- Body Top: Maple
- Body: Nyatoh
- Neck: Nyatoh
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut: Graphtech® TUSQ XL
- Bridge: T.O.M type
- Machineheads: Rotomatic Type
- Fret: Nickel Silver
- Pickups: Original H-H set
- Controls: 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3 way PU selector
- Scale: 24 3/4 inch (628mm)
- Width at Nut: 43mm
- Fingerboard Radius: 305R
- Finish: Urethane
- Strings: D’addario® 010 – 046
The beginning of a new DUKE
The “DUKE” has been a longtime best-seller since the Bacchus Handmade Series was first produced. Now, we are proud to introduce a new model from the Global series to bring the refined sound and playability of the DUKE to an even wider range of players.
A finish that accentuates the appeal of wood
An -Antique Finish- that values the natural texture of the wood used as the material.
Because this is a guitar that you want to touch every day, we have created a color scheme that is soothing and never gets old, just like an exquisite piece of furniture.
Arch shape inherited from the Handmade Series
This model follows the arch shape of the original Japan-made Handmade Series DUKE model produced at the Aska factory. The curves of the arches add definition to the top of the body, which is the face of the guitar, and the reflections of the polished paint give it a beautiful, tight look.
Neck preparation angle for optimal playability
The set neck model’s playability and sound are affected by the angle of the neck. While reproducing the arch shape and neck angle of the Handmade Series DUKE model made in Japan, we fine-tuned it to match the material and design of the instrument. This has resulted in the best balance between the nice attack produced by the moderate tension and the rich body tone.
Deep joints for efficient vibration transmission
A deep-joint system is used, which has a large bonding area with the body and transmits vibration firmly. The wide ground contact width also has the advantage of making it easier to achieve accuracy in preparation angles and woodworking.
Adjusted body thickness
The thickness of the body has been adjusted and brought down to a range that doesn’t compromise the balance of the DUKE’s unique appearance while retaining all of the goodness in the sound profile. With this reduction in the body’s width, we succeeded in reducing the overall weight of the body, making it easier for even relatively small players to carry and maneuver.
This model features our Slim U-shaped neck grip. Even players with relatively small hands can easily press down on the strings and concentrate on playing while your left hand can always easily change positions.
Equipped with an original humbucker using a ferrite magnet with stable quality. It has a fatness and sweetness suitable for single-note riffs and solos, but also has a brightness that is easy to use for clean tones, making it useful in a variety of genres.
Setup by our own specialized inspection team in Japan
All instruments are inspected and set up by a specialized inspection team at the Deviser headquarters in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, before being shipped. By identifying individual differences in the material wood, we adjust and finish each instrument evenly to provide players with a solid playing experience that feels great and is ready to go right out of the box.