American Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony bound with Ebony and Abalone dots

Bridge: Ebony

Struts: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Abalone with Boxwood and Rosewood

Scale Length: 65 cm - (approx. 25-1/2")

Nut Width: 4.3 cm - (1-3/4")

Lower Bout Width: 42 cm - (16-1/2")

Body Length: 51.5 cm - (20-1/8")

Body Depth: 11 cm - (4-3/8")

Overall Length: 103.5 cm - (40-3/4")

Manzer Steel String Guitars

If you've never owned a handmade guitar before, you are in for an acoustic treat.

Each Manzer Steel String Guitar includes:

  • an abalone rosette with rosewood and boxwood detailing
  • master quality aged woods: European Spruce tops, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • all-wood bindings
  • left handed option
  • custom neck shaping to suit your specifications (including fingerboard arch, width of neck, string spacing and back of neck profile)
  • cutaway
  • the "Wedge" TM
  • a hardshell case

Each Manzer Steel String Guitar is carefully handcrafted using only the finest aged woods available. All spruce, rosewood, curly maple, ebony and mahogany is carefully chosen to provide a more harmonious and solid construction.

Care is taken with every detail, ensuring consistently outstanding sound and design on all Manzer instruments. For instance, each German spruce and Western cedar top is tuned before and after it has been installed. Split billets of wood are used whenever possible.

Aesthetic detailing includes soundhole rosettes of inlayed abalone, wood bindings and exquisite woods. Available extras include custom inlay and state of the art electronics.

Manzer Guitars are constructed in a climate-controlled environment to ensure that each instrument will easily withstand seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. These instruments are built to last more than a lifetime.