Spitfire

The new Spitfire borrows some tonal genetics from the famous original Stratocaster® (Fender), but the lion's share of mojo comes right from my earlier, classic McInturff Guitar designs. My “phase one” designs from 1986-1999 often had “versatility” as a primary marching order. The new McInturff Spitfire is my personal best-to-date expression of that approach.

The intent is to provide a single-coil equipped guitar that provides an unusually wide-ranging palette of natural and musically useful sounds. When doing so, there's always the chance that some of the options really don't stand up... The “swiss army knife” approach. I hope that you will agree that the Spitfire sounds intriguing, and good, across the board.

The new Spitfire borrows some tonal genetics from the famous original Stratocaster® (Fender), but the lion's share of mojo comes right from my earlier, classic McInturff Guitar designs.

Many of the tones will be immediately familiar to you, while others will be surprising, yet very useful onstage.

There is a host of features, as detailed below, but special mention must be made of my proprietary Mini-Q™ EQ, which is unique to the industry. The Mini-Q™ brings an easy to use, studio-grade level of passive tone control to the electric guitar that just did not exist before.

Take a few moments to relax and watch the Spitfire demo video. It will help to explain things that are hard to define in words.

  • 25.125” scale, 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Set-neck design
  • Honduras Mahogany McInturff neck (Indian Rosewood available)
  • Dark, small-pored East Indian Rosewood fretboard, 12” radius arch
  • 9 degree headstock pitch
  • Bound MOP dot inlays
  • Swamp Ash or Korina body, both sound fabulous, contoured for comfort
  • S/S/P90 custom pickups by Jason Lollar (other configurations are available)
  • Inlaid “3-D” tortoiseshell, or other color pickguard
  • Gotoh 1055 non locking trem bridge
  • Grover rear-locking tuners
  • Mini-Q™ dual-function passive EQ
  • Master volume control
  • 5-way CRL pickup selector
  • The proprietary McInturff Guitar nitrocellulose lacquer finish is available in a variety of colors (Sunbursts, “Mary Kaye”, TV Blonde, black, cream, etc.)
  • Hardshell case
  • Limited Lifetime McInturff Guitar Warrantee 

 

The studios I tend to work at usually have quite a few great guitars that live there. My home-base studio, Overdub Lane, has some amazing classic Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker and Epiphone guitars. But when making professional recordings, the attention and detail that you have to give to getting things really in tune can be a daunting task. Terry's guitars seem absolutely bullet-proof when it comes to playing in tune. Whether I put our McInturff Taurus in the hands of the most seasoned session player, or a younger much less experienced musician, it truly never lets me down.

John Plymale, Mad Anthony Productions, Inc.