When most people hear the words ‘electric guitar‘ the first image that comes to mind is a Stratocaster. That’s not to say there aren’t other well-known styles – like Gibson’s Les Paul or SG – but, for better or worse, this iconic fender design is the closest thing that exists to a defacto body shape for electrics.
Now, here at TonePedia, we love a good Strat, but there’s nothing special in recreating a design you’ve seen a hundred times before. So what exactly is that separates the Macmull S-Classic from the crowd of Fender pretenders?
Guitar lovers can never get enough of a vintage sound, and the S-Classic was made with that in mind. This Macmull Custom Guitar is a super lightweight build that manages to authentically deliver the elusive sound of a ’50s-style strat through modern craftsmanship and engineering.
Inspired by a belief that lightweight woods are more reactive than heavier alternatives, the S-Classic might have the shape of a Stratocaster but it’s far easier going on the guitarist’s shoulders. Believe it or not, this Alder body weighs less than 3.25 kg! It’s a wonder they don’t blow away on the wind.
In terms of the neck, Macmull have gone with an old-school, single-action truss rod as opposed to the more modern double-action alternative. The reason for this is that single action is more conducive to a healthy body-neck resonance.
We could go forever about the specs of this guitar – from its high-grade caps to Macmull’s excellent custom pickups – but a great guitar isn’t about cold, boring stats.
At the end of the day, all that really matters is that plays well and it sounds nice. We can vouch for one of those things and, here at TonePedia, you can establish the other for yourself.
We love the S-Classic and, if you give it a listen, we think you will too!
|Manufacturer||Macmull Custom Guitars|
|Left/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Body Shape Family||Other|
|Top Material Family||Ash|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood|
|Neck Material Family||Birch|
|Number of Frets||17|
|Pickup Active/Passive||Active, Passive|