Marc Ford Signature Model

“The idea was to create a guitar that married the best of a Strat and my Les Paul Special....what we got was a guitar I truly love.”
-Marc Ford

The Marc Ford Signature Model guitar was designed to seamlessly incorporate the tone and vibe of Ford's Les Paul Special with the comforts and playability of his go-to Stratocaster. Ford and Asher worked on this model for his tour with The Black Crowes and created a high performance guitar with grit, tone and a unique retro style.

Included in its superior construction and details are a tight-grain rock maple volute neck for exceptional stability, ebony faceplate, top-of-the-line hardware, and easy access truss-rod.The tone of this guitar is sweet and woody, with a great balance of grit and clarity at high stage volumes.



  • style ~ 6-string electric guitar, 25.5 inch scale length
  • neck ~ two-piece quarter sawn Birdseye Maple, Rock Maple, etc.
  • fret board ~ 12" radius rosewood board, granadillo, etc.
  • neck shape ~ "D" .87 at 1st fret to .95 at 12th fret
  • body ~ select one-piece lightweight mahogany or okoume
  • pickups ~ '50s P90 by Jason Lollar
  • pickup switching ~ 3-way
  • controls ~ volume / .033 oil & paper tone
  • extra controls - 3 pos. chicken head V/T True Bypass and Midrange Filter Cap *
  • knobs ~ retro style aluminum
  • bridge ~ Vintage Spec by Callaham
  • machine heads ~ Hipshot locking tuners
  • nut ~ bone
  • nut width ~ 1 11/16" or 1 5/8"
  • number of frets ~ 22
  • fret wire ~ Dunlop 6155
  • color ~ TV yellow, cherry red, tobacco burst or custom color
  • finish ~ polyester or nitro cellulose
  • strings ~ D'Addario
  • case ~ deluxe hardshell
  • retail price ~ $3675+

*replacing the Veritone, the 3 position chicken head offers new tonal control and flexibility. Pos. 1: midrange filter; pos. 2: standard guitar; pos. 3: volume tone bypass. This sends the pickups from the selector switch directly to the output jack resulting in a direct signal from the pickups without potentiometer loading. You will get extra clarity, presence and output.








Trans Cherry

TV Yellow

Olympic White

Burgundy Mist