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Mayones Aquila Cardinal Antique Black

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Signature guitar, TEW ash body & maple neck, ebony fingerboard, TKO by Bare Knuckle pickups, Hipshot bridge, Gotoh tuners, Bag  All product info

£ 2,836.00
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Ordered, estimated to be in stock: Jan 3, 2025
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Product information - MAYONES Aquila Cardinal Antique Black

Adam Christianson Signature guitar with TEW ash body, TKO by Bare Knuckle pickups and Hipshot Bridge

  • Aquila electric guitar from Mayones Signature series, made in Poland
  • Adam Christianson (Architects) Signature model
  • Matte "Antique Black" finish
  • Bolt-On construction with 25.4" scale length (645 mm)
  • Body made of TEW ash (Tonally Enhanced Wood with thermo treatment)
  • Quad bolt-on neck made of TEW maple (Tonally Enhanced Wood with thermo treatment)
  • Ebony fingerboard with blue fluorescent Luminlay side-dots
  • 24 Ferd Wagner stainless steel frets in extra jumbo size
  • D-neck profile
  • One Mayones TKO by Bare Knuckle neck humbucker with Alnico V magnet and Raw Nickel cover in neck position
  • One Mayones TKO by Bare Knuckle neck humbucker with ceramic magnet and raw nickel cover in bridge position
  • Coil split via push/pull switch in volume control
  • Treble bleed circuit
  • Hipshot fixed guitar bridge with string guide through the body
  • Gotoh 510 Locking tuners
  • Mayones Hybrid Gigbag included

Signature guitar for Architects guitarist Adam Christianson

With the Mayones Aquila Cardinal Antique Black, the guitar manufacturer from Gdansk tailors Adam Christianson, the rhythm guitarist of the Architects, an ideally suited Signature guitar for technically skilled metalcore. While the Aquila design, realized with thermally treated TEW woods, combines traditional design elements and contemporary detail solutions for extremely agile playing characteristics, TKO by Bare Knuckle pickups provide adequate clean and distortion sounds with razor-sharp presentation of every note even at low tunings. Last but not least, Mayones completes the Adam Christianson Aquila Cardinal with high-quality Hardware in the form of a Hipshot Fixed Bridge and tuning stable Gotoh 510 Locking tuners.

MAYONES Aquila Cardinal Antique Black
As the signature guitar of Architects rhythm player Adam Christianson, the Mayones Aquila Cardinal convinces with excellent playing characteristics and a tight sound.
MAYONES Aquila Cardinal Antique Black Back
The sculpted neck base and fluted lower cutaway allow unobstructed access to the high registers of the TEW maple neck.

Classic design with first-class handling

Finished entirely in matte Antique Black , the Aquila Cardinal skillfully combines classic design elements with a modern, resonant wood selection and agile playing characteristics. The body made of thermo-treated TEW ash (Tonally Enhanced Wood) not only lies snugly against the body thanks to the generous comfort shapings, but also guarantees unhindered accessibility to the high registers thanks to the flowing shape of the neck heel and lower cutaway. In addition, the wide D-profile of the bolt-on TEW maple neck with a thickness of just 22 mm at the first fret promises buttery-smooth playability, so that any riff, no matter how complex, can be realized with ease on the ebony fingerboard. Here, virtually wear-free Ferd Wagner stainless steel frets in extra jumbo format let bendings glide like on rails, while blue fluorescent Luminlay side dots promise a safe orientation even on dark stages.

MAYONES Aquila Cardinal Antique Black Body
Mayone's TKO by Bare Knuckle humbuckers with untreated nickel caps promise taut sounds for tech-savvy metalcore.

TKO by Bare Knuckle pickups for modern guitar sounds

As pickup for the Aquila Cardinal Adam Christianson chooses TKO by Bare Knuckle humbuckers with untreated raw nickel covers perfectly matching the antique look of the electric guitar. The pickups, wound by the British pickup smithy especially for Mayones, convince with a contemporary sound that also presents deep tunings with razor-sharp articulation. While the tight, ceramic magnet-equipped TKO Bridge humbucker is best suited for whipping riffing with explosive Attack and cutting high-speed solos, the moderate TKO Neck humbucker convinces thanks to the Alnico V magnets with a warm, harmonic sound for full cleans and singing overdrive. Besides the coil split option via push/pull switch in the volume knob, which expands the guitar's repertoire to glassy single coil tones, the Aquila Cardinal guitar features a treble bleed circuit to prevent unwanted treble loss when turning down the volume pot.

MAYONES Aquila Cardinal Antique Black Headstock
Six Gotoh 510 tuners with black-locking function guarantee accurate tuning with unshakable stability.

Reliable hardware equipment

Of course, Mayones and Adam Christianson equip the Aquila Cardinal Antique Black Signature guitar with high-quality Hardware that more than meets the high demands of touring musicians for reliability in function. With the strings securely fastened in the body, the popular Hipshot Fixed Bridge supports the electric guitar's taut sound, while six string saddles with generous adjustments guarantee accurate intonation and comfortable string action even when using powerful strings and low tunings. At the headstock, meanwhile, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut guides the strings to the Gotoh 510 Locking tuners, which keep the electric guitar bombproof in the correct tuning and make string changes a breeze. In addition, Schaller S-Locks hold the Aquila Cardinal securely to the guitar strap even during hot stage action.


  • Manufacturer: Mayones
  • Series: Signature
  • Design: Aquila
  • Body: TEW Ash
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: TEW Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Neck Profile: 'D'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 22
  • Scale in mm: 645
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Format: Extra Jumbo, stainless steel
  • Fretboard Inlays: Luminlay Side Dots
  • Nut type: Graph Tech TUSQ
  • Nut width in mm: 43.5
  • Width at Last Fret: 58
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Bare Knuckle
  • Neck Pickup: TKO Neck
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: TKO Bridge
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: Yes
  • Electronic: Treble Bleed Circuit
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: Vol
  • Bridge: Hipshot Fixed Guitar Bridge
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Locking
  • Strap Button: Schaller S-Locks
  • Hardware: Black
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: Poland
  • Finish: Matte
  • Colour: Antique Black
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: No
  • Gigbag included: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
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