First Two Magneto Guitars Models
The Magneto brand was born and established in Matsumoto, Japan and was launched in April 2009.
The Magneto concept is to make a new type of electric guitars using seasoned woods, custom wound pickups, custom hardware, bone nut materials etc. … and to avoid any type of mass production.
All parts are made in the same area and same country, according to Magneto. The only items imported are the woods, CTS Pots, CRL Switch and Switchcraft Output Jacks.
The first two Magneto models, the Sonnet and the T-Wave, have a traditional influence with improvements in design. An improved weight balance is achieved by having a lighter body shape and giving more mass to the vibrating neck areas. The result being a lighter yet more dynamic guitar, according to the company. Both models feature American alder, Canadian maple and East Indian rosewood.
On the Sonnet Guitar, where both humbuckers and single pickups are used, a perfect output balance is experienced when switching from the humbucker to the single-coil, Magneto says. They say they use Alnico 2, 3, and 5 rods as well as enameled AWG 42 wire to make their pickups. The hardware is made to Magneto specs by Gotoh in Japan.
The first Magneto Sonnet and T-Wave guitars will be available in the course of the fall 2009.
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