The Mercury was originally designed for Duncan McKenzie, who needed a guitar to suit his “softer “ style of playing, but would have the sound and punch he needed for larger venues.
The body shape and depth gives the Mercury a large internal volume, but without looking like a large guitar. Duncan’s Mercury guitar has Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, but the standard model's Mahogany or Indian Rosewood body still makes for a fabulously sounding guitar.
|Mercury – the winged messenger, who used his speed to deliver wealth to the world|
|Specification - Dimensions ( mm / ~inch )|
|Phaedra||Pegasus||Phoenix||Mercury||Beltane||AB49||Rezolution BB||Rezolution SB|
|Body length||500||500||495||506 /||19||29/32||506||500||500||500|
|Scale length||630||630||650||650 /||25||1/2||736||860||647||647|
|Nut width||46.5||45.5||46||46 /||1||13/16||46.5||45.5||46-47||46-47|
|Specification - Standard Materials & Options|
|Top||European Spruce or Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar|
|Back & Sides||Mahogany or Indian Rosewood|
|Neck||Quarter sawn Mahogany with twin Carbon fibre inserts and two way truss rod|
|Fingerboard||Ebony bound with Ebony, so no fret ends showing !|
Bridge, Bridge Pins,
& head veneer
|Nut & Saddle||Bone|
|Position/side Dots||MOP or Abalone|
|Bracing||X braced - scalloped|
|Purflings||bwbwb to front : bwbw to back|
|Rosette||Herringbone + bwb purfling surround|
|Frets||Dutch – Medium|
|Tuners||Gotoh nickel or chrome, as available.|
|Case||Hiscox Liteflite case inc in standard price|
|Pick ups (optional extra)||Headway (see Headway pickups on the Custom Guitar page )|
- Each guitar is individually handmade using the very highest quality materials and construction techniques.
- In addition to the above, this guitar can be custom built to your specification - please see the Custom Guitars page.
- Mercury Guitar shown in photo is a Custom Brazilian Rosewood model.