Capitol 59 Antique Burst Aged
CHERRY, NATURAL AMBER, ANTIQUE BURST, BLACK
|KOPFPLATTE||MAYBACH SOLID PEGHEAD ORIGINAL LARSON|
|FINISH||NITROCELLULOSE HIGH GLOSS|
|NECK JOINT||SET NECK - LONG TENON|
|TUNERS||GOTOH SD 90|
|KNOBS||TOP HAT BLACK|
|STRINGS||D’ADDARIO EXL 110 LIGHT GAUGE 0.10 - 0.46|
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.