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REVIEW: MACMULL CUSTOM GUITARS DIAMOND SUPERLIGHT S-CLASSIC & HEARTBREAKER CUSTOM

We recently had the joy of sending off two of our new Macmull Custom Guitars to the wonderful folks at Guitar Magazine to review and demo, and we are incredibly excited to say that they both came back with glowing reviews! 

The guitars in question were our Macmull Diamond Superlight S-Classic in Black coupled with the Macmull Heartbreaker Custom in Royal Orange, a duo we felt reflected the range of variation and core ideals of this bold new brand. 

The Heartbreaker Custom came back with an outstanding 9/10, and has since appeared in the magazine's '10 Best Tele Style Electric Guitars' feature at the beginning of the month, described as an "exceedingly well-crafted guitar with style and substance in spades. Combined with bespoke pickups and premium components, the Heartbreaker’s simple array of controls can deliver an extraordinary range of inspiring tones". 

The Diamond Superlight S-Classic achieved a stellar 8/10 review and was described as having "the explosive dynamic range, air, depth and complexity of tone that vintage Stratocaster fans crave". With great compliments on the comfort, finishing and general playability of this fantastic instrument. 

Read the full review here.

To see Chris Vinnicombe really delve into the sounds available from this raucous pair, check out the Guitar Magazine's superb demo video below:

 

 

For more info on the guitars, follow the links below for the full listings and specs.

This gorgeous Heartbreaker Custom in Royal Orange is Macmulls take on one of the most iconic electric guitars in history, albeit in this case with a few twists that make it something very special indeed.

Starting from a traditional foundation the body is made up of a single piece of lovely kiln-dried Alder, hand picked as with all Macmull guitars for its lighter weight and resonance, the idea being that lighter wood sounds better with a sharper attack and dryer, more 'vintage' tone.

Macmull Heartbreaker Custom P90 Electric Guitar, Chestnut Bronze - £4,450


This gorgeous Heartbreaker Custom in Chestnut Bronze is Macmulls take on one of the most iconic electric guitars in history, albeit in this case with a few twists that make it something very special indeed.

Starting from a traditional foundation the body is made up of a single piece of lovely kiln-dried Alder, hand picked as with all Macmull guitars for its lighter weight and resonance, the idea being that lighter wood sounds better with a sharper attack and dryer, more 'vintage' tone.

The next big contribution to the feel and sound of the guitar is the Premium Maple neck topped with a Madagascar Rosewood fretboard, and with an Oval 'C' profile and 9.5" radius it truly does a spectacular job of marrying authentic vintage feel with maximum playability. 

The guitar features a set of Macmulls custom p-90 style pickups, which really set the guitar part from other 't-type' instruments. These slightly more powerful single coils deliver a bold and fat tone while retaining the punch and sparkle often lost in p-90 style pickups. 

In all the guitar comes together to make an authentically vintage feeling instrument that proves incredibly versatile, not to mention visually striking. 

The guitar comes with a custom Hardcase and Macmull branded leather strap.

• Body: Alder
• Neck: Hard Maple
• Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood
• Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
• Frets: 6105
• Truss Rod: Single Action
• Neck Profile: Oval C (20.5mm 1st Fret - 23.5mm 12th Fret)
• Pickups: Macmull Matched RVT P90s
• Electronics: Luxe 0.5uF Caps, CTS Pots
• Finish: Pure Nitrocellulose Lacquer
• Nut: Bone
• Case: Custom G&G Macmull Hardcase

 

Macmull S-Classic Electric Guitar, Fiesta Red - £4,450.00

 


This gorgeous Private Stock Macmull S-Classic is an incredibly authentic take on one of the most iconic electric guitars in popular music.

The Macmull ethos centres around the idea that lighter wood is the best sounding and feeling for an electric guitar, and so the body is made from premium lightweight kiln-dried alder.

This choice of tonewood makes for an incredibly dry and responsive guitar and when paired with the straight-grained maple neck and Madagascar rosewood fretboard, it really does make for a fine example of what this legendary wood combo is capable of.

The neck is a very comfortable Oval 'C' shape and coupled with the 9.5" fretboard radius the guitar plays very smooth and fast all across the board.

One of the hardest parts of the classic 'S' sound to nail down is the sound of the pickups, but with Macmull's hand wound RVT Alnico 3 pickups and electronics, using all the best components to hand, the guitar ends up with all the snap and punch of its vintage counterparts.

  • The guitar comes with a Custom Hardcase and Macmull branded leather strap.
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Hard Maple
  • Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 6105
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Neck Profile: Oval C (20.5mm 1st Fret - 23.5mm 12th Fret)
  • Pickups: Macmull Matched RVT Single Coils
  • Electronics: Luxe 0.5uF Caps, CTS Pots
  • Finish: Pure Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Nut: Bone
  • Case: Custom G&G Macmull Hardcase
  • Weight: 3.38kg

 

If there's any more you'd like to know about Macmull Custom Guitars please don't hesitate to get in touch via email here or call us on 0207 835 5597, we absolutely love these instruments and are always happy to talk about them! 

Better still, come on down to our showroom and plug one in for yourself, they really are worth the journey.

Until then, have a great week.

Brian.

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