The Loner was Marlin's top of the line superstrat model.


88 Loner ad

1988 Loner ad

  • £169 Retail (1988)


  • Contoured laminate body
  • Belly carve


  • Rock Maple bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and Marlin at 12th fret
  • Red inlays and binding (Charcoal Fire Grey and Dark Blue)
  • Body color neck and headstock
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale


  • Celluloid bound body and neck (Candy Apple Red, Charcoal Fire Grey and Black)


  • Two wax potted, half blade ceramic humbuckers, one blade single coil (~8K ohms)
  • Two coil tap mini switches for humbuckers
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone


  • Chrome or Black hardware
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • "KKT" Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut


  • Candy Apple Red with chrome hardware (02)
  • Dark Blue with black hardware (04)
  • Charcoal Fire Grey with Chrome hardware (05)
  • Pearl White with black hardware (06)
  • Black with chrome hardware (07)

Left-handed version available in Red and Charcoal Fire Grey

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