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The Sidewinder was not only Marlin's best selling model, but the best-selling guitar in the U.K., from 1986 to 1988 before finally being overtaken by the new Korean Squier (which was largely a response to the Sidewinder's success). In August 1988, the Marlin inlay at the twelfth fret was changed to dots.

K-32

K-32KT features "KKT" Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo.

  • £99.95 Retail (1986)
  • £114.95 Retail (KT, 1986)
  • 1986-1988

Body:

  • Contoured laminate body
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Rock Maple bolt-on neck with Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays and Marlin at 12th fret
  • Natural gloss finished neck
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Three wax potted ceramic single coils, blade style at bridge (~8K ohms)
  • Angled neck pickup
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Standard vintage style 6-point tremolo
  • Optional "KKT" Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut

Finishes:

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Light Blue
  • Cream

K-34

88 Sidewinder Advert

1988 K-34KT Sidewinder in Charcoal Fire Grey

K-34KT features "KKT" Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo.
  • £114.95-119.95 Retail (1986)
  • £134.95-139.95 Retail (KT, 1986)
  • £149 Retail (1988)
  • 1986-1988

Body:

  • Contoured laminate body
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Rock Maple bolt-on neck with Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and Marlin at 12th fret
  • Color matched headstock
  • Bullet style truss rod
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Two wax potted ceramic single coils, one double blade humbucker (~8K ohms)
  • 5-way switch
  • Coil tap mini-switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome or Black hardware
  • Standard vintage style 6-point tremolo
  • Optional "KKT" Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut
Marlin Sidewinder 1987 Bestseller

Flamingo Pink finish option

Finishes:

  • Flamingo Pink with chrome hardware (01)
  • Candy Apple Red with chrome hardware (02)
  • Purple Haze (03)
  • Midnight Blue with black hardware (04)
  • Charcoal Fire Grey with chrome hardware (05)
  • Pearl White with black hardware (06)
  • Black with black hardware (07)

Left-handed version available in Candy Apple Red and Charcoal Fire Grey.

KB-24

88 KB24

1988 KB-24

Body:

  • Contoured laminate body
  • Rear belly carve

Neck:

  • Maple bolt-on neck with skunk stripe (later models)
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and Marlin at 12th fret
  • Body color headstock
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • One split pickup, One humbucker
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Metal knobs
  • Adjustable bridge

Finishes:

  • Candy Apple Red (02)
  • Midnight Blue (04)
  • Charcoal Fire Grey (05)
  • Pearl White (06)

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