Amber Maxwell

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“Awkward beauty,” said one person upon seeing this Maxwell. “The Gilded Goon,” another called it affectionately. This solid-body electric guitar was made around 1992 was my personal player for a number of years. It served as the reference for the Butter and Toast Maxwell.

I have always disliked gold hardware, but as this Amber Maxwell guitar came together it just seemed to cry out for gold. A cream-color headstock pushes it over the top.

  • Neck

    Glued-in neck

  • Scale length


  • Fretboard

    Rosewood fretboard

  • Tuners

    Gold-plated tuners

  • Body

    Maple body, thick, solid tortoise-shell pickguard, asymmetrically carved back

  • Pickup

    Gold-plated humbucking pickup and mounting ring

  • Controls

    Single volume control

  • Bridge

    Gold Schaller flat-plate roller bridge

Specimen Amber Maxwell Guitar
Specimen Amber Maxwell Guitar