Unzipping the premium-feeling hybrid case/gig bag was already a taste of the fire-breather of a guitar that lay within - this unique Mayones Duvell Elite 6 26.5" in a gorgeous Transparent Purple Horizon finish is a pure weapon of tonal destruction. We've been proud to be Mayones dealers for several years now, and this guitar is a shining example as to why. The pure craftsmanship and attention to detail makes this axe feel like the finest European sports car.
The modern 16" radius ebony fretboard and earthy-feeling Wenge neck plays lighting-fast up and down the neck and feels incredible in the hand, as with every Mayones instrument we have in. The bare wood-feeling Wenge back in particular is a truly unique playing experience, as your hands seemingly glide over it effortlessly. The combination of Hipshot locking tuners and hardtail bridge offers supreme tuning stability, while the custom-wound, Mayones-exclusive Bare Knuckle TKO pickup set, while designed for high-gain chug in conjunction with the guitar's baritone scale length, surprised the players here at the shop with their awesome clarity on clean settings, especially with the coil-split on the volume control. Of course, the TKOs excelled the most at distorted riffage, and we were very pleased with how both single notes and chords sounded huge without getting muddy.
For a no-nonsense platform with the looks, feel, and sound of a world-class instrument, this Mayones Duvell Baritone is an all-star pick.
The aggressive shape of the Duvell Elite 6 26.5" looks great in the swamp ash/quilted maple top configuration of woods, evoking the now-iconic "Superstrat" vibe whilst retaining a unique modern vibe all its own. The silky-smooth Wenge neck and ebony fretboard gives the guitar an effortless modern feel. Along with the simple controls and premium Hipshot and Schaller hardware, the star of the show is the Mayones-exclusive Bare Knuckle TKO pickup set, which combines an Alnico V neck humbucker with a ceramic bridge humbucker for a wide variety of tonal options, excelling particularly in a tight high-gain setting.
“When I visited NAMM 2014, I tried the prototype Duvell made for Misha, I fell in love right away. It was one of the most comfortable guitars I’ve ever played that sounded aggressive and tight, great the for the music I play. Mayones craft amongst the best guitars on the market today. Very unique instruments that have been given a lot of love during their build!” – John Browne / Monuments
“If you’re looking for an ultra-high quality metal machine that doesn’t skimp out on anything related to playability and tone, then the Duvell is for you! They aren’t cheap, but no quality instrument is ever going to be cheap. Personally, I rarely order new guitars, but I placed an order for a Duvell Elite with a pale moon ebony fretboard after playing this guitar. That should say enough.” – Wired Guitarist
“The attention to detail that Mayones put into every single one of their instruments is very apparent – it radiates from the tip of my Duvell’s headstock all the way down to the input jack. You need to hold one in your hands to really appreciate this level of craftsmanship.” – Luke Hoskin / Protest The Hero
- Model: Duvell Elite 6 26.5"
- Color: Transparent Purple Horizon
- Top: 5A Quilted Maple
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Binding: Natural
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck: 5-Ply Wenge-Purpleheart
- Scale Length: 26.5"
- Frets: 24 FERD WAGNER Stainless Steel / 2,80 x 3,34
- Fretboard Radius: 16"
- Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ, 43.5mm
- Side Dots: Luminlay (glow-in-the-dark)
- Headstock: Black
- Pickups: Bare Knuckle TKO 6 Humbuckers (Neck and Bridge)
- Controls: Volume (push/pull)
- 3-Way Pickup Selector Lever Switch
- Tuners: Hipshot Grip Lock
- Bridge: Hipshot 6 String
- Color: Black
- Knobs: Black Metal Dome
- Case: Mayones Hybrid Case
- Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.