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In the 1960s and 1970s, Farner played a Messenger guitar, which had an aluminum neck that ran through the body. Because it was a semi-hollow body guitar, he had to stuff rags in it to keep it from feeding back. He then used masking tape to cover the rags in the F holes. This guitar had a built in fuzz tone circuit which is what gave Mark his unique sound during that time.

Starting in the 1970s, Mark would go though a whole list of different Guitars until he found the right one. In chronological order, they include:


Gibson SG Les Paul Custom

MicroFrets (2 different models)

Veleno (It was unusual in that it was made entirely out of aluminum)

Gibson L-5S

Fender Stratocaster

Peavey Mystic

Peavey Impact

Fernandes FR-75S

Parker Fly - Custom

Today, Mark travels with two custom made Parker Fly guitars.

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He uses a custom Parker Fly guitar made exclusively for him. It has regular pickups and piezo-electric pickups, and is very versatile and light.

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