I started DeJayce Guitars out of frustration because I could not get what I wanted in an off the shelf guitar. My design seems extremely simple and straight forward, however getting the features I needed as a player on production guitars was impossible.
I needed a slightly smaller body very close to the Charvel Dinky but with the upper access similar to the Ibanez RG series and with a top mounted Floyd Rose instead of recessed - that just didn't exist! Now add to that a 22 fret ( not 24 ) neck super thin (.700 1st fret and .800 at the 12th) and add graphite stabilizer rods - good luck finding those specs in a guitar anywhere! Now let's throw in kiln dried wood and highly figured book matched flame maple tops with a hand rubbed oil finish - now you see.
So ever since I was a kid I never had enough money to pay a repair tech to work on my guitar so I had to learn on my own. I eventually learned the craft of guitar making and could do all my own work.
I also began developing as a player and just wanted to play guitars, not work on them! As my skills increased as a player I got several guitar endorsements which lead to nightmares! All of which lacked the quality I needed and the features were never what I really needed to function.
So after a lawsuit and ordering a company to "Stop using my Name" I realized no one was going to get it right or understand what I needed, I started DeJayce Guitars.
I have built over 60 DeJayce Guitars and several more in the works and discovering more and more players out there feel the same as I do about their guitars!
So here's the run down as far as DeJayce features go;
The WorkHorse is the flagship of Dejayce Guitars and features the finest of woods and appointments. Kiln dried alder is the core of the WorkHorse with a beautiful 5A bookmatched flame maple top and Indian rosewood or maple for the fingerboard.
The neck is a wide and thin "D" shaped profile for sleek and fast playing with a 20" radius.
Measuring 1-11/16" at the nut and 2-3/16" at the heel, the 22 fret neck features 6100 jumbo frets and has a hand rubbed oil finish. The neck measures .700" at the first fret and .800" at the 12th.
Twin graphite stabilizer rods are inserted during construction of the neck that run along both sides of a dual action truss rod to insure that no warpage or twist will occur. All these features allow for the 1mm action at the 22nd fret all DeJayce Guitars come with!
The WorkHorse features Seymour Duncan pickups and the original Floyd Rose tremolo. It's available in a single humbucker, one volume configuration or dual humbuckers with one volume, one tone and a 5-way pickup selector for tonal options.
Another feature is the ease of restringing due to the OEM locking tuners. A Floyd Rose nut is standard hardware however the locking tuners make restringing extremely quick.
There are many other options available just figure out what you want or contact me and we'll discuss it. I am just grateful to all those players who have chosen my company DeJayce!