The Manta is the only guitar in the Minarik line that can "out-do" the Minarik Inferno in awesome tonal range. This guitar is the personal favorite of company founder M.E. Minarik due to its complex building technique and exquisite beautiful shape and sound. The inside of the body is literally like a beehive of chambers that has been tuned to make this shape sing like no other guitar you will ever hear. The arch top on a Manta, (yes, it’s an arch-top) rises and dives along the curves of the body looking much like a birds shoulders. This very special arch top is extremely difficult to make and must be done by hand ALWAYS. This guitar has the largest tonal rainbow of any instrument on the market and is truly spectacular to see and play.