Magneton Mustard – «Sylvie»
Magneton's Mustard "Sylvie" is an adventure in F. It was built with one goal in mind: Beeing unique in style and sound!
Leos Shortscale Mustang from the sixties has advantages and disadvantages. One thing is for sure: a shorter scale plays differently and, most importantly, has a different but distinct sound.
To bring out the unique voice, we were commissioned to build this Mustang variation specifically for a tuning in standard F - a semitone higher than a standard guitar (which compensates quite a bit for the shorter scale lenght). The result is an exceptionally sparkly, though full sounding guitar that sits quite differently in the mix with other instruments because "Sylvie" has a unique voice: bright and funky, punchy and biting with excellent sustain and playability. Pure inspiration for stage and studio.
Body & Neck
Mustang shaped lightweight poplar body, pale surf green
Scale length: Short Scale 24" (610 mm)
Woods: maple with rosewood fretboard
Nut width: 1.650" (42mm)
Shape: Modern medium C
Frets: Dunlop 6105 Medium Jumbo Frets
Saddle: Custom made brass saddle
Finish: magneton vintage tint nitro, matching headstock in yellow tortoise celluloid, headstock back in two tone surf green and black, all nitro
Hipshot staggered locking tuners
Fixed bridge with massive brass saddles
P90 Set in HB Format, custom made yellow tortoise covers
3-way pickup selector and volume, tone control via a hidden "preset" pot in the pickguard – do yo see it?