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


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"


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")