Demo: Macmull Guitars blends modern simplicity with vintage charm in Heartbreaker Neo

The guitar comes with custom-wound pickups and an offbeat pickguard design.

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NAMM 2020: Macmull Guitars has updated the Heartbreaker to the Neo version. It’s a high-end T-style guitar that coming in three configurations: single-coils, P-90s and humbuckers. The guitar features direct-mount pickups as opposed to pickup rings, and a heavy metal plate grounding its electronics for extra clarity and weight.

In our review of the original Heartbreaker, we noted that Macmull pays particular attention to detail when recreating vintage and characterful idiosyncrasies – and no change in that approach is to be found here.

We also said that the Heartbreaker’s simple controls “can deliver an extraordinary range of inspiring tones. Try rolling the tone control off with a rasp of tweedy overdrive dialled in on the amp and flip to the neck position – where many guitars would be unusably woolly, single notes here are rich and complex, with a prominent ‘woo’ vowel sound that’s evocative of Cream-era Clapton available all over the fretboard.”

And again, as Macmull demonstrates above, there’s no shortage of clear, biting tones on offer with the Neo iteration of the instrument.

For more information, check out macmull-guitars.com.

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