Backlund Marz 6

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(note: the CAD drawing reflects the final build/pickup configuration, all graphics renderings are for references only)

Backlund guitars are new classics. Iconic "retro-futuristic" designs that hark back to another era, but also hint at the future. Many are familiar with John Backlund’s fantastic guitar designs, but very few have ever had the opportunity to own one - until now. John has partnered with Eastwood Guitars to bring these fantastic designs to life. The Marz 6 is the fifth and latest in the series.  Check out all the production models here.

For this production the new Marz 6 we will continue with the color scheme and pickup configuration of the first four releases in the series. Featuring High Output Blade Single Coil in the neck and a Custom Wound Double Coil in the bridge with a 5-way switch. Please review the CAD drawing for positioning of controls and output jack. 


  • Body Material - Mahogany

  • Neck Material - Maple

  • Fingerboard Material - Maple

  • Finish - Polyurethane

  • Neck Shape - Soft C

  • Scale Length - 24 3/4"

  • Weight - 7 1/2 Lbs

  • Fingerboard Radius - 14" (350mm)

  • Number of Frets - 21

  • Fret Size - Medium Jumbo

  • Nut Width - 1 5/8"

  • Position Markers - Dots with Saturn at 3rd Fret

  • Neck Pickup - Custom Wound Blade type

  • Bridge Pickup - Custom Wound Double Coil

  • Pickup Switching 5-way Blade Style

  • Controls - Volume, Tone

  • Hardware Finish - Chrome

  • Pickguard - Plastic with brushed metal-looking finish

  • Premium Gigbag Included

Deposit of $200 secures your Marz for May 2018 delivery. Final price will be $1299 (less deposit) + shipping.

To get a better idea of the body shaping, watch this video. A few years ago builder Marco Krijger made an early prototype of the Marz 6 design. You can also view the finished guitar from Sims Custom Shop.

About John Backlund

John is a self-taught artist/designer, influenced by retro-futuristic design concepts that are reminiscent of the period from the mid-late 1930's to the early 1960's. The terms "Aero," "Rocket," "Streamline," and even "Atomic" are often used to describe his design work. Reflecting on guitars and design, John observed, "I like the color in my designs. I like bright things. I like two-tones that compliment each other. I like a splash of chrome for contrast, and I like it all integrated into a flowing form that is 'balanced,' well-proportioned, and pleasing to the eye. Solidbody electric guitars are a tempting and wonderful candidate for my style of design, and being a guitar player for many decades, it's only natural that they figure prominently in my efforts."

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