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Pensa MK-1 Classic Plus, Custom Amber #1169

by Pensa
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$14,995.00
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For Pensa guitars, the MK-1 model is right there at the top. It all started back in 1988 with the debut of the Pensa-Suhr MK-1. Mark Knopfler had become frustrated by constant guitar switches during performances, so he turned to friend Rudy Pensa for a solution. The duo sketched the guitar on a coffee shop napkin, and Rudy's Music Stop guitar builder John Suhr transformed it into the MK-1 in time for Knopfler's debut at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert. The MK-1 quickly became a cherished studio and stage companion for the next five years, playing a significant role in recording Dire Straits' 1991 album "On Every Street" and throughout the subsequent 1991-92 On Every Street Tour. The MK-1 Classic model is still made right here in NYC by our Pensa builders and each one is unique and crafted to the highest standard.


Specs:

Model: Pensa MK-1 Classic

Serial: 1169/032724

Finish/Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Custom Amber

Back Finish/Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Heritage Cherry

Neck Finish/Color: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Natural

Paint Option: Black headstock face, gold outline logo

Top Wood: Quilted maple

Body Wood: Chambered mahogany

Neck Wood: Hard maple 

Neck Back: C

Scale Length: 25 1/2"  10"-12" compound radius, luminlay side dots

Fingerboard Wood: East Indian rosewood

Binding: .09" Ivoroid on the body top/fingerboard

Neck Pickup: EMG SAX Ivory

Middle Pickup: EMG SAX Ivory

Bridge Pickup: EMG 89X Ivory, rear rout mount

Electronics: Volume, tone (pull: single coild mode on EMG 89X) 5-way selector switch

Nut: Schaller Locking R2, 1 5/8"

Nut Width: 1 5/8"

Frets: Dunlop 6105

Bridge: Schaller locking

Tuners: Gotoh SG381

Hardware Color: Gold

Pickguard: None

Knobs: Dome

Weight: 7.6(3.45kg)

Case: Ameritage Hardshell

String Gauge: .010" - .046"

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.