Maybach Little Wing Flat Top Cutaway review

Maybach’s only original design is a rather fine slice of classic guitar craft from central Europe

Maybach Little Wing
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

With its impeccable compact build and convincing PAF tones, the Little Wing is a breath of fresh air for the aged pseudo-vintage guitar.


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    Beautiful old-school build.

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    Realistic ageing and cracked lacquer.

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    Super sounds and pickup choice.


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    The tuners are an odd choice.

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    Overshadowed by copies in the range.

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This writer’s head hit his laptop keyboard with a resonant thump after a request to review another copy electric guitar. As if our market doesn’t have enough of those already, here are some more. 

Maybach’s range covers the bolt-on and set-neck classics in some style, which are pretty similar to Eastman’s more ‘inspired by’ instruments, not least on price. Yet Maybach’s instruments aren’t made in Asia. 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.