Duvel 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 body is a beautifully balanced marriage of Honduras mahogany and hand-carved figured eastern maple. The set 5-piece ’59 carve neck is a big contributor to the guitar’s brilliance, warmth, attack, and sustain. Another factor are those gutsy, hand-wound, gobs-of-tone generating V16 “777” pickups, designed like a fresh-from-the-factory original PAF. The Duvel is a fully handmade, uncompromising guitar, with unmatched tone and playability. All V16 guitars come with a lifetime workmanship guarantee.
Wood: Honduras mahogany core with ½” hand-carved curly eastern maple cap.
Size: 1 5/8” thick, 19 7/8” long. 13 ¾” wide.
Binding: Un-pigmented edge of carved maple cap.
Neck Wood: Choice of standard 5-ply quarter-sawn rock or soft maple, purple heart, and Honduras mahogany or traditional 1-piece quarter-sawn Honduras mahogany (add $250).
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.
Headstock Pitch: 14 degrees.
Frets: Standard jumbo, or customer can choose at will at no extra charge. No stainless steel.
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).