Customer center login

Maybach Lester Wild Cherry 59 aged

Electric Guitar

  • Two-piece mahogany body
  • Two-piece set-in maple top
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Trapezoidal mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays
  • Binding on the neck and body / No binding on the headstock
  • Machine heads: Kluson with Tulip buttons
  • Pickup: 2 Amber Spirit of '59 humbuckers
  • 2 Volume controls
  • 1 Tone control
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • CTS TVT Custom potentiometers
  • Stringing: D'Addario EXL 110 .010 - .046 (article no. 104555)
  • Finish: Aged
  • Colour: Wild cherry
  • Maybach luxury case included
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Blues
  • Metal 1
  • Metal 2
  • Rock
  • Show less

Further Information

Colour Red
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
5 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
Like a G. R9
Pierre 340, 12.07.2021
As you know it is hard to get good G.. LP Custom shops type R9 in Europe. I was very sceptical when Iordered a Maybvach Lester Wild Cherry. After a long study on You tube and with friends i noticed that Maybach has his place as a brand in Europe.
The sound of Amber 59 hand wired pick ups is incredible.
I compared it with a Gibson LP and a Heritage LP.
Guess what , the sound is unbeatable. And this for Jazz and bluesy type of music.
I ordered in the meanwhile already 4 Maybachs and sold all my G... LP.
There is one guitar comparable that is the PRS Custom 24 35th anniversary with 58 PRS pick ups. They are in the same price range , but with the PRS you only get a gig bag and it is not aged.
So Maybach Lester LP is now my child . And the wild cherry colour is much better in real than the pictures used on this web.
Cheers
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Quality and resonance
11.09.2016
Used to strat type guitars, I was looking for a convincing Les Paul model and wasn't disappointed by this Maybach Lester.

Light but very resonant, probably also due to the big chunky neck - btw, don't worry you get used to it very quickly.
Playing unplugged and standing up, you can feel the instrument vibrate in you belly.

Overall, very well made instrument, the aging is very (I mean, VERY) subtle, which I tend to prefer - mainly, it's the checking of the nitrocellulose finish that stands out.

The pickups are well balanced. I play mainly styles that require mild to medium overdrive and clean tones, so I was looking for good clean tones too, which I got with this guitar. (My point of reference being my strat equipped with Suhr FL and V60LP).

Only downside to me: the look they went for with the flight case... a bit too "Mariachi" like for my taste!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality
Top Paula
Andi_E, 03.06.2016
Erstmal vielen Dank an das freundliche Thomann-Team für den super Service. Das Instrument kam 2 Tage nach der Bestellung bei mir an...

Optik:
Beim Auspacken fiel mir zuerst der super-schicke Koffer ins Auge: reichlich verziert und sogar die Koffer-Verschlüsse passen zum "aged Finish" der Gitarre.
Das Aging der Gitarre ist äußerst gelungen - für diese Preisklasse erst recht!
Die leichten Cracks im Lack sind dezent und gut gemacht, Schrammen und sonstige Abnutzungen sind ziemlich realistisch. Bis auf den "eigenen" Halswinkel (eine Les Paul hat die Kopfplatte stärker abgewinkelt...) ein insgesamt starker Les Paul Klon.
Das Halsprofil ist ein kräftiges '58er, eher "Prügel" als Streichholz (Halsdicke am 1. Bund ist gut 24mm am 12. Bund etwa 26 mm). Für die Schred-Franktion somit weniger geeignet, toll für den Rocker und Blueser. Denn beim Gitarrenhals gilt für mich: Mehr Holz = mehr Ton :)

Verarbeitung:
Störend fand ich den schlecht eingesetzten Sattel: der Sattel war insgesamt etwas zu schmal für die Fräsung. Ausserdem wurde seitlich zuviel weggenommen: man hat einen deutlichen Spalt zwischen Sattelnut und Unterseite vom Sattel - das kann ein Gitarrenbauer eigentlich besser. Ansonsten passt alles. Das Gewicht ist mit ca. 3,5 kg bei meinem Exemplar sehr gut ausgefallen - endlich eine Paula für Leute mit "Rücken". Die Balance im Sitzen und am Gurt passt 1A.

Sound:
Schon beim trockenen Anspielen fällt die gute Resonanz auf. Akkorde und Melodien sind schon akustisch laut und gut aufgelöst zu hören.
Am Amp liefert die Maybach alles, was ich von einer Paula möchte: fetten Schub, scharfe Riffs, singende Soli - alles wunderbar. Das der Body zur Gewichts-Einsparung gechambered wurde ist nicht zu hören. Clean oder mit Overdrive kommt eigentlich immer ein schöner Ton aus den Speakern.
Die Regler für Volume und Tone arbeiten erstklassig - man kann einem guten Röhren-Amp (Marshall bzw. Palmer DREI) über die Potis der Gitarre Klänge von Jazz bis Rock entlocken.

mein Fazit:
Eine super "Les Pau"l-artige Gitarre mit hervorragendem Preis- / Leistungsverhältnis und sehr gutem Klang. Wer nicht unbedingt das G..... auf der Kopflatte braucht, ist hier richtig !
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
fr Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
sound
quality
ouahhhhh
Ludovic323, 05.09.2020
Je pense que les grands discours ne servent à rien pour définir cette guitare. C'est une bombe vous procurant un réel plaisir de jeu. Faite vos réglages perso de micros et le reste de vos grattes va prendre la poussière. C'est un investissement certes, mais une caisse de rangement magnifique, l'effet vieilli mais vraiment léger et sa lutherie top valent d'autres marques bien plus onéreuses à même produit....
Pour conclure n'hésitez pas et encore merci Thomann pour son professionnalisme.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Maybach Lester Wild Cherry 59 aged
(5)
Maybach Lester Wild Cherry 59 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Trapezoidal mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, Binding on the neck and...

Maybach Lester Midnight Sunset 59 aged
(7)
Maybach Lester Midnight Sunset 59 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), MoP trapezoid fretboard inlays, Binding on the neck and body, No...

Maybach Lester Cherry Lane 58 aged
(3)
Maybach Lester Cherry Lane 58 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard inlays: Mother-of-pearl trapezoids, Binding on the neck and body, Headstock...

Maybach Lester Havanna Tobacco 58 aged
(2)
Maybach Lester Havanna Tobacco 58 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Trapezoid fretboard inlays in mother of pearl, Binding on the neck and body /...

Maybach Lester Midnight Sunset 60 aged
(2)
Maybach Lester Midnight Sunset 60 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Slim taper neck profile, Mother of pearl trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

Maybach Lester Gold Rush 57
(1)
Maybach Lester Gold Rush 57
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard inlays: Mother-of-pearl trapezoids, Binding on the neck and body, No binding on...

Maybach Lester Gold Rush 90
(2)
Maybach Lester Gold Rush 90
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body (Aucoumea klaineana), Two-piece set-in maple top, Neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Mother-of-pearl...

Maybach Lester Black Velvet 57
(3)
Maybach Lester Black Velvet 57
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Mahogany neck, Fretboard: Ebony, M.o.P. Block fretboard inlays, Binding on neck and body, Pickup: 2 "Amber Spirit of '59" hum...

Maybach Lester Wild Saffron CustomShop
Maybach Lester Wild Saffron CustomShop
to the product
£2,745

Maybach Lester Wild Saffron Custom Shop; e-guitar; body mahogany; top flamed maple; neck mahogany; 60´s slim Taper; fretboard rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia); fretboard inlays: M.o.P. trapez inlays,...

Maybach Lester Edelweiß
(3)
Maybach Lester Edelweiß
to the product
£1,869

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Neck: Mahogany (Diospyros ebenum), Fretboard: Ebony (Entandrophragma cylindricum), MoP Block fretboard inlays, Binding on the...

Maybach Lester Honey Pie 59 aged
(4)
Maybach Lester Honey Pie 59 aged
to the product
£1,879

Electric Guitar Two-piece mahogany body, Two-piece set-in maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Trapezoid mother of pearl fretboard inlays, Binding on the neck and...

£1,879
Free shipping incl. VAT
In stock within 9-12 weeks
In stock within 9-12 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.