This is the last one of it's species. It was ordered about two years ago before Mario stopped building the MB. So, if you want one with the rounded edges like this one has, speak now or forever hold your piece. You won't get another. Th MB Nylon is truly a unique guitar, especially in the amount of acoustic sound produced by such a small thin body with a baffled soundhole. The soundhole baffle is made of Ebony and is held in place by strategically placed magnets which allow for easy removal. It also has some ports along the side so it still accomplishes it's main purpose of reducing feedback while still allowing sound to escape. The MB's most striking feature are it's rounded rims. They sort of look like bicycle tires cut in half. This insures that there are no right angles inside the box which will trap soundwaves making for an extremely resonant instrument. I can't imagine what a pain this is to build. The pickup system is a K&K with outboard preamp which is included with the guitar. It's remarkable how loud you can get this guitar without a hint of feedback. And Mario's design lines are impeccable. It's a stunning vision of modern luthiery. Overall, this is one of the finest guitars I've ever had in the store. Here are the details:
All solid, hand carved woods
Indian Rosewood back and rims
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Single piece Cypress neck
Quilted Maple rear headstock overlay
1 7/8" nut width
Bone nut and saddle
15" lower bout
2 1/8" body depth
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