German luthier Gerald Marleaux has introduced a new model for 2013 named the Votan XS Deluxe. Continuing on the traditionally inspired Votan series, the XS Deluxe features a slim birdseye maple neck and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood body.
The Votan XS Deluxe is fitted with a pair of Delano JSBC custom single coil pickups and a Marleaux 2-band EQ with passive tone control. Hardware includes a custom chrome bridge by ETS and Schaller tuners.
In addition to the base model, Marleaux unveiled the Votan XS Deluxe Chip Shearin Signature, which substitutes a swamp ash body for the Dibetou and comes with a birdseye maple fingerboard with oval inlays.
The Marleax Votan XS Deluxe is available in four and five-string versions with tons of custom options available. It’s available for order with a retail price of $4,400 for the four-string and $4,600 for the five-string. For more info, check out the Marleaux website.
Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe Specs:
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Body: African Dibetou (Swamp Ash for Chip Shearin Signature)
- Neck: Birdseye Maple with Slim Profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple (Birdseye Maple for Chip Shearin Signature)
- Frets: 22
- Finish: Satin
- Pickups: Delano JSBC Custom Single Coil Pickups
- Electronics: Marleaux 2-Band EQ With Passive Tone Control
- Bridge: Custom Chrome Marleaux Bridge By ETS
- Tuners: Schaller
- Handcrafted in Germany