magneto sonnet custom handmade designed guitar


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The Sonnet represents a lot of research in guitar design. Inspired by the classics, the Sonnet shape was tuned to perfection. We gave particular attention to its vibrating areas and to the amount of woods or "mass" that was put in critical areas such as the bridge or the headstock, thus creating a better balance in tone while enhancing its vintage-flavored character.

The pickups were specifically designed to fit the Sonnet's natural voicing: the new Metro-Pole MPHA-2 Humbucker is a unique low output pickup which ensures a creamy, yet twangy tone, thus creating a perfect balance with the vintage-voiced MPRS-5 single coils. The push-push switch located on the tone control lets you combine both the bridge and the neck pickups for additional tones. The Vintage Style "Steel Tone" Tremolo was built to precision, using the finest steel saddle material and a cold rolled steel sustain block. As with all Magneto guitars, the electronic cavities are shielded, as are the pickguard materials.
The combination of quality tonewoods, premium materials, and enhanced ergonomics ensures an optimal playing and musical experience.
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black  Black vanilla fudge Vanilla Fudge RSO Retro Candy Red
RSO Racing Orange LMS Mercury Silver Pacific Blue Pacific Blue




Body Wood: American Alder, 2-Piece
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Pickguard: Tortoise, Aged White or Pearl, Shielded
Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose
Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
Scale length: 648mm / 25 ½”
Nut Material: Oiled Bone
Nut Width: 42 mm / 1.650”
Frets: .096” X .047” Narrow Jumbo Style Frets (6105 Style)
Nr.of Frets: 22 frets
Neck Profile: Medium C Shape
Radius: 11” / 280mm Radius
Neck Heel: Tapered
Truss Rod: Single Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut: “Quick-Set” System
Bridge: Steel-Tone” Custom Vintage Style Tremolo with Steel Plate Saddles and Steel Block, 10.8 mm String Pitch
Tuners: SG-360-07, Gear Ratio 14:1, Made by Gotoh
String Retainer: “The Cylinder” Low Friction String Guide, made by Gotoh
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickups: NEW! Magneto Metro-Pole MPRS-5 Single Coils & MPHA-2 Humbucker
Pickup Switch: CRL 5 Position Switch
Switching: Standard 5-way
Controls: Master Volume and Tone Pot, “Twang-O-Pot” Push-Push Combines Bridge and Neck Pickup
Pots: CTS Audio Taper Pots
Output Jack: Switchcraft Mono Jack
STRINGS: 010-046
CASE: Magneto “Mag-Lite” Case
  Allen Wrench for Bridge Adjustments, Neck Adjustment Pin



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