The Ventura is our hard working everyday axe. The idea behind the design of the Ventura was to create a guitar with a slightly bigger body than the Taos with a flat back and a radiused top. We kept the design simple, magically balancing the perfectly matched features. To reduce the weight of the body, we bore multiple small chambers in the body just before gluing on the top. This process also allows better resonance and faster tone maturation. The neck is ultra stable maple with a multi-laminated beech core and thin “F resin” fretboard for a precise attack without dead notes.
Korina is legendary since the 1950’s as a wood with consistent texture and huge resonance, making it the perfect choice in guitar building for tonal and ergonomic performance. The neck and bridge Blades Manne pickups are, on all configurations, switchable to a series or parallel mode for a wide range of tones.
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