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The Macro
 
 
  
   The Macro was designed as a full-sized version of the Micro.  I like the Micro's sleek design, but because of it's diminutive size, it does not suit everybody.  Another goal with this guitar was to have a full-size instrument that would retain the weight of the smaller Micro guitar (under 6 lbs.)
 
 
 



Micro "light," - Rich Amber burst
                       Basic model

Macro - "light"  Rich Amber burst

 

  The main constructional difference between the Macro and the Standard apart from it's obvious difference in design, is that the Macro is a neck-thru and the Standard is a set-neck.  This  gives the guitar a slightly different sound character.  The Macro shown here is build with a lightweight Philippine  Mahogany body and neck with graphite reinforcements and a curly Maple top.  It has a dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard and head veneer.   Pickups are Kent Armstrong Humbuckers, and I've used a TonePros wrap-around bridge. 
   


 Macro Blueburst    

    This guitar came out looking rather nice with a blueburst over a tight curly Maple top.  This is a regular Macro with a Honduras Mahogany body and neck and a dark South American Rosewood fingerboard.   
 
     I used Lindy Fralin P90s just for a change.  The gold  Wilkinson bridge and Gotoh tuners go very well with the blue finish.


Macro Blueburst

Basic model


 





Macro, Cherry Sunburst

          Basic model

Macro-Cherry Sunburst
 

    The main constructional difference between the Macro and the Standard apart from it's obvious difference in design, is that the Macro is a neck-thru and the Standard is a set-neck.  This  gives the guitar a slightly different sound character.  
  
The Macro shown here is build with Honduras Mahogany and a curly Maple top.  It has a dark Rosewood fingerboard.   Pickups are Kent Armstrong P90s, and I've used a TonePros wraparound bridge.  It's a comfortable and well-balanced instrument, and it sounds great!

 

 

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Macro - "Light" 
 
        

 

Here is the super light-weight version of the Macro.
  The idea for this instrument was to get maximum sound with minimum weight.  I used Philippine Mahogany for the body and thru-neck, and a Western Maple for the top.  The neck was strengthened with graphite reinforcements which also eliminates dead spots on the neck.  The whole thing ended up weighing only 5 1/2 lbs!!
  The tone and sustain are pretty amazing, and the DiMarzio virtual P90 pickups give it an extraordinary range of tone.  The green sunburst finish is rather reminiscent of the old Burns guitars.

                      

Macro - "light"

Basic Model

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General specifications for most Macros: 


Macro - basic model price:  $4,250
 

(All instruments ordered directly from me are "custom orders" even if they fit within basic specs.)

Any custom guitar ordered using parts and materials from this light blue box section should fall within the basic model price.  Any custom option from the dark blue box below will add to the price by the amount shown.

Materials used on a Macro
(basic model)
:

Wood:                                                                                                                               The Wood Pile
Body:  Honduras Mahogany, Black Walnut
Neck:  Laminated Mahogany and Maple
Body top:  S (standard)  Figured Maple   (please check "The Wood Pile" for  examples of available wood)
Fingerboards: Indian Rosewood, Ebony

Hardware:
Tuners:  Gotoh 510 Delta series, Sperzel locking, Grover or Gotoh mini tuners, Hipshot
Bridge:  Wilkinson, TonePros, ABM, Pigtail, Schroeder
Pickups:  Amalfitano, Wolfetone, Lindy Fralin, Kent Armstrong, Razor, Gibson 
Guitar controls: 1-volume, 1-tone (CTS or DiMarzio pots), 3-position pickup selector (Switchcraft).

Neck dimensions:
Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches, 24 fret neck
Width at nut:  1 11/16 inches, width at 24th fret:  2 1/4 inches.
Neck thickness at first fret:  .890 inches to .910 inches.  Thickness at 12th fret:  .990 inches to 1.000 inches.
General neck shape is based on a 50's Gibson  which is a 'C' shape at the body end tapering down to a slight
'V' shape at the nut end.
Neck/body joint:
  Neck blends into body with no heel
Inlay options:  Standard vertical lines, pearl dots

 
 

 


Additional options for Custom orders
  (Upgrades):
                                                                                                         
Body and neck wood:  White Limba (Korina)
- Add $250,  Black Limba - Add $150

Neck material:  5-ply Curly or Bird's Eye Maple - Add $100

Body top materials available:  UG (upgrade) - UG+ (upgrade plus) Maple - curly, quilt or Bird's eye, Redwood burl, Redwood curl, Figured Walnut, Curly Bubinga, Curly Koa  -
Add $125 - $450   (please check "The Wood Pile" for  examples of available wood)

Optional Fingerboards:   Madagascar Rosewood, Macassar Ebony - Add $75
Brazilian Rosewood - Add $30
 

Optional fingerboard inlays:  Snowflakes or Mother-of-Pearl blocks - Add $100
Abalone Pearl binding: Guitar fully bound with multiple laminates and Abalone Pearl - Add $600

For Custom inlays - please call for quote.

Other scale lengths available:  None

For any other custom details - please call or write for quote

Hardware:  For hardware options other than standard, please call for quote.

(All instruments ordered directly from me are "custom orders" even if they fit within basic specs.)
 

 

 
 

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