Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Mayones Hydra 7-String Headless Guitar.
This guitar is aggressive and super fast to play and if you're not careful, it could just bite your head off, too... The irony, of course, being that a Hydra is a many-headed serpent from Greek mythology. This guitar, however, is headless. Easy to transport (especially on airplanes), perfectly balanced, and easy on the shoulders and back, there are some definite advantages to the slimmed down and sleek design concepts in this guitar. Blazing lead licks up and down the fretboard are a real breeze while complicated chord shapes are still easy to get every note to ring out perfectly. Even if this is your first foray into the world of extended range guitars, you're likely to feel right at home on this bad boy. The neck is extremely comfortable, the pickups are hot and in-your-face, and the construction is absolutely flawless... All it needs is a master to tame the dragon.
The multi-scale design is great for anybody that might be looking to drop-tune for some songs. Even if you're just playing in standard tuning it provides a fantastic feeling of string-to-string balance that simply can't be achieved with having every string at the same scale length. The low-B string being at 27" is great whether you're keeping it tuned to B or dropping it to A# or A. It keeps the B-string from being floppy and wobbly. Meanwhile, your high-E string won't sound like a whiny dying cat from being stretched out too far. It'll be at a perfect scale length and will still maintain some fullness and body to the note, as a result. It takes virtually no time to get used to playing one of these and requires no changes to your playing technique. You can finger chords just as you normally would and really just close your eyes and play and you'll find your fingers naturally going exactly where they need to with minimal effort.
The Fishman Fluence pickups in this are a great addition. Since these were first introduced, they've really been redefining what most people think a pickup is capable of. The Fluence Modern humbucker has ceramic magnets in the bridge pickup, which are a bit more aggressive sounding, and alnico magnets in the neck pickup for a bit of a warmer tone. But even cooler than that is the multi-voice feature that all Fluence pickups have. With voice 1, the pickups have a modern active high output vibe to them. They're crisp, searing, and cutting. In voice mode 2 they sound more like passive pickups. Still modern sounding and not shy to play with some saturation or distortion, this voicing gives the guitar a distinctively different characteristic.
The immaculate construction and killer electronics combine to make this one masterfully conceptualized rocker's dream! A simple master volume control (with push/pull capability to alternate between voices 1 and 2) and 5-way pickup selector makes this a no-fuss shredder's axe that is locked and loaded, ready for the limelight.
Mayones guitars and basses are hand-crafted in Poland using traditional European luthier techniques and the finest components available. Professional musicians worldwide depend on their Mayones to provide stunning sound and consistent playability night after night. Mayones artists include Between The Buried And Me, Korn, Katatonia, Limp Bizkit, Paradise Lost, Keith Merrow, Periphery, Jimmy Haslip and many more. Reserve your Mayones today and see how it inspires your own creativity.
- Model: Hydra Elite 7 VF
- Color: Transparent Dirty Blue Burst Satin
- Top: Eye Poplar
- Body: Mahogany Sapele
- Binding: Natural
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck: 5-Ply Purpleheart & Wenge
- Scale Length: 25.4" - 27"
- Fretboard Radius: 16"
- Side Markers: Luminlay (glow-in-the-dark) Super Blue 2mm Dots
- Nut: 48.5 mm Graph Tech Tusq
- Neck Thickness: 20mm (1st fret) to 21mm (12th fret)
- Pickups: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers
- Controls: Volume (push/pull to switch between voices), 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: ABM Single Fine Tuners
- Color: Black
- Case: Mayones Hybrid Deluxe Gigbag
- Serial #: HF2103380
- Instrument Weight: 6.5 lbs.
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