Chris Larsen Guitars M9 Series Mk5 in Desert Tan


Luthier Chris Larsen, formerly of Girlbrand, is back with his new line of M9 Series guitars inspired by military aesthetics. With the questions “If the military built a guitar for its personnel, what would it look like? How would it behave and what would it characteristics be?” Larsen set out to answer those questions. It needed to be rugged and versatile. Milled from Aircraft grade aluminum, with removable plates to access the electronics and nearly all the parts made proprietary to the guitar, Larsen’s ideas didn’t stop. The guitar now served as the perfect platform for Larsen to be able to generate a rather loud, clean tone without an amp or even electricity in the vicinity. Housing an iPod 5 loaded with the latest innovative guitar apps, combined with the use of a small powerful speaker, the M9 Mk5 is the latest version from Larsen Guitars. Larsen merges art and technology, allowing traditional musicians to express themselves on 21st century terms.

This Larsen M9 Mk5 features a tan powder coated aircraft grade aluminum top and sides, Linen Phenolic back, a Torrefied Maple neck, Cocobola fretboard with glow in the dark position markers, Sperzel locking tuners and Larsen’s own low-impedence pickups with dedicated transformer. Built into the top is a dock for an iPod Touch 5 and a powered speaker with a headphone out on the side. The speaker is charged by a USB input on the back. Switching is; External Amp Output, External Amp Output + iPod, Headphone, and Internal Amp. The internal speaker and headphone have to be used with the iPod, normal output can be used with or without. The included iPod comes with Ampkit loaded with classic amps and pedals as well as drum tracks.

  • Top Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Side Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Back Material: Linen Phenolic
  • Neck Material: Torrefied Maple
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.65″
  • Fretboard: Cocobola
  • Inlays: Glow in the Dark Position Markers
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Radius: 12″
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge: .5″ Steel Rod Saddles
  • Tuners: Sperzel Locking
  • Pickups: 2-Low-Impedence w/ Dedicated Transformer
  • Controls/Electronics: Integrated Ipod Touch 5 Dock
  • Other: Built-In Power Speaker w/ USB Charger, Headphone Out
  • Included: Ipod Touch 5 Preloaded w/ AmpKit App
  • Case: G&G

$7500.00 + Free US Shipping