AMPED: Mayones Regius Reviewed By Chappers

Custom lovelyness from the Luthiers of Eastern Europe   08-Oct-09

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Mayones have been hand crafting guitars since 1982, so they do know a thing or two about how to make 'em nice. Famed amongst rock and metal players for their smooth and solid tones, Mayones have got a massive roster of artists from all over Europe and more queuing up to endorse their instruments.

We're looking at the Mayones Regius 6 custom model, which comes with a number of customer configurable options.

Body
    * Flamed Maple top
    * Profiled Mahogany body (optional)
    * Profiled American Ash body
    * 3-ply acrylic pearl binding
Construction
    * Neck-thru-body
Neck
    * 11-ply / Maple-Mahogany-Wenge-Amazaque
Fingerboard
    * Ebony
    * 3-ply acrylic pearl binding
Scale
    * 645mm (25,4')
Frets
    * 24 medium jumbo Ferd Wagner
Markers & inlays
    * Plain, no markers + side dots
Headstock
    * Angled; topped with Maple
    * 3-ply acrylic pearl binding
Tuners
    * Schaller M6 mini
Bridge
    * Schaller Floyd Rose PRO
Pickups / Electronics
    * H-H / Seymour Duncan P Rails (neck + bridge)
    * H-H / DiMarzio Air Norton (neck + bridge)
    * H-H / EMG 85 (neck) + 81 (bridge)
Control
    * 1xVolume (push-pull for coil splitting), 1xTone ; 3-way slize switch
Body finish (front)
    * Monolith Black / Matt finish (M-BLK-M)
    * Monolith White / Gloss finish (M-WH-G)
    * Monolith Black / Gloss finish (M-BLK-G)
    * Transparent Graphite / Gloss finish (T-GRA-G)
    * Transparent Emerald Green / Gloss finish (T-EGRN-G)
    * Transparent Yellow / Gloss finish (T-YEL-G)
    * Transparent Dirty Red / Gloss finish (T-DRED-G)
    * Transparent Dirty Blue / Gloss finish (T-DBLU-G)
    * Transparent Dirty Brown / Gloss finish (T-DBRN-G)
    * Transparent Dirty Green / Gloss finish (T-DGRN-G)
Neck finish
    * Natural wood / Gloss finish (T-NAT-G)
Hardware colour
    * BLK (black)
    * CR (chrom)
Strings
    * GHS
Additional equipment
    * Locking nut, Switchcraft, Schaller Security Straplocks, Hardcase

 

This aint a cheap guitar - nor would you expect it to be, after all simillar custom guitar shops charge top $/£/Yen for their work, a lot of man hours goes into making something like this.

Resident Amped specialist  Rob Chappers (aka The Monkeylord) gave it a workout and basked in the quality.

Available in the UK from BlackHawk Music, see the Mayones website for a dealer near you.

Price: £2,079 UK

 

 

 

 

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