Welcome to Marlique
world. Skilled, talented hands work with lots of love to present
WOOD SELECTION AND BODY
Once it arrived to the factory, wood is individually selected. Density,
color, weight and tonal character are the main aspect to be inspected.
Wood doesn’t meet the criteria will be returned to the supplier.
Not easy to do, simpler to use it for a working bench or cupboard….
Wood is carefully matched and glued together to form
basic body blanks. Thickness sanded to a uniform shape. Checked
several times to avoid any flaws.
Curly maple veneer is applied as body tops. 28”
bandsaw is used for rough cutting the shape. Finalized later with
Basic coloring prior to final shape is a unique working
methode of Marlique. Different with typical working methods. You
will notice the difference later...
Plastic bindings are installed to the colored and
base coated bodies using acrylic cement glue. Rubber bands hold
them overnight. The binding and wood seam is perfect and clean.
No need to worry about excess glue... now you get the difference...
Next step is cavity routing for pickups, neck, electronics,
MAKING THE NECK
Neck blanks are made of 3 pieces wood, arranged and glued together.
Wood grain are aligned each other to counteract the wood’s
tension. Nyatoh veneers are inserted to give the striking appearance.
Basic neck’s profile are shapped with a router.
Final shape are done with HANDS.
Last job is fret dressing and nut installing.
NECK & BODY ASSEMBLING
Set neck with 4 inforcement screws and glued in Standard and Deluxe
Marlique is protected with Polyurethane laqcuer, sprayed in stages..
For the solid color models,binding scrapping is done
after the final coloring, using a special knive. The result is a
perfect binding and body sharp joint line. Only skilled and steady
hands can do this job. Every people has their own unique way. Some
people like to do it by pushing away , some people like to pull
Polyurethane is sprayed in 5 stages, 5 spray in each
stage using wet on wet spraying methode. Leveling and sanding is
done between stages.
Some are handpainted....
Micro wet sanding and buffing to produce a perfect finish on your
guitar is done not less than 2 hours !
Mirror gloss finish !!!
The secret of the perfect playability is in this proses. Each neck
is made one by one. All frets are dressed and polished and individually
inspected to ensure perfect playability.
A skilled tech finally installed the hardwares. All the bridge,
pickups, elektronics and any other hardwares are installed by 1
tech. It will take longer but it gives personal touch to every each
Ridho Hafiedz himself do the final inspection and
bench test every guitars before it leaves the factory.
Ready to ship..!!