The ST-style model is the most successful solid body electric guitar overall – with greetings from Jimi Hendrix.
Since 1954 guitar slingers all over the world have been inspired by a new guitar design: The ST-style model. It still is the most successful solid body electric guitar overall, period. Thanks to its versatility and range of sound options, its vibrato and pleasant body shape, it quickly became a staple of popular bands of all genres. In the mid-60ies, guitar hero Jimi Hendrix turned this guitar into an icon. For decades now it has provided Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler and many others with their signature sound and has added glitter and glimmer to countless pop recordings. A remarkable career for an instrument! Specifically for the Maybach Stradovari’s design and combination of woods of the S54 (swamp ash body, maple neck & fretboard) and S61 (swamp ash body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard), Amber created brilliant pickups that provide an awesome, kickass sound.We use only nitro varnish on Maybach Stradovari guitars which are available in Caddy Blues, Olympic White, 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 livelier sound the Maybach Stradovari S54 with maple neck is the perfect choice.
Tip: Use the volume control for the “violin sound“. Set it to zero, hit a string, crank the control with your little finger and turn it down again.
The year is 1954. Rock’n’roll was born by a bunch of crazy musicians – an entire generation celebrated itself, this exciting new music and the zeitgeist of rebellion. Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Dick Dale, Hank Marvin provided the soundtrack. The surf sound was defined by this guitar’s sound. And then HE came on the scene – Jimi Hendrix!