The "D" in MKD started off as a joke: it stands for "Diet" - but don't let the name fool you. It is a killer guitar that can go from sweet jazzy cleans, to downright nasty lead tones. It features the same carved top as the original MK-I but is usually Alder (on opaque finishes) or Ash (on translucent finishes).
Body, Hardware & Electronics
The MKD is the carved top cousin of the MK I. The body is either Alder or Ash. Masked binding is included. Ivroid binding is available for an additional charge. We also offer the MKD in a thinline model, called the 7th Avenue.
The MKD comes standard with custom wound Lindy Fralin pickups. Other options are Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, EMG, and TV Jones. All MKDs can have any pickup configuration you would like.
The S/S/S configuration includes a reverse wound pickup in the neck position rather than the traditional middle pickup. This allows for a tele-style pickup combination in the fourth selector position. We also add a push-pull knob so you can use the bridge and neck pickups in series in the fifth selector position, with the push-pull engaged.
Standard hardware includes a Hipshot bridge, Schaller or Gotoh machines and matching Q-Parts knobs. Bigsby vibrato systems are available at an additional charge.
Choice of Maple or Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length and 22 Dunlop 6105 or Jescar EVO Gold frets. Ivroid binding is available at an additional charge. We offer a variety of neck shapes including C, D, V & U shapes in various thicknesses and tapers. Ivroid fingerboard binding is available at an additional charge.
This is Mark's preferred setup right now, it features a Hipshot Tremolo, Lindy Fralin P-90 pickups, and our '54 neck shape. We also offer it with a Bigsby for an additional charge.