Mayones opinions?

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  1. Sdrizis89

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    I just grabbed a Duvell for a great price. The build quality is incredible and the guitar plays beautifully. I will definitely be buying more. If they are worth the price tag is up to you. It's amazingly well built. Pretty sure you can find then for decent prices used.
     
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    I gotta say I'm disappointed with one Duvell I bought new late last year. It's a 6 string Duvell Elite and it came out of the factory with one neck bolt stripped. That's just unacceptable! Also I tried to set it for a drop A tuning with a 62 gauge 6th string. It doesn't fit the nut. I'm not sure if even a 60 would fit. I do not like the idea of filing anything, but maybe it needs to be done.

    Personally I would also like if the bridges were installed a little further, even 1 mm would help. Not sure if it would mess up it for some people if they tune up.

    The 25.4" is not a good guitar to begin with if you want to tune down.
     
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    It's not "only a 62", that is a huge string! You most definitely have to file the nut to a proper size to fit that thing. I have a Duvell Elite 7 with the same scale length as yours (25.4) and I can safely say that I do not have any issues with tuning, and I play in drop A with a 60. The neck bolt stripped is a bummer though.
     
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    A neck-bolt being stripped is definitely bad, no question; however, your other concerns are not at all actual concerns. If you buy a 6-string (99% of which will come in E-Standard with either a 42 or 46 for the low E) and the nut will fit a 62 gauge string without filing then that itself would be a problem--you don't want to buy a new guitar in E standard and have a 62 gauge string fit the nut without issue. When you go up in string gauges, especially from a 46 to a 62 you will 100% require a filing of the nut, that's just normal and expected.

    The scale length is personal preference. Down-tuning how far (Drop Db, C, B, Bb, A, lower)? The majority of down-tuned 6-string guitars are on scale lengths between 24.75-25.5. A scale length of 25.4" on a 6-string is more than adequate for most people, even if they are tuning down quite low. If you want to downtune a 6 really low then you can buy a baritone scale 6, what were you expecting exactly?
     
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    I also have a Duvell that arrived with two neck bolts stripped. It's apparently a Thing. :\
     
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    It might be something with the alloy used in these black bolts. I remember few years ago, when i was ordering my first Skervesen, i wanted black bolts and i’d been told that they (Skerv) use only steel/chrome/dunnowhichmetal bolts because the black ones can strip or break. My :2c:
     
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    Necrobumping this to say I disassembled my Duvell and found the source of the neck screw issue- the last two screws go into a SUPER thin tab at the end of the neck that runs under the neck pickup. It's maybe 1cm of wood, and strips out really easily because there's just not much surface area for the screw threads to bite into. I get why they made this design choice- in theory the extra bolts and tab will keep the neck from shifting- but it's an obvious failure point. Since they're moving to a more traditional four-bolt design on future guitars I'm hopeful this issue will go away. I'm taking mine to a repair guy to see if there's a solution. Will keep y'all posted.
     
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    yeah that's exactly what I'm asking my repair guy to do :lol:
     
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    ^ interesting they're moving to a different screw design, and tweaking the top etc.

    Wonder if the regius will get a slight facelift too, or if the 'core' models have that corner of the market sorted.

    I've been having a few fret buzz issues with mine recently, so taking to my tech. Also scouted out a potential new addition...
     
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    I'm glad they finally added a forearm contour to one of their guitars. If I was in the market for a new guitar the Duvel would be a tempting option now.
     
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    This.

    I have an all gloss regius core and a duvelle elite. Both absolutely amazing guitars. I love them both equally. The duvelle often come with nazgul bridge pickups which dont sound good in them imo. I switched mine for a distortion recently and it opened up a whole new level of awesome in that guitar.

    You will not regret getting a mayones
     
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    All of this makes me want a Mayones, if i didn't dislike the looks of most of them.

    Anyway, the Mayones i played were all very good quality and had impeccable action and fretwork.
     
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    The Regius top and back got reprofiled in 2016-2017 to have more of a contour. It's still a more subtle drop top than the new Duvells but it's noticeably comfier than pre-2016 Regiuses.
     
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    I have a Duvell Q 7 baritone and a Duvell 6 Qatsi. They are both faultless instruments. They resonate like nothing else I have played and the fittings and pickups deliver a bright sound with bucket loads of note definition.

    I owned a Japan made ESP - it took 2 attempts to get an ESP I was happy with (poor QC on the locking nut position).

    Both Duvells arrived in perfect condition. The Q is played daily and sounds awesome. The forearm contour makes it more comfy than the Qatsi.

    Soon to be offloading my two RGDs. I should add that I’ve also played the RGD7 Uppercut - nice guitar but not worth 1500£ more than my 2 RGD ironlabels.
     
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    I really like Mayones guitars, currently own a 7-string Regius Core and a 6-string Regius.

    The build quality is superb, and the instruments are wonderful to play.

    The Regius in particular recently became my favourite guitar in my collection, replacing a Caparison Horus HGS, which is a great guitar in its own right.

    The attention to detail is also excellent, very polished instruments.
     
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    I played some Mayones guitars and basses last year, they all were entirely flawless and setup really well. The only thing I didn't like is that the swamp ash bodies are way too light for my taste.
     
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    Just my opinion, but from a visual standpoint, I much preferred the Duvell shape and back carves before the facelift.

    So glad I got mine before this happened.
     
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    I have to see the newer Facelift models in person but I feel like I would like this newer model even more. The arm contour looks great in the photos, I think the 4 bolt neck pocket will eliminate issues people had in the past with the 6 bolt, better access to the 24th fret, etc. I am actually really interested in ordering one soon but I am unsure of their wait times.
     
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