This is the first prototype that Mayones Guitars Basses put together for the new Duvell model they are putting out a little later this year. The idea with the Duvell is to offer a bolt-on version of the Regius with more of a traditional super strat shape. I believe the Duvell still shares the slight radiusing that the tops of the Regius model have.
This guitar was at NAMM so if you happened to check out the Mayones booth you might have seen it or even tried it in person.
I haven't had too much time with the guitar just yet, and it arrived with lighter gauges than what I generally use (I am guessing 10-59) so I have left it in Drop A as opposed to Ab. With that said, it actually plays and sounds so good that I am considering experimenting with lighter gauges for the album. This guitar is spec'd a bit differently from the stuff I usually get. The body is "Tonally Enhanced Wood" Mahogany.
Dawid from Mayones was explaining that they had been experimenting with roasting the body and top wood to see how it affected the sound. They actually got involved with the Wood Technology Dept. at the University of Poznan as they had special tools that could measure the differences created.
With all that said, the guitar truly sounds fantastic. For a relatively heavier guitar than I go for the sound is rich and resonant, lots of purr, and it is acoustically very loud as well. Tons of attack, but I also think the thinner strings have something to do with that, it will be interesting to see how much the sound changes with my proper gauges. Again, I have to say I am always pleasantly surprised with how different my different BKP Juggernaut equipped guitars can end up sounding from one another with the different woods and construction.
Interestingly enough, I do have a clip of the guitar because I used it to write my rather horrendous April Fools' song "Borthelcash" so you can hear the guitar here:
Here are pics:
Mahogany TEW Body (Tone Enhanced Wood)
Flamed Maple TEW Top
25.4 inch scale
Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggernaut set with Tyger covers.
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks
(Not sure about the fretboard radius, but it feels flat, might be 20")
i dig it