I accept five deposits per month. If it says "Sold Out" the wait list is closed and will reopen the 1st of next month.
This page is for deposits only. Current price is $2,800. Wait time is 12 months. Both single cut and double cut Mulecasters are available as 25" scale baritones or 25" standard tuned - this decision only affects what strings we put on the guitar here. You can use the other set on your instrument with no changes.
Wait time is 12 months. This is an updated price and wait time for customers not currently on the list. If you're on the list, everything stays the same.
This price is subject to change for people not already on the list. Getting on the list locks in the price.
All casters are either no pickguard or small cabronita guard only. Raw steel, black, green, cream, fiesta red, or blue powdercoat is available.
Hipshot Bender +$250
These mulecasters started out as just a cool steel body thing to make and quickly turned into a whole new sound. The vibrant hollow body steel bodies are acoustically much louder than their solid wood counterparts and that translates to a guitar that feels alive. The inflection available is dramatic. The difference is dramatic. When Doug Wamble played his at the Woodstock Guitar Show the unanimous question to me was "What the heck is going on with that thing?" "It's steel." They didn't know, but they could hear the difference.
What's up with the 25" scale length baritones affectionately known as "posencasters"?
When Ariel Posen came (ArielPosen.com)to us and said "I want a steel double cutaway Mulecaster with a standard 25" scale length but tuned to baritone (B standard) with 17-64 strings" I was hesitant. We did it though.
And it's awesome. The issue with normal baritones and their long scale length is that it feels really weird. Everything is a reach. The bass strings are really loud. You buy one and try it and then sell it because it sits in the case.
With the normal scale length you don't have to reach. You use big strings, but the tension is the same as a normal set because it's tuned so low. And if you want to swap it back to normal tuning there are no modifications necessary except a different set of strings and a nut. Check out what Ariel can do at arielposen.com and https://youtu.be/8fp-jFe1CBw
How To Buy A Mule
Step One: Make a deposit. We can talk options later, you don't have to decide now.
Step Two: About a month or so before we begin your guitar you'll get an e-mail to confirm options. Mulecasters come in the color choices pictured above, or raw steel finish. Color will be confirmed with Matt before the build beings.
Step Three: When you get the snazzy completed pictures you pay the remainder, we ship it to you and you are happy.
FINANCING AVAILABLE - We work with a financing company to provide monthly installments. Get on the list. Apply with them. They deposit the amount in your bank account. You pay us the full remainder and then pay them back in installments. Interest rate depends on your credit score. Click below to apply.
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Inspiring tone is something that produces a sound that wakes up your ear and your creativity. That's the value in having one of these instruments. You will hear new things, make different musical choices, write new songs. After playing a Mule you hear other guitars with fresh ears, make different musical choices, write new songs. Round and round it goes. It's inspiring tone.
I know buying an instrument this way can be unusual but trust me, it's something special. Developing a connection with the person who made your instrument and the others who also play them is an inspiring thing in itself. It makes a guitar bigger than an object, it makes it an experience.
This is the new sound of steel.