The M4 at the
National Guitar Museum
Patent D612,414 S

On a mission to promote social interaction through live music and dance, David Mills looks for inexpensive, easy-to-play instruments. When he does not find what he needs for his students, he looks back through history and across cultures for ideas he can use to create new instruments. To design new instruments for the education market, David has teamed up with Tony Pasqualoni who is both a luthier and an engineer. Tony is also the bass player in the video above.

The M4 is usually tuned like a “Chicago style” tenor guitar (DGBE), and therefore, it can be played immediately by anyone who plays a regular guitar. Like the 4-string Venezuelan cuatro, the African cavaquinho or the ukulele, the M4 allows the guitarist to strum with wild abandon.