I designed the Mercury Head to be an ergonomic, road-worthy guitar with a unique, modern twist. You’ll see some components that look familiar, but you’ll also see some features that make the Mercury Head more reliable and better playing than even other high-end guitars costing twice as much.


Take a look at the side of the fretboard. Notice how the fret tangs are completely hidden? We use precision-cut pocketed fret slots, resulting in a more rigid neck and a smoother feel for the player. No more ridges or jutting fret ends!


The neck pocket uses heavy-duty machine bolts and threaded inserts to join the neck to the body, creating a stronger, more serviceable joint than the typical four wood screws.


The lower bout cutaway lets you play the Mercury Head in a variety of positions without any stress on your fretting hand, including classical-style.


Base Price: $2,000
Includes:

Body

  • Premium alder
  • Gloss polyester finish in your choice of basic colors
  • Forearm and belly contours

Neck

  • Maple with maple fretboard
  • 25.5″ scale length
  • Sculpted neck joint with 2 machine bolts and threaded inserts
  • Medium-fat C neck profile (0.87″@1st fret, 0.97″@12th fret)
  • 1-11/16″ nut width
  • Gloss polyester, sanded polyester or sanded Tru-Oil finish
  • Single-action truss rod with spoke-wheel heel access
  • 22 Jescar 57110 nickel silver frets
  • Blank fretboard or dot inlays
  • Side position dot markers
  • Graphtech TUSQ XL nut

Hardware

  • Super-Vee BladeRunner vibrato bridge or Hipshot hardtail bridge
  • Hipshot locking tuners
  • Electrosocket jack plate with Switchcraft jack
  • Solid acrylic or 3-ply plastic pickguard, aged white switch tip and MXR-style knobs
  • Oversize strap buttons

Electronics

  • DiMarzio Virtual Solo and Area T noiseless single-coil pickups
  • Fully shielded body cavities
  • 250k CTS audio taper pots
  • 3-way Oak Grigsby pickup selector blade switch
  • .022uF Orange Drop tone cap

Case

  • PRO TEC Contego ballistic nylon semi-hard case

Additional options:
  • Custom neck specifications: $TBD
  • Stainless steel frets: $150
  • Dark roasted maple neck: $50
  • Dark roasted maple fretboard: $15
  • Other premium woods: $TBD (figured maple, mahogany, swamp ash, etc.)
  • Custom colors, pickguards and knobs: $TBD
  • Choice of pickups and electronics configurations: $TBD
  • Choice of hardware: $TBD
  • Choice of case/gigbag: $TBD

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