The standard maple neck clarifies the overall tone of the instrument, but other neck woods, such as mahogany and koa are offered for their own slightly warmer tonal qualities. 5-piece necks of different combinations of maple, walnut and koa add to the already great looks of this instrument, and if an optional top wood is selected, you can choose whether you want the neck to show on the top or not. All of our necks and fingerboards undergo a long conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any stress in the wood and prevent future warping or twisting. The dual-action, fully adjustable truss rod helps keep the neck straight and true, and allows you to set the action just the way you like it. The standard headstock is a 6-inline version, and you can also choose a traditional 3 X 3, V style, CT style, pointed inline or reversed design.
You can choose from 4 different bridges: the "M" bridge with tune-o-matic bridge and strings fed through the body for additional sustain is standard; a Hipshot hardtail bridge with strings through the body; a Floyd Rose tremolo with or without locking nut; or the Kiesel/Hipshot tremolo system. Premium locking tuners with a 19:1 ratio ensure you'll stay in tune no matter what your playing style is. Standard hardware is chrome, and you can upgrade to black or gold.
The DC127 comes equipped with Kiesel Lithium humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, which are custom wound with vintage plain enamel wire that brings out the harmonically rich tone and sustain of the guitar. Controls consist of a master volume and tone control, 3-way pickup selector, and dual-to-single coil switching for each pickup. Standard pickups have black coils and bezels, but any combination of black or cream coils and bezels are available. You can also select a humbucker-single-single pickup configuration, or add a center position AP11 or twinblade humbucker. A number of pickup options are available, including polepieces in silver (standard), black or gold, and metal covers in chrome, black or gold.