Introducing the DeMont “Verb”!
This first model was made nearly completely from the The Hobson Oak; a 250 year old landmark of Naperville, Illinois
It is currently being auctioned for the 360 Youth Services charity even.
This new DeMont body style has been dubbed the “Verb” and is the first of its new body style! The body is a single solid piece of Hobson Oak that has been sealed and epoxy-filled to keep the natural feel of the of the original lumber. Amazingly this body also survived a fire sustained by DeMont Guitars in December of 2017, after which we had to re-sand and re-finish it. Signs of this can be seen in the dark rings along the grain-line on the back of the guitar.
The neck is a solid piece of quarter sawn Hobson Oak in which we stabilized inside our vacuum chamber; replacing all the air inside the lumber with resin. Sanding and oiling the natural oak after vacuum stabilization provides a smooth satin finish even though no top-coat has been applied. The fretboard has also been vacuum resin stabilized and made from local walnut with maple inlays.
Featuring DeMont “GoldFinch” pickups (out of phase bridge pickup) and a combination of composite and local walnut pickguard, the electronics have an innovative layout utilizing a blend [between pickups], volume, and tone – using a vintage ERO capacitor obtained from an old factory via Estonia! The neck plate was manufactured from aluminum at our shop in Oswego, and marked with our jewelry-grade CNC rotary etcher.
The hard case has been printed by Master Uniform and Screen Print of Oswego.
25.5″ Scale length, 16″ fretboard radius. Tulip-style chrome tuners, clamshell hook tailpiece.”