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.

Radius:  12”.

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).

Base price: $3499