The Martin Cilia Custom Guitar

The guitars are currently SOLD OUT! If you would like one in the future please register your interest below.

Limited edition and personally set up by Martin to his playing specs.

About the Guitar

Sometime in 2015 I received an email from Alan Entwhistle, an English guitar designer/builder, saying that he would like to make me a guitar and what would I like? Alan has long respected history in the guitar making world and I was excited by the prospect of him building me a guitar.

When coming up with my first few ideas I realized that I was just copying guitars that I already had. I needed to come up with something that was different, but useful and simple.

What we arrived at is a Fender offset body shape with a Strat scale bound neck and 3 Entwhistle P90 style pickups. It has a great looking Fiesta red finish with matching headstock and a Stratocaster style bridge.

When I received the guitar in January 2016 it looked even better than I thought it would, great finish. Upon plugging it in the pickups sounded great! Full tone but not muddy. I’d decided on a simple 3 way pickup selector switch. One pick up at a time.

Not only do they look great but they play and sound good too. They are a very versatile guitar with a large combination of possible sounds.

After the success of the prototype guitar it was decided to produce a small run of guitars with the same specs and make them available at an affordable price. These instruments are of a higher quality than the usual competitors.

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Specs

Model: Martin Cilia Custom

Electronics
3X Alan Entwistle AL90 pickups, Alnico 5 rod magnets.
Standard 5 way lever switch for pickup selection.
ATN 5, 5 way rotary tone selector
Volume, Tone (Tone control “Entwistle Smoothtrak”, with 0.015 tone cap, which does not go muddy when rolled back).

Hardware
Machine Heads: Entwistle 18 to Ratio Die cast.
Bridge: Wilkinson WOV01, classic, full size steel sustain block, bent steel saddles.

Body
Okueme: Central African (Gabon) Tone wood.

Neck
Scale 25.5″
22 medium jumbo nickel silver frets.
Radius: 12 inch
Neck: Canadian Rock Maple.
Fingerboard: Lignum Rosa.
Nut material: Composite.

Finish
Polyurethane (catalyzed).
Currently available in Fiesta Red.

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