Taos

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Common features

  • 24 (6110 Dunlop) jumbo frets.
  • 640mm scale (25,2″) or 647,7 (25,5″) for XL model
  • 400mm fretboard radius (15,75″).
  • Nut width: 43mm (1″11/16)
  • String spacing at bridge: W:10,8mm; F:10,6mm
  • Thin “F resin” fretboard to give a precise attack without dead notes (info).
  • Double way working truss-rod steel bar, allows favorite neck relief adjustment.
  • Hardened multi laminated neck, made up with 0,8mm. thick wood plies.
  • Set-in neck (Taos) or bolt-on (Nightaxe, Satin)
  • Asymmetrical (helicoidal) neck shape for comfortable playing .
  • Satin finish on body and satin finish on the neck or hi-gloss finish for the specified models.
  • Nickel plated Steel wound MANNE strings.
  • Tilted back headstock, one piece with the neck.
  • Natural or see-through color available.
  • MANNE pickups (info).
  • Weight: Standard 3,4 Kg, Ash 3,6 Kg, Special Burl 4 Kg

All wrenches and tools included with instruction notes on basic adjustment.

By focusing on the design and structural elements that go into making a superlative solidbody guitar and utilizing clever passive electronics, Manne has created an instrument that plays amazingly well, is exceptionally flexible, and looks as bold and purposeful as a Ferrari.

Art Thompson, Senior editor, Guitar Player Settembre 2005

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TAOS XL

Stesse caratteristiche delle altre taos ma con corpo più grande, ridimensionato per adattarsi alla scala 25,5

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Taos Gloss Special Full top

Taos semi gloss

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This is the top of the line Taos instrument with a glamorous look and irresistible charm. For this instrument, we only use the finest hand selected figured Italian wood for the top of the body. Our burled and quilted Italian poplar is breathtaking, with awesome deep 3-D figuring that makes every Taos Special truly one-of-a-kind. The very best level tops are listed as “Mastergrade“.

Taos Gloss Special Shaped Top

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In 2012 we presented the Taos 25° anniversary that features a shaped Poplar top, with a pleasing asymmetrical effect appreciated by Manne enthusiasts.
This construction is now available on all Taos Special versions.

 

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Features a solid Korina body with a Hi-Gloss finish.

Taos Satin Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featuring tops of hand selected figured Italian poplar or Italian yew or figured walnut. The body is finished with the same smooth finish we use on our necks. This is accomplished using a thin finish layer that is carefully sanded and hand rubbed to produce a comfortable, warm and natural feel of a satin finish with enhanced wood grain colors and textures.

Taos Satin Special Shaped Top

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In 2012 we presented the Taos 25° anniversary that features a shaped Poplar top, with a pleasing asymmetrical effect appreciated by Manne enthusiasts.
This construction is now available on all Taos Special versions.

Taos Satin

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The basic Taos features a solid Korina body with our hand rubbed satin finish, a thin finish layer that gives a comfortable, warm and natural feel with enhanced wood grain.

Taos Nightaxe

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The heavy metal axe of the TAOS series with antraburst or black hand rubbed satin finish, white ash body for massive sound and a bolt-on neck for the best attack and definition of tone.

Taos Standard

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Is a Taos with a white pearloid pickguard, 3 mini-humbuckers, a bolt-on neck and is available in all Taos versions, hand rubbed or higloss finish, with or without top.