Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. He first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974 at 19, and has since continued to re-define the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. Years before the invention of MIDI technology, Metheny was using the Synclavier as a composing tool. Pat has been instrumental in the development of many ground breaking instruments including his collaboration with Linda Manzer for acoustic guitars. He has been honored by winning 17 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 33 times in 12 different categories.
Linda Manzer is recognized as one of the world's outstanding luthiers. Her creative journey with Pat Metheny has produced many remarkable instruments including the renowned 42-stringed Pikasso guitar, a fretless nylon archtop and the distinctive sitar guitar to name but a few. Her guitars have been displayed in the Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Civilization, Canada.


Each Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 is hand crafted by Linda Manzer, and includes these faithfully re-created features:

  • Aged Select German Spruce Top
  • Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Peghead Plate
  • Original Cutaway Manzer Model
  • Antique aged burst top


The Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 features several enhancements, including innovations that are the result of Linda and Pat's artistic collaboration:

  • The Manzer Wedge (originally designed for "Pikasso" guitar commissioned by Pat Metheny in 1984)
  • Thumb Rest / Neck Groove
  • Ebony Binding
  • Copper Neck Side Markers featuring a Diamond 7th Fret Side Dot
  • Custom Inlay


Each Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 features stunning custom inlay, unique to this limited edition, based on artwork by Pat Metheny, translated into an elaborate inlay of over 200 pieces of hand cut and engraved Mother of Pearl and Black Pearl spilling down the fingerboard. All inlay is hand crafted by Linda Manzer and master inlay artist Mark Kett.


Purchasers of the Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 will receive their guitar in a deluxe, specially designed, handmade Calton case.


Only 30 Limited Edition Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 guitars will be made.

Each Limited Edition Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 is numbered and signed by Pat Metheny and Linda Manzer.

Purchasers will receive a signed certificate of authenticity, as well as a signed and numbered high-quality photo book documenting the creation of the instrument.

The Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 is the result of a unique artistic relationship, and a mutual love for the instrument.