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ABOUT FRANK MARINO AUDIO

Introducing Frank Marino Audio, a company founded by the renowned guitarist Frank Marino during his break from touring, and assisted by Ryan Szawlowski, the son of Frank’s long-time recording engineer Billy Szawlowski. With a dedication to sharing Frank’s exceptional tone, the company specializes in custom-designed and hand-assembled guitar pedals. From soulful clean boosts to searing overdrives, each pedal embodies the company’s commitment to excellence. Experience the transformative power of these meticulously crafted pedals which will enable you to create your own unique tonal soundscape.

ABOUT FRANK MARINO

Frank Marino is a Canadian rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of the 1970s and 1980s. Born on November 20, 1954, in Montreal, Canada, Marino developed a passion for music at an early age. Inspired by legendary guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and John Cipollina. He began playing guitar in his early teens and quickly honed his skills, showcasing his extraordinary talent.

In 1969, Marino formed the band Mahogany Rush, which would become his primary musical outlet. Mahogany Rush gained popularity for their electrifying live performances and Marino’s exceptional guitar virtuosity. The band released their debut album, “Maxoom,” in 1972, which showcased Marino’s dynamic playing and his unique blend of blues, rock, and psychedelic elements. The album received critical acclaim and established Marino as a rising star in the rock music scene.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush released a string of successful albums, including “Child of the Novelty”, “Strange Universe,” “World Anthem,” and “What’s Next.” to name only a few. Marino’s guitar skills continued to captivate audiences, earning him a loyal fan base and widespread recognition as a true guitar hero. His song, “Dragonfly,” became an iconic piece of his repertoire. But it was his live performances that showcased his dexterity and fiery guitar solos.

Over the years, Frank Marino’s distinctive style and technical prowess have left an indelible mark on the world of rock music. Marino’s dedication to his craft, his tone and his ability to push the boundaries of guitar playing have solidified his status as a legendary musician and a true pioneer of rock guitar.

SOME GEAR HISTORY

In the late 70s, Frank began modifying his own equipment and went on to design and build his own amplifiers and pedals—a practice he continues to this day. The following photos provide a glimpse of Frank’s gear throughout the years.