Every Manzer guitar has outstanding standard features (not standard as in "the norm", standard as in standard on every Manzer Guitar).
Each guitar is carefully handcrafted by Linda Manzer 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. Careful attention is paid to every detail, ensuring that fine quality of sound and design are consistent in all Manzer instruments. For example, 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.
The only extras you might want to consider will be custom inlay or state of the art electronics. Every Manzer guitar is built in a climate-controlled environment so that each instrument can easily withstand changing seasonal climatic conditions. With proper care, these instruments are built to last more than a lifetime. If you've never owned a handmade guitar before, you are in for an acoustical treat.
Each archtop is designed with the great masters of archtop building in mind. Each aged-wood top and back is hand carved until the ideal arch is achieved. These hand selected combinations of Curly Maple and European Spruce vibrate together when brought to life by the players touch.
Many features that are standard on my guitars are considered options by others. Each Manzer 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 - if so desired
* custom neck shaping to suit your specifications (including fingerboard arch, width of neck, string spacing and back of neck profile)
* the "Wedge" TM
* A hard shell case is included with each guitar