Since the 1950ies this guitar style’s typical cutting sound has been described as „twang“. Originally, T-style models were predominantly used in blues and country music but thanks to their distinct, assertive single coil sounds and robust personality they have found their way into all musical genres and are still widely used – not only by the Rolling Stones. In order to keep the twangy sound from becoming unpleasant, Maybach Teleman models are equipped with special Amber pickups that bring out the best tonal qualities of the woods used on body (sugar pine), neck and fretboard (maple and rosewood) – a masterful combination to our ears! We use only good ol’ nitro varnish on Maybach Teleman guitars which are available in Butterscotch, Cream, Caddy blue, Miami green, Winered metallic, 2-tone and 3-tone sunburst color in mint condition, lightly aged or with heavy aging. It’s undeniable that cracks in the guitar’s finish influence its resonance in a positive way. For guitarists who prefer a more percussive sound, the Maybach T61 with maple neck and rosewood fretboard is the perfect choice.
Tip: When sound-checking, set the tone control to 7 or 8 before you set the amp sound for the bridge pickup.
The year is 1954. Sounds that are heretofore unheard in this galaxy are created by the pioneers of guitar on new instruments. Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and many others gave a big bang birth to rock’n’roll and supplied a young, rebellious generation with a soundtrack and a philosophy. Loud music, ecstatic dancing, wild fashion, haircuts, movies, sex, James Dean … anything goes (as long as the parents despise it). T-style model guitars were there from the very beginning.