The Heartbreaker Custom features two specially-design P90 pickups and a gorgeous bronze top. The Macmull P90 pickups deliver the fat single-coil sound while still retaining the punch and highs that are often lost on many other P90s. These pickups are revolutionary in their ability to stay quiet, even in high gain situations.
This guitar can sure move some air with a cranked amp. Jazz and americana players will also find this guitar very special and expressive.
The Heartbreaker Custom comes with a specialy-formulated metallic transparent bronze nitrocellulose lacquer that makes it truly amazing to look at.
Most will not admit it, but at Macmull the belief is that lighter wood is better sounding wood; more resonance, vibration, sharper attack, and perfect EQ right out of the box. They had to search for the lightest pieces of alder and ash. These are very risky to work with, since they are both very expensive and very dry. How light? Well, Macmull did something never done before - they use weight categories and weight limits. The lighter it is, the pricier it is; you can choose the right guitar for your needs and your budget.
Macmull has two weight groups: light and super-light. In the light group, you will not find a guitar weighing more than 3.4 kg (7.49 lbs). For the super-light group, Macmull offers an amazing 3.15 kg (6.94 lbs) limit. All Macmull guitar bodies are non-weight-relieved and made from alder or ash (old and kiln-dried).
Customers can choose between a "classic" two piece body or the sonicly rich one piece body.
All necks are made from premium-grade maple. Straight-grained and whiter pieces are selected and prefered for their sonic advantages. Rift sawn maple is recommended for its mellower vibe and vintage texture. Although, quarter sawn is also an option.
Each neck is reinforced with a retro-style single-action truss rod, just like they used to make them in the '50s. Most manufacturers use the double-action truss rod, even on vintage replicas, yet a single truss rod will give you a better neck-body resonance, and you'll be able to feel that difference playing the Heartbreaker unplugged.
The original and unique style of the headstock of the Heartbreaker is a real gem; a straight-line design that fits the simple, classic mojo with a retro look resembling an acoustic guitar headstock from the '30s, painted in black. Vintage tuners with white plastic buttons and a silk-printed gold logo blend into a classic and elegant design.
Macmull uses Madagascar rosewood boards that were cut in the '50s, and waited 60 years just to be on the Heartbreaker neck. Super light, dried, and beautifully grained, these are a top choice for Macmull over any other fingerboard material. Fingerboard radius is 9.5" for comfort, rolled edges for vintage feel and comfort, Dunlop 6105 frets, extra polished and rolled to perfection.
PICKUPS AND ELECTRONICS
The Macmull P90 pickups deliver fat single coil sounds and still retain the punch and highs that are often lost on many other P90s. These pickups are revolutionary in their ability to stay quiet, even in high gain situation. Raw nickel covers and aged patina really add some serious vibe.
The Heartbreaker Custom comes with CTS pots (highest grade) and Paper-In-Oil caps are standard in all Macmull guitars.
The Heartbreaker Custom features a special formulated Metallic Transparent Chestnut Bronze nitrocellulose lacquer that's amazing to look at from every angle.
- Body material: lightweight alder
- Body binding: top bound, white
- Pickguard: bakelite
- Neck material: one piece premium maple
- Neck shape: oval C 60s
- Frets: 21, Dunlop 6105
- Fingerboard: old Madagascar rosewood
- Fingerboard radius: 9.5"
- Truss rod: single action, one way
- Dots: clay
- Nut: bone
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Tuners: 6 in-line, classic Gotoh Japan
- Bridge: custom spring saddles
- Knobs: classic top hat + pointers
- Strap button: vintage
- Pickups: Macmull HBP90F-V set
- Pickup cover: raw nickel silver
- Pots: CTS, volume & tone
- Caps: paper in oil cap
- Finish: chestnut bronze, nitrocellulose lacquer
- Case: Hiscox (G&G optional)
- Strings: D'addario .10 NYXL
- Strap: Macmull handmade leather
- Heartbreaker Custom Light (under 7.49 lbs) w/ Madagascar rosewood fingerboard: $4,800.00
- Heartbreaker Custom Superlight (under 7.05 lbs) w/ Madagascar rosewood fingerboard: $6,600.00