We're stoked to bring you this gorgeous Mayones Hydra Elite 6 headless guitar with a beautiful custom-ordered Black Limba body!
Black Limba is difficult to work with but contributed to some of those iconic Gibson guitars from back in the day. They provide a more refined midrange than mahogany. This guitar is going to be punchy and articulate!
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) 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.
The Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient pickups are hot and aggressive, yet crystal-clear. They're designed to be able to handle any amount of distortion you throw at them and they'll hit your pedals and the front end of your amp hard. They remain nice and defined with incredible articulation.
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.
Seymour Duncan Nazgul & Sentient Set
Take your guitar to the center of the earth with the Nazgûl and Sentient high output passive humbucker pickups. The Nazgûl combines a large ceramic magnet with custom winding specs. The result is a perfect blend of note articulation, saturation, pick attack, and one of the most brutal “chugs” you’ll ever hear from a humbucker. It has incredible harmonic content across all frequency ranges, and an insanely tight bass response. The Nazgûl has a seriously aggressive high gain sound that is lively, yet completely controllable.
The Sentient neck delivers a balanced, versatile tone that fits right between the 59 and the Jazz model neck pickups. You’ll get pristine cleans, and fluid leads under high gain. The Sentient is a very articulate vintage output pickup with great dynamic response and a wide harmonic range. It works great for low tunings in all humbucker-equipped guitars.
- Model: Hydra BL 7
- Color: Natural
- Body: Profiled Black Limba (aka Black Korina)
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Wood: 5-Ply Wenge / Purpleheart
- Scale: 25.4"
- Fretboard Radius: 16" (406mm)
- Nut: 1.91" (48.5mm) Graph Tech Black TUSQ
- Thickness @ 1st Fret: 20mm
- Frets: 24, Extra Jumbo, Ferd Wagner 9685 Stainless Steel
- Side Markers: Luminlay Super Blue 2mm (glow-in-the-dark)
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient Set
- Controls: Volume (push/pull for coil-split)
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: ABM Single Fine Tuner
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: Mayones Hybrid Gigbag
- Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs