Brand New Minarik Diablo Super Custom Series "Spalted Maple" with FREE custom Hard shell Case.
This is truly an amazing guitar, but don't take my word for it. You should read the Music Connection Magazine review for Minarik Guitars.
It looks absolutely amazing on stage and it sounds like no other guitar you can buy today.
This Super Custom Series Diablo guitar has a unique and stylish shape featuring figured ebony, trademark Crowns of India fretboard, hand cut Mother of Pearl truss cover, and handcut abalone "M".
Available colors: Spalted Maple
Diablo Super Custom Series
This Super Custom Series Diablo guitar has a unique and stylish shape featuring figured bbony, trademark Crowns of India fretboard,hand cut Mother of Pearl truss cover, and handcut abalone "M".
Body: Select Mahogany, Rare Spalted Maple Top, Abalone Binding
Neck: Select Mahogany, Figured Ebony, Trademark Crowns of India Fretboard
Head: Select Magonany with Figured Ebony Cap, Hand Cut Mother of Pearl Truss Cover, Abalone Binding, Handcut Abalone "M"
Bridge: Seymor Duncan JB
Neck: Seymor Duncan Jazz
Hardware: Tone Pros Tail Piece and Bridge
Strings: Everly Strings
List Price with Custom Hardshell Case: $5,690.00
List Price without Case: $5,490.00
Minarik Guitars founder M.E. Minarik, received an endorsement under 3rd generation master guitar designer Bernie Rico, Sr. of B.C. Rich fame. Mr. Minarik is responsible for the BC RICH Goddess Warlock, Poseidon exclusive, India Twin double neck, and twilight serenade acoustic. With the help of Thorn Custom Inlay and B.C. Rich, these guitars established Mr. Minarik as a force to be reckoned with in the field of electric and acoustic guitars.
"There is a rich heritage surrounding guitar building that lives and breathes quality craftmanship, uncompromised tone, and a stunning visual allure that is legendary...
From start to finish each individual guitar recieves the finest workmanship, using only the most select ingredients, to give you a guitar that is truly legengdary. The art of guitar building shines brightly here at Minarik Guitars.
One guitar at a time..."
M.E. Minarik, CEO Minarik Guitars
Minarik Super Custom Guitars
By Jonathan Widran
In a few short years, Marc Minarik has gone from a career as a guitarist in Top 40 bands featuring female singers to designing globally renowned custom axes for Christina Aguilera and Pink‚Äôs guitarist. Not to mention a new bass for Motorhead‚Äôs Lenny Kilmister, one of Minarik‚Äôs signature Black Infernos for James Valentine of Maroon 5 ‚Äî and thousands of very satisfied musician customers on every continent but Africa.
Endorsing more unsigned artists than any other guitar maker, Minarik is very excited about his exclusive endorsement deal with up-and-coming female artist Alexa Vetere. In line with Minarik Super Custom Guitars‚Äô incredible exponential growth since its founding in 2002, a deal to distribute the Glendale-based company‚Äôs lines in South Africa is currently in the works.
Minarik discovered his natural affinity for guitar design during his days as a performing musician, when he received an endorsement deal from veteran guitar manufacturer BC Rich. He went into the company‚Äôs custom shop one day to design his own guitar, and BC Rich president Bernie Rico, Sr. ‚Äî long a legend in the manufacturing world ‚Äî told Minarik he had an ability that few designers in the business had. After designing professionally for BC Rich for a few years, Minarik took the risk of starting his own company with his first design, the controversial Diablo, which featured a unique ‚Äúcut up‚Äù shape.
‚ÄúEveryone in the industry told me I was crazy, that there was no way to mass produce this design,‚Äù he says, ‚Äúbut I had a theory on how it could be done. Then I came up with the Inferno, and got the same response from many people. Fortunately, Bernie was helping me by working the backchannels to hook me up with parts for companies like Seymour Duncan and Tone Pros Bridge. They in turn introduced me to some mass production manufacturers. I knew the only way these guitars could happen was to do them myself.‚Äù
In addition to launching his Korea manufactured Studio Extreme import series, Minarik received a great boost from surf guitar legend Dick Dale, who began performing live using handmade American versions of Minarik‚Äôs shapes. The first market tests for the imported Inferno prototypes were going through the roof, and the guitarist‚Äôs company ‚Äî which he proudly says will always be an ‚Äúindie underdog organization‚Äù ‚Äî was off and running. While he handles handmade custom guitars and artist relations, Minarik‚Äôs staff includes his father Bill, who deals with import series distribution. Minarik received an early boost via promotion by the mail order company Musician‚Äôs friend, whose catalog reaches over 2.5 million people.
‚ÄúThe unique shape of my guitars is always what polarizes prospective customers,‚Äù says Minarik. ‚ÄúSome see them and have to have them. Others hate the shape initially, but are won over when someone at retail demonstrates their superior tone quality. The whole frequency range of the Inferno is bigger and wider than that of any other guitar.‚Äù
The success of the Inferno led to numerous other signature designs with equally provocative names ‚ÄîGoddess, Manta, Pandora, Halo. ‚ÄúI start with a shape I enjoy, then engage in a six-step process on engineering the body for tone chambers,‚Äù he says. ‚ÄúThese are specialized pockets in the body which increase sound and balance frequencies in the right directions. I spent several years developing this unique method of body engineering. Before you plug in an electric guitar, you should be able to strum the string and generate a good volume unplugged with total frequency balance from low to high string. The high strings on most other guitars completely obliterate the sound of the low strings, and that‚Äôs wrong. When people come to us, they know the sound will be better.
‚ÄúOn a more personal level, nothing compares to the look a kid gives his parents at a trade show or a store when he sees an Inferno for the first time,‚Äù Minarik adds. ‚ÄúI know that what I‚Äôve created has turned that kid‚Äôs life around, and I can almost bet that someday he‚Äôll own a few of them!