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Mario T-Style


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T-Style - This is the style Mario Guitars first started building. They offer this model mainly in a '50s or '60s style, and the options are many...


T-Style - This is the style Mario Guitars first started building. They offer this model mainly in a '50s or '60s style, and the options are many.

When the T-Style hit the market in the 1950s it revolutionized the way guitar music was played. The T-style is elegantly simple while also being remarkably versatile. This classic guitar style has graced the shoulders of Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Merle Haggard and many, many more.

Mario offers this model mainly in a 50s or 60s style, and the options are many; play around with different pick-up configurations and make a T that is totally just for you. Go classically twangy or add humbuckers for a crunch, there is no wrong way to enjoy playing this magnificent instrument.

Comments received on Mario T Style guitars
“My Mario Tele style is the shit! I have played Fender CS, GVCG, Danocaster, you name it – and the Mario tele beats them all in sound, weight, and looks. Keep up the great work!!” - Jeffrey T.

“Your relic T styles are to die for! So what is your technique for getting the stress cracks in your finish? Very nicely done and extremely believable. Probably the best I've seen. Oh and the nicks are artwork” - Brent G.

“For Teles there is no one you guys compete with. Awesome! The best! It is unbelievable how you guys finish a guitar!!!!!!!” - Kenneth C.

“I gotta know...how did you simulate the temperature checking? All the other builders guitars look like they used a compressed air spray can, and the checking is all uneven 'spider webbing.”' Mario, your finish checking looks REAL!!!” - Mark D.

“All other Tele builders need to take lessons from you Mario!” - Jordan D.

“Played one of your Teles today at a guitar center - all I can say is AMAZING! Love how you offer NON-RELICS as well as the beat up ones!” - Hayden S.


- Aged or non-aged
- Body wood: alder, swamp ash, paulownia, or pine
- Maple neck
- Maple or rosewood fingerboard
- 25-1/2" scale - 21 frets
- 9.5" radius
- 6105 frets
- Soft 'V' shape

- Staggered Gotoh Kluson tuners
- Compensated brass saddle bridge
- Custom wound - Lindy Fralin PU’s
- 4 way switching
- Nitrocellulose lacquer
- D'Addario .010-.046
- Deluxe hardshell case (G&G or TKL)
- Certificate of authenticity 


- Mario T-Style base price: $3,259.00 (Price includes custom hard shell case & certificate of authenticity)

- Paulownia body: +$25
- Mahogany body: +$35
- 1 piece body: +$100
- Thinline/semi-hollow: +$100
- Flame maple top: +$50
- AAA flame maple top: +$100
- Flame maple top for thinline or semi-hollow: +$65
- AAA flame maple top for thinline or semi-hollow: +$100
- Body binding (plus tape and scrape): +$120 per side
- Tape/scrape (bodies w/ binding getting finish): +$55
- Hand-cutting: +$150 (reserved for hyper-custom bodies that have to be cut 100% by hand)

- Quarter sawn neck wood: +$65
- Mahogany neck: +$25
- Roasted maple neck: +$75
- Birdseye maple neck: +$50
- AAA birdseye maple neck: +$85
- Flame maple neck: +$50
- AAA flame maple neck: +$100
- Custom neck profile/back-shape measurements: +$45 per measurement

- Bridseye maple fingerboard: +$35
- Veneer fingerboard: +$50
- Flame maple fingerboard: +$25
- AAA flame maple fingerboard: +$100
- Dark brown ebony fingerboard: +$45
- Jet black ebony fingerboard: +$75
- Cites compliant pau ferro (Santos rosewood) fingerboard: +$12
- Dark Indian rosewood fingerboard: +$25
- Madagascar rosewood fingerboard: +$25
- Brazilian rosewood fingerboard: +$200 (no international shipping)
- Compound fingerboard radius: +$25
- Hand scalloped fingerboard: +$350
- 22nd fret extension: +$35
- Stainless steel frets: +$100
- Mother of pearl fingerboard dots: +$12
- Abalone fingerboard dots: +$12
- Block fingerboard inlay: +$150
- Fingerboard binding: +$110
- Block fingerboard inlay & binding: +$260

- Metal flake finish: +$170
- Custom color match finish: +$150
- "Tribute" fee: +$300 (for guitars whose finish/relic are intended to mimic a famous guitar exactly)
- Heavy relic: +$75
- Finish over finish: +$125
- Headstock finish (to match body): +$100

- Mastery bridge: +$150
- Mastery bridge and tremolo: +$350
- Spitfire tortoiseshell pickguard: +$175
- Exotic/specialty woods or parts: market price