My greatest musical inspiration was my older brother, Mark. Mark’s first “real” guitar was a ’54 Telecaster. So when we decided to make our first single coil guitar… the writing was on the wall. I wanted something that was inspired by my brother. Russell and I discussed the lower horn quite a bit. We settled on a horn design that was unique to CMG. While it reflects our Ashlee, it’s also got the “quack and pop” that you’d expect.
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  • Features:

    Masked Binding

    Our Mark comes in Natural Ash or any of the same colors as our Ashlee model. Like the Ashlee, the Mark has “masked” binding - meaning the top of the guitar is masked off from the side, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to show!
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    ā€œEā€ Bend Cut

    Our lower horn is cut deeper than most single cut guitars on the market. We’ve cut the horn back below the 22nd fret. This allows you to bend a whole step on the high E String to that last “E”.
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  • Construction
    Body: Mahogany or Natural Ash
    Neck: Maple
    Neck Construction: Single Piece
    Neck Joint: Bolt On
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Top: Maple or Natural Ash
    Binding: Masked
  • Hardware / Pickups
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    Standard: Frog Dog™
    Optional: DiMarzio™, Area-T (noiseless)™
    Tuners: Grover™ - 18:1
    Bridge: Wilkinson® with Brass Saddles
    Tailpiece: Fixed
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  • Specs


    Fretboard Radius: 12”
    Width at Nut: 1.687”
    Width at 12th Fret: 2.186”
    1st Fret Thickness: .86”
    10th fret thickness: .95”
    Heel Depth: 1.620”
    Body Thickness: 2.25”
    Scale Length: 24.75” (24.562” actual)
    Inlay: Side Dots Standard
    Weight: Between 8 and 10 Pounds
    Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Frets: We use Stew Mac #141 Medium / High fret wire. Width is .095", Crown is .045", Tang is .073”. Our slot is .023”. Of course all fret measurements are prior to radius and fret work on the fret board.
  • Extras

    Belly Cut

    Let’s face it - Leo got it right with this. All of our Mark models come with the belly cut. She hugs you just right!
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    Spoke Truss Rod

    The Mark has a spoke style truss rod to allow for easy adjustment (with almost any tool)
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A few things to know:

1. You can get standard single coil "Frog Dog" pickups or…
2. You can order it custom with DiMarzio Area-T noiseless single coils

The Mark is a bit different than your standard Nashville favorite.

First of all, the neck scale is 24 3/4". You read that right! It's built on the same scale as our Ashlee! If you're the type that feels that extra half inch is just too long… YOU'RE NOT ALONE!! And we're here to help!

My first guitar was a 25 1/2" scale. I always felt like the neck tension and reach slowed me down a bit. Once the shorter scale and my fingers finally crossed paths, I knew that the 24 and 3/4" scale and I would get married.

We’ve also put a spoke truss rod wheel at the base of the neck. This allows for quick adjusting - even if you can’t find your hex wrench.

Did I mention that the Mark also has a belly cut? You're welcome.

standard colors

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Want a custom color?

That’s what the custom shop is for! That’s right! We can help make your dream come true in our custom shop! Did your Aunt Matilda have a set of awesome green drapes that you just gotta match? Well…. Let’s give it a try!
CMG Guitars is located at:
1993 Randy Lowery Road
Statesboro, GA 30461
About us:
CMG Guitars specializes in manufacturing guitars for the working musician. We also build customs upon request. Feel free to give us a call or contact us via this website!