Rob Lutes, one of our favorite singer - songwriters released his 6th disk, The Bravest Birds, last month. He's been playing our Tofino cedar top acoustic tuned to open D on the road and on the CD. Check out some of the...
"Your prices are too good to be true" We hear this a couple of times a day, and for guitarists used to shopping in music stores (either bricks and mortar or on-line) the question makes sense. After all we're hundreds of...
John Marr of MacKenzie & Marr Guitars shows the newest addition to the company's line of acoustic guitars.
The Ian Tyson Limited Edition is a solid wood instrument with a factory installed Fishman Sonitone Onboard Preamp System. The top is 3A solid spruce braced by a scalloped X system and mated to solid Akoumé back and sides.
Denny Snyder's latest CD picked up the coveted "Album of the Year" award from Lys Blues so when he sat down to play Tofino we were keen to capture not only his music but his impressions of the sound and playability of our signature guitar. Denny spent an hour with both Tofino and Dionisio. Here is the first clip from that session. More to come.....
On April 20th the smiling face of Jonathan MacKenzie, one of the founding partners of MacKenzie & Marr Guitars made an appearance in doctors' offices across the country. Not in person, mind you, but on the cover of the latest edition of "The Medical Post" a trade magazine aimed at the medical profession. The accompanying article chronicles MacKenzie's day on Dragon's Den and the subsequent success of the company.
Back in December, no sooner had we booked tickets to the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show than CBC notified us that our Dragon's Den episode would air the night before we left for California. We knew it would be a bit hairy handling the trip and interest sparked by the show at the same time. We had no idea how hairy!!
Tune in CBC on January 13 at 8 PM to see Jonathan and I pitch our business to five savvy investors on Dragon's Den. We know we have a winner in both our Tofino acoustic guitar and our business model. Selling high end acoustic guitars direct from the factory to musicians over the Internet means huge savings compared to retail. Will the Dragons recognize either our cedar top guitar or our business plan as worthy of an investment or will they tell us our "valuation is nuts, we're being greedy an/or there's no business here".
With the impending arrival of the December production of Tofino, our acoustic guitar we decided it was time to open our Web store. To all of the people who played our guitar, fell in love with it, ordered their very own cedar top Tofino and then waited for delivery - we apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. Your guitar will be ready for delivery or pick-up on Wednesday Dec 22nd.
UPDATE: The first 48 MacKenzie & Marr Tofino acoustic guitars will be available in late December 2009. To reserve your solid cedar top, solid akoumé back and side Tofino please log in and let us know you'd like us to set aside one for you.
What self respecting guitar company wouldn't have a Facebook fan page? Most of them, apparently. But never let it be said that the company that broke the mold by combining cedar and Akoumé to create a very special acoustic guitar is one of them. Join MacKenzie & Marr Guitars on Facebook .