The Martin Cilia Custom Guitar

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.

Price $750 AUD*

* Case not included

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Model: Martin Cilia Custom

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).

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

Okueme: Central African (Gabon) Tone wood.

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

Polyurethane (catalyzed).
Currently available in Fiesta Red.

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