Using solid ovangkol for the top, back and sides, this beautiful, slightly darker sounding acoustic guitar from Mayson has a truly special design. The MS3/OCE2 Artist Series guitar offers a very natural satin feel neck and even increases the ease of playing with it's carefully designed body and neck shape.
Ovangkol is a relative of rosewood, falling somewhere between Indian rosewood and Koa. It shares many of the tonal properties of rosewood including a richness in sound, and a broad spectrum of highs & lows. It has a slightly fuller midrange and a clear, bright treble response. Being rosewood's lesser known friend, Ovangkol is now firmly asserting itself as a strong contender in tonewoods used in higher end range of acoustic guitars. It is also a sustainable tonewood that is plentiful.
The MS3 CE 2 version also features a cutaway for easy access to the higher frets, and an LR Baggs Anthem acoustic pickup - one of the most natural sounding pickups on the market.
Includes a deluxe gigbag.
What if one could change guitar making concepts, concepts recognised for over 150 years by thousands of luthiers and players? For what seems perfect today can be better tomorrow. However, to improve tomorrow we need to recognise our past and adapt today.
Guitar making concepts to this day largely remain determined by the evolution of the flattop acoustic which began in the late 1800’s. Whilst remaining loyal to this legacy, Mayson have re-considered every aspect of the process, mindful of the possibilities of todays technology. Mayson bring this ’NASA meets Stradivarius’ approach all the way back to the designing table, re-inventing each part of the acoustic guitar.
Head designer Alex Wang worked on the Mayson philosophy for years before the production line came to life. He re-invented the acoustic guitar, combining the soul of old fashioned luthier skills with the accuracy and consistency of modern hi-tech machinery. From changes as simple as embedding the machine head plates into the headstock - eliminating the possibility of sideways rotation as result of string tension, to redesigning the neck-body joint allowing better resonance of the top as well as a more stable fingerboard, Mayson guitars are made by use of visible and non-visible technical concepts that greatly improve sound, stability, strength and aesthetics.