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Butter & Toast Maxwell

Almost all Specimen Maxwell guitars have NOS Harmony Sovereign fretboards which were purchased from an aged Porsche mechanic; 1200 of them to be exact. He bought them at the liquidation auction of the company. A lucky find. There are still a few left.

This instrument is the only existing Maxwell with a neck pickup. This is pushing the limits of mechanical design to say the least. The butter and toast is just that; slippery and hot. And a little bit crunchy. Very sensitive handling, slightly unstable at high speeds, good for slalom. Acrobatic like an SG.

"Ian custom designed the B&T for me in 2000 after my envy of my pal Wes' Specimen guitars had reached the breaking point. I own a number of beautiful vintage electric guitars of all makes and models from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and I am not exaggerating when I say that none of them come close to delivering the exquisite bell-like chime and rich sustain of my Maxwell B&T. It actually sounds like it has a butter pat for a bridge pickup. And the tone has only improved with age." - Le Concorde (Stephen Becker, Ph.D., Los Angeles/Chicago)


Neck:Maple set neck
Scale Length: 25"
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable steel bar
Fretboard: Rosewood
Body: Maple with tortoise shell binding on front, nitro-cellulose finish
Pickups: Mini Humbucker in neck, DiMarzio Fred in bridge
Controls: Push-pull coil tap, one volume knob, one tone knob, pickup selector switch
Bridge: Schaller flat plate bridge

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