The Manzer



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


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).


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.


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.