Capitol 59 Natural Vintage Amber

Body

BODY

BODY CONSTRUCTIONThinline (Semi-Hollow)
TOP & BACK Arched Maple
FINISHNitro Aged (PU New-Look also availabe)
BINDINGCream
Neck

Neck

PROFILE50s Vintage (Slim Taper also available)
WOOD Mahogany, Set Neck Long Tenon
SCALE24,75"
TRUSSRODDouble Action
HEADSTOCKOriginal Larson Peghead
Hardware

Hardware

FINISHNickel
STOPTAILGotoh, Aluminium
TUNERGotoh
BRIDGETune-O-Matic Style
STRINGS:D'Addario EXL 110 Nickel Wound
Electronics
PICKUPSAmber Spirit of 59

(Amber P90 also available)

POTSVintage Style made in USA
CAPACITOR0,047 uF
WIRING
Modern, Hand-Wired
CONTROLS
2V/2T
SWITCH
Switchcraft, 3-Way

ELECTRONICS

Fretboard
WOOD

Indian Rosewood

RADIUS

12“
FRETWIRE
Wagner Medium Jumbo
NUT
Real Bone
NUT WIDTH
42.8 mm
BINDINGCream

FRETBOARD

No hum, no drone

This guitar design was a sensation in 1958 – because it represented the missing link between hollow and solid bodies. Built like a thinline archtop with an arched top and back, ingenious minds ensured that the only weak points of such archtop guitars were a thing of the past. Because thanks to the new two humbucker pickups, there were hum-free sounds for the first time in history. And so that these sounds could be played at high volumes of the new music of this time – Electric Blues, Rock ’n‘ Roll, and, from the 1960s, Blues Rock to Rock without feedback and drone, a center block ran lengthwise from the neck to the lower end of the body,  suppressing all the body’s own resonances. Thus, the semi-acoustic guitar was born! And the rest is history. 

THE YEAR 1959 WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAYBACH® CAPITOL, WHICH IS AN AUTHENTIC HOMAGE TO THE ARCHTOP CLASSIC.

The MAYBACH® Capitol

For the Maybach Capitol, the 1959 model year inspired us to pay homage to this semi-acoustic classic. The Capitol produces exactly that warm, woody tone that Jazz and Blues musicians have discovered for their art from the beginning, and which helped them to incredible musical heights.