Magna Mark III Spanish – U.S.A. – 1956


Electric Semi-Hollow Single cutaway guitar


Ash body and neck

Rosewood fretboard

One or two single-coil pickups


The Mark III Spanish was a small electric guitar, the body of which had several hollow chambers. The instrument also had one or two single-coil pickups and a special tailpiece with a large cut-out ‘M’. The entire top was covered with a tortoise shell formica pickguard, and there were two plastic knobs for volume and tone.
The prototype designs had a screwed neck, but in the instrument that eventually went into production, the neck was glued and a piece of wood was applied to the neck as reinforcement under the guitar pickup.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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