Monuments and Flux Conduct guitarist John Browne is a man known for his ridiculous downpicking technique, sprawling chordal use, and most importantly, his luscious mane. He is also known for his signature “Quatsi” guitar from Mayones Guitars and Basses. Well, now it’s time for a new addition to the Browne family, as he’s just announced a brand-new signature guitar from Mayones: the Duvell Q!
In the demo video, Browne talks a bit about how the Duvell Q differs from his previous signature model with Mayones. While the Quatsi and Duvell Q have their similarities, the Duvell Q was designed especially with simplicity in mind. It comes in two deliciously different color schemes: Winter Heather (purple + natural) or Summer Moss (green + natural), which each version rocking a set of Bare Knuckle Nailbomb and Cold Sweat pickups. The guitar also features a 2-piece American ash body, 5-piece wenge and maple neck, and ebony fretboard for a snappy, resonant feeling. And for all you contour-lovers out there, Browne has said that the Duvell Q has a further-enhanced arm contour on the body for added comfort. Overall, the sound of the guitar was designed to be very clear tonally, while still maintaining an aggressive edge, which it sounds like Browne and Mayones team pulled off flawlessly. Nice work, gents.
The Duvell Q comes in both 6 and 7-string models, with the option of having a 7-string baritone scale length. To learn more, you can read up about Browne’s new guitar on his Mayones artist page. The Duvell Q will be unleashed into the world at NAMM 2018 next year in Anaheim, California, so you’d better get your tickets ready.