Nothing much new for ages, then along comes a big smack-in-the-face range of guitars and basses by the name of Italia.
Blending the best of design with a pinch of Italian style and lashings of retro-chic, this magnificent selection of outlandish, of-the-wall, post-modern masterpieces has been a labour of love for Britain’s leading guitar designer and craftsman Trev Wilkinson.
Players of all styles will love these instruments – and those who don’t play guitar or bass will want to start learning.
Maranello Classic 15th Anniversary Series One of most unique style of Maranello Classic being announced 15 years. We proudly bring out 15th anniversary of Maranello classic dressed with visionary looking gold mist sparkle top wrapped with gold pearloid up to down all over even fingerboard placed with lucid gold which look just beautiful also comes with great sound as like original Maranello Classic.
Specifications Body: Alder with Pearloid back Neck: Maple, bolt-on Bridge: Six saddle vibrato bridge Pickups: Italia Premier IPCb + IPCn Controls: Master volume, master tone, 3-way lever Machines: Italia Die-cast tuners Fingerboard: Goldplexi Frets: 22 Carry Bag: Included
one of the most collectable
and rare European electric
guitars, but with the
sound and playability
demanded by the musicians
of today, the Maranello
is THE guitar for you
if you dare to be different!
After all, individualism
is what Italia guitars
are all about... A classic
red finish sits atop a
stunning 'crushed ice'
look pearloid body back
and sides, neck and headstock
back and front too, with
a 3 + 3 kidney button
Gotoh tuner layout.
And what about that individually
shaped 'floating' pickguard,
which carries the two
alnico V humbuckers? Plus
the Volume and Tone rotaries,
3-way toggle pickup selector
and neat up-angled output
jack? Not to mention a
22 fret neck, block plastic
fret markers, bound 12"
radius rosewood fingerboard,
tune-o-matic bridge and
smart Italia covered stop
Maranello Classic Bass
Maranello Classic Bass
Maranello Classic Bass Series
pearl, floating control plate, heavy
duty fully adjustable stop tailpiece
assembly, dual Wilkinson humbucking
bass pickups... yes, we threw everything
we had at the Maranello, and it all
stuck! It's a glamster's delight to
look at and a musician's delight to
play – under that extrovert
exterior is an equally accomplished
bass to compete with the best of them.
Smart single cutaway body, full 34"
scale neck... stand out looks, stand
out sounds, why not try some Maranello
Specifications Body: Bound carved agathis tonewood, 2-piece centre-jointed, white & grey pearloid back Neck: Maple, bolt-on, white & grey pearloid back Bridge/Tailpiece: Combination, fully adjustable Pickups: 2 Wilkinson humbuckers, Alnico V Controls: 2 Master volume, master tone Machines: Italia die-cast tuners Fingerboard: Bound rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Scale Length: 864mm/34" Inlays: Pearloid block
Imola6 Series The far thinking Imola 6 has tonal options to spare all wrapped in a good looking package to boot.
Check the cool ‘split’ three Italia Duplex single coil pickups combined with dual 5 way lever pickup selector systems – you can do tonal options till the cows come home.
The stylishly contoured F-hole style chambered body provides an airy, spacious tonality, whilst the Wilkinson vintage vibrato system, funky reversed
asymmetric headstock and Italia locking tuners all help contribute to the Imola 6’s serious wow factor.
Specifications Body: Korina semi-solid, f-hole, shallow lower cutaway Neck: Maple, bolt-on Bridge: Six saddle vibrato bridge Pickups: 3 split single coils, treble forward Controls: Master volume, master tone, 2 x 5-way levers
(for individual upper and power pickup halves) Machines: Italia-branded Wilkinson E-Z-LOK tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” radius Frets: 22 medium jumbo Inlays: Pearloid dots Carry Bag: Included
ImolaGP Bass Series The Imola GP Bass's unique designing responds superbly to the various sound of rock, funky, jazz punk and more.
It’s Italia designed active pickups married to the acoustic chambered alder body give a wide tonal pallette of sound.
Specifications Body: Chambered alder body with maple top Neck: Maple set neck Pickups: IAB Active Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Hardware: Chrome Carry bag: Included
Imola Bass Series Combining the chic of the 1960’s with the demands of the 21st century, the Imola 4 & 5 Basses are striking to look at, and ergonomic to play.
Featuring a classic pickup layout of two Wilkinson WBJ single coils that give easy access to the most essential bass sounds around, plus a little something extra thanks to the acoustic chambering in its korina body. If you’re hungry for a bass you can sink your teeth into the Imola will not disappoint.
Modulo Standard Series Featuring two Wilkinson single coils and a W90 soapbar style bridge pickup, the Modulo Standard’s ‘off the wall’ triangular scratchplate is mounted to an alder body topped by a mother of pearloid sheet.
The one piece maple neck and fingerboard combined with the rock solid Wilkinson vibrato system gives a traditional vintage twist to this fantastic design that again beautifully encapsulates Italia’s ‘Modern Retro’ ethos.
Specifications Body: Alder Neck: Maple, bolt-on Pickups: 2 Wilkinson single coils, 1 W90 'soapbar' style double coil Bridge: Wilkinson VS50K-2 Controls: Volume, 2 tone, 5-way selector Machines: Italia locking tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 648mm/25.5" Finishing: Mother of pearloid back with sparkle top Carry Bag: Included
IMSBSBG Modula Standard Bass – Metallic Burgundy – £729.00
Modulo Standard Series Beautiful colour finishes and pearloid scratchplate belie the monstrous sounding bass lurking underneath.
The Wilkinson WJM pickup combines a doublecoil and twin pole piece single coil design which is fully adjustable via the standard rotary control, providing a vast array of useable tones covering every genre from rock, country, blues, funk and jazz.
The perfectly balanced alder body and maple neck is topped a with rosewood fingerboard.
Modena Semitone Series Italia's 15th Anniversary sees the classic Modena reborn with a chambered, semi-hollow body. Covered in sparkles front and back, the Modena Semitone features an Italia P90 at the neck and an Italia humbucker at the bridge, for a vast range of tonal possibilities.
The bound rosewood fingerboard and sparkly headstock add to the vibes, making this guitar a serious contender for serious players who want to shine onstage and in the studio.
Specifications Top: Maple Body: Chambered alder with pearloid back Neck: Hardrock maple, bolt-on Pickups: Italia Premier IPVb, IP9n P90 Bridge: Sus saddled bridge Controls: Volume, tone Machines: Italia locking tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 648mm/25.5" Carry Bag: Included
Also available: IMNGSBGS – Burgundy Sparkle – £779.00
Maranello '61 Series The timeless, laid-back vibe of the iconic hollowbody is beautifully reproduced with the quietly sophisticated Italia Maranello ’61.
Combining authentic old-school looks with 21st century playability, its compact, lightweight double cutway body belies the truly heavyweight tones it is capable of producing, whilst a five way selector switch can access classic single and double coil tones literally at the flick of a switch.
Specifications Body:Mahogany hollow body with spruce top Neck: Mahogany set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson WVC Bridge: Bigsby Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-way selector switch Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Carry Bag: Included
Also available: IMRG61TS Maranello '61 – Two Tone Sunburst – £849.00
With its stylish sci-fi looks the Italia
Marenello Speedster XF boasts a korina body and set maple neck topped with synthetic urethane.
Two specially designed Italia active double coil pickups provide incredible sustain with superb response and tone via its traditional 3 way switch and single volume/tone controls.
A simple, classic black and white finish with chrome hardware accentuates the the attractive, eye catching inlays set into the rosewood fingerboard. The Speedster XF elegantly combines a retro chic with a futuristic edge.
Specifications Body: Korina with synthetic urethan top Neck: Maple set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson hybrid active double coils Bridge: Stop Tail Controls: Volume, tone, 3-way selector switch Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Hardware: Chrome Hardshell Case: Included
Maranello Speedster Xr Series With its stylish sci-fi looks the Italia
Marenello Speedster Xr boasts a korina body and set maple neck topped with synthetic urethane.
Two specially designed Italia active double coil pickups provide incredible sustain with superb response and tone via its traditional 3 way switch and single volume/tone controls.
A simple, classic black and white finish with chrome hardware accentuates the the attractive, eye catching inlays set into the rosewood fingerboard. The Speedster Xr elegantly combines a retro chic with a futuristic edge.
Specifications Body: Korina with synthetic urethan top Neck: Maple set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson hybrid active double coils Bridge: String Thru Controls: Volume, tone, 3-way selector switch Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Hardware: Black Hardshell Case: Included
Maranello Speedster Series The chequered flag-taking formula with the go-faster Speedster.
The Guitar features a distinctive Korina body with ‘cut off’ upper and lower body horns and a set maple neck. Topped off with a speed accessible rosewood fingerboard – check out those go-faster ‘accelerating’ slim split-block fret markers!
The sounds come courtesy of two Wilkinson humbuckers. And topping off the retro vibe is the solid-mounted intonated wrapover bridge.
Specifications Body: Korina Neck: Hardrock maple set neck Pickups: 2Wilkinson WVC humbuckers Bridge: Combination Controls: Volume, tone, 3-way selector switch Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 636mm / 25” Inlays: Split pearloid mini-block Carry Bag: Included
Maranello Z Series The Maranello Z bass is the answer to every acoustic bassist’s prayers – a Piezo bridge pickup giving you all the sonic warmth of a double bass, all the way through to amazing highs for funk and slap.
Specifications Top: Maple Body: Chambered Mahogany Neck: Maple – Bolt-on Pickups: Piezo bridge Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Inlays: Split pearloid mini-block Carry Bag: Included
Also available: IMRBZBLK
Maranello Z Bass – Black – £729.00
Torino Series Available
in stunning Red and Black finishes,
the Italia Torino looks as good as
Big-bodied with a slimline profile,
and loaded with Wilkinson WVC Humbuckers,
the Torino is a classy, versatile
monster of tone.
Rockabilly, swing, jazz, blues, rock;
you name it, the Italia Torino was
born to play it. Sonically, it combines
the warmth of the big hollowbody and
humbucking pickups, with the natural
brightness of a maple body, back and
sides to provide a range of tones
which are full, yet present.
Specifications Body: Maple semi-hollow body Neck: Hardrock maple set neck Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson WVC Bridge: Combination Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, master volume, 3-way selector switch Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 636mm / 25" Inlays: Pearloid mini-block Carry Bag: Include
IMOG15PR Mondial Classic – Metallic Purple – £789.00
Mondial Classic Series Specifications Body: Mahogany back with Acousti-Glass top Neck: Maple bolt-on neck Pickups: Wilkinson IPCb/IPCn with wooden piezo Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Hardware: Gold Carry bag: Included
Mondial Classic Series The distinctive Mondial Classic encapsulates the spirit of the Italia range retro coated but with up to the minute electronics and hardware. Unique tones abound, courtesy of the special design ‘Acousti-Glass’ top and Italia Piezo Jazz-style bridge, which combine with Wilkinson humbuckers to create and incredibly versatile instrument on stage or in the studio.
Specifications Top: Italia Acousti-Glas f-hole Body: Centre-jointed agathis tonewood Neck: Maple, ‘Centre-Lock’ bolt-on Pickups: 2 Wilkinson ‘vintage-voiced’ humbuckers Controls: Double coils - 2 Volume, master tone, 3-way selector, piezo 2-band EQ Bridge: Italia piezo jazz style Tailpiece: Italia action angled trapeze Machines: Gotoh sealed gear Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone dot Carry Bag: Included
Mondial Deluxe Series Both the look and sound of the Mondial Deluxe are derived from the selection of classic tonewoods used in its construction the maple and mahogany complementing each other to perfection.
Specifications Body: Mahogany back with soft maple top Neck: Maple set neck Pickups: Wilkinson WVC double coils Bridge: Italia piezo jazz style
Controls: 3 EQ sliders, 1 Volume, 1 Piezo Volume, 1 Tone Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Inlays: Pearloid mini-block Carry Bag: Included
Mondial Sonoro Is it an acoustic? Is it an electric? Is it a resonator?
Actually, the all-new Italia Mondial Sonoro is all three of these – and much, much more. The Mondial Sonoro with give you that traditional resonator sound, full of sustain and resonance, thanks to its biscuit bridge with piezo pickup. Meanwhile, the neck-mounted humbucker will
give you all those smooth and creamy electric tones you desire. Mix them together, and your tonal options are pretty much endless...
Specifications Top: Soft maple cap Body: Mahogany Neck: Hardrock maple, bolt-on Pickups: Italia iTron and piezo Bridge: Biscuits Machines: Italia die-cast tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22, brass Scale Length: 318mm/25" Controls: Master volume for iTron, master volume for piezo and balance Carry Bag: Included
Mondial Classic Bass Series Created
as the perfect complement to the popular line
of the Mondial 6 string electric guitars,
the bass version offers quite monstrous bass
tones from that giganto single polepiece bass
humbucker sat right at the end of the fretboard!
But the Mondial bass is no 'one trick' pony,
because you can also blend in additional tones
from the bridge piezo pickup for some unparalleled
tonal textures - or simply use the piezo on
its own for that true acoustic bass sound!
How many other basses can do that? And look
this good while they're doing it?
at what else is going on with the Mondial
bass – a funky Acousti-glas moulded
f-hole top is mated to a centre-jointed agathis
tonewood body, with separate controls for
the main neck 'bucker and the bridge-mounted
piezo. And check that adjustable sliding thumb
rest, too – lets you move from acoustic-toned
finger plucking near the bridge through to
seriously big bass tones from that monstro
IMOBBLK Mondial Classic – Black – £789.00
Specifications Top: Italia Acousti-Glas f-hole Body: Centre-jointed agathis tonewood Neck: Maple, bolt-on Pickups: 1 x Wilkinson neck double coil Bridge: Italia piezo jazz style Controls: 2 volume, master tone, 3-way selector, piezo 2-band EQ Bridge: Italia piezo jazz style Tailpiece: Italia action angled trapeze Machines: Italia die-cast tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Scale Length: 864mm / 34" Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone Carry Bag: Included
IMOBDTS Mondial Deluxe – Two Tone Sunburst – £849.00
Mondial Deluxe Bass Series The vast range of tonal options makes the
Mondial Deluxe one of the most versatile bass instruments on the scene.
Constructed using a mahogany chambered body covered with solid maple cap and set in maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, the addition of slider controlled three band EQ for its Piezo bridge pickup makes it even easier to access great acoustic tones and blend them with that meaty Wilkinson doublecoil neckpickup.
Specifications Body: Mahogany back with soft maple top Neck: Maple set neck Pickups: Wilkinson WBR, piezo bridge Bridge: Combination Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, master volume, 3-way selector switch Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Inlays: Pearloid mini-block Carry Bag: Included
Mondial Deluxe – Two Tone Sunburst – £849.00
IFRGSBGB Fiorano Standard – Burgundy Burst – £899.00
Fiorano Standard Series Exuding classy looks and tones from every pore, the Fiorano Standard is a study in attention to detail when combining the best of yesteryear with the demands of today... Trev Wilkinson designed humbuckers with chrome ‘dogears’, the iconic Bigsby vibrato system with Italia locking machine heads, semi-hollow mahogany body with a spruce top – all this comes together to give the Fiorano a great rich tone that’s full of sustain and sophistication and is also
Specifications Top: Spruce Body: Semi-hollow Mahogany Neck: Maple, set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson 'dogear' double coils Vibrato: Bigsby system Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way selector Machines: Italia locking machineheads Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 635mm/25" Carry Bag: Included
IFRGSVVB Fiorano Standard – Vintage Violin Burst – £899.00
Rimini Series After
we saw the results with the 12 string Rimini,
we just had to do a 6 string version, didn't
we? No more to be said! As with the 12 string,
this stylish, f-hole semi-solid double cutaway
guitar has a real vintage vibe going with
a vibrant range of finishes, including Black,
Blue, Cherry Sunburst and Honey Sunburst.
Again, there's that unique headstock in
a 3 + 3 half slot/straight tuner configuration
this time, with a sweet, warm tone on tap
thanks to the two Wilkinson MHB mini humbucking
Specifications Body: Chambered Alder w/Ash Back Neck: Hardrock Maple, set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson MHB mini humbucker Controls: 2 Volume, master tone, 3-way toggle switch Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Headstock: Unique 3+3 semi slotted design Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Bound rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone dot Carry Bag: Included
Rimini 12-String Two Tone Sunburst
Rimini 12-String Pearloid Grey
Rimini 12-String Series 12
string guitars always sound impressive –
and the Italia Rimini 12 string guitars look
impressive too! With its smooth, flat fingerboard
and extra string spacing, we think this is
the easiest playing 12 string available today.
But we didn't stop there – we wanted
it to be the easiest to tune as well, and
with our unique 6+6 headstock tuning key layout
and design we have created the benchmark for
all future 12 string guitars.
Available with Wilkinson 'vintage voiced'
Wilkinson mini humbucking pickups and, adding
the icing on the cake for that stylish f-hole
semi-solid body, just check out that amazing
optional blue pearloid front finish, or the
vibrant sunburst colour finishes, or the smooth
black version and their beautiful figured
backs and necks... these guitars are a real
stairway to (rock 'n' rol) heaven!
Specifications Top:Pearloid Body: Double cutaway, Chambered Alder w/Ash Back Neck: Hardrock Maple, set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson vintage voiced soapbar humbuckers, alnico V Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece: Italia stop bar Controls: 2 volume, master tone Headstock: Unique 6+6 semi-slotted design Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone dot Carry Bag: Included
Rimini Bass Series Italia
basses echo the designs of some of the most
collectable instruments of the 60's, imbued
with a modern and distinctly original twist.
The popular Rimini line of Italia guitars
is now available in a bass version, again
with an f-hole, double cutaway semi-solid
body mated to an elegant easy-to-get-on-with
22 fret neck, with a smooth rosewood fingerboard
over a rigid set maple neck-to-body jointing
A more conventional 'paddle' style
headstock this time carries the four Italia
die-cast machines, whilst a tune-o-matic
bridge carries the four strings over to
the neat Italia 'action angle' trapeze bridge,
with the two Wilkinson MHB mini humbuckers
providing the tonal heart of the beautiful
Specifications Body: Agathis f-hole chambered /ash veneer back Neck: Maple, set neck Pickups: 2 Wilkinson MHB mini humbucker Controls: 2 Volume, master tone Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece: Italia action angle trapeze Machines: Italia die-cast Fingerboard: Bound rosewood Frets: 22 medium jumbo Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone dot Carry Bag: Included
Muira Series Trev Wilkinson says about the Italia Muira: "Saying the Muira is different from other acoustic guitars would be an understatement, and Italia is NEVER understated!" And indeed, only Trev could have designed a guitar like this.
Controlled by a pair of volume knobs, the Muira's low-output magnetic single coils and onboard 3-band preamp will give you all the acoustic sounds under the sun, while a super-fast neck makes playing any musical style a breeze. Then there's the finish which, in true Italia style, is a lavish pearl and sparklefest with lashings of chrome on top.
Specifications Top: Maple Back & Sides: Maple with pearloid Neck: Maple, set-in Pickups: Italia ND's Bridge: Acoustic piezo bridge Controls: Volume, tone, 3-way selector Machines: Italia die-cast tuners Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22 Scale Length: 636mm/25" Controls: Master volume for ND pickup, master volume for piezo EQ Controls for Piezo: Treble, middle and bass Carry Bag: Included