Mitchell Guitar has introduced its new HD400 Hardrock Double-Cutaway electric guitars, a shredder’s delight.
A great choice for hard-rock, heavy-metal, and fusion virtuosos, they feature a resonant basswood body and lightning fast, slim-taper, C-shaped, hard rock maple neck with real abalone inlays. The wide, flat, maple or Indian rosewood fretboard with 24 wide/tall jumbo frets composed of high-tensile-strength fretwire makes bending and legato phrasing a breeze. A deep bevel double cutaway enables complete fretboard access, while a Floyd Rose™ double locking, floating tremolo provides superior tuning stability.
Paraffin-dipped, high-output, custom-voiced, ceramic humbucker/single-coil/humbucker (H/S/H) pickups minimize microphonics and unwanted feedback while delivering killer tone. The five-position pickup switch combines with master volume and tone controls to let you shift instantly from a low growl to a powerful roar. A back-angled jack helps eliminate accidental unplugging.
“The HD400 was designed by players who understand the emotional rush we all feel when we play and how we love to lose ourselves in our art,” offers Mitchell VP John Larabee. “Mitchell has honored traditional, time-tested motifs but reimagined them for the current generation of expressive, high-performance guitarists. If you have a passion for playing and appreciate an instrument that lets you stretch out, you really need to check out these special instruments.”
The HD400 is available in black or transparent red with a rosewood fretboard; or in lime green metallic with a maple fretboard; or in optional ocean blue with a AAA quilt maple veneer top and maple fretboard.
The HD400 is available at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend for a street prices of $399-$449 USD.