We here at MJ Guitars are proud and excited to offer the new Duke Deville single cutaway guitar.
Like the rest of our models, we pride ourselves on the best possible quality and tone available today. The Duke Deville promises to deliver everything the professional guitar player demands and more.
The Duke Deville is built entirely in the U.S. using as many U.S. made components as possible, and yet the price is comparable to many import guitars while still retaining the feel of a fine, hand-crafted guitar. We truly love this guitar and guarantee you will have as much enjoyment playing the Duke Deville as we do building them.
There is 1 version of the Duke Deville:
All of our guitars come with a custom G&G hardshell case.
The Duke Deville neck is available in maple or mahogany with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. The width at the nut is 1 11/16″ and 2 1/4″ at the 22nd fret. The fingerboard has a 12″ radius with Dunlop 6150 medium jumbo frets. Maple fingerboards come with a high gloss finish to provide a comfortable and fast-feeling fretboard. Our necks come with our standard “C” shaped carve which makes for an easy neck to play on.
Maple is the favored neck wood because it is strong, stable, and reacts less from environmental changes than most other hard woods. Mahogany also makes a stable neck and its open pores make it more responsive than maple, however it absorbs a little more string vibration and compresses the attack and the highs.
The headstock is angled 13 degrees to ensure even pressure as the strings pass over the string nut. The Duke Deville incorporates the Gotoh Vintage Deluxe tuning keys with keystone buttons and a 15 to 1 gear ratio for a vintage look and smooth accurate tuning.
.All our necks incorporate a hardy, double-acting truss rod that allows the neck to be adjusted in two directions for one of the most reliable neck on the market — also a favorite among guitar techs that travel around the world and through all kinds of climates. Having the truss rod adjustment at the headstock allows you to easily adjust the truss rod on the fly without pulling the neck off.
The Duke Deville body is made of either Poplar (4lbs as shown),Alder (3.5lbs) or Swamp Ash (3lbs)Poplar will give you bright punchy tones with lots of flavor throughout the tonal range.
The Duke Deville features Seymour Duncan Pickups. We are using the Five-Two Tele pickup in the bridge. In the past Tele players have often complained that their low strings sound “mushy” and their high strings too bright; especially in the bridge position. The Five-Two concept corrects this with Alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings and Alnico 2 magnets on the three high strings. The result is an all-around, extremely well balanced pickup with traditional output.
In the neck we use the Custom Mini humbucker. This pickup sports a ceramic bar magnet and hot windings which give this pickup a more aggressive upper mid detail making it great for slide and higher output music styles.
The controls consist of a master volume, master tone, and a 3 position switch. On the master volume we use a push pull pot that split coils the neck position mini humbucker.
The Duke Deville uses the Wilkinson vintage tele bridge with brass compensated saddles.
The necks are precisely joined to the body by way of a tight neck cavity and 4 mounting screws with countersunk washers.
The Duke Deville comes with a Flat Black, Black/White/Black, Mint Green, Pearloid. Whit/Black/White. Cream or Tortoise Shell pick guard.
Optional hollow Body
The Duke Deville is also available in a hollow body version. It starts with either poplar(for a solid color guitar) or mahogany (for a clear or sunburst finish) that has been chambered out to make it lighter and warmer, then a piece of figured or plane maple is laminated to the top.
The top edge of the Hollow Duke Deville is then bound with either Black, White, Cream or Tortes Shell binding.
FinishesThe Duke Deville comes in an array of traditional Fender and Gibson colors with a few of our own classics. Choices include:
For $125.00 more you can try some of our tasty big flake sparkle finishes which are always guaranteed to turn some heads.