(SOLD) Martinez 41 Series Folk Size Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar Rainbow Burst
Well, look what the mountain cat dragged in. Martinez are a Chinese guitar manufacturer with high standards for their work. They have a swathe of budget offerings all made at their base of operations in Guangzhou like the higher end models. This one is one of the entry level offerings. It sounds fairly typical of a folk size acoustic – jangly crunchy mids and crispy tops with a reduced low end projection. It's not half bad! It even comes with a pickup, built-in chromatic tuner and preamp with volume, fixed 3-band EQ, phase and presence to adjust. The original Martinez gig bag is included as well as the generic 'Peace' strap. Essentials like a proper bridge and working truss rod mean you can avoid the frustration that comes with cheap acoustics. If you can manage coordinating your outfit around the finish, you've got yourself a decent travel or starter guitar.
Story-time: The gentleman that sold this to us claims to have been a 'hippy' in the 60s and went on to tell us that they "... had rainbows before there even were gay people" ... Make of that what you will.
Model: Martinez MFC-41G-MUCL
Made: Guangzhou, China, 2020-2023
Finish: Rainbow burst, gloss poly
Body: Laminate spruce top, laminate sapele sides and back, rosewood bridge
Neck: Mahogany, rosewood fingerboard, D-shape, 25.5" scale, 43mm nut
Electronics: AUDISYS pickup, preamp & chromatic tuner
Accessories: Original Martinez gig bag + peace strap
Cosmetic Condition: Very minor finish wear. There are some very light scuffs on the front and back of the body. The sides are pretty tidy. There is a small ding on the back of the body near the cutaway. There is also a decent chip on the very top of the headstock -- Very good condition (7/10)
Playing Condition: Action is moderate but can be lowered, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Bridge saddle is sound. The frets have no noticeable wear -- 9.5/10 for fret life left. Wearing phosphor bronze strings with plenty of life left.