Duvel NT Electric Guitar

The word Duvel, which is Dutch for Devil, conjures an image of innate wickedness – the very wickedness that is the soul of rock and blues, and the nature of this guitar.  The light weight 1 5/8” thick reverse-style neck-through-body design is a beautifully balanced marriage of Honduras mahogany and hand-carved figured eastern maple.  The 5-piece body/neck core with eastern maple cap, incorporated with the ’59 style carved neck, conjures a gutsy full-range tone and sustain unavailable in most other set-neck or neck through designs.   The Duvel NT differs from other neck-through designs by its unique extra-rigid body wing joint, and the added maple cap.  The result is full resonant tone emanating from every corner of the guitar, with attack and sustain more in tune with set-neck cousins.  Another factor in its signature sound are those gutsy, hand-wound, gobs-of-tone generating V16 “777” pickups, designed like a fresh-from-the-factory original PAF.  The Duvel NT is a fully handmade, uncompromising guitar, with unmatched tone and playability.  All V16 guitars come with a lifetime workmanship guarantee.

Body/Neck

Wood:  5-Ply Honduras mahogany, maple, and purple heart core with ½” hand-carved curly eastern maple cap.

Body Size: 1 5/8” thick, 19 7/8” long.  13 ¾” wide.

Binding:  Un-pigmented edge of carved maple cap.

Neck Carve:  Standard big ’59 C-carve, .87” at the first fret, and .92” at the 12th fret.  Other carves available upon request.

Fretboard:  Choice of standard Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood (add $200), or ebony (add $75).

Scale:  25”, 22 Frets.

Radius:  12”.

Headstock Pitch:  14 degrees.

Frets:  Standard jumbo, or customer can choose at will at no extra charge.  No stainless steel.

Fretboard Binding:  Curly maple.

Nut Material:  Bleached or unbleached cow bone.

Inlays:  Hand-inlayed MOP/abalone “V’s”.

Electronics & Hardware

Pickups:  Two hand-wound, wax-potted V16 “777” humbuckers made with butyrate plastic bobbins, nick-silver baseplates, and maple spacers.  Approximate output – 7.77k ohm, choice of Alnico A2-A5 magnet.  Hand wound P-90 style also available at no extra charge.  Add a 3rd pickup for $125.

Pickup Rings:  Hand-shaped figured maple.

Controls:  Two volume and two tone CTS 500K audio taper pots with optional resistor/capacitor networks (keeps frequency band when turning down volume, add $25), Switchcraft 3-way selector, Switchcraft output jack.  Push-push or push-pull coil tap available (add $25 per).

Hardware:  Hipshot aluminum “Baby Grand” bridge, Hipshot open backed locking tuners.  Strap pegs of choice (gold hardware add $100).  Knobs of choice.

Finishes:  Poly finish standard and available in a range of colors at little to no extra cost, except natural (add $200).

Nitro finish (add $1000).

Base price: $4399