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ex-KoRn, The Damages | Wesley Geer (USA)"When I play with KoRn I beat up my guitar pretty bad. I throw it around and put a lot of torque on the neck and body. The Mayones guitar takes it all and stays in tune perfectly, delivering ...
Hadrien Feraud (FR)Hadrien Feraud (born 16 August 1984 in Paris) is a French Jazz fusion-bassist. Feraud was born into a family of musicians. His first guitar lessons were from his father when he was eight years old. Feraud ...
LIMP BIZKIT (USA)My Mayones Regius Guitars are expertly built and completely solid. I feel like I'm playing an instrument that's made out of something more than just wood and metal. It's like they've been lacquered with unicorn ...
Jimmy Haslip (USA)”I am extremely excited about this beautiful instrument you have made for me. I am without words. Phenomenal workmanship. Spectacular is an understatement. I will use the instrument on the next batch ...
DEAD BY APRIL (S)"As a guitarist you're always looking for that one guitar that's made out of perfection. Where the feeling is just right from the wood, the tone, the response, the sound to the sheer looks of it. I'm proud ...
PERIPHERY (USA)Hailing from Washington DC, Periphery is one of the freshest progressive metal acts on the scene today. With their signature blend of polymetric grooves and soaring melodies, the band continues to push the envelope ...
SOILWORK (S)"Gigs are awesome and playing live with that guitar is flawless, very good feeling with it and very comfortable to play, fantastic, love it! Mayones make guitars the way I like music to be: creative, inspiring ...
PARADISE LOST (UK)"I haven't stopped smiling since I first opened the case... Beyond even my high expectations, a true beauty." - Aaron Aedy / PARADISE LOST Aaron Aedy uses a customized versions of Mayones Regius ...
PARADISE LOST (UK)"The Regius sing. They really compliment my playing and the sustain is awesome. The Setius-7 can achieve sparkling, full bodied clean sounds in the neck position and crushingly, heavy rhythm sounds in the bridge ...
TEXTURES (NL)I like to trust my instruments... These guitars play great and just feel very good, they connect to you. They also stay in tune well and give great tone, even when playing complex chords over a heavily distorted ...
TEXTURES (NL)I have played a lot of guitars in my life and I never dreamed I would find a guitar that still amazes me every time I play it. These guitars are very delicate, very precise, it's incredible! ...
KATATONIA, BLOODBATH (S)Bloodbath are an extreme metal supergroup from Sweden which spread pure quality death metal destruction. Featuring such names as Anders Nyström, Jonas Renske (Katatonia) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) returns with ...
THE SCORPIONS (D)The Scorpions is an ultimate rock-legend. Established in 1965 in Hannower (Germany) by Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker - the band has achieved discography of 20-something longplays, an impressive list of world ...
Etienne Mbappe (FR)Étienne Mbappé is a famous Cameroon musician, composer, guitar and bass player based in France, best known for his years with Zawinul Syndicate, live performances with John McLaughlin or recording ...
TESSERACT (UK)I made the move to Mayones not really knowing what to expect. When the guitar arrived it was perfect! Great build quality, great attention to detail, a smooth feel to the way it plays and a stunningly ...
WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL)Within Temptation, the symphonic rock/metal group established in 1996, now acclaimed as the Holland's best internationally known band. After releasing "The Unforgiving" in 2011 and headlining tours across Europe, ...
Wojtek Pilichowski (PL) Wojtek Pilichowski is one of the most popular Polish bass players, world-renowned for his superb slapping techniques, the author of 9 solo albums (over 80 000 copies), 4 guides and lessons for bass guitar ...
PAIN OF SALVATION (S)Leader and founder of Pain of Salvation – one of the leading groups in the progressive rock-metal world. Also known for his collaborations with such names as Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater & Pete Trewavas of ...
Maurizio Rolli (IT)Maurizio Rolli has become known as a bass virtuoso and skilled arranger working with Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Hiram Bullock, Jim Hall, Dave Liebman, Alex Acuna, Danny Gottlieb and many others, ...
Joel Whitley (USA)Joel Whitley is an american multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, performer and producer. He has performed and recorded with: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre, Lauren Hill , Everlast, House Of Pain, Flo Rida , Darious ...
RED SEAS FIRE (UK)'Since getting both the Jabba Special HH and Special PBH, i have not wanted to play anything but Mayones. The tone and feel are exactly what i want from my basses. The beautiful finish and expert craftsmanship ...
RED SEAS FIRE (UK)"In the scene for the music I play there is a lot of scrutiny on instrument quality, as such I have had the opportunity to play on dozens of weird and wonderful custom instruments of different shapes, ...
Between the Buried and Me (USA)Dustie Waring uses a customized Regius PRO 6 guitar featuring Flamed Maple top in non-standard Trans Dirty Purple Gloss finish on a Swamp Ash body, purple Bare Knuckle Nailbomb and VH II pickups, custom ...
Ever Forthright (USA)Nicolas Llerandi is a guitar player for the American prog metal formation, Ever Forthright. He is also a winner of the Worldwide guitar solo contest by Mayones and Seymour Duncan. His superb playing technique ...
YOLANDA CHARLES (UK)Bassist Yolanda Charles started her career in the music business playing for Jimmy Sommerville from The Communards and within London bands Raw Stylus and Urban Species. She began playing at 15 and played soul, funk ...
Or Lubianiker (ISR)Or Lubianiker is a professional bass player from Israel that shared stages with luminaries such as Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land), Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Cacophony), and Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament, Philm, ...
MONUMENTS | John Browne (UK)When I visited Namm 2014, I tried the prototype Duvell made for Misha, I fell in love right away. It was one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played that sounded aggressive and tight, great ...
Federico Malaman (IT) ...
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Anamnesis | Alexander Menshikov (RUS)
Uses - Regius 8
Arhythmia (IT)
Matteo Lombardo
Artur Orzech (PL)
Ben Randall (UK)
CODE OF SILENCE
Bert Meulendijk (NL)
Anamnesis | Alexander Menshikov (RUS)Uses - Regius 8
"I chose Mayones guitars because I believe they are leading manufacturer of guitars for low tune as well as guitars with extended note range (ie, 7 and 8 strings guitars). The guitar has epic build quality, unmatched clarity and perfectly sound. While playing this guitar I feel something, previously unknown to me, this is feeling of Mayones. I will contribute to any kind of Mayones promotion in Russia." - Alexander Menshikov / ANAMNESIS
Alexander Menshikov uses Mayones Regius 8
Arhythmia (IT)Matteo Lombardo
"When I first tried my Mayones, everything that I considered a powerful sound until that moment, was blown away! This guitar is what I always wanted. I love the fact that the sound is aggressive and defined at the same time. I just finished recording the new album of Arhythmia and now I know, Mayones makes the difference!" - Matteo Lombardo / ARHYTHMIA
Matteo's style is caracterized by Low-tuning and heavy grooves, a typical trademark of Arhythmia. He is currently working on the band's third album, using Mayones Setius GTM 7.
Check Arhythmia and Matteo's heavy riffing at:
Official Page - www.arhythmiaband.com
Official Facebook - www.facebook.com/arhythmiaofficial
Official Youtube channel - www.youtube.com/Arhythmiabanditalia
Artur Orzech (PL)
Artur Orzech, dziennikarz Programu 3 Polskiego Radia i Telewizji Polskiej, z wykształcenia iranista, współzałożyciel zespołu Róże Europy. Jest twórcą większości kompozycji na pierwszych 2 płytach Róż, udziela się również jako gitarzysta w wielu innych projektach i komponuje muzykę dla innych artystów.
Basówka dla Artura została wykonana z wyjątkowego drewna jakim jest kanadyjski jesion bagienny, który dzięki swojej porowatej strukturze charakteryzuje się lekką wagą, zachowując jednocześnie typowe dla jesionu brzmienie. Gryf instrumentu to połączenie klonu górskiego i palisandru. Elektronika w basówce składa się z dwóch przetworników Basslines Quarter Pound w klasycznym układzie J-J oraz aktywnego preampu Aguilar OBP-3 z 3 zakresową korekcją barwy. ]
"Instrument w moim odczuciu jest absolutnie profesjonalnym narzędziem pracy muzyka, zarówno do nagrań studyjnych, jak i koncertów. Nigdy w swojej karierze muzycznej nie spotkałem tak wyrafinowanego technologicznie oraz precyzyjnie dźwiękowego instrumentu."
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"Obecnie muzycy mogą dowolnie wybierać między instrumentami znanych marek oraz dziełem lutników. Poszczególne instrumenty są często zbliżone cenowo. Pytanie jednak pozostaje zawsze niezmienne: czy chcecie instrument z fabryki drzewa od stolarza, czy też od lutnika. Dla mnie odpowiedź jest prosta: tylko lutnik, I JEŚLI SZUKASZ GITARY BASOWEJ NAJWYŻSZEJ JAKOŚCI - tylko firma MAYONES."
Ben Randall (UK)CODE OF SILENCE
Ben Randall is fast gaining a reputation as one of the rising guitar stars of his generation. He came to the attention of the judges in 2008’s inaugural Guitar Idol competition when they commented on “his level of technical virtuosity at such a young age, coupled with a level of phrasing beyond his years.”
 
 
 
 
Ben won the “Most Promising Young Guitarist” title when just 17 with a field of over 750 international entrants. Industry professionals have commented that he has the unique ability to connect with his audience with a dazzling display of technique, tone, emotion, and a genuinely distinctive style.
Ben continues to gain admirers for his blend of melodic and metal rock and has been working on sessions and new material. In 2009 Ben joined the lengendary metal band Power Quest and played shows throughout the UK, including prestigious support slots for ex-Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and guitar legend Michael Schenker.
Ben comments: “I came across Mayones guitars for the first time when they were on display at a guitar show. I was totally blown away by the quality and craftsmanship; they looked like works of art! I knew that I wanted to investigate Mayones guitars further, and the UK distributor ‘Black Hawk Music Ltd’ were kind enough to ship me out a selection of the guitars to try.
After spending some more time with the instruments, I started to appreciate the many aspects which combine to make the guitars so special and far superior to any other high-end guitars I have tried.
The playability is fantastic, a lot of thought has clearly been given to making the guitars as organic to play as possible – the guitars almost play themselves! All of the instruments feature the ability to have super-low string height, thanks to the excellent fret work and design. This is something which I always look for in a guitar, but something which isn’t always achievable.
The tonal quality that the guitars produce is also top notch. The combination of high quality, carefully selected tone woods, and a range of pickups options mean that all of the guitars are extremely versatile. They can handle sparkling clean tones, just as well as heavy distorted rhythm and lead sounds!
As mentioned earlier, the build quality is the element which stands out when you first pick up a Mayones guitar - they are truly beautiful instruments.” “Another great thing about the company is the custom shop facility. You can change any aspect of their guitar designs to your liking – top wood, neck, colour, and even add your own custom inlay! This is something which really appealed to me when I investigated Mayones further, as getting a guitar which is tailored to your own preferences/needs can really help to take your playing to the next level, and help to inspire new musical ideas.”
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Ben currently plays a Mayones Setius PRO 6 guitar which features a transparent red burst finish, flamed maple top, mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard, DiMarzio Air Norton pickup in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck, and high quality Schaller hardware.
Check out the following pages to learn more about Ben Randall
Read more about Setius models in our Catalogue
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Bert Meulendijk (NL)
Bert Meulendijk is a reknown session guitarist from The Netherlands. He has starred on over 700 albums and on many singles of both local and international artists, with the list still growing on and on. His work is heard and respected by many listeners every day, partially because of all the TV tunes, radio jingles and commercials he has played his guitar on. Besides his session work, he has toured all over the world with numerous artists. Back in 2003 he received a national recognition award for being the most played session musician over a period of 10 years (1993-2003); something he is very proud of.
Bert Meulendijk uses a regular Mayones Legend in Transparent Dirty Cherry Light Burst Gloss finish.
"The Mayones Legend is the most versatile guitar I've encountered so far. It managed to displace the number one guitar I had used at that moment for all live and studio gigs. The sound is great, the materials used are excellent, the neck has the ideal size for me, tremolo works fine, everything is super nicely finished. All in all, this is a guitar that has nothing to criticize in my opinion. Mayones has managed to make a fantastic all-round guitar. This guitar fits perfectly with my style of playing and is an extremely useful tool for all styles of music I play as a session musician." - Bert Meulendijk
Check Bert Meulendijk's (Dutch) websites:
Official Page - www.bertmeulendijk.nl
Official Facebook - www.facebook.com/bertmeulendijk
Between the Buried and Me (USA)
Dustie Waring
BILOCATE (JOR)
Rami Haikal
BLACK BOMB.A (FR)
Etienne
BLACK BOMB.A (FR)
Snake
BLOODBATH (S)
Jonas Renske
Between the Buried and Me (USA)Dustie Waring
Dustie Waring uses a customized Regius PRO 6 guitar featuring Flamed Maple top in non-standard Trans Dirty Purple Gloss finish on a Swamp Ash body, purple Bare Knuckle Nailbomb and VH II pickups, custom position markers, personalized truss rod cover and Ebony knobs.
More about Between the Buried and Me www.betweentheburiedandme.com
BILOCATE (JOR)Rami Haikal
BILOCATE, a Dark Oriental Metal band from Jordan, was founded by the brothers Ramzi and Waseem Esayed and their friend Hani Al Abadi, soon joined by guitarists Baha' Farah and Rami Haikal.
 
 
 
 
 
Their first full-length album, Dysphoria, was released in the winter of 2005, and received significant airplay on the local governmental radio station Jordan FM, with a 5-hour show being dedicated to the band and the album on October 27. They released a music video for "2nd War in Heaven." A second video, for "Days of Joy," was produced by Jacknife Video Productions. Bilocate added a new drummer, Ahmad Kloob, in late 2006, and started preparing for a new album.
In July 2008, Sudden Death Syndrome was released, mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, and others). The album received positive reviews from magazines and websites such as Decible and Blabbermouth.net.  The album was self-released and is now distributed in the United States via The Omega Order, the distribution arm of The End Records.
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In December 2008, Terrorizer reviewed Sudden Death Syndrome, calling it "a tasteful and sophisticated piece of work that determinedly puts the Jordanian metal scene on the map." The album has led to extensive coverage for the band in the West in the heavy metal media online as well as in print, such as interviews with Terrorizer and Metal Hammer; the latter praised their "rich, doomy sound" and called Sudden Death Syndrome a "stunning, heartfelt metal album." Metal Storm nominated the album for its Best Doom Metal Album Award; Bilocate's album finished in sixth place (of ten).
For several months Rami Haikal, the guitar player for this exotic metal formation, endorses our company using a customized Regius PRO 6. The Regius with Flamed Maple top in Trans Graphite finish is equipped with EMG pickups and adorned with Rami's family name carved in the Ebony fingerboard.
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PERFECT, this is the word which really describes Mayones Guitars! I have tried many guitars in the past, many were great but I have never found the sound & the quality which I have been looking for, not until I have played on my Mayones AXE.
I have chosen my Regius Pro AXE to have a Mahogany body topped with a Transparent Graphite Flamed Maple, equipped with the EMG81 & EMG85 pick-ups, the results were amazing, a warm yet aggressive sound which satisfies every need for a brutal yet warm sound.
As for the finishing, it was more than perfect, specially the inlays work, my Guitar features my family name written using Arabic Calligraphy, done in such fine details which shocked me the moment i saw the guitar.
I would like to take this chance to thank the Mayones team, who were really great to deal with and I recommend MAYONES to every serious musician who really enjoys a fine & a perfect instrument.
Visit www.bilocate.net and www.myspace.com/bilocate for more information about the group
Read more about Regius series in our Catalogue
Photo credits: Amina Al Sheikh
BLACK BOMB.A (FR)Etienne
Having released a mind-blowing EP, two intense full length albums, a live CD/DVD and having swallowed thousands miles on tour, the French Black Bomb.A finally received the respect it deserves. Their music mixes the density of metal, emergency of punk and pure energy of rock, spiced with catchy, melodic grooves and two complementing vocal lines. No mercy for the audience and no compromises for the gear - Black Bomb.A will blow your heads off with a set of Mayones custom axes.

BBA got in touch with Mayones via our French distributor, M.Y. Music, and after some detailed discussions about the specifications the musicians decided to go in for a full band endorsement, which covers 6 custom hand-made instruments: 4 Setius guitars and two Be-5 basses.
Etienne, band's bassplayer, ordered his basses with standard Amazaque body and 5 pieces Mahogany-Maple neck with Ebony fretboard and Acrylic block inlays. The instruments was powered with Aguilar OBP-3 preamp and MEC pickups: Jazz Bass for neck and MusicMan style for the bridge position.
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"This Mayones BE is simply fantastic!" - claims Etienne - "Everything is superb: the craftsmanship and the finish is blameless, the inlays are splendid and the bass has such a nice balance! And the sound... nothing to say! With the Aguilar OBP-3 and MEC pickups sound is incredible and very rich. It's a real pleasure to play the instrument of such quality. Good job Mayones and thank you!"
For more info about the band please visit  www.blackbomba.com
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BLACK BOMB.A (FR)Snake
Having released a mind-blowing EP, two intense full length albums, a live CD/DVD and having swallowed thousands miles on tour, the French Black Bomb.A finally received the respect it deserves. Their music mixes the density of metal, emergency of punk and pure energy of rock, spiced with catchy, melodic grooves and two complementing vocal lines. No mercy for the audience and no compromises for the gear - Black Bomb.A will blow your heads off with a set of Mayones custom axes.
BBA got in touch with Mayones via our French distributor, M.Y. Music, and after some detailed discussions about the specifications the musicians decided to go in for a full band endorsement, which covers 6 custom hand-made instruments: 4 Setius guitars and two Be-5 basses.
Setius guitars for band's guitarist, Snake, were delivered with transparent black Flamed Maple top, black gloss back and neck with white binding all-along the body, the neck and the headstock and equipped with Sperzel locking tuners and EMG 81 pickups in bridge position. Ebony fretboards of all guitars are decorated with BBA's logo and musician's nick name.
"Setius sound and quality are incredible!" - decribes his guitars Snake - "The guitar has a lot of sustain, the access to the upper fret positions is very easy, the guitar is very well balanced and its reasonable weight gives you a lot of comfort when playing on stage. The incrustations on the fretboard is perfect as well as the quality of the whole finish and proves that these guitars are hand made by great guys."
More info about Black Bomb A at band's official website: www.blackbomba.com
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BLOODBATH (S)Jonas Renske
Bloodbath are an extreme metal supergroup from Sweden which spread pure quality death metal destruction. Featuring such names as Anders Nyström, Jonas Renske (Katatonia) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) returns with the next chapter of this brutal saga, The Fathomless Mastery.
 
 
 


Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal, the band's line up has changed and evolved throughout the years, featuring the elite of Swedish metal.

Hints of what the album may posses were provided by Unblessing The Purity, the mini-album released earlier this year on Peaceville Records. Described by Metal Hammer as 'a near-flawless celebration of Swedish brutality' and by Zero Tolerance as 'a slab of storming, top-quality death metal', the mini-album has set bar high.
'Unblessing The Purity' also features the return of Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt on vocal duties and arrival of Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson (ex-21 Lucifers, ex-Genocrush Ferox) on guitar, joining Katatonia's Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse and Martin 'Axe' Axenrot, also from Opeth.

This line-up has once again reunited for The Fanthomless Mastery which they have described as representing 'nothing but hateful brutality.' Promising their 'most crushing production yet' few would dare to argue the band's claim that... 'Bloodbath is here to slay, Bloodbath is here to stay!'
To spread their deadly substance, the Swedish butchers use their reliable ruthless tools: Mayones axes equipped with EMG razors. Courteous classic Jabba 5 for Jonas with EMG pickups and electronics on board is nothing but a massive sledgehammer...
"The first thing that struck me was the genuine feeling. No frills, just music. Well-built, nice tone, plays easy. No need to say more."
The Fanthomless Mastery will obscure the light of the Sun on 6th October. Be ready as there will be no mercy for the weak...
 
Find out more about Bloodbath and their latest release at Bloodbath official website and Peaceville dedicated mini-site
Read more about Jabba model in our Catalogue
DARK TRANQUILLITY (S)
Niklas Sundin
DARK TRANQUILLITY (S)
Daniel Antonsson
DEAD BY APRIL (S)
Pontus Hjelm
DIAL, Damian Wilson Band (NL)
Kristoffer Gildenlöw
Eduardo Kusdra (BRA)
DARK TRANQUILLITY (S)Niklas Sundin
I used my Mayones Setius and Regius guitars for the first time on our "Where death is most alive part II" tour and am extremely impressed! The instruments sound and look phenomenal, with a craftsmanship and attention to detail that's truly outstanding.
The playability and general feel is amazing and I'm looking forward to having these axes as part of my live arsenal for many years to come. - Niklas Sundin / DARK TRANQUILLITY
Niklas Sundin uses the following Mayones guitars: Regius 6, Setius GTM 6 and Setius GTM 6 Gothic.
More about Dark Tranquillity at band's official services: www.darktranquillity.com and www.myspace.com/dtofficial
Photo credit - Marcus Bergman
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DARK TRANQUILLITY (S)Daniel Antonsson
Back in the early '90s Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY were laying the foundations for a style of metal that they could call their own. Having identified the limitations within the strict and rigid framework of the downtrodden death metal genre, DARK TRANQUILLITY began experimenting with and incorporating advanced melodic patterns and non-linear song structures into their intense, aggressive and accomplished music. Each album showcase DARK TRANQUILLITY's ability to expand their musical borders and constantly challenge their listeners.
 
 
 
Formed in 1989, DARK TRANQUILLITY have had a huge influence on the European underground scene, pioneering the now-archetypal style that journalists and fans have dubbed the "Gothenburg sound" (alluding to their native town in Sweden of course). This term is characterized with dueling guitar harmonies and complex song structures combined with an intense aural assault rooted in the '80s thrash tradition, although with a more melodic approach.
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Daniel Antonsson, band's bass player, uses Mayones Comodous 4 Custom bass. He ordered his Mayo axe with Flamed Maple top in intensive Transparent Red finish, Bartolini pickups and Aguilar OBP-3 active preamp.
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"This Bass is truly amazing..." - claims Daniel - "When i first picked it up from the case i was very impressed by the looks and the finish of this beautiful instrument. When i plugged it in i was blown away again! Punchy, warm, fat and articulate sound with a lot of balls! With the Bartolinis and the Aguilar preamp I could easily get any sound that I want, from Jazz to Death!"
"The playability and comfort of playing this bass is really inspiring too! I really recommend everyone who is serious about their music to try out Mayones Basses.......you will not be disappointed! Cheerz! See you on tour!"
Just before hitting the road on the second part of Where death is most alive tour in September 2010 Daniel decided to go for another Mayo bass. This time it is a classic four string Patriot with Bartolini Soapbars and Aguilar preamp.
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Photo credits: Francesco Castaldo
More about Dark Tranquillity at band's official services: www.darktranquillity.com and www.myspace.com/dtofficial
Daniel is also known for his guitar works with Soilwork, Dimension Zero and Pathos. Check his personal MySpace for more info: www.myspace.com/danielantonssonofficial
Read more about Comodous and Patriot model in our Catalogue
DEAD BY APRIL (S)Pontus Hjelm
"As a guitarist you're always looking for that one guitar that's made out of perfection. Where the feeling is just right from the wood, the tone, the response, the sound to the sheer looks of it. I'm proud and grateful to be a part of the Mayones family, cause now I need to look no further. This guitar is complete." - Pontus Hjelm / DEAD BY APRIL
Pontus Hjelm uses a customized Mayones Regius 8M guitar built with Exotic II neck (Wenge-Mahogany-Padouk-Maple), Flamed Maple front in Monolith Black Matt finish, one EMG 808 pickup and a Volume knob only, and Luminlay luminescent front and side dots.
Visit the Facebook pages below for more info about Pontus Hjelm and Dead By April
DIAL, Damian Wilson Band (NL)Kristoffer Gildenlöw
Years in the Swedish Pain of Salvation - one of the greatest bands in the progressive rockmetal genre, Kristoffer has now devoted himself to a solo bass/guitar player & composer career, as well as to his other projects which are: Dune & DIAL. Kristoffer also performs with Dark Suns, Erik Norlander and Lana Lane from the U.S. His instruments of choice are two Comodous-6 Custom Basses (one fretted and one fretless), plus Setius Vin custom guitar.
Kristoffer uses two Comodus-6 Custom Bass and Comodous-6 Fretless. Both guitars come in a similar specification, featuring Eye Poplar tops (natural wod color, gloss finish), Ebony fingerboards, Bartolini soapbar pickups & Aguilar built-in preamps. Schaller strings-thru-body bridges with piezo. The fretted bass has been additionally customized by abalone 'catpaw' markers on the fingerboard. Kristoffer is a great fan of cats...
'What hit me first was the rich sound and great craftsmanship", Kristoffer commnents his reasons to choose Mayo as his primary instruments. "Then I was amazed when I saw all the custom posibillities that give you a unique and very personal instrument," he adds.
Now I'm still amazed about the great sustain these basses give. I just struck a note and it keeps on ringing with full, warm tone for as long as I want. I will play these instruments for the rest of my life, I'm pretty sure of that!"
Take a look at Kristoffer's basses in our Custom Shop Gallery
Starting his solo career - Kristoffer needed a prefessional guitar and he set up with Mayones Setius VIN in blue-burst color, equipped with Seymour Duncan SH2/SH4)pickups. You can listen to Kristoffer's sample solo track in a specialy composed song "Ya Hungry" - where he plays both bass & guitar parts on Mayones instruments exclusively.


More info about Kristoffer on his official website: www.kristoffergildenlow.com
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Eduardo Kusdra (BRA)
I’ve been playing the bass professionally for over 20 years now. During that time, I played and owned most of the top of the line basses but Mayones basses have something in them that are very unique and make them stand out among other brands.
There’s a lot of dynamics in traditional Brazilian music. From the fast tempos of the Frevo and the subtle grooves of the Maracatu, to the world well known Bossa Nova, the Mayones basses really deliver the most beautiful tones for all kinds of music.
Besides the sound, the instruments look absolutely amazing. Their construction and their finish are absolutely superb. I had the luck and privilege of visiting the Mayones factory in Gdansk and could see all of their staff working on the instruments. Those guys really know what they’re doing. The Mayones basses are the best I ever played. Period. - Eduardo Kusdra
Eduardo Kusdra owns several Mayones basses: Comodous 5 Classic in both fretted and fretless versions, and two exquisite instruments from Master Builder CollectionComodous 5 Buckeye Burl and Caledonius 6 Walnut Burl.
Eduardo Kusdra is a Brazilian bass player, multi instrumentalist, and music producer. Eduardo Kusdra recorded and produced many of the Brazilian top players, among them bassist Arthur Maia, guitar player Diego Figueiredo, drummers Albino Infantozzi and Maguinho Alcântara Brecht, the horn session of group Funk Como Le Gusta, the gospel vocal group Soul Dreams, guitar player Edú Ardanuy and many others...
Recently he´s recording with some of the world´s greatest players on their instruments: Tony Franklin on the fretless bass (The Firm, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Kenny Wayne Shepperd…), Derek Sherinian on keys (Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Country Communion), Scott Thunes on bass (Frank Zappa, The Mother Hips...), Mike Keneally on guitars (Frank Zappa, Z, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani...) and drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, The Brecker Brothers, Missing Persons...) Eduardo arranged and produced 7 records for singer & composer Phillip Long, a very popular folk artist in Brazil.
He also arranged and produced 6 records for independent singer Maria Eliza and songs for singers Babi Mendes (one of the greatest Jazz names in Brazil), Marina Wisnik, Bia Mendes (from the rock group Os Mutantes), Skevos Ministries (from Trinidad & Tobago) and many more...
He also played live with musicians like guitar players Faíska, André Christovam, the bass player and singer of the band Dr. Sin Andria Busic, and the great Puerto Rican maestro Henry Hierro.
Visit www.facebook.com/eduardokusdra for more information.
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Eduardo Kusdra (BRA)
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Eduardo Kusdra (BRA)
Eduardo Kusdra (BRA)
ELVENKING (IT)
Aydan
Etienne Mbappe (FR)
John McLaughlin, Ray Charles, Carlos Santana
Ever Forthright (USA)
Nicolas Llerandi
EXIVIOUS (NL)
Michel Nienhuis
ex-KoRn, The Damages | Wesley Geer (USA)
Uses - Setius GTM 7
ELVENKING (IT)Aydan
Here are few words from Aydan about his Mayo: "My friend Sasha from Perzonal War highly suggested me to give a try to Mayones stuff and I was really blown away about the guitars quality, talking about amazing sound and great finishes. Since I wanted to give some more heaviness and deep pounding sound to Elvenking guitars I asked Mayones for a 7 strings Setius, customized with my needs, especially Seymour Duncan pick ups, which I am always faithful to. When I received the guitar I was first of all blown away by his aggressive still elegant look. I have a customized Elvenking rune symbol on first fret, which makes the guitar more unique."
 
"When I went through the amp all my expectations were there: the sound power is outstanding, the lower strings pound as hell, but still everything comes out clear and perfectly distinguishing. The tone is damn heavy, but still warm and really 'alive', and it is exactly what I was looking for in Elvenking music. I tried it thorough different amps and everywhere the quality never gets off the excellence level. First debut on stage has been amazing, I felt totally comfortable with the monster at hands! Now I cannot wait to bring my Mayo in studio for next album and lay down tons of heavy riffs out of it."
Few months ago Aydan decided to order another Mayones guitar. This time it was Regius 7 with Mahogany body and EMG pickups in transparent graphite matt finish.
"I received my second Mayones guitar. After having tested the quality of the products I immediately wanted to try the best of the best out of Mayones factory. I ordered a 6 string Regius. I used to play on EMG pick ups time ago but in the last 4-5 years I only used passive Seymour Duncan pick ups. For my Regius I decided to go back to EMG and also to fixed bridge. The sound of this guitar is amazing, incredibly sharp but warm at the same time. I played live in our recent tour and this is a killing weapon. Can’t wait to test in the studios when we will record our new album at the beginning of next year. Talking about finishes this time I choose a transparent graphite matt, which looks absolutely amazing, aggressive and elegant at the same time. For sure Mayones guitars are of first worldwide quality."
Visit Elvenking official website: www.elvenking.net for more information about the band
Aydan uses three customized Mayones instruments: Setius GTM 7, Regius 6 and Regius PRO 6.
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ELVENKING (IT)
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Etienne Mbappe (FR)John McLaughlin, Ray Charles, Carlos Santana
Étienne Mbappé is a famous Cameroon musician, composer, guitar and bass player based in France, best known for his years with Zawinul Syndicate, live performances with John McLaughlin or recording with the legendary Ray Charles .
His solo album Misiya as well as the music of his formation SU LA TAKE features a mix of fusion, funk, jazz, Cameroonian roots and also influences from classical music, and afropop.
Étienne uses a Jabba 5 Custom Buckeye Burl with Rosewood fretboard, Delano JMVC 5 FE pickups, and Mayo M-BP2 preamp.
"Those basses are real monsters of sound and beauty." - claims ATN, as his friends are used to call him.
Read more information about Étienne Mbappé at his official websites:
Ever Forthright (USA)Nicolas Llerandi
Nicolas Llerandi is a guitar player for the American prog metal formation, Ever Forthright. He is also a winner of the Worldwide guitar solo contest by Mayones and Seymour Duncan. His superb playing technique and vast knowledge of music theory used in practice allowed hit to beat over 2000 other competitors and win an exquisite Mayones Regius 7 guitar!
Besides the regular features of the Regius series, Swamp Ash body, Flamed Maple top, and 11ply Maple neck, the instrument is equipped with Seymour Duncan Jazz 7 & JB 7 pickups in zebra finish and adorned with Clockwork 12th fret marker, and two custom-made Clockwork knobs on Ebony dome.
"I was completely blown away when I first saw and held my Mayones. I didn't know guitars can be built like that, could feel like that... There's something different about it. The only way I can describe it is; this guitar was born. it wasn't built. You need to try one for yourself. The second you hold it, you'll understand." - Nicolas Llerandi / EVERFORTHRIGHT
Check out more about Nicolas Llerandi and Ever Forthright:
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Ever Forthright (USA)
Ever Forthright (USA)
Ever Forthright (USA)
EXIVIOUS (NL)Michel Nienhuis
Uses Mayones Regius 6M in Trans Black Matt finish
"As a left-handed player I have experienced many practical problems throughout my career with finding the right instrument. Mayones however offers a wide range of left-handed models, of which the Regius is my absolute favourite! The craftsmanship is visible and sensible; everything feels and looks very natural and thus enables me to create and play my music without any interruption. To me functionality is more important than look, but hey, isn't she gorgeous?" - Michel Nienhuis / EXIVIOUS
More about Exivious at www.exivious.net
ex-KoRn, The Damages | Wesley Geer (USA)Uses - Setius GTM 7
"When I play with KoRn I beat up my guitar pretty bad. I throw it around and put a lot of torque on the neck and body. The Mayones guitar takes it all and stays in tune perfectly, delivering really thick tone. This is incredible. Aside from that, it has to be one of the most beautifully handcrafted guitars I've ever had the joy of playing. These guitars are absolutely awesome in every way!" - Wesley Geer / KoRn, The Damages
Wes is the touring guitar player for KoЯn and is the founding member, songwriter, guitarist & producer/programmer of Jive Recordings artist (hed) P.E . Wes has also worked as sessions guitarist with artists such as Papa Roach, Thrill Kill Kult, and producer Ben Grosse.
Wesley Geer uses a regular version of Mayones Setius GTM 7.
Visit the websites below to find all the latest from Wes including, news, tour dates, photos, videos, and more.
Federico Malaman (IT)
Uses - Jabba 5 Custom
Felton Crews
Miles Davis, Carlos Santana
Hadrien Feraud (FR)
Chick Corea, John McLaughlin
INSOMNIUM (FI)
Niilo Sevänen
Ville Friman
Jarek Śmietana (PL)
Federico Malaman (IT)Uses - Jabba 5 Custom
"A sound always awesome, clean ... perfect for slap, perfect for finger style, perfect for the harmonics ..... it was what I dreamed ... It's what I want!!!!!!" - Federico Malaman
Check out more at federicomalaman.it
Federico Malaman uses Mayones Jabba 5 Custom - Swamp Ash body, Eye Poplar top, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard with white binding and white block markers, Aguilar 70s JJ pickups, Mayones bass preamp, Schaller tuners and Security Straplocks
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Felton CrewsMiles Davis, Carlos Santana
Chicago has nurtured many great musicians, and at the top of that list is bassist Felton Crews. One of the most unique and innovative bass players in music today, his signature style has been described as free, open and melodic.
This talented musician has shared the stage with some of the world’s most respected entertainers. His first professional gig came when he was still in high school and asked to back up Minnie Ripperton. From then on his successes have been as continuous as notes on a scale. In 1980 he was picked up by legendary Miles Davis to do his Man with the Horn album.
 
 
This affiliation continued for several years. During this time Felton composed songs for several different projects with Miles. In 1986, Felton toured worldwide with Miles on the Warner Brothers Tutu tour. This tour led him to share the stage with such greats as George Duke, David Sanborn, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, and Carlos Santana.
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Felton appeared with Miles on many TV shows such as Dick Cavett, Crime Story, Amnesty International, and also various European and South American programs.
 At the same time that Felton was working with Miles he was also working with other well known artists. He recorded with Ramsey Lewis, Randy Hall, Robert Irving, and the Dells. He was also performing with Otis Clay, Otis Rush, Sun Seals, Junior Wells, Billy Branch and a host of others.
Find more information about Felton Crews at his official web services:
Check out Comodous series in our Catalogue
Hadrien Feraud (FR)Chick Corea, John McLaughlin
Hadrien Feraud (born 16 August 1984 in Paris) is a French Jazz fusion-bassist. Feraud was born into a family of musicians. His first guitar lessons were from his father when he was eight years old.
Feraud was originally more interested in playing the drums. Only after listening to the CD "The Birthday Concert" by Jaco Pastorius, a present from his dad at the age of 12, did he apply himself to studying the electric bass on his own. Deeply fascinated and motivated by Jaco's entire musical output, he became one of the youngest bass virtuosos to come out of France in 10 years.
He expanded his musical universe by occasional collaborations and listening/studying the tunes of many other bassists and musicians such as: Christian McBride, Victor Bailey, Anthony Jackson, Skúli Sverrisson, Gary Willis, Matthew Garrison, Richard Bona and Linley Marthe. Both, the complete musical work of Jaco Pastorius and the band Weather Report with Pastorius on bass has been and is still his main source of inspiration.
Christian Pegand (John McLaughlin's and Bireli Lagrene's concert manager) invited Feraud in 2001 to play at the concert "bass contre bass". Surrounded by Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on guitars and Franck Agulhon on drums, he had a noticeable impact. Lagrene recognised Feraud's enormous talent.
Hadrien Feraud uses Mayones Jabba Classic V
More about Hadrien Feraud at www.hadrien-feraud.com
INSOMNIUM (FI)Niilo Sevänen
Ville Friman
"Needless to say, I’m really happy with my seven stringed Mayones. Not only does it sound phenomenal, but it also looks great with monolith silver grain ash matt finish and custom bird inlay. In order to achieve great intonation I went for a 27” baritone scale and equipped the guitar with Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 pickup on bridge and Jazz model SH-2 pickup on neck. Luckily I received the guitar just before entering the studio and you can hear it in action on our latest album “One for Sorrow”. This is my first seven-string instrument and I can honestly say that it has really added depth and flexibility in composing and arranging new Insomnium songs. And I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last!" - Ville Friman / INSOMNIUM
Ville Friman uses Mayones Regius 7 guitar with custom options of his choice.
Niilo Sevänen uses Mayones Be 5 Exotic with Bartolini Soapbar PUs and electronics adorned with a custom inlay in the rosewood fretboard.
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INSOMNIUM (FI)
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Jarek Śmietana (PL)
We would like to send our last goodbye to Jarek Śmietana, our friend, artist, and a great man, who we had a chance to work with for several years. As a result of our cooperation two exceptional guitars was born, built under Jarek's careful supervision. We are grateful for his energy and passion to music and guitars. Farewell Jarek! You will always be with us.
Halina, Dawid, and whole Mayones Team
One of the premiere jazz musicians in Poland. For many years, jazz guitarist No.1 in jazz critics' and listeners' pools (magazines: Jazz Forum, Jazz, Gitara i Bass, Muzyk). Winner of "Fryderyk '98" award for "Songs And Other Ballads". Honoured with President of Cracow Prize for eminent achievements on culture. One of the top guitar players in Europe.
Since 1975 till 1981, he was the leader of the legendary Polish jazz group "Extra Ball". Since 1982 till today he was the leader of the following groups: "Sounds", Big Band "Symphonic Sound Orchestra", "Polish Jazz Stars Band" (with most of the top jazz musicans from Poland). He was also a co-leader of very famous "Namysłowski-Śmietana Quartet". Jarek Śmietana has been playing all around the world (major festivals, concert tours, workshops) including USA and India.
During his musical career he has been playing and recording together with such great artists: Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Henderson, Joe Zawinul, Gary Bartz, Carter Jefferson, Vince Mednoza, John Abercrombie, Hamiet Bluiett, Idris Muhammad, Ronnie Burrage, Harvie Swartz, Mike Stern, Jack Wilkins, Zbigniew Seifert, Cameron Brown, Andy McKee, Greg Brandy, David Gilmore, Dave Friedman.
Śmietana is a very talented composer and teacher, too. He wrote about 200 jazz songs and has been leading many workshops and clinics. His dicography includes 23 recordsa as a leader and plenty of records as a sideman with other artists. In last years Śmietana together with world known jazz giants created a lot of very interesting "special jazz projects".
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Jarek's Virtuoso models are an extremely versatile electric semi-hollow guitars, letting you achieve several rich, genuine tones - from jazz to hard rock - with one instrument only. Designed to play live, the model has been equipped with 2 passive HB pickups (with coil splitting option) and our own may-design piezo system (with custom built-in piezo equalizer).
This is why, as Jarek says himself, Virtuoso lets him take only one guitar for all his tours all over the world, without a need to change the instruments during the shows.
Check more info about Mayones Virtuoso models: Virtuoso series
Find out more about Jarek Smietana at his official website: www.jareksmietana.pl
Jil Y. Creek (AUT)
Jimmy Haslip (USA)
Yellowjackets
Joel Whitley (USA)
Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre
Jorge Salan (ESP)
KANDIA (POR)
André Cruz
Jil Y. Creek (AUT)
Jil Y. Creek is an Austrian guitar virtuoso. Best known as author of the guitar workshops “Jil’s Jam” in German Gitarre & Bass Magazine and the workbook “Creative Guitar”. Besides her instrumental project, Creek has worked with German Gothic Acts Umbra et Imago and Lacrimosa as well as with a Frank Zappa Coverband called S.W.N.B., led by Austrian legend Wickerl Adam (founder of the Hallucination Company).
Jil graduated American Institute Of Music in Vienna and Vienna Conservatory in the class of Jazz and Rock. Her musical interests vary from soul, funk and pop through fusion and hard rock up to heavy, gothic and industrial sounds.
Such a diverse and demanding player requires only the best instrument capable of delivering several different tones and sounds. The Setius PRO Custom we build for Jil seems to be the right choice:
I was looking for a very lively and dynamic 6 string guitar I needed especially for the virtuose parts of the life shows for my Frank Zappa coverband S.W.N.B. I found that the 7 string I had used so far was not the best choice for all the pieces.
Also, the guitar had to be suitable for many different musical styles, as when playing Frank Zappa's music, I quickly have to switch between blues, raggae, clean melody, metal, comping with clean chords. And I wanted a guitar where I could also have some individual extra specials. My Mayones Setius PRO custom model is exactly the one that provides all those features!
It has a Mahogany body with Maple top and Rosewood fingerboard. The neck is D-shaped with medium jumbo frets, what makes playing fast stuff easier especially legato lines and wide pentatonics stretches that I play a lot. As designed for playing viruose rock solos, it has Schaller Floyd Rose tremolo with fine tuners and a locking nut to keep the strings in tune.
Another custom feature are the special position marks: the dots have been replaced by the eights-note break signs which are my trademark – because the Y. in Jil Y. Creek is really an eights-note break sign! And the beautiful pearl violet is a custom colour that I found best suitable for my personality.
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The guitar is equipped with the new Seymour Duncan pickups, the P-Rails. This is a full size humbucker that splits to a full size vintage P-90 single coil. It delivers two sounds of one pickup: the full rich sound of a humbucker and the fat clear tone of a P-90 single coil. With a 3-way mini switch, the pickup also delivers a third, very authentic stratocaster sound.
On this guitar, the P-Rails are in neck and bridge positions, both with a 3-way mini switch and a major 3-way switch for combinations, giving 15 different possibilities of sounds!
Summing up, it's a high class manufactured, easy to play on and very personal guitar, versatile in use and with great tone.
Watch Jil presenting her new custom model in our Video section: Jil Y. Creek and Mayones Setius PRO Violet Pearl
Official website: www.jilycreek.com
Official MySpace: www.myspace.com/jilycreek
Check out Jil's Artist May-Gallery (photo credits - Franz Ebner)
Read more about Setius models in our Catalogue
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Jil Y. Creek (AUT)
Jimmy Haslip (USA)Yellowjackets
I am extremely excited about this beautiful instrument you have made for me. I am without words. Phenomenal workmanship. Spectacular is an understatement. I will use the instrument on the next batch of recordings.” - Jimmy Haslip
Jimmy Haslip uses a left hand version of a six string Mayones Comodous Classic with some personal adjustments: Swamp Ash body and Hipshot Ultralite tuners for light weight, Bartolini H.R 4.6 preamp powered with two 9V batteries for extended headroom and Clockwork inlays in the ebony fretboard.
Find out more about Jimmy Haslip and Yellowjackets at their official website - www.yellowjackets.com
Jimmi Haslip Yellowjackets Mayones Comodous Classic 6 LH Electric Bass, neck-through maple-mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, swamp ash body, eye poplar top, Bartolini pickups, Bartolini H.R 4.6 preamp, Mayones X26 bass bridge, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, Clockwork inlays, natural finishJimmi Haslip Yellowjackets Mayones Comodous Classic 6 LH Electric Bass, neck-through maple-mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, swamp ash body, eye poplar top, Bartolini pickups, Bartolini H.R 4.6 preamp, Mayones X26 bass bridge, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, Clockwork inlays, natural finish
Photo credits: Chris Campbell
 
Joel Whitley (USA)Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre
Joel Whitley is an american multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, performer and producer. He has performed and recorded with: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre, Lauren Hill , Everlast, House Of Pain, Flo Rida , Darious Rucker, Chris Martin, The Temptations, James Ingram, Natlie Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Thunder cat and a host of others.
"The Jabba is wonderful. It's a modern JB with a vintage attitude and Vibe for days. I love it!" - says Joel about his Jabba 5 Classic. Read more about the Jabba series in our Catalogue.
 
Jorge Salan (ESP)
Jorge Salan, the Spanish guitar player and composer, has been devoted to music ever since. Whether it was a video club in Madrid or Berklee College of Music in Boston, the magical world of sounds embraced him with its caressing arms.
At the age of 20, after returning from Berklee university, he records his debut album titled "The Utopian Sea of Clouds". This album brought him much attention from the music critics and the public and earn him "Best Guitarist" label in different magazines and radio shows like Disco-Cross, La Zona del Metal en Ecuador, Los+Mejores, Rockestatal, Metalzone or Rockferendum, where, in the 2008 edition, he was named Best Guitarist for the 5th consecutive time.

Jorge published 4 full length albums so far including "From Now On" (2004), "Chronicles of an Evolution" (2007) or Subsuelo" (2009), participated in dozens of venues and music projects of other artists. Jorge doesn’t just limit himself to being a master of his instrument. He is also a composer with a freshness almost forgotten in these times.
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This talented Spanish player is supporting our company playing few customized Regius models. You can find Jorge playing his new Mayo axe on his new video promoting the latest release.
Find out more about Jorge Salan on his official website www.jorgesalan.com and MySpace profile www.myspace.com/jorgesalan
Check out our Catalogue for more information about Regius series
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Jorge Salan (ESP)
Jorge Salan (ESP)
Jorge Salan (ESP)
Jorge Salan (ESP)
Jorge Salan (ESP)
KANDIA (POR)André Cruz
"Mayones guitars had been an old passion of mine since the day I saw Daniel Gildenlow's Regius . And ever since I laid hands on my Setius I was never disappointed. It delivered the heaviness and comfort I was aiming for. The guitar is flawlessly built, you can sense all the dedication put in each model. I am definitely even more passionate about Mayones guitars, and one can never have too many Mayones". - André Cruz / KANDIA
André Cruz uses a Setius GTM 7 guitar with a set of DiMarzio D Sonic & Air Norton pickups, a regular Rosewood fretboard, and contrasting monolith black back & white front finish.
Check out more about Kandia at band's official website: www.kandiamusic.com
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KANDIA (POR)
KATATONIA, BLOODBATH (S)
Anders Blakkheim Nyström
LIMP BIZKIT (USA)
Wes Borland
LIPALI (PL)
Adrian 'Qlos' Kulik
Maurizio Rolli (IT)
MONUMENTS | John Browne (UK)
Uses - Duvell 7 Elite
KATATONIA, BLOODBATH (S)Anders Blakkheim Nyström
Bloodbath are an extreme metal supergroup from Sweden which spread pure quality death metal destruction. Featuring such names as Anders Nyström, Jonas Renske (Katatonia) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) returns with the next chapter of this brutal saga, The Fathomless Mastery.

Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal, the band's line up has changed and evolved throughout the years, featuring the elite of Swedish metal.

Hints of what the album may posses were provided by Unblessing The Purity, the mini-album released earlier this year on Peaceville Records. Described by Metal Hammer as 'a near-flawless celebration of Swedish brutality' and by Zero Tolerance as 'a slab of storming, top-quality death metal', the mini-album has set bar high.
'Unblessing The Purity' also features the return of Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt on vocal duties and arrival of Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson (ex-21 Lucifers, ex-Genocrush Ferox) on guitar, joining Katatonia's Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse and Martin 'Axe' Axenrot, also from Opeth.

This line-up has once again reunited for The Fanthomless Mastery which they have described as representing 'nothing but hateful brutality.' Promising their 'most crushing production yet' few would dare to argue the band's claim that... 'Bloodbath is here to slay, Bloodbath is here to stay!'
To spread their deadly substance, the Swedish butchers use their reliable ruthless tools: Mayones axes equipped with EMG razors. The well-knowned Setius Gothic was covered with gloss paint to bear ceaseless streams of blood...

"I was stoked to get my hands on another Gothic Setius optimized for the more extreme side of metal." - Anders describes his new axe - "The design and look of this blackened beauty has obviously been kept true to the original, with the only specific change being a shimmering gloss finish opposed to the former matte. Rounded up with the incredible craftmanship from Mayo and completed with EMG 81TW and EMG 89 active pickup's. This version of the Gothic Setius makes sure the job gets done both in the studio and on stage - A perfect main guitar!"
The Fanthomless Mastery will obscure the light of the Sun on 6th October. Be ready as there will be no mercy for the weak...

Find out more about Bloodbath and their latest release at Bloodbath official website and Peaceville dedicated mini-site

Just from their first legendary self-release ep in 1991 - and then through all their 6 albums, the Swedish band Katatonia has been intriguing the listeners by their dark, cold and mysterious songs. Still somewhere in the underground, Katatonia inspired a whole generation of players and bands all over the world. Official Katatonia fanclubs in such countries like Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Portugal, Brasil or Turkey... are just a hint of their ever growing popularity.
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Releasing the 7th full-length album "The Great Cold Distance" Swedish Katatonia once more prooved to be the class of its own. “An absolute triumph”, “Too brilliant not to be heard", "A masterpiece" or "Poetic, hypnotic and gloriously down" are just a few press delightful comments. Not also the critics opinions but mostly the growing number of fans appearing on each of more than 60 concerts of the 2006 world tour is the true evidence of band's excellence. After the undeniable success of both the album and the tour Katatonia decided to prepare two special releases for even better reception of their unique music: a special edition of "The Great Cold Distance" CD in 5.1 Surround Mix (world's premiere on 12th March 2007) and a double disc live album/dvd "Live Consternation" (May 2007).

With such a monumental album to follow, it was 2009 before Katatonia was ready to enter the studio for their eagerly awaited eighth studio album, 'Night is the New Day'. It was recorded throughout July 2009 & was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. Recording was divided between Studio Mega ( for drums) and Ghost Ward Studios, where most recording took place & which provided a dose of inspiration from the darker corners of life with it's choice of location, as Anders describes: “Broken glass, blood on the walls at the front door to the building and threatening messages written on the elevator - Even excrement and urine on the floor in the basement that makes you wonder if the caretaker is a serial killer himself". Mastering was completed at Fascination Street Studios (where 'The Great Cold Distance' was recorded) with Jens Bogren. A continuation of the heaviness, depth & atmosphere of their previous album, 'Night Is the New Day' is also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk & the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia's uncompromising sound, completed by the haunting tones of Jonas Renkse's journeys of urban & emotional decay, & now joined by Frank Default on keyboards, notable for his work on the track 'Unfurl' from the 'July' EP - utilising his expertise to the fullest to texture the soundscapes.
 
Anders Blakkheim Nystrom, leader of Katatonia, inspired our company to create a very new line of Mayones guitars... The Gothic series consist of two exeptional models: Regius-6 Gothic (Autumn 2005) and Mayones Setius 6 Gothic (Spring 2007). The models combine features specific for each series with special options to match Blakkheim character: an exceptional black matt Ash top, DiMarzio DSonic pickup, Fernades Sustainer system, Ebony fingerboard with the Maltese cross inlays.

More info about Katatonia on band's official website: www.katatonia.com and on their Polish fanclub
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KATATONIA, BLOODBATH (S)
LIMP BIZKIT (USA)Wes Borland
My Mayones Regius Guitars are expertly built and completely solid. I feel like I'm playing an instrument that's made out of something more than just wood and metal. It's like they've been lacquered with unicorn blood. Beautiful wood, tone and pickup options. Thanks Mayones! - Wes Borland
Wes Borland gear arsenal consist of three Mayones instruments: Regius PRO 6, Legend and Setius GTM 6 Baritone.
More about Limp Bizkit at band's official services: www.limpbizkit.com and www.facebook.com/limpbizkit
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LIPALI (PL)Adrian 'Qlos' Kulik
Kolejny muzyk dołączył do stajni Mayo. Tym razem jest to Qlos, czyli Adrian Kulik, grający na co dzień na basie z Tomkiem Lipnickim w formacji Lipali. Po wizycie w naszej firmie Qlos zdecydował się na basówkę Jabba 5 Custom z topem z topoli oczkowej i klonową podstrunnicą z literką 'Q' (jak Qlos oczywiście).
Wiosną roku 2000 Lipa, lider legendarnego Illusion, zaprezentował swój pierwszy solowy album, który dobitnie przedstawia niepowtarzalną wrażliwość i  fascynacje muzyczne. Pierwszy krążek to muzyka transowa, z lekka psychodeliczna, momentami twórcza i jazzująca, porównywalna do twórczości Dawida Sylviana, Adama F, Roberta Frippa, Petera Gabriela. Album jest płytą autorską zarówno w warstwie tekstowej, jak i muzycznej. Przeznaczony jest dla ludzi lubiących nowe trendy w życiu i w muzyce. Płyta została nominowana do nagrody Fryderyk 2000 w kategorii "Album roku - muzyka alternatywna". Na festiwalu Polskich Wideoklipów Yach Film 2001 Tomasz Madejski otrzymał nagrodę jako twórca zdjęć wideoklipu "Co noc".
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Trzy lata później wykrystalizował się obecny skład zespołu Lipali: jako sekcja rytmiczna występują Adrian „Qlos”Kulik (ex. TUFF ENUFF) i Łukasz „Luk” Jeleniewski (ex. IMTM). W 2004 już jako trio została wydana płyta LIPALI „Pi” materiał 3 - miejskiej formacji LIPALI nawiązuje do źródeł muzycznych fascynacji lidera. Mamy więc do czynienia z ciekawą mieszanką psychodeliczno - corowo - grungeową, pełną poszarpanych mrocznych melodii typowych dla hc ("Niezatapialni") przejmujących lirycznych niemal wokali w stylu L. Staleya ("Jeśli" "Życzenia"), które paradoksalnie składają się na całkiem spójną całość.
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Twórczość Lipali jest głęboko osadzona w stylistyce stricte rockowej, nawiązującej raczej do klasyki tego gatunku i niewiele ma wspólnego z tak modnym obecnie brzmieniem spod znaku new metal. Klasyczny jest również skład, bowiem LIPALI to świetnie uzupełniające się hendrixowskie trio, działające w myśl starej jak świat teorii brzytwy Okhama stawiającej prostotę i oszczędność formy oraz treści ponad bezsensowną kakofonię. Lipa po raz kolejny udowadnia, że jest jednym z najlepszych wokalistów rockowych w Polsce. Niewielu jest bowiem rodzimych rockman'ów, którzy tak jak on, zupełnie od niechcenia, pokonują karkołomne nieraz wokale. Do tego jeszcze po polsku, co jak wiadomo, jest wyższą szkołą jazdy i w naszym kraju stanowi zjawisko dość kuriozalne.
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Następcą "Pi" jest wydany w 2007 roku album "Bloo", świetnie przyjęta przez fanów i prasę muzyczną. Za swoją drugą płytę Lipa otrzymał Fryderyka w kategorii Wokalista Roku i wygrał z takimi tuzami jak Maciej Maleńczuk czy Wojciech Waglewski. Materiał z obu płyt mieliśmy nie raz okazję usłyszeć na licznych koncertach w całym kraju. Co ciekawe, chłopaki z Lipali przygotowali również akustyczne wersje swoich utworów i pod szyldem "Lipali akustycznie" przetoczyli się przez Polskę przy aplauzie rozmarzonych akustycznymi dźwiękami fanów.
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W 2009 roku doczekaliśmy się kolejnego albumu Lipali pod tytułem "TRIO", do którego został nagrany klip "Barykady". Zapraszamy do obejrzenia teledysku w naszym dziale Video: Lipali - Barykady.
Oficjalna strona zespołu Lipali lipali.hardzone.pl
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Maurizio Rolli (IT)
Maurizio Rolli has become known as a bass virtuoso and skilled arranger working with Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Hiram Bullock, Jim Hall, Dave Liebman, Alex Acuna, Danny Gottlieb and many others, and arranging for Metropole Orkest, Chaka Khan and Vince Mendoza. He received international attention for his release “Moodswings: a Tribute to Jaco Pastorius” (2001), which was named “CD of the month” by Bass Player magazine in August, 2002.
Within the last year he released “Rolli's Tones,” featuring metal and rock classics by Rush, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and others arranged by Rolli and accompanied by "Rolli's Tones Big Band" and a list of jazz superstars including Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock, Bob Sheppard and Bob Franceschini.
Patriot 5 Fretless Maurizio Rolli Signature was designed to add a unique clarity to the warm sound of the fretless bass. The combination of excellent tonewood, connected sound chambers equally distributed all over the body and top notch electronics define the new quality in the universe of low frequency.
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Read more about Patriot 5 Fretless MR in our Catalogue.
View Maurizio Rolli Mayones Artist Gallery
More about Maurizio Rolli at his official website: www.mauriziorolli.com
Maurizio Rolli official MySpace profile: www.myspace.com/mauriziorolli
MONUMENTS | John Browne (UK)Uses - Duvell 7 Elite
When I visited Namm 2014, I tried the prototype Duvell made for Misha, I fell in love right away. It was one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played that sounded aggressive and tight, great the for the music I play. Mayones craft amongst the best guitars on the market today. Very unique instruments that have been given a lot of love during their build! - John Browne / MONUMENTS
Visit the official Monuments services for more info about Monuments:
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Mrozu (PL)
Artur 'BooBoo' Twarowski
MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
Lena Abé
MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
Andrew Craighan
NAMI (AND)
Iván Marín
Filipe Baldaia
Ricard Tolosa
ODDLAND (FIN)
Joni, Jussi, Sakari
Mrozu (PL)Artur 'BooBoo' Twarowski
Artur "Boo-Boo" Twarowski to wyśmienity gitarzysta, aranżer oraz człowiek o kreatywnym podejściu do Groovu. Ukończył Szkołę Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Klasie Gitary Klasycznej.
Pierwsze kroki stawiał na krakowskiej scenie muzycznej z zespołem "Dezodorant Squad". Na scenie pojawił się obok takich artystów jak: Reggie Worthy, Pascal Mulot, Borys Szyc, Patrycja Kosiarkiewicz, Jarek Wist, Maciek Starnawski, Sqbass, Georgina Tarasiuk, Nick Sinckler, Ćmy, Break Da Funk, Funk It i innych.
Obecnie współtworzy brzmienie zespołów: Mrozu, Wilson Square, Kasia Klich, Rock & Chopin, DoriFi, PATA Jam Band.
Boo-Boo, jako pilot-oblatywacz, miał również swój udział w tworzeniu ostatecznej wersji naszego modelu Legend i został pierwszym oficjalnym użytkownikiem tego instrumentu.
Moja współpraca z firmą Mayones rozpoczęła się w momencie kiedy zobaczyłem prototyp modelu Legend, który przyciągnął mą uwagę nowoczesny kształtem a jednak old-schoolowym wykończeniem. Chwile później dostałem do testów to jesionowe cudo które po paru przeróbkach awansowało do bycia moją główna gitarą zostawiając w tyle wiele znakomitych instrumentów.
Profesjonalność Mayones Teamu przerosła moje najśmielsze oczekiwania, razem udało nam się z prototypu zrobić niepowtarzalny model customowy który posłużył za wzór dla reszty serii Legend.
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Pierwsze co czuć w momencie grania na tej gitarze to niesamowita wygoda. Gryf to bardzo silny atut tego instrumentu, jego kształt służy graniu bardzo szybkich technicznych zagrywek i świetnie leży w ręce podczas ciężkich riffów. Mostek Hipshot US Contour Tremolo w połączeniu z blokowanymi stroikami Schallera wspaniale trzyma strój i pozwala na wykorzystanie wajchy w każdy ekstremalny sposób.
Za brzmienie odpowiadają przetworniki Seymour Duncan P-Rails SHPR-1 w układzie H-S-H. To wyjątkowe połączenie pozwala na wykorzystanie ponad 10 ustawień poprzez rozdzielane cewki w obu Humbackerach i 5-stopniowy przełącznik. Dlatego można wykorzystać jej brzmienie w przesterowanych riffach, funkowych patykach, jazzowych wypełniaczach i soulowych frazach. Miałem okazje wielokrotnie sprawdzać ją w studiu i czy wpinałem ja bezpośrednio w stół czy korzystałem ze wzmacniacza firmy Hayden to jej sound był bez zarzutu.
Finalny produkt to gitara doskonała, jej uniwersalność pozwala na wykorzystanie jej w ciężkiej rockowej nucie ale też w cukierkowym popie czy funku. Zarówno jej wygląd, wykonanie, osprzęt jak i brzmienie są dopracowane do perfekcji. To wspaniały instrument na światowym poziomie dla każdego kto lubi nowoczesne rozwiązania w sosie Vintage.
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MY DYING BRIDE (UK)Lena Abé
The first time I set up and turned on, I knew this bass was something special. Its perfectly balanced, feels incredible, looks stunning and sounds unbelievable.
I chose to use the custom shop so that this bass could truly be mine and unique. I wasn't sure how the acrylic inlay would ultimately turn out, but I can't fault it, it looks amazing. The transparent black back and flamed maple top in poisonous transparent green finish were exactly what I'd asked and hoped for.
This bass is a very versatile piece of kit. It can create some serious sounds from atmospheric booms to softer more gentle tones to whatever you want inbetween. I couldn't ask for anything more.
I feel geniunely honored, and proud, everytime I put on my Mayones to do what I love the most.
Lena Abé / MY DYING BRIDE
Lena Abé uses the following Mayones instruments: two Be 4 Gothic and two highly customized five string Patriot and Slogan models.
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Photo credit: Bartosz Sarama / yesternight.pl
My Dying Bride - Lena Abé
Visit www.mydyingbride.org and My Dying Bride My Space profile for more info and tunes.
Check out Andrew Craighan Artist profile in our MayPlayers Gallery
MY DYING BRIDE (UK)Andrew Craighan
Well where do I start? Do I comment on the blacker than black finish that entices light into it’s woesome bleak abyss trapped there to stay without hope, or the exquisite finish so sublime, tempting the weak at heart nearer to their pitiful doom from each trembling touch, the red binding, marking it’s borders for battle ready to engulf the weary who dare to trespass, or the pure crushing misery thundering from the two EMG pickups or equally destructive, the siren song leading the lost to a bitter cold grave all too soon, maybe the custom Devils Horn fret markers a sign of it’s true intent and purpose.
Need I say more... It’s all of the above this guitar is evil at heart, a devilish creation that since it’s inception has sang of the grim demise of my other Mayones guitars.
Pure. Perfect. Precious.
Thanks Mayones - a job well doomed!
Andy Craighan / MY DYING BRIDE
Andy Craighan uses three customized Mayones Regius 6 guitars.
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My Dying Bride - Andy Craighan
Visit official My Dying Bride webiste for more info about the band: mydyingbride.org
Check out Lena Abé Artist profile in our May-players Gallery
NAMI (AND)Iván Marín
Filipe Baldaia
Ricard Tolosa
Hailing from Andorra Nami are the embodiment of the next great wave of European metal to emerge from the continent. The formation cooperates with Mayones Guitars & Basses on a full-band endorsement basis.
Filipe uses a Regius 7 in Monolith White Gloss finish, Luminlay side dots, and custom inscription in an Ebony fretboard and in a truss rod cover.
"When I play my Mayones Regius 7, I feel comfortable, free and inspired. This guitar has the perfect combination between great sustain, cosy body, vast versatility and the most intimate sound."
Ivan plays a Regius 7 Gothic in Monolith Red PorBlack Matt finish, acrylic front dots, and EMG 707 pickups.
"I’m delighted to have this piece of art in my hands, due to its amazing finishings, lightness, manageability and above all the amazing sound I get. It roars like no other guitar! Day after day I enjoy playing this instrument, and day after day I’m more impressed!"
Ricard roars with a Patriot 6 Classic bass in a Transparent Black Matt finish, Bartolini Soapbar pickups, Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, Luminlay side dots, and Custom inlay in an Ebony fretboard 
"Beauty and versatility. These are the words that best describe Mayones guitars and basses. Thanks to the infinite possibilities of customization, you get a unique and very personal instrument that complements your music, whatever you play. I don’t need to look any further: I found the instruments I’m going to play for the rest of my life!"
Visit www.facebook.com/namiofficial and www.namiofficial.com for more info and tunes from NAMI
ODDLAND (FIN)Joni, Jussi, Sakari
"These instruments are absolute beasts. I believe they actually devoured my LP when they moved in. The construction is flawless and they are magnificently pleasing to the eye - the psychedelic swirls on my eye poplar finish are just hypnotizing. And playability/sound, well, I think the Mayones roster speaks for itself."- Sakari Ojanen / ODDLAND
Sakari plays a Regius 7 with an Eye Poplar top in Dark Red Matt finish, Ash body and DiMarzio Crunch Lab + BKP Nailbomb Alnico pickups & a Regius 6 Gothic with a Black Ash Matt finish, Mahogany body and Dimarzio Crunch Lab + Liquifire pickups.
"Both the sound and the playability of this baby are exactly what I was looking for. Love the looks, too." - Jussi Poikonen / ODDLAND
Jussi plays a Regius 7 Gothic with a Monolith Red Grain Ash Matt finish and DiMarzio Crunch Lab + Air Norton pickups with individual coil splits.
"My 5-string fretless Patriot just shines excellent craftsmanship and you can feel the instrument has been constructed with detail and soul. This helps me bring out those elements in my playing as well, which is the most important thing what you want from your instrument in the end – to complement your music. I’m looking to get a second fretted Mayones to complete my arsenal in the future!" - Joni Palmroth / ODDLAND
Joni plays a fretless Patriot 5 Classic with a Flamed Maple top (matt finish) and Ash body.
More about Oddland at band's official services:
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ONLY FATE REMAINS (NL)
Michiel Van Veen
Or Lubianiker (ISR)
Yossi Sassi, Marty Friedman, Dave Lombardo, Ron Bumblefoot Thal
PAIN OF SALVATION (S)
Daniel Gildenlöw
PARADISE LOST (UK)
Greg Mackintosh
PARADISE LOST (UK)
Aedy Aaron
ONLY FATE REMAINS (NL)Michiel Van Veen
"They have done it again: superb build and sound quality with which they simply surpass any guitar vendor I know. As an early endorser of the Mayones family (2006) with my Setius GTM-7 custom – and so being a tiny bit spoiled for so long – I thought I was prepared for this axe. Nothing could be farther from the truth; this Regius 8 KLR baritone is simply astonishing.
The guitar shines in all types of music ranging from subtle jazzy / bluesy applications towards heaviest of metal that tiers down walls. Rich and transparent sounding with great focus on details and endless sustain was what I was going for with this guitar and I got it! Even the 8th string is still clear defined and heavy sounding at the same time. The EMG 808X’s together with swamp ash body and ebony fingerboard help a great deal, but in the end it is the guitar that really ‘sings’ so to speak.
Aside from wood and basic electronics, I choose to built in some electronics. Amongst are a low freq roll-off switch (either 150Hz, 300Hz or no roll-off) which helps onstage low end tuning. Completed with a 9V/18V switch on the back, kill switch and Kahler tremolo this allows me to have any sound I can think of. Finished with a matt transparent and custom semi transparent matt graphite burst, custom 24-fret inlay and glow in the dark markers I smile every day I see my guitar.
A true flagship showing off Mayones’ superb craftsmanship!" - Michiel Van Veen / ONLY FATE REMAINS (NL)
Find out more about Only Fate Remains at www.onlyfateremains.com
 
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Or Lubianiker (ISR)Yossi Sassi, Marty Friedman, Dave Lombardo, Ron Bumblefoot Thal
Or Lubianiker is a professional bass player from Israel that shared stages with luminaries such as Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land), Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Cacophony), and Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament, Philm, Fantomas), and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal.
This young bassist became well versed in various styles of playing and can be heard grooving hard on genres ranging from Jazz-Fusion and Funk to Heavy Metal. The Israeli bassist has a wicked sense of groove matched with a wicked sense of humor that combine perfectly in his songs, instrument demos, and video lessons.
You can find Or's videos on his Rule of Thump YouTube channel as well as see him demoing some of the most interesting basses on the planet on BassTheWorld.com.
Or Lubianiker uses Mayones Slogan 5 Gothic bass from Mayones Master Builder Collection 2013.
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PAIN OF SALVATION (S)Daniel Gildenlöw
Leader and founder of Pain of Salvation – one of the leading groups in the progressive rock-metal world. Also known for his collaborations with such names as Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater & Pete Trewavas of Marillion (project: Transatlantic), Paul Gilbert of Mr Big (project: Hammer Of The Gods) or Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings). Daniel is the man behind our Regius Elements limited edition. is the name - his signature version of Mayones Regius Custom Guitar.
The concept behind Regius Elements is to adjust the usual Regius in correspondence to the 5 natural Elements of the Universe, with an appropriate “elemental” look and truly “universal” tonal capabilities.
The first 4 upcoming models: Fire, Water, Earth, & Air will be first time shown to the public on MusikMesse 2006 International Music Trade Fair, held 29.03-01.04.2006 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Starting off with The Regius Fire release on June 21st 2006 (when summer takes its reign over spring), the series is to be issued for sale in strictly limited number of copies according to the consequent solstice / equinox dates (each Element representing one phase of the year). Premiere of the last 5th Element - The Regius Perfect model (named after "The Perfect Element" Pain of Salvation album) is planned for summer 2007, together with the company's 25th anniversary.
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"I have been offered endorsement from several guitar makers since I started playing Parker back in 1997, but none has caught my undivided attention until now", comments Daniel. "I have always been very picky about my choices, and now I have finally found the guitars I've been looking for. After having sorted all the details out, I can say that this guitar will kick your guitar's ass regardless of what you play. And the fact that it is one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever played doesn't hurt either," he adds.
More info about Pain of Salvation on band's official website: www.painofsalvation.com
Check out our Catalogue for more information about Daniel's Regius Elements series
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PARADISE LOST (UK)Greg Mackintosh
"The Regius sing. They really compliment my playing and the sustain is awesome. The Setius-7 can achieve sparkling, full bodied clean sounds in the neck position and crushingly, heavy rhythm sounds in the bridge position. In the studio, myself, producers and engineers alike were stunned by the quality of craftsmanship and blown away by the sounds that these guitars are capable of. Being left-handed has always caused problems when trying to find great guitars. But with the left-handed Setius and the new left-handed Regius guitars I am endorsing, this will no longer be a problem." - Greg Mackintosh / PARADISE LOST
Greg Mackintosh uses the following Mayones instruments: Regius 6 Gothic LH, Setius GTM 7 LH, and Regius KLR 7 LH.
More about the band at PL official home page www.paradiselost.co.uk
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PARADISE LOST (UK)Aedy Aaron
"I haven't stopped smiling since I first opened the case... Beyond even my high expectations, a true beauty." - Aaron Aedy / PARADISE LOST
Aaron Aedy uses a customized versions of Mayones Regius 7 and Setius GTM 7 models.
More about the band at Paradise Lost official web page www.paradiselost.co.uk.
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PERIPHERY (USA)
Misha 'Bulb' Mansoor
RED SEAS FIRE (UK)
Leo Dorsz
RED SEAS FIRE (UK)
Pete Graves
RHOPE, CAYNE (IT)
Diego Minach
RIVERSIDE (PL)
Piotr Grudziński
PERIPHERY (USA)Misha 'Bulb' Mansoor
Hailing from Washington DC, Periphery is one of the freshest progressive metal acts on the scene today. With their signature blend of polymetric grooves and soaring melodies, the band continues to push the envelope of modern metal music.

We're djently excited to announce that the founding member and a guitar player for Periphery, Misha, the electric light bulb, Mansoor, has become a proud owner of two Regius guitars: a six string Gothic and a seven string with Blue Denim finish.

Both instruments were also equipped with the Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups for tight and selective sound and luminescent side dots Luminlay for perfect neck orientation during live shows.

The instruments were delivered just before Periphery along with Tesseract and Monuments hit the road for The League of Extraordinary Djentelmen Tour . We had a chance to have a place in the continental part of this even and met with members of Periphery and Monuments during their stay in Hamburg, Germany.

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After 12 hours drive from our headquarter in Gdańsk we arrived in Hamburg few minutes before Periphery finished their sound check at the Logo Club in Dammtor district. We saw four Mayones guitars proudly rose their heads towards the sky...

When the sound check was done we all went backstage where we meet all the guys from Periphery and Monuments. To their surprise we brought few nice Mayones basses and Taurus amps and pedals with us so the meeting turned out to be a huge gear fiesta! Especially when we took Elegance in Paper finish out of the case...

Although Europe wasn't really hospitable for the Periphery crew, who had to deal with several health problems, the event was a true metal feast for the audience.

During the LXD Tour Misha and Alex was reviewed by All Axes portal about the gear they use. Watch some photos from Mayo-Periphery Meeting and the All Axes interview below! Enjoy!

More about Misha Mansoor and Periphery at Band's official web services:
Misha uses several customized Mayones guitars: Regius 6M Gothic and Regius 7, and Regius 8, and Setius PRO 7
See also our new Djentlemen Series in our Catalogue.
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RED SEAS FIRE (UK)Leo Dorsz
'Since getting both the Jabba Special HH and Special PBH, i have not wanted to play anything but Mayones. The tone and feel are exactly what i want from my basses. The beautiful finish and expert craftsmanship is something to truly behold.' Leo Dorsz / Red Seas Fire
Read more about Red Seas Fire and download their latest album for FREE at www.redseasfire.co.uk!
Leo Dorsz uses two regular Mayones Jabba Special basses upgraded with a luminous Luminlay side dots for better orientation on dark stages. Check the Jabba series in our Catalogue.
Photo credits Nicole Lloyd
RED SEAS FIRE (UK)Pete Graves
"In the scene for the music I play there is a lot of scrutiny on instrument quality, as such I have had the opportunity to play on dozens of weird and wonderful custom instruments of different shapes, sizes and brands. When I inevitably got my hands on a Mayones guitar I had a sudden urge to just play and create, it was then that I knew I had found the right instrument for me." - PeteG / Red Seas Fire
Read more about Red Seas Fire and download their latest album for FREE at www.redseasfire.co.uk!
PeteG uses a customized Regius 8 guitar: Mahogany body with Flamed Maple top in Transparent Emerald Green Matt finish (T-EGRN-M), 3ply black acrylic binding around the whole instrument, luminous Luminlay dots and Bare Knuckle Aftermath 8 pickups.
Check the Regius series in our Catalogue
Photo credits Ross Wildish
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RHOPE, CAYNE (IT)Diego Minach
I knew about Mayones as a fan of some of the endorser artists and I wanted to try one. When I received the guitar I've been immediately amazed by the perfection of the construction, the beautiful woods and the accuracy of the painting. So I immediately wanted to play it.
I felt comfort on the fretboard, the neck is incredible, it is not too rounded and not too slim, it's just perfect, and the natural finish makes it soft and sliding for the thumb.
This Setius is equipped with EMGs 707 and the sound is as you can imagine watching the guitar: full, rich and strong, pure power! I definitely want more Mayones guitars! - Diego Minach about his Mayones Setius GTM 7 with EMG pickups
"This guitar is incredible, when you wear it you fell the power in your hands. The low end is massive, the mids are hot and crisp and the highs are sharp but elegant The neck is the most confortable neck I've ever put my hands on. Absolutely recommended \m/" - Diego Minach on his new Mayones Regius 7 customised with: Ebony Macassar top, Wenge-Padouk-Maple neck, Bare Knuckle Aftermath Black Battleworn pickups, and Hipshot bridge.
More information about RHOPE on www.rhope.it
Find out more about Cayne at http://www.cayne.it/
RIVERSIDE (PL)Piotr Grudziński
Poland's most popular progressive rock band both across the country and beyond with their enthusiastically responded music & totally sold out venues. Born in 2001, Riverside has already released 4 big records, toured Europe and USA and shared stages with such legends as Dream Theatre or Pain of Salvation.
 
 
 
 
Riverside is a way of expressing reflections, dreams and fantasies through music. It is an idea for exposing emotions, for an escape from the grey or unnaturally overcoloured reality. It is music inspired by a time, a place, a thought and a word, a figment of their own and other people's imagination. It is joy and sadness, a whisper and a scream.
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After completing their Reality Dream trilogy with the latest Rapid Eye Movement album, Riverside is seen as one of the leading bands of the progressive rock/metal scene. Their music, full of emotions and chilling atmosphere has gathered a massive group of fans all over Europe, especially after each of the amazing concerts...
Riverside is currently celebrating the release of their latest opus - Anno Domini High Definition, the most energetic and rocking record in band's history. After the triumphant tour across their homeland, Riverside collects new hosts of souls during the Old World tour.
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ANNO DOMINI HIGH DEFINITION is band's third album recorded using customized Mayones guitars and basses. Piotr's Setius PRO comes with Schaller Floyd Rose PRO bridge and 2 DiMarzio humbuckers (Air Norton + D-Sonic) together with 5-pos. switch both for pickups selection and coil-splitting. The fingerboard has been marked with symbols of the zodiac Pisces.
"The guitar is indeed beautiful and when I first saw her, I couldn't fully believe that it's really... mine :)), as the overall visual, the color, finish & the markers of course (my astrological symbol) make this axe a one-and-only, unrepeatable piece in the whole world!" tells Piotr.
"Another cool thing at Mayo is the possibility of experimenting with the custom equipment. I was not used to play Mahogany guitars before so I was also not fully convinced to bridge DiMarzio D-Sonic inside. Now I can tell that the sound is brilliant - deep and very 'rockstyle'. On the other hand Air Norton has been one of my favourites for a long time and it sounds perfect once again here :) After my wish, the humbucker pickups are operated by a 5-way coil-splitting pickup selector switch, and this is once again a thing that I have never tried before customizing my guitar in Mayones. A good choice for a nice & broad palette of sounds - I can say now."
"Anyway, all Setius advantages will surely soon be heard on Riverside's upcoming new album, so... stay in tune May-niacs! It's a great gear!!!" - says Piotr.
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More info about Riverside on band's official website: www.riverside.art.pl
Mariusz Duda, the bass player for Riverside uses Mayones basses. Check out Mariusz Duda profile for more info. 
Check out our Catalogue for more information about Regius and Setius series
RIVERSIDE (PL)
Mariusz Duda
Roo
Romain "Roo" Chapus
Ruggero Robin (IT)
Ryan Siew / POLARIS (AU)
Uses: Regius 7 | Setius GTM 6 Gothic
SOILWORK (S)
Sylvain Coudret
RIVERSIDE (PL)Mariusz Duda
Poland's most popular progressive rock band both across the country and beyond with their enthusiastically responded music & totally sold out venues. Born in 2001, Riverside has already released 4 big records, toured Europe and USA and shared stages with such legends as Dream Theatre or Pain of Salvation.
 
 
 
 
Riverside is a way of expressing reflections, dreams and fantasies through music. It is an idea for exposing emotions, for an escape from the grey or unnaturally overcoloured reality. It is music inspired by a time, a place, a thought and a word, a figment of their own and other people's imagination. It is joy and sadness, a whisper and a scream.
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After completing their Reality Dream trilogy with the latest Rapid Eye Movement album, Riverside is seen as one of the leading bands of the progressive rock/metal scene. Their music, full of emotions and chilling atmosphere has gathered a massive group of fans all over Europe, especially after each of the amazing concerts...
Riverside is currently celebrating the release of their latest opus - Anno Domini High Definition, the most energetic and rocking record in band's history. After the triumphant tour across their homeland, Riverside collects new hosts of souls during the Old World tour.
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ANNO DOMINI HIGH DEFINITION is band's third album recorded using customized Mayones guitars and basses. The bass made for Mariusz is a Prestige 4 with an elegant Macassar Ebony top, a fretboard adorned with the musician’s initials and electronics consisting of GraphTech piezo system, Bartolini pickups and an Aguilar preamp. "I needed an instrument capable of handling lighter playing as well as harder stuff. A bass that will work great played with a pick as well as fingerstyle, depending on a given song’s character - says Mariusz and announces with satisfaction – “Success! My new Prestige suits all of this perfectly. On top of that it looks beautiful and is so freaking comfortable!”
"Basia", as Mariusz affectionately calls the bass, has already had a chance to show what it can do during the recording sessions for the new album "We are already through the first days of recording the new album. I have to admit that the bass’ “studio baptism of fire” went great. The Bartolini pu’s, the Aguilar pre give the bass astonishing power and a wide array of tones, magnified even more by the piezo system. Works perfectly with my Ampeg amp. The sound is incredibly warm, defined and spacious." – says Mariusz about his experiences with the bass and adds: "This is my first collaboration with Mayo and I know now that it is just the beginning."
And indeed it was as until now Mariusz owns three tasty Mayones basses: fretted Elegance with Ebony Macassar top, Comodous with Wenge-Padouk neck and fretless Slogan Classic.
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Mariusz is also know for his solo project Lunatic Soul , recorded with help and assistance of his numerous friends. Here's what he says about his own opus:
The Lunatic Soul is a studio project realized in the cooperation with my friends and colleagues from the music branch who agreed to take part in it, to my great surprise and utmost joy.
I touched upon a vital subject on this record, namely... death. What came out of this was a conceptual journey to the world beyond full of reflections on transience and all we may want to leave after we pass (if we want to leave anything). As I see it, it will be an oriental-trans-psychodelic-verbal-musical journey through the pitch darkness available only to those who have... a lunatic soul.
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October 25th, 2010 has been set as the release date of the second album of Lunatic Soul, a project conceived by Riverside's singer and bass player Mariusz Duda. The white album, a continuation of 2008's black album, constitutes the second and last part of the diptych about the journey through the underworld.
It will again be a story about a journey through a place that exists somewhere in-between, enriched with new motifs and retrospections. A sort of a road movie about a lost soul. Musically speaking perhaps more intense and unsetting than the first part but with the predominance of certain space and lightness that can be--I hope so--associated with the colour white. Hence, the album is a sort of a continuation but certainly not a repetition.
The majority of the instrumental parts are played by Mariusz Duda himself. However, the guest musicians appear this time as well, for instance already known from the previous album Maciej Szelenbaum (keyboards, flutes, quzheng) or Wawrzyniec Dramowicz from Indukti (drums). The new album will be released in Poland by Mystic Production, and in the rest of the world by (know for the work with such bands as Porcupine Tree or Anathema) the British label Kscope.
More info about Riverside on their official website www.riverside.art.pl
Piotr Grudziński, the guitar player for Riverside uses Mayones guitars. Check out Piotr Grudziński profile for more info. 
Enter www.lunaticsoul.com and immerge into the thrilling substance of the human soul 
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RooRomain "Roo" Chapus
Romain "Roo" Chapus is a French musician/ producer based in Helsinki, Finland. He started to play guitar in the early 90's at age 15 under Satriani’s musical influence. He graduated from MUSIC ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL (former C.M.C.N-France) at 20.
Solo artist, session guitarist, featuring guitar instructor at guitarmasterclass.net & Shred Academy. Has released several guitar methods including one instructional DVD "Creative Shred" and one instrumental solo album: "Guitar without a Cause".
 
 
 
Romain is the leader of a Finnish instrumental rock trio Roo from Helsinki founded after the release of his debut solo album "Guitar Without a Cause" (2008).
The band delivers sparkling instrumental rock, influenced from aggressive metal to southern bluesy rock with a bit of funk and fusion. Not bounded by the trends of predictable rock neither guitar nerd music, Roo's music is a journey in a diversity of tones, melodies and catchy riffs carried by groove, energy and humor.
The trio is well-balanced with, on the drums, the experienced Juke Eräkangas who evolves from modern jazz styles to heavy rock. Easy as well with electronic drums, his touché and creativity brings Roo's guitar fest breath and structure. 6 strings bass player Jaakko Nikko, also member of the Progressive Metal band Reversion is the loud asset. Complete musician, who has released several albums and performed numerous gigs, he is also an important element of Roo's stage presence.
Roo & Mayones Legend
Carried by Indie label Mad Guitar Records and a growing fans base, Roo took part, in solo, of several records, including top sellers guitar compilations Melodic Soloists and Guitar Addiction (feat. Brett Garsed, Bumblefoot, Stu Hamm, Atma Anur... )
“My first choice went on the Setius who has a great playability and strong tone. Lately I received the Legend and I felt immediately that this guitar was made for me. Its playability, look, ergonomic, tone & feel are very close to what I try to be musically, an unpredictable mixture of modern, vintage, sharp and smooth. Being endorsed by Sound Shop who distributes Mayones Guitars in Finland, I  have the privilege to demonstrate many of their beautiful guitars.
Roo & Mayones Legend
Check Roo lessons in our Videos section
Roo Official Website: www.rooguitar.com
Roo Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RooBand
Roo Official MySpace profile: www.myspace.com/rooguitar
Roo Official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/rooguitar
Photo credits - Tomas Whitehouse
Ruggero Robin (IT)
Guitarist gifted with a communicative technique par excellence, Ruggero Robin has a culture of huge musical diversity. His riffs can be heard on over 60 million CD's sold worldwide by artists like Zucchero Fornaciari, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Young, BB King, Dolores O'Riordan, Giorga Nomadi, Riccardo Fogli, Bruce Gaitsch, Joe Diorio, Marc Jordan, John Patitucci, Steve Gadd, Joey De Francesco, Byron Landham, Marc Quinones but to name a few.
Robin also drives his own studios where he's active as a producer, arranger and composer, but is mostly an 'itinerent' musician always encountering other greats and who's often himself accompanied by the absolute 'crème de la crème' of the international jazz scene.
Ruggero Robin plays a Mayones Legend guitar in a regular specification.
" From the first second you pick up a Mayones Legend, you understand that it's a superior guitar … the neck … the vibrato  … its crafting … the sound … the sustain. When you play the Legend, you feel you are actually riding a racing horse. Fantastic !" - Ruggero Robin
Ryan Siew / POLARIS (AU)Uses: Regius 7 | Setius GTM 6 Gothic
"When I first picked up my Mayones Guitar I was completely blown away by the attention to detail, craftsmanship and aesthetics of the guitar. The instrument's feel and articulate sound instantly inspired me to play and create - haven't looked back since!" - Ryan Siew
Ryan Siew, 17, is an Australian guitarist who has astounded many in the contemporary metal scene with his YouTube covers of technical songs by prominent bands. Since Ryan first picked up guitar at age 11, he quickly developed his skills through learning music by ear and performing in front of family and friends. From the humble beginnings of playing Pop-Rock, he has since branched out to play an eclectic mix of Progressive Metal, Jazz and everything in between. Ryan is determined to continue with his own compositions and has since joined an active Australian band ‘Polaris’, releasing their debut EP "Dichotomy" on November 29, 2013 to high acclaim.
Ryan Siew Official FB page - www.facebook.com/RyanSiewMusic
Ryan Siew YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/ryansiew1
Polaris Offical FB page - www.facebook.com/polarisaus
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SOILWORK (S)Sylvain Coudret
"Gigs are awesome and playing live with that guitar is flawless, very good feeling with it and very comfortable to play, fantastic, love it! Mayones make guitars the way I like music to be: creative, inspiring and a blast to play. I can honestly say these are pieces of art! I'm blown away. Thanks Mayones for these beautiful instruments!" - Sylvain Coudret / SOILWORK
Sylvain Coudret uses Mayones Regius 6 model.

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STREAM OF PASSION (NL)
Stephan Schultz
STREAM OF PASSION, THE SATURNINE (NL)
Eric Hazebroek
TESSERACT (UK)
Acle Kahney
TEXTURES (NL)
Bart Hennephof
TEXTURES (NL)
Jochem Jacobs
STREAM OF PASSION (NL)Stephan Schultz
Following the release of their debut album "Embrace the Storm" in 2005, Stream of Passion immediately gained the attention of female- fronted metal fans all over the globe with their unique sound. In 2008, after various European tours and festival appearances, plus the release of the live DVD "Live in the Real World" and several singles/video clips, Stream of Passion realized it was time to start working on their next album, which would open a new chapter in the band's history.
Led by the voice and violin of Mexican-born Marcela Bovio, the new band line-up consists of talented and passionate Dutch musicians Johan van Stratum (bass guitar), Martijn Peters (drums), Jeffrey Revet (keyboards), Eric Hazebroek (guitars) and Stephan Schultz (lead guitar).
The new line-up and interaction between the band members has definitely influenced the band's sound. Marcela explains: "Circumstances were different this time; we all live closer to each other now, so we could just get together and work on the songs face to face whenever we wanted to. We soon knew exactly the direction we wanted to take."
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With new songs, an energetic live performance, and a record deal with Napalm Records, Stream of Passion is confident that they will once again take the gothic metal scene by storm. On the new album "The Flame Within", the listener can brace for more live oriented songs with heavy guitars, raging pianos, haunting string arrangements, and the unique, mysterious melodies and vocals provided by Marcela Bovio.
"Our plan was no other than to give everything we have, to implement all of our energy and passion into each one of these songs. And we've definitely achieved it... Get ready to experience our inner fire!"
Stream Of Passion guitarists, Stephan and Eric, are bound to our company on the endorsement basis using several Mayones instruments. Eric plays his Regius 7 and Setius  GTM 7 models for almost 3 years now and Stephan, our new May-player, uses two Setius guitars: GTM 7 and PRO 6 with Fernandes Sustainer system.
One week prior to recording the guitars for our second studio-album (the first since I’ve joined the band) I decided that my old (Ibanez) 7- string wasn’t going to cut it…
I needed a fat sounding axe that’s easy to tune, has good intonation and perfect action! My friend and fellow Stream of Passion guitarist (Eric Hazebroek) already owns 2 Mayones guitars and I have been really impressed by them since I first heard and played them. That’s why I knew I needed to get myself a Mayo!!!
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I got in contact with the nice people at Mayones and told them I needed a Mayones Setius GTM 7 this week to record with in the studio! If that wasn’t enough I asked if they could set it up with my string gauche and action preferences…
This wasn’t a problem for the nice guys at Mayones and 6 days later I was giving my signature to the UPS guy. I knew I was in for a treat when I opened my case but it was even better than I imagined… My Mayones Setius GTM 7 Black is simply the best 7-string I have ever seen or heard! It sounds, plays and looks amazing!!!
The next day I took it to the studio and the producer was also blown away by the looks and especially the sound of the Mayo. That deep, heavy, thick yet tight sound really got us motivated during recordings! Beautiful things have originated from this…
Thanks Mayones and keep up the good work!"
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Just a few weeks later Stephan decides to order another Mayones guitar driven by some irresistable desire... But let him get it off his chest...
I am a Mayones addict! I am a Mayones addict! When acknowledging an addiction you’re half way from being cured! The thing I that I don’t want to be cured! I just want more Mayo!
After my first Mayones guitar, a Mayones Setius GTM 7 string, I soon ordered my second Mayo. This time a totally customized 6 string with a floating bridge! I ordered it with customized moon-phase inlays (best idea I ever had), ebony fingerboard, Fernandes Susainer at neck position and a D-sonic pick-up at bridge position. To top things of the guitar is totally monolith black with a white binding.
When I first opened the case I saw a perfectly crafted piece of art!! No flaws! No imperfections! I have no idea how they do it but the craftsmen at the Mayones factory are brilliant! Not only does the guitar look perfect, it also plays perfect! The feel of the instrument is so good, it makes me play better! Nice action, fast neck… The only constriction this guitar has is me! ;-)
The sound ladies and gentlemen; simply astonishing!!! Warm and tight! Just how I like it. I can make it sing when I want to, squeal when I want to and if I want to play with dynamics… no problem. It’s the total package!
Am I that positive that you don’t believe me? I can hardly believe it myself. I finally found the guitars I’ve been looking for all my life!
More about Stream Of Passion at band's official website: www.streamofpassion.com
Stream Of Passion offcial MySpace profile: www.myspace.com/streamofpassionband
Steve's personal website: www.stephanschultz.com
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Read more about Setius models in our Catalogue
STREAM OF PASSION, THE SATURNINE (NL)Eric Hazebroek
Eric has been playing guitar in bands since 1991. Started off in the cult technical metal MANIFEST, and then more into the melancholy gothic rock/metal tune with Daeonia , Trisomy and his most recent project The Saturnine. Not along ago Eric was also asked to join famous Dutch metal band - Stream of Passion, where he can show the abilities his new Mayo - Setius GTM 7.
Eric is the owner of a custom Regius beauty, served in his own dreamed red-wine color and a few other custom shop chosen options. "All the extras here are so subtle, yet make the experience new and inspiring. The D-tuner, the Q-parts knobs, the custom inlay... it’s well-balanced in many ways... Regius can definitely compete with the best of the high-end guitars out there, and I’m honoured to own one,” says Eric.
 
It's not only about the customized color then, as this Regius was built according to many more special wishes of Eric. It therefore features a Hipshot D-tuner device mounted instead of the usual E-string tuner, Fernandes Sustainer 101 kit in the neck pickup position and active EMG-85 as the bridge pickup. The final look of the guitar is also enhanced by a custom acryl marker on the 12th fret (a saturn symbol) and two Q-parts gun-black metal 3D knobs. Hardware is black.
Eric / STREAM OF PASSION (NL)
"In the last 15 years I mostly bought guitars that were out-of-the-ordinary or just plainly bizarre. This resulted in headless guitars, 12 string, 7 string guitars, even guitars made out of SoundCompound (synthetic). But I can say that with the arrival of my customized Regius-6 string I felt a sensation I hadn’t felt for at least last 10 years, comparable with the first time I played my Steinberger. This high-end state of the art guitar caught my heart from the very moment I anxiously opened the case it came in," reveals Eric.
"The dark red custom colour and the grain of the wood is stunning. Finally I had the chance to put my specs to a guitar that could only sound great. So when I plugged it in my combo I could only say: Wow! This angry sounding guitar combined power with clarity, beauty and subtlety. The distorted sound is modern, tight and heavy. And as soon as I tested the Sustainer that I wanted to compliment my EMG bridge pick-up, I could only wonder how I could have played for all those years without one. I always wanted one (and Anders of Katatonia truly beat me to it), and now I remembered why."
Recently Eric became the owner of customized sevenstringed Setius GTM, featuring similar specs as his battle axe Regius: Red Vine top, Saturnine inlay at 12th fretpole and two EMG 707 pickups.
"It's been 2 years already since I received my spectacular wine-red Regius, a guitar I play every day with joy, my main axe. But when I joined the ranks of Stream of Passion in the summer of 2007 the need for a 7 string arose. I just sold my 7 string at that time (because it was not in balance and top-heavy), and I wasn't really looking for a replacement. What to do? I had a little testrun on Michiel's (Trisomy) 7 string Setius and was blown away. I had to have one too."
Eric / STREAM OF PASSION (NL)
"A couple of weeks ago it finally arrived. My second Mayones guitar, and this time it was a custom 7 string Setius. Wine-red again. Same custom inlay @ the 12th fret, like my Regius. Like with my Regius the first gaze upon the new addition to my collection of extraordinary guitars was a shock once again. The sight blew me away. 2 EMG's, and the requested painted back of the body, it all made sense. And when I plugged it in, it tore a hole through the ceiling. It shreds! With it's perfect balance the guitar is easy to handle and plays like a delight. The sound is tight, even on the low strings, but it still is as heavy as a really heavy thing. With the 7 string Setius and the 6 string Regius I have an arsenal that can take any army. In other words, the best gear I ever had."
Read more about Regius and Setius models in our Catalogue
More info about Eric & his projects on:
TESSERACT (UK)Acle Kahney
I made the move to Mayones not really knowing what to expect. When the guitar arrived it was perfect! Great build quality, great attention to detail, a smooth feel to the way it plays and a stunningly unique look. Most importantly it has a defined and articulate sound which I've been looking for in a guitar for a long time! - Acle Kahney
Acle Kahney uses a customized Mayones Regius model: seven string baritone version, Ash top in Black Matt finish with Red Ash Graining, Bare Knuckle Aftermath 7 pickups in Black Battle Worn covers controled with 1x Volume knob, Tesseract logo in the Ebony fretboard, Tesseract inscription in the trussrod cover.
More about Tessearct: www.tesseractband.co.uk
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TEXTURES (NL)Bart Hennephof
I have played a lot of guitars in my life and I never dreamed I would find a guitar that still amazes me every time I play it. These guitars are very delicate, very precise, it's incredible! Together with the amazing sound and look it made realise I finally found my guitar for life! - Bart Hennephof / TEXTURES
Bart's axes are a Regius 7 with Ash top in Trans Black Matt finish with Seymour Duncan Jazz 7 and Custom 7 pickups and a Regius 7M with Flamed Maple top in Trans Graphite Burst Matt equipped with Duncan's '59 and Distrotion pickups. Besides the individual finish both instruments share the common features: Textures Drawing Circles logo and small Mother of Pearl dots in the Ebony fretboard, Jumbo frets and a killswitch.
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TEXTURES (NL)Jochem Jacobs
I like to trust my instruments... These guitars play great and just feel very good, they connect to you. They also stay in tune well and give great tone, even when playing complex chords over a heavily distorted amp, all notes are still well audible...that makes the difference between a nice guitar and an AWESOME guitar! These guitars are more than the sum of their parts!! - Jochem Jacobs / TEXTURES
Jochem's axes are a Regius 7 with Ash top in Trans Black Burst Matt finish with Seymour Duncan Jazz 7 and Custom 7 pickups and a Regius 7M with Flamed Maple top in Trans Black Burst Matt with Dark Green shading equipped with Duncan's '59 and Distrotion pickups. Besides the individual finish both instruments share the common features: Textures Drawing Circles logo and small Mother of Pearl dots in the Ebony fretboard and a killswitch.
I like to trust my instruments... These guitars play great and just feel very good, they connect to you. They also stay in tune well and give great tone, even when playing complex chords over a heavily distorted amp, all notes are still well audible...that makes the difference between a nice guitar and an AWESOME guitar! These guitars are more than the sum of their parts!!
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More information about Textures at band's official services:
Thai Long Ly (USA)
THE RASMUS (FI)
Eero Heinonen
THE SCORPIONS (D)
Paweł Mąciwoda
TIAMAT (S)
Johan Edlund
Tomasz 'Kasprol' Kasprzyk
Thai Long Ly (USA)
"My Jabba has everything I look for in a "keeper" bass… a rigidly solid neck, a resonant contoured body, a tight B string with definition and clarity, excellent acoustic balance from top to bottom and sustain for days. Combined with superb fit and finish as well as a distinctive and muscular tone, this beautifully hand crafted instrument sits proudly amongst my handpicked custom basses from some of the worlds finest luthiers. Thank you Dawid, I am a believer!" - Thai Long Ly
Thai uses a Mayones Jabba 5 Classic in Transparent Dirty Blue Gloss finish. Read more about the Jabba series in our Catalogue.
Photo Credits - Michelle Hoffman
THE RASMUS (FI)Eero Heinonen
"The sound reminds me a bit of a precision bass from Fender... I like that kind of sound very much, with a lot of rock middles. A quality bass with a very good middle area! The ebony fingerboard is very smooth and easy to play. Actually the bass is an enjoyment to play! It is well built and i think it will stay in my touring artillery for a long time to come." - Eero Heinonen / THE RASMUS
Eero Heinonen uses a custom Mayones instrument based on Pi4Live signature bass. It features a bolt-on construction, Alder body, Maple-Mahogany neck, and Ebony fingerboard.
More info about Eero & The Rasmus at the official band's website www.therasmus.com
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THE SCORPIONS (D)Paweł Mąciwoda
The Scorpions is an ultimate rock-legend. Established in 1965 in Hannower (Germany) by Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker - the band has achieved discography of 20-something longplays, an impressive list of world classic hits: Wind Of Change, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Blackout, Big City Nights, Still Loving You, Holiday, Send Me An Angel, Dynamite, Coast To Coast, The Zoo, Coming Home, Hit between The Eyes, Tease Me Please Me, and many more. Throughout the years, The Scorpions have played an immense number of live-shows (often more than 100 yearly) for hundreds thousands of devoted fans, touring all inhabited continents from Los Angeles & New York to Anchorage & Santiago de Chile, from Glasgow to Beirut, Helsinki to Vladivostok or from Bangalore to Tokyo. We are particularily honoured, that Pawel officially uses a Mayones bass (Prestige-5 model) among his gear.

The Scorpions is now a truly international band, with 2 fulltime players originating from outside of Germany: an American drummer James Kottak, and Pawel Maciwoda, born in Wieliczka (Poland). Pawel has been playing bass since he was 15, and he's got his own extensive musician's career before joining The Scorpions in 2004. He performed & recorded together with internationally known artists and bands, like jazz fusion Little Egoists, Adam Holzman (shared projekt Section 31 & Time Traveler album), Poland's known alternative rock groups Odzial Zamkniety and Püdelsi, metal TSA, jazz-style Walk Away (in cooperation with famous Michael Urbaniak & Urszula Dudziak), chicago blues The Homewreckers, also cooperating with projects like Funk dE Nite, Redkot, LAPd & Virgin Snatch, just to name a few.
Pawel's model of choice is Mayones Prestige-5 F Custom Bass with neck-thru-body construction, 9-piece neck, American Ash profiled body & exclusive Ebony Macassar top (natural matt finish). The bass is equipped with Bartolini pickups & active electronic, black Schaller hardware. Ebony fretless fingerboard features marked fretlines for better comfort and orientation.
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More info about The Scorpions on band's official website: www.the-scorpions.com
TIAMAT (S)Johan Edlund
Sweet as wild honey and groaning like Sumerian cries they emerge from the clouds of the deepest slumber... Mayones presents the new Maestro signature series designed with cooperation of Johan Edlund - the leader of legendary TIAMAT. Contrasting Bible Black or Angel White finish adorned with the gleam of gold hardware, Maestro Johan Edlund Signature models reflect the character of the musician and his music.

TIAMAT is without doubt one of the most interesting metal bands of our times.
Formed in 1989 as a Death Metal band, the Swedes never cared about any genre conventions, making the first albums ("Sumerian Cry", "The Astral Sleep" and "Clouds") very inventive and special. TIAMAT included keyboards, choirs, clean guitars and haunting melodies, giving the music some Gothic approach. In 1994, the band released a very courageous album: "Wildhoney". To this day, this record is a real classic with it's own unique atmosphere.
After three years of silence and the parting with bassist and co-writer Johnny Hagel, TIAMAT mastermind Johan Edlund created his very own vision with the groundbreaking album "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber". This record seemed like an up to date, modern version of PINK FLOYD including electronica, dub and trip hop, mixed with metal guitars and unique sound carpets. Some fans had their problems with this masterpiece, but they also had to admit that the album is sort of untouchable, because it's so mature and intelligent, that it leaves you stunned.
1999s "Skeleton Skeletron" was again an outstanding album with a style that nobody could expect: Straight (Gothic)-Rock with majestic and epic songs. The sound was more reduced, not filled with electronica, but still experimental and for sure fascinating and exciting. "Judas Christ" was even more reduced and to the point, including some dark folk and NICK CAVE influences to the really heavy rock-costume of the record. "Prey", released only one year later, took the style of "Judas Christ" even further and managed to include some old-school feeling to the songs, making it maybe their strongest record since "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber".
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After "Prey", it became silent in the TIAMAT camp. But if you listen to "Amanethes", the newest effort of the band, it becomes evident, that these five years were really worth the wait.
"Amanethes", produced in Johan Edlund's studio The Mansion, mixed in Woodhouse Studios by Siggi Bemm, is really interesting, because TIAMAT managed to bulid a colossus streaking the whole history of the Band. This album has it..s "Clouds", enjoys "Wildhoney" and knows for sure "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber", but at the same time, the songs can rock like on "Skeleton Skeletron" or "Judas Christ". This album ist not a compromise, it..s the essence of TIAMAT – and it will for sure bring the band to another level and back in the minds of every metalhead!
Having in mind band's achievements and class, we are proud to present the new, exclusive model - Maestro Johan Edlund Signature, build with the cooperation of Tiamat headmaster. The guitars are delivered in two contrasting Bible Black or Angel White finish adorned with the gleam of gold hardware, Coffin position markers and 'Alien Head' inlay on the headstock... Maestro Johan Edlund Signature models - created as a reflection of the character of the musician and his music...
"The day when UPS rang on my doorbell and delivered my two brand-new Mayones signature guitars, was easily one of the most exciting moments in my musical life." - says Johan about the very first moment with his new babies - "Already familiar with Mayones guitars, I knew I could expect quality beyond perfection. Still, I was completely gobsmacked by their built and beauty."
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"I’ve got quite a nice guitar collection, but these two babies shine above them all. They play so well and they sound great. In Tiamat we use a lot of different sounds, from really distorted to clean and everything in between, and the Maestros deliver all the time."
"It was very exciting to take part in designing these models, and I had very good contact with the company and was very impressed how much hard work was put in to every fine detail of guitarbuilding."
"Soon I’m gonna play them live for the first time, and for the first time ever you’ll see me treating a guitar with care. A side of me just wanna lock them up in a vault to make sure nothing happens to them." 
"But of course Mayones understands what it means to be a hard touring musician, and supplied me with very good flightcases to protect the sexy ladies from evil airport handling. Thank you so much Mayones!"
Make a pilgrimage to The Church of Tiamat to seek for answers and commandments...
More pictures in dedicated Tiamat May-Gallery
 
Tomasz 'Kasprol' Kasprzyk
Multi-instrumentalista, kompozytor, aranżer, realizator dźwięku i producent nagrań. Absolwent Akademii Muzycznej w Łodzi. Muzyk koncertowy i sesyjny.
Współpracował z zespołami Varius Manx, Red CPN, Outer Space, De Sejm, Kenya, Karate Music oraz Five Lines. Grał w big bandzie Young Jazz Orchestra, a także miał romans z warszawskim Teatrem Roma.
Występował m.in. z zespołami Perfect, Bracia, Ocean, Believe, Vintage, Big Cyc, Deriglasoff, Proletaryat, Mech oraz Oddział Zamknięty. Ponadto Szef Muzyczny sieci Eurozet [AntyRadio i Radio Plus].
Należy do Akademii Fonograficzej przyznającej m.in. Fryderyki - nagrody przemysłu muzycznego. Krytyk, felietonista i recenzent muzyczny, stale współpracujący m.in. z magazynami "Machina", "Premiery" i "Estrada i Studio" oraz telewizjami TVP, TVP Info, TVN, TVN Warszawa, Polsat, TV 4.
Autor programu Kasprologia w AntyRadiu i DDB w Radiu Zet.
Kasprol jest szczęśliwym posiadaczem basówki z serii Victorious w naprawdę wyjątkowym i niepowtarzalnym wykonaniu. Poświęciliśmy z Tomkiem dużo czasu na omawianiu każdego szczegółu jego wymarzonego instrumentu i po tygodniach narad powstał bas zwany przez Tomka "Kasproliusem ".
Basówka dla Tomka posiada 9 warstwową szyjkę z klonu i mahoniu, na której osadzona jest podstrunnica z klonu oczkowego ozdobiona inicjałami TK i markerami z macicy Abalone. Korpus instrumentu wykonany jest z samby, która zapewnia doskonałe brzmienie przy niewielkiej wadze, a top z kasztanowca krwistego i złoty osprzęt nadaje całości ekskluzywnego wyglądu.
Instrument posiada D Tuner firmy Hipshot, stroiki i zaczepy Schaller oraz dwuczęściowy mostek Mayo X. Na elektronikę składają się dwa humbuckery Bartolini oraz wbudowany preamp Tarurus zasilany dwiema bateriami 9V, aby zapewnić większy zakres dynamiki.
"Miałem wiele gitar w ręku i na wielu w życiu grałem, ale:
Żadna z nich nie była tak pięknie wykonana.
Żadna z nich nie wzbudzała tylu emocji w czasie gry.
Żadna z nich nie była tak wszechstronna w brzmieniu.
Żadna z nich nie była tak delikatna i agresywna zarazem.
Ta gitara jest jak przepiękna i czarująca kobieta. Trzeba wciąż jej dotykać, grać i kochać..."
Więcej informacji na www.tomaszkasprzyk.pl
Zobacz serię Victorious w naszym Katalogu
TRISTANIA (NO)
Anders Høyvik Hidle
TRISTANIA (NO)
Ole Vistnes
WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL)
Ruud Jolie
Wojtek Pilichowski (PL)
Wormed (ESP)
Miguel Angel
TRISTANIA (NO)Anders Høyvik Hidle
Twelve years after their acclaimed debut and three years on from the previous release, Norwegian goth metal pioneers Tristania are back with their long awaited sixth studio album Rubicon.
True to tradition, progress and diversity have been paramount in the creative process. With Rubicon, Tristania once again explore musical boundaries, playing with new and familiar elements and trifling with genres. The album consolidates an array of grand arrangements, sombre moods and elaborate harmonies blended with upbeat ear-catchers and outstanding vocal performances. Pushing outwards, Rubicon is still permeated by the gothic nerve which makes up the backbone of Tristania’s music, and which trademarks all of their releases.
Tristania, a melancholic metal formation from Norway, was formed in 1996. Just few months later, in May 1997,  the musicians enter the studio to record their first demo album. The songs quickly gained attention from the labels and in summer 1997 the group signs with Napalm Records to release their first EP.
Inspired by good reviews for the first release in Europe, the band was eager to record the debut album. Tristania's first full length, Widow's Weeds, was recorded during the last weeks of 1997 and released early 1998.
The formation has release five full length albums so far. During the years their music evolved and shifted from symphonic metal and sophisticated compositions to simple, harsh and raw tunes with elements from a large variety of genres, such as gothic rock, death metal, classical music and black metal.
Tristania tour list included almost all European countries, including Russia and Ukraine, as well as both American continents. The band shared the stages of all most important rock/metal festivals with other legends of the underground: Tiamat, Samael, Anathema, Enslaved or Kreator.
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In 2010 the group returns with their sixth album Rubicon with two new female members: the vocalist Mariangela Demurtas and Gyri Losnegaard on guitar . The premiere of the new release is planned for August 2010.
We are proud to announce that Tristania's latest opus was recorded using five Mayones instruments: two Be Gothic basses and three Regius guitars, including one seven string.
The instruments for band's guitar player, Anders, are a six string standard Regius, a customized Regius 6, both equipped with DiMarzio Evolution pickups and a Regius 7 with Mahogany body and active EMG 707pickups. All the guitars sports Transparent Graphite Gloss Flamed Maple top and glossy finish at the back. The custom Regius 6 was delivered with a Hipshot D Tuner and Tristania logo position markers.
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"I was first introduced to Mayones guitars by Andy from My Dying Bride, and I immediately fell in love.
Today I have three wonderful Mayos. Two Regius 6 with DiMarzio Evolution pickups, one of them custom made with the Tristania flame as fret inlays. And last but not least I've got a Regius 7 with EMG pickups which provide a wicked sound.
I thought I had found my favourite guitars, but after starting to play my Mayos I can definitely say this has changed. Mayones guitars look beautiful, sound fantastic and are wonderful to play.
Our new album, Rubicon, was entirely recorded with Mayones guitars and I've also had the pleasure to do some gigs with them already. They surely have stood the test!"
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Visit www.tristania.com for more about Tristania
Read more about the Regius series in our Catalogue
Photo credits: angst-im-wald
TRISTANIA (NO)Ole Vistnes
Twelve years after their acclaimed debut and three years on from the previous release, Norwegian goth metal pioneers Tristania are back with their long awaited sixth studio album Rubicon.
True to tradition, progress and diversity have been paramount in the creative process. With Rubicon, Tristania once again explore musical boundaries, playing with new and familiar elements and trifling with genres. The album consolidates an array of grand arrangements, sombre moods and elaborate harmonies blended with upbeat ear-catchers and outstanding vocal performances. Pushing outwards, Rubicon is still permeated by the gothic nerve which makes up the backbone of Tristania’s music, and which trademarks all of their releases.
Tristania, a melancholic metal formation from Norway, was formed in 1996. Just few months later, in May 1997,  the musicians enter the studio to record their first demo album. The songs quickly gained attention from the labels and in summer 1997 the group signs with Napalm Records to release their first EP.
Inspired by good reviews for the first release in Europe, the band was eager to record the debut album. Tristania's first full length, Widow's Weeds, was recorded during the last weeks of 1997 and released early 1998.
The formation has release five full length albums so far. During the years their music evolved and shifted from symphonic metal and sophisticated compositions to simple, harsh and raw tunes with elements from a large variety of genres, such as gothic rock, death metal, classical music and black metal.
Tristania tour list included almost all European countries, including Russia and Ukraine, as well as both American continents. The band shared the stages of all most important rock/metal festivals with other legends of the underground: Tiamat, Samael, Anathema, Enslaved or Kreator.
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In 2010 the group returns with their sixth album Rubicon with two new female members: the vocalist Mariangela Demurtas and Gyri Losnegaard on guitar . The premiere of the new release is planned for August 2010.
We are proud to announce that Tristania's latest opus was recorded using five Mayones instruments: two Be Gothic basses and three Regius guitars, including one seven string.
The instruments for band's bass player, Ole, are two Be 4 Gothic basses in pitch black matte finish. One of the basses is equipped with a set of Bartolini pickups and electronics, the other features Basslines SMB-4D pickup with one Volume knob only and and a Hipshot D Tuner.
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My two Mayones Gothic Be basses are simply amazing instruments. They are custom build to suit my needs for both power and tone, and versability.
One bass has Bartolini passive humbuckers, with active electronics. This gives an extraordinary warm and full tone, that still has lots of power.
The other has a Basslines Musicman style humbucker, which provides massive power and definition. They are well balanced, easy to play, but not over-easy. They both are of outstanding build quality, feels perfect to wear, and look very good too!
I am a proud endorser of Mayones, and look forward to playing my instruments every day!
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Visit www.tristania.com for more about Tristania
Read more about the Be series in our Catalogue
Photo credits: angst-im-wald
WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL)Ruud Jolie
Within Temptation, the symphonic rock/metal group established in 1996, now acclaimed as the Holland's best internationally known band. After releasing "The Unforgiving" in 2011 and headlining tours across Europe, both Americas and Japan, the star of WITHIN TEMPTATION shines brigher than ever before. Band's guitar player, Ruud Jolie, is a devoted MayPlayer owning several our instruments.
Ruud, as an addicted May-fan, owns four Mayones guitars: Regius 6 T-BLK and Regius 7 T-VINERED-G with GraphTech piezo system, Regius 7 T-NATURAL and Regius 6 T-BUTTERSCOTCH. Ruud's first choice is a Regius 7 with the front of the guitar painted in a customcolor vine red and the back in a natural wood color. Body and neck finished in gloss, black hardware. Mayones 7- stringed Regius comes in a fixed bridge version with strings through its Swamp ash body and neckthru- body 11-ply/Maple-Mahogany-Amazakoe-Wenge neck. The guitar is equipped in standard with a Seymour Duncan Jazz 7 in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck 7 in the bridge position.
Photo credit - Rui M Leal
Ruud comments: "The guitar looks really cool! It already looked very nice on the Internet pics, but in real life - it's even nicer. It's not too light-weight, which is great. It plays so comfortably, the frets are very smooth, and if you ask me for the sound - well, my answer is: the fact that I have 4 Regius guitars and two more coming on their way probably says enough!"
Within Temptation is a symphonic rock/metal group established in 1996, now acclaimed as the Holland's best internationally known band. The formation has so far published 6 full-lengths & DVD boxes, 1 EP and a number of top chart position singles. Awarded with 20 Gold and Platinum albums, 4 times in a row with the Conamus Music Export Prize (as the most successful Dutch artist in foreign countries), 2 World Music Awards, Pop Prize (for a group that has contributed the most to Dutch pop music), 2 Edison Awards (best national act and best DVD release), a couple of TMF Awards (best national rock band), and many others, WITHIN TEMPTATION has already crossed a magical numer of 2.000.000 copies of their internationaly acclaimed albums & DVDs. After their latest releases, 'The Unforgiving' CD and 'The Black Symphony' DVD, and successful headlining tours across Europe, both American continents and Japan, the star of WITHIN TEMPTATION shines brigher than ever before.
Photo credit - Lars Griemelijkhuijsen
If Ruud isn’t on tour with Within Temptation, he’s recording tracks for other artists/bands/projects or spending time with some of his other projects; Maiden uniteD (an all acoustic Iron Maiden Tribute band, so unfortunately no Mayones guitars here...) and ForAllWeKnow, for which he’s currently writing music for a second album due to be released in the beginning of 2014.
Photo credit - Rayann Elzein
Check the links below to find out more about Within Temptation and Ruud Jolie:
Check out our Catalogue for more information about Regius and Setius series.
MayPlayer profile main photo by Rayann Elzein
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Wojtek Pilichowski (PL)
Wojtek Pilichowski is one of the most popular Polish bass players, world-renowned for his superb slapping techniques, the author of 9 solo albums (over 80 000 copies), 4 guides and lessons for bass guitar and a contributor on more than 120 CDs of other artists.
 
 
 
Wojtek was repeatedly entreat for cooperation with famous worldwide musicians such as Enrique Iglesias, Tony Royster Jr or Chris de Burgh during their visit in Poland. Wojtek is one of the most famous and recognised bass guitar lecturer who lead the most prestige workshops in Poland. Pilichowski was nominated three times for Polish Phonographic Academy Award. He was selected seven times by readers of “Guitar and Bass” as the best polish bass guitar player. Fourfold laureate of Play Box Award which he received form polish broadcasting stations. Since 2005 he was guest of festivals: Euro Bass Day (Italy), European Bass Day (Germany), UK Bass Day, Bass Player Live (US). He is invited for shows and concerts from Almaty to Los Angeles.  
Currently Wojtek works with following artists and music groups: Pilichowski Band, PiR2, Borysewicz Kukiz, Jan Bo, Rock Loves Chopin.
Currently Wojtek owns 8 customized Mayones instruments including 3 Signature Bass models: Custom Pi, Custom Pi 2 and Pi4Live.
I used lots of different basses in my life but I chose to stick with Mayo exclusively, because their instruments simply suit me most. I'm in possesion of 7 Mayones basses right now. Does that need more recommendation?
More about Wojtek at his official website: pilichowski.pl and his official MySpace: www.myspace.com/wojtekpilichowski
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Wormed (ESP)Miguel Angel
"I'm in love with Mayones Guitars since I had the chance to try one. The Setius M7 model is by far the best guitar I have ever owned; it's and extremely versatile guitar and plays like a dream. The craftsmanship is simply mindblowing! I can't wait to play it on tour because it's a killer axe in every possible way!" - Miguel Ángel
Miguel uses Setius M7
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YOLANDA CHARLES (UK)
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Bassist Yolanda Charles started her career in the music business playing for Jimmy Sommerville from The Communards and within London bands Raw Stylus and Urban Species. She began playing at 15 and played soul, funk & reggae in those early bands. Becoming a session player occurred through invitations to work with various artists after being seen live. Artists include: Paul Weller, Marcella Detroit, Pops Mohammed, Alison Moyet, Desert Eagle Discs, Gabrielle, Robbie Williams, BB King, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltry, Van Morrison , recording bass for Michael Jackson session with Jermaine Jackson . Also working with Mick Jagger on the Alfie film soundtrack and performing out in Japan with one of Japan’s biggest domestic stars Utada Hikaru . Recent session work includes performing live with Anastasia, Lulu, Heather Small, Natasha Bedingfield, Sinead O’Conner, Daryl Hall and Dave Stewart .
Yolanda has been writing songs for almost as long as she has played bass She recorded and released her 1st album in 2003 under the collective name ‘MAMAYO” This album featured vocalists Carleen Anderson, Shaun Escoffery, Vanessa Freeman and Mandy Lecointe.
Her funk-fusion band The Deep MO released an EP on Yolanda’s own record label Groove4dayz Records and a full album in 2012 called Funk in the 3rd Quarter.
Throughout 2013 Yolanda has been also recording 2 new albums to be released on her record label Groove4dayz records. A solo EP of vocal tracks and playing live with some of France’s top musicians.
One of Yolanda Charles instruments of choice is a Mayones Jabba 5 Custom with an Eye Poplar top on the Ash body, Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard, and Delano pickups matched with Mayones 2-band M-BP2 preamp.

Photo credits: tinaK Photography (www.tina-k.co.uk)
Find out more about Yolanda Charles and her music at the websites below:
 
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